Lately, I’ve had email from several readers who are planning what they call “Recessionista Weddings.” These fashionable fruggies still want to get married, but they don’t want to pay full price for a great gown, catering or flowers. In short, they don’t want to start off their married lives broke! In order to try to provide some tips and deals, I set off on a search to find some discount wedding dresses and tips. Surprisingly, I found some great stuff. There are some good sales on gowns coming up this month. Following is a little list of resources & deals to help Recessionistas enjoy the wedding of their dreams, but on a budget.
Bergdorf Goodman is starting their designer bridal gown sample sale this week with savings of as much as 50-75% off the retail prices. Their sale starts July 20 and runs until July 25th at their New York City store on 5th Ave.
If you’re not on the east coast, check out the Monique Lhuillier Bridal Sample Sale tomorrow in downtown Los Angeles. This event is one day only. Sunday, July 19th, 2009 from 10 am – 6 pm (get their early). The sale will feature the designer’s Bridal & Ready to Wear collections. Prices will be from 40% to 90% off. Please note that all Merchandise is “as is” and all sales are final. There will be No alterations provided and No appointments will be taken. Having said all that, if you can find something great off the sales rack, then this one is a deal!
The sale will be at Monique Lhuillier 1201 S. Grand Avenue, 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90015.
If you looking for pre-owned dresses and general tips, check out Shejustgotmarried.com. The site has blogs, message boards, advice columns and a boutique that sells new and gently used wedding items. From wedding dresses and bridesmaids dresses (some brand new) to veils, shoes, centerpieces and more, it’s the perfect place for the Recessionista bride to pick up quality products at a great price.
For guys, check out John Bartlett for men. John’s new low-priced styles for Clairborne were recently featured on the Today’s show weddings segment. The show featured a Claiborne by John Bartlett suit jacket for $178 & & pants for $79. That’s a great deal on a wedding suite for either the groom, best man or attendants.
If you are looking for wedding supplies, check out The Wedding Channel online store. They have many great items, some on final clearance.
And finally, fellow blogger The Frugalista Files has an expert guest blogger on today talking about how to save on wedding flowers. Click here to check out some great tips from John Klingel, author of The Frugal Florist: Do-It-Yourself Flowers on a Budget.
If you have found other great wedding deals and money saving tips, please post a comment. We want to help all Recessionista brides& grooms have the wedding of their dreams!