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    • HannahO43
      CommentAuthorHannahO43
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2014
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    Hello everyone!

    The budget for my dress doesn't stretch too far but I still desperately want that magical experience with my BMs, bubbles etc.

    It seems like I can only buy cheap online (not convinced by this yet) or visit a shop with a premium- does anyone know of an in-between point where you get both- the bargain and the sparkle?

    Thank you!

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    • JennK
      CommentAuthorJennK
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2014
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    Definitely try sample sales or outlet stores, you can find some fab discounts and see get the "proper" experience :)

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2014
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    Keep an eye out for when bridal shops do a sale. The shop i got mine from does one each year and sell their stock for ridiculous money, you can still have that magical feeling of going and trying dresses on as well.

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2014
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    What budget do you have if you don't mind me asking?

    You could like GF suggests go to bridal stores that have a sale on. Alternatively go to bridal stores for the experience but get your dress elsewhere. One of my friends got her dress from a bridal store but only paid £200 for it because it was a bridesmaids dress and ordered it in ivory.

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    • AprilS61
      CommentAuthorAprilS61
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2014
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    - You could go and try lots of dresses on for the experience, then order online anyway (if there's something you've got you're eye on)

    - sample sale, still get to try plenty on

    - bridal outlet store (how i got my dress, same as a normal bridal store just cheaper and take home on the day)

    - Make a regular appointment, if theres a dress you like that's older from a previous season/year ask if you could buy it as a sample, or if/when you can? (Don't ask, don't get)

    - consider trying bridesmaids dresses and order in white/ivory (may only suit if you don't want a big princess dress, not entirely sure)

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    • thefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      CommentAuthorthefuture:Mrs_Hurren
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2014
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    Hi I don't know what area you are in but as already has been suggested try a outlet store or there is a great place at Stratford x
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    • Irishbride2be
      CommentAuthorIrishbride2be
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 23rd 2014
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    you can still go to a bridal shop with your friends and try on dresses and get an idea of what you want, you dont have to buy them xx

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    • CarrieD26
      CommentAuthorCarrieD26
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Oct 24th 2014
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    Our local Clic has a bridal wear section at the back of the shop. All the dresses are brand new, unworn, ex stock that have been donated.

    I don't know whether this is only local to us or whether it runs throughout the country, but could be worth a look!
 
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