Working your wedding planning on a tight budget you might be intrigued by the option of purchasing a used wedding gown . The reason, apart from the one given to you by the restricted budget, could be various: the ‘once-in-a-lifetime worn’ status of the dress, the difficulty of storing it inside the wardrobe, the hard times to get it all cleaned up and properly preserved and the futility of keeping it as a family heirloom since the fashion gets changed with every year that passes by.
The option of purchasing a used wedding gown leads to another features that should be closely taken care of: check for any damages (it might need to suffer minor repairs or even alterations), you might need to have it washed as you are not sure with the way it was previously cleaned.
This aspect needs to be pursued as the used wedding gown is meant to be worn on the naked skin and one can never know what the already worn fabric might come with, although it comes already cleaned upon purchasing.
Long before you search for the used wedding gowns that can be found either online or inside the consignment bridal stores or even second hand alternative of stores you should consider the features of your bridal gown.
No matter if your bridal attire will prove in the end to be a used wedding gown you still need to know what will be characteristics to know exactly what you chase for.
The following features need to be contained in your used wedding gown: the style that matches you the best, the color, the neckline of the bodice, the length and if its floor length will have a train? In case you are a fan for various adornments, such as sequins, rhinestones, beads, decide which one will make you happier in the design of your used wedding gown.
Another feature would be the size; you can never know what is with the sizes when it comes to a wedding gown, therefore go downtown, and look inside the bridal stores and try on several styles and sizes. In this way you will know exactly what is the style of a wedding gown that suits you along with the necessary sizes.
A useful tool can be as well the size chart that every designer displays when selling their wedding dresses collections.
After you are done with this list browse online for used wedding gowns and see what results come back to you. If you are not 100% satisfied, you can then go for applying on Craigslist in your region and post your ad with your need of a used wedding gown; you can never know what you can get in the future, maybe the wedding dress of your dreams at a very cheap price!