Post by Kimberly Tweedy; WedPics App Blogger | About Kimberly
I’m a girl with champagne tastes on a beer budget. A situation which has proved difficult in trying to reign in my wedding spending! For all you ladies out there like me, who want to look like a million bucks on your wedding day without spending that much, I wanted to share a few websites that I’ve discovered where you can treat yourself—without breaking the bank!
1) Upscale consignment websites—These sites sell like-new (and sometimes brand new) high-end designer clothes and accessories for a fraction of the cost of buying them retail. My current obsession is The RealReal. I bought my wedding shoes—a strappy pair of crystal Manolo Blahnik sandals—for about 60-70% off of what I would pay retail.
2) Rental sites—Renting your evening clothes is not just for guys anymore! Upscale designer rental websites for women are popping up all over the Internet. Two of my favorites are: Rent the Runway and Adorn.com.
Want to wear a sexy Hervé Léger bandage dress for your bachelorette party, or have you had dreams about carrying a Judith Leiber clutch? You can rent them both on Rent the Runway at a very reasonable price!
I’m planning on renting my wedding accessories, because when am I ever going to wear those earrings again anyway? If you want to LITERALLY look like a million bucks without spending it, check out adorn.com. They have real–yes, REAL–diamond accessories that you can rent for your wedding day. Want to wear a $26,000 bracelet for your wedding? You can, for only $200!
3) Private seller websites—Do you have a designer gown in mind for your wedding, but you just can’t find the funds to purchase it? You can find some great pre-owned wedding dresses on tradesy.com and preownedweddingdresses.com. With both sites, you deal directly with the seller, and can ask them questions prior to purchasing. And after your wedding, you can always resell your dress to another bride in need. Pay it forward, and get cash in your pocket!
Does anyone else have any great websites for fashionista brides-to-be who want to save a few bucks?
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