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He asks, “Will you marry me?” The engagement bliss is setting in, and wedding planning is only just the beginning. Most newly engaged couples begin the creative planning stages of their anticipated wedding day within the first week of the engagement. Then reality hits… the wedding budget.

After photography, flowers, catering, wedding planning services, the cake, the rings, the groom’s tuxedo, one of most important items at the wedding is the bridal gown. Your dream dress may not be in your budget but if you consider buying a used wedding dress it might fit in your price range after all.

When used comes to mind you may think, “The dress won't be as special,” “The dress has been worn by another bride,” “The dress will not be one of a kind.” This is not the case at all. Here are five great reasons to buy a used wedding dress.


No. 5 “Green” Is the New “White”


“Green” Is the New “White” when it comes to being environmentally savvy. This is not referring to finding that perfect green wedding dress, this means you are taking an initiative to purchase and own a recycled gown on your wedding day. Buying another woman’s wedding gown and wearing that pre owned dress is a rather intelligent choice.


No. 4 You’ll Only Wear it Once


You are wearing this dress once. One day, one celebration for all to see. The preowned wedding gown that you are purchasing has only been worn once. Used wedding dresses are just as special as never worn before wedding dresses. The gown that you are about to purchase was treated with genuine care because for someone else, like you, that dress was one of the most important aspects of the wedding to the bride.


No. 3 The Two Dress Bride


You are a woman who cannot decide on just one dress and rather wear two dresses on your special day. Going the used route seems more logical and practical. If you want a dress change during your wedding and reception a choice of used gowns seems too perfect.


No. 2 People Pleaser


Your mother wants you to wear a conservative ball gown on your wedding day, you really do not want to disappoint your loving and giving mother. You on the other hand want a sexy chic dress to recite your vows in and dance the evening away with your future groom. Finding both wedding gowns at a heavily discounted price because they are used is reason enough to buy new.


No. 1 Bride on a Budget


You want Vera Wang, but cannot even begin to think how you would afford a timeless couture gown. Buy a used signature designer dress at a fraction of the original cost and wow everyone at your wedding. At the end of the night you will not be wishing you could return the over priced lux wedding dress. You bought a used designer gown, dazzled your husband and guests and no one was the wiser.

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