If you’re engaged and hunting around for the right gown, you may be having trouble finding something you like. Modern dresses may be too pricey, too revealing or both. However, vintage wedding dresses have a lot to offer. For ladies who want a unique, fun gown without writing a check with a comma in the total, vintage is often the way to go.
Unique Dresses for Altering
While of course no one should be cutting up a vintage Priscilla of Boston from the 1910s, plenty of older dresses can be updated and made even more unique for a fraction of the cost of a new gown. If you find a 1980s dress with the enormous shoulders but a gorgeous decolletage and train, a seamstress can help you update the look to your exact specifications. You’re going to pay to have any gown altered for your big day, so why not have some fun with it and get the dress you really want?
Extreme Price Savings
With new gowns retailing in the thousands of dollars, it makes good financial sense to go vintage. After all, you’re only going to wear it once and perhaps pass it down. A quick perusal of any thrift store shows racks upon racks of cast-off gowns, many of them in near-perfect condition. Why not take advantage of the savings and extend your honeymoon by another week with the money you save?
Vintage wedding dresses have a lot to offer. By taking advantage of custom tailoring and saving yourself a bucket-load of cash, you can have the dress you always wanted without breaking the bank. Don’t be afraid to prowl thrift stores, donation shops and vintage clothing sale racks. On the day of your wedding, everyone will be focused on how beautiful your dress is, not where you got it!
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