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Vintage Wedding Dresses: A More Affordable Option for Brides

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Instead of spending $100’s or even $1000’s on a wedding dress, try purchasing a vintage wedding dress. Vintage wedding dresses are quite the vogue these days as they are unique and stylish. Additionally, they usually have detailed work, which adds to their beauty. So, how do you go about buying the perfect vintage wedding dress to make you the perfect bride? All you need to do is to follow these simple steps and the ideal vintage dress will surely find it’s way to you.

The first and most important thing to do is to settle on a budget to ensure you don’t pay more than you want to. Vintage wedding dresses come in diverse budgets but remember to keep some margin in your budget for dry cleaning and minor alterations.

Now, get out the measuring tape and measure yourself. It is essential to know your measurements before you buy to ensure minimum alteration costs. This will help especially if you are buying a dress online and won’t get to try it on.

Once you know how much you are willing to spend go out and research styles. Do a lot of shopping around. Never buy the first dress you find in your budget and your size. Keep in mind what suits you. If long sleeves and button up backs, which were in vogue in the 1930’s, don’t’ suit you, it would make sense to not look at vintage wedding dresses from that era. On the other hand if lace is what you like the 50’s may be just the right era to look at. Narrowing down your search to a particular era and a particular style will help immensely.

Finally, before committing to a dress find out if it is in good condition. At times vintage wedding dresses have stains that need cleaning or tears that need darning and unless you know a restoration expert it may not be a good idea to buy these!

A vintage dress can save you money and perhaps become an antique or heirloom of sorts, ending up being worth more in the long run.

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