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Things to remember when buying your wedding dress second-hand

Nothing beats a brand new wedding dress, but we all know how expensive it can be! It may not be possible to find that perfect wedding dress you always wanted, if you are on a limited budget. So, let us think of what is the next best option. You can either buy a second-hand gown, or rent your wedding dress from a reliable wedding store.

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Buying your wedding dress second-hand is not a bad idea, as it will have been used just once before. If you are lucky, you may even find a gown that still has the tags on, if the bride who originally bought it later changed her mind after buying it. Either way, one thing is certain; the price will be a lot lesser. Nevertheless, there are a few questions you should ask when taking this route, and here they are.

Was the gown professionally preserved?

A once-worn wedding gown can quickly age, if it wasn’t preserved properly. So, it is wise to find out whether the gown has been preserved professionally following the wedding. Although a gown can be priced at less than 50% of the original cost, it isn’t always worth the price, if the gown hasn’t been properly cared for. A well-preserved wedding gown, on the other hand, will be as good as new, and you can be assured that you are getting the best deal for your money.

Are the alterations reversible?

Any bride who buys a wedding gown will have performed minimum alterations, so it fits her exactly. Since it isn’t likely that your measurements will match hers, you may have to further alter the gown to fit you. So, it makes sense to check on what alterations were carried out, and if they are reversible. This article on the Bridebox suggests that you ask for the actual measurements of the second-hand gown, and not the measurements that it originally came with, to understand whether it is the right choice.  Remember that it is always better to buy a bigger gown that you can take in.

Always deal with a trusted and reliable seller

The last thing you want is to buy a gown that is a knock-off, when you want to start off your marriage on a perfect note. Avoid this by asking your seller for proof of purchase. This will also allow you to check when the dress was purchased. If it was professionally preserved, ask for receipts of that as well. This will allow you to check whether the gown was preserved immediately after the wedding, and not when the seller decided to put it on the market. Since you will most likely be keeping the gown after your wedding, you must make sure that it received good care from the time it was out of the box.

Exercise caution and pay attention to the details, when you buy a pre-owned wedding dress. This way you can not only realize your dream of wearing the perfect wedding dress, but can do it with satisfaction.

If you would like to rent your wedding dress instead, get in touch with us at Best for Bride, and we can help you out.

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Save Money by Renting a Beautiful Wedding Dress

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In today’s economy, many brides-to-be are looking for ways to cut corners on their wedding expenses without sacrificing that vital “wow factor” that makes a trip down the aisle so romantic, inspiring, and unforgettable.

If you want a luxurious, fairytale bridal gown – or something that evokes all of the refined decadence of Paris runway glamour – but you aren’t quite sure whether or not you can afford to buy one outright, you may want to consider our bridal gown rental service.

Our “rent wedding dress” option is a convenient and affordable option that is the perfect way to live out your nuptial dreams, without the larger financial investment of buying a designer wedding dress.

Most of our exclusive roster of designers offer a selection of stunning gowns for rental, so you will still have a dizzying array of styles to choose from. Here is a quick guide to some of our most appealing styles for this season:

Sheer Elegance at a Price That You Can Afford

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If a gown like the one pictured above would normally be out of your financial reach, you should know that our rental service puts this types of bridal dress well within your grasp.

If you’ve dreamed of a fairytale gown with sparkly embellishments, layers of filmy skirts, and a glamorous fitted bodice, your dreams will come true when you rent from our exclusive bridal salon.

Pair your fairytale gown with a long, glossy and romantic hairstyle, and add dramatic chandelier earrings for the perfect effect. Then, slip on your satin heels and prepare to dazzle your friends and family…and your groom-to-be.

Runway-inspired Glamour That Fits with Your Wedding Budget

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Strapless gowns highlight the beauty of the shoulders and decolletage, while also offering a touch of sensuality that is just perfect for many modern brides-to-be. If you’ve always wanted to wear a luxurious strapless design, such as the draped and tucked stunner shown above, you’ll adore the way our rental service makes it all possible.

 To make your strapless wedding gown look its most beautiful, put your hair up to flatter your throat, and choose drop earrings and a gemstone bracelet for a bit of runway-ready style. Strapless gowns look wonderful with veils or without, so make your fairytale dreams come true with a veil if that’s the traditional look that you’ve always wanted.

Go For Stunning Movie Star Style On Your Special Day

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A halter-style bridal gown is a beautiful option for any women. This flattering style gives the body an appealing silhouette that is streamlined and very sexy.

If you love red-carpet glamour, and you’d like to emulate movie star style on your wedding day, renting a gown, such as the one shown above, will be a perfect option for you.

Our exclusive, designer bridal gowns are made from the most beautiful fabrics, and their tailoring is second to none. Accent your glamorous white wedding dress with dangly drop earrings that caress your throat.

Consider a sleek, streamlined chignon hairstyle for beauty that evokes the glamour of the silver screen.

Best for Bride Offers a Range of Services for Budget-conscious Brides-to-be

wedding shoesAt Best for Bride, we understand that you need to get plenty of value for your money, and we offer a host of affordable services for brides-to-be. Whether you need wedding shoes, wedding invitations, plus size wedding gowns, wedding favours, wedding decoration Toronto, or a range of other wedding services, we will be there to give you impeccable service that exceeds your expectations.

You may also shop online through our well-stocked online bridal store. When it comes to planning your wedding, and enjoying every minute of this exciting time, partnering with Best for Bride is truly the recipe for success.