I am typically not a fan of bridal stores unless they are having a major sale. The mark-up in bridal salons is absurd and you can usually find attire or items of better quality for less if you think outside the box. However, you may want to head over to David’s Bridal and check out the sale they have from now until May 20th. Party dresses are only $29.99 and up on many different styles and bridesmaid dresses are $49.99 and up.
Ready to think outside the box and save some money …in a bridal store? Here’s how:
I went on a recent excursion with a friend of mine,a bride to be, to look at bridemaid dresses at David’s Bridal. My friend found a dress she loved in black and white. When we began getting information, we were told it was a party dress and not a bridesmaid dress. I asked what difference does that make, we just want the dress. They explained we couldn’t use it as a bridemaid dress. I asked if it came in multiple sizes…yes. Could more than one person buy it? Yes. I wasn’t understanding this whole “this dress can’t walk down the aisle” idea. At the end of the conversation I basically deciphered that this dress couldn’t be used as a bridesmaid dress because it wouldn’t be around in a year (we were planning on ordering that week so that wouldn’t matter) and because…well…it’s cheaper!
So here is the lesson to learn, if you want to save some money for your girlfriends…check out the party dresses that are beautiful and $20 cheaper! They can order online to bypass the No NO NOOOO! of the instore salespeople =) Here are some of my favorite picks all for under $30 and some come in multiple colors!