One of the most integral and important parts of the wedding day is the wedding dress. Indeed, there are few sartorial items which have been romanticized and dreamt about more by little girls all over the world. The groom may be the reason the day is happening at all, but the dress is what makes the day special.
Whether you are after a simple affair or an extremely intricate piece, wedding dress prices are not something that you can easily turn up your nose at. Like most things wedding, prices can start in the hundreds and go up well into the tens of thousands of euros which means that if you’re on a budget, you may have to make some pretty big decisions.
While most people would get offended by the mere mention that they should get a second-hand dress, there are a growing number of people who are re-evaluating their priorities and how much they are willing to spend on a dress that is going to be worn for a few hours on a single day.
At the end of the day, it all boils down to your priorities. Many women have worn their mother’s or grandmother’s wedding dress in the past and no one made a fuss about that so should it really matter that your dress was already worn by another woman you don’t know? Of course, many will give sentimental reasons as to why wearing their mother’s dress is a different story but the fact is buying second-hand will mean that many women will get a beautiful, well-made dress at a fraction of its original price.
Second-hand dresses allow you to have something amazing at a budget price and if you’re able to get over the fact that someone else wore it before you, you will not only save a lot of money (which you can then spend on other important things), but you will also have the opportunity to wear something that you might not necessarily have ever been able to afford.