This is a series of posts currently being featured on the Real Weddings Magazine blog and was previously posted on February 5th.
We all know about OnceWed, PreOwnedWeddingDresses and eBay as options to find a pre-worn designer wedding dress for rock-bottom prices, right?
If not, check these sites out and make the decision now: does it matter to you if the dress has been worn before? If it DOES matter to you, you still have options to find the dress that’s perfect for YOU!
Recessionista Bride Stevie was ready to think outside-the-box when she fell in love with a gorgeous wedding gown: the Pronovias Nerveo, a beautiful strapless lace trumpet gown with a frothy pleated top. But, it came with a price tag of $1,500, quite a bit more than what she had budgeted. In fact, our budget for the dress, veil and alterations was $1,000 – and while shopping at OnceWed might have been a solution, Stevie stood tall at 5’11” – much higher than most brides. Plainly put, we needed a sample or a new dress.