This is the part of wedding planning that no one gives you advice on. Choosing a wedding gown, venue, flowers, etc is all fun until you have to open your wallet. How can you afford your wedding gown without sacrificing what you want? Wonderland Bridal has a few insightful tips that may be able to help you!
Plan your wedding well in advance
One great way to make sure that you can afford the wedding gown of your dreams and not go into debt in the process is to plan your wedding far in advance. Brides who start the planning process early can set money aside little by little so they can pay as much of their weddings as they can in cash and rely less on credit cards. This way when a hefty deposit is required, you can pay it all at once. Open a savings account for wedding expenses so you can keep track of how you are spending money for your big day. You can have your bank set up withdrawals so it comes out of your checking account automatically.
Using Credit Cards aren’t always bad
Many credit cards offer zero interest for a term of 6 months or more. This is extremely helpful in paying for your wedding gown. You can make smaller interest free monthly payments instead of having to come up with a large amount all at once. Just make sure that you pay off the amount you owe before the interest kicks in.
Do you have a credit card that has reward points or cash back? Use this! By paying for your wedding with this card you can save enough points to help pay for your honeymoon.
Ask the bridal store for a payment plan
For some brides coming up with a deposit can be difficult. Depending on the bridal shop some may require the purchase to be paid in full or others can offer a bit of help in the way of a smaller deposit and several payments until the wedding gown order can be placed. If you know that you cannot come up with a large deposit up front, ask the bridal shops where you book your appointments what their payment policy is. This way if you fall in love with a wedding dress you know if you will be able to afford it or not.
Schedule your appointment with us at Wonderland Bridal Couture today! We have the experience and desire to help our brides find and afford the wedding gown of their dreams!