5 Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding Dress

You’ve asked us again and again: How can I find the perfect wedding dress without breaking the bank? To be honest, it’s a fair question. Some brides don’t want to spend a fortune on something they’ll only wear once, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 

So, true to our mission, we’re here to bring you the best advice money can buy. Here are our five tips on how to save money on your wedding dress.

  1. Re-purpose an heirloom

    Who doesn’t love a vintage wedding dress? We know it’s not just us. So go on and take your mother’s, grandmother’s or even your mother-in-law’s wedding dress and re-fashion it into a modern day gown. And if you need any help, just remember that My Tuesday Wedding has an amazing seamstress at our disposal.

  2. Buy used

    Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to buy a brand spanking new wedding dress. In fact, there are stores that sell perfectly good wedding dresses that have been previously worn. Be sure to check the stitching for quality and the material for stains. If it needs a little whitening boost, bring it in to My Tuesday Wedding for a little TLC so that it's perfect on your special day.

  3. Do It Yourself

    If you’re a talented seamstress or are friends with one, then creating your own dream dress is perfect for you. Think about it. You know your body. You know your style. And you probably know the material and the silhouette you desire too. So if time allows, design a show-stopping dress that will make your entire wedding party green with envy.

  4. Borrow/Rent

    Let’s face it, you need something borrowed, right? Why not make it your wedding dress? Truth is, most couples aren’t made of money and wedding costs are high. If you can rent your dress, look good and feel good, then why not? Google a trusted store or ask a friend or relative for suggestions. Your wedding guests will be none the wiser, and we sure aren’t telling. 

  5. Lower Your Budget 

    Yes, you read right. Lower your budget. The average bride will allocate anywhere from $1000 to $1500. So why not lower the costs by lowering your budget? Look for an unconventional dress. One that still fits your style, makes you feel like the goddess, and breaks all the conventional "wedding dress rules". It’s out there. You just got to believe.


    My Tuesday Wedding specializes in the cleaning, restoration, preservation and alterations of wedding dresses. Call us at 604 374 3446 for a free personal consultation.