Brides Plan a Wedding on a Budget

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This tough economy doesn't mean your life has to come to a screeching halt, right? If you're planning a wedding, you still want the most fabulous dress you can find. But, this year, you may have to find one on a budget.

Sure, you've dreamed of your big day; the beautiful, white flowing dress! Exquisite shoes to match. But your nightmare, in today's economy, might be the empty pocketbook to pay for all of it. Or not.

But this financial nightmare of late doesn't mean your dreams are dashed. They may just need to be downd a bit.  

Liz Skinner, a new bride-to-be, puts it in perspective saying, "You have these ideas of what you want, but the budget you anticipated isn't the same, so you have to cut corners in different places."
Many brides now-a-days get that! But there is a solution - second hand bridal wear found at stores like Blush Bridal Consignment Boutique in Newport News, Virginia. This store makes those big dreams much more affordable.

Liz says, "One of my big things when I first got engaged was I want a great wedding and I want a great dress, but I don't want to spend my whole budget on my dress. But they have everything."

The brains behind all of this budget-saving beauty is Holly Yaskowsky, whose motivation is experience. She paid way too much for her dress.

Holly says, "It's very satisfying because I was there.  I've seen brides in tears because they can't afford a dress."

It's so easy to get caught in the moment, isn't it? But young brides, let us offer you a word of advice. You don't want to start your married life in debt and you can find ways to cut back without cutting quality.  

Holly says, "There are deals out there, you just have to be a little more savvy. You have to set a budget and really stick to it."
Holly has gowns ranging in  from 4-24, including discontinued samples that have never been worn before. She goes on to say, "I have all kinds of price points in the store from $200 to over $2000."

So who says beauty has to break the wedding budget? it's amazing what a little creativity and some comparison shopping will do.

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