Congratulations on your wedding. This will be a momentous occasion for you and your soon-to-be spouse. One of the things that you’ll need to choose as your wedding approaches is your wedding dress, but if you’re on a budget, this can be difficult. The following ideas will help you find a wedding dress that is reasonably priced.

1. Rent a wedding dress.

First, have you ever thought of renting a wedding dress? You can certainly rent tuxedos, and you can rent wedding dresses too. It’s a great way to save money.

2. Buy a regular dress that just happens to be white.

There is no rule that says you have to buy a dress that was meant for a wedding. If you can manage to go with a different style of dress, you can always purchase a regular formal gown that happens to be white at a department store for a lot less than most wedding dresses cost.

3. Shop at a thrift store.

Many thrift stores sell wedding dresses on a regular basis. You may not find exactly what you’re looking for, and whatever you find may not be in your exact size. But the good news is that you can always buy a dress and have it altered. The cost of having your dress altered plus the cost at the thrift store still won’t be as expensive as many brand new dresses.

4. Buy a dress from a friend or relative and change it for your wedding.

If your friend or relative is willing to part with their wedding dress for a price, you can take it off their hands and have it altered to fit your personal taste and style.

5. Buy from a discount wedding dress company online.

There are many wedding dress retail suppliers online that sell wedding dresses at discounted prices. Do some research online and see what you can find. Some wedding dress sites sell dresses for as low as $50.

6. Buy your wedding dress out of season.

Try to buy your dress out of season if you can. Spring and summer are typically when the most wedding dresses are sold, so if you don’t buy your dress during the spring or summer, you’re likely to get at least a little bit of a discount.

7. Have your wedding dress tailor-made.

Finally, it may seem like having your wedding dress tailor-made would be more expensive, but it’s actually not. This is especially true if you choose a simple design and go with a reasonably priced seamstress.

As you can see, even if you’re on a budget, you can find an amazing wedding dress. Try the ideas listed above and you’ll be sure to find an awesome gown for your big day.