Everyone is looking for ways to wedding costs down, and the expenses associated with the bridesmaid dresses is where you can really save money with out detracting from your dream wedding.
The dresses for your bridesmaids
do not need to be custom ordered from a bridal salon, there are many options open to the smart shopper looking for cheap brides maids dresses.
If you have your heart set on matching designer brides maid gowns, look on eBAY. Many manufacturers and bridal salon use eBAY to clear out end of the season merchandise and you will find a great selection of discounted brides maid dresses.
Prom dresses make great cheap brides maid gowns. Look for prom dresses in the spring, when the dances and the parties are finished. These dresses are just as beautiful as brides maid dresses and often made by the same manufacturer. Evening wear is also a great department to look for an alternitive for cheap brides maid dresses, especially after New Year when many stores will drastically mark down evening wear to make room for more stock.
Accessories for the bridal party are also found discounted after the party seasons. Everything from jewelry to gloves and hair ornaments can be found at a wide variety of stores, including your department stores. Do a little research to find these deals, and it will prove worthwhile in the end.
The bouquets that your brides maids will carry can be simplified greatly. Try to use flowers that are in season - they do need not be the same used in yours, only complement them - and use few of them. Even a single bloom with some greenery and tied with a satin ribbon can make a dramatic statement.
Another place to cut back on costs is the brides maid gifts. A gift of jewelry to be worn on the wedding day is a great way to accomplish this.
Choose pieces that compliment their dresses and each girl will treasure as a keepsake. These do not need to be all the same. While one girl may prefer earrings another may cherish a necklace.
A memory album of your friendship is also an inexpensive way to show how much you appreciate all their help.
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