“A wedding dress is both an intimate and personal object for a woman—it must reflect the personality and style of the bride”-Carolina Hererra
Planning a wedding is already a cause of much stress to the couple involved—even more so to the bride. But if there is anything that the bride wants on her wedding day, she wishes to look picture perfect as well as beautiful. In fact, this is that one day in her life that she gets to be the most gorgeous woman in the room, so she should make it her while. Unfortunately, being the most stunning woman in a room can be quite difficult to achieve, even if it is your big day. In this regard, many brides would opt to wear custom-made ostentatious wedding gowns or elaborate wedding dresses with intricate details and designs in hopes that all eyes would be on them on their big day. As this momentous day comes only once for most, brides would want to ensure they look not only their best but near perfection. However, while there is absolutely nothing wrong with donning a custom-gown for your wedding day, it is an entirely different thing when it starts to put a strain on your wedding budget.
After all, why spend a lot on a dress that you are only going to be wearing for one day? There are a lot more beautiful and ready-to-wear wedding gowns out there that are just as beautiful sans the exorbitant price tag. Sure, a wedding gown off the rack might lack that personal feel you may have always wanted, but you can easily incorporate that into the other aspects of your wedding and not necessarily your wedding gown. In any case, if you are on the hedge as to whether you should be forking over a fortune just for a wedding gown, you might want to consider buying it off the rack instead. Here are some of the compelling reasons why you should:
1.) A gown off the rack costs much, much less
One of the most compelling reasons to get a wedding gown off the rack is because you will inevitably be paying a much cheaper for it than a custom designed one. Exclusively designed gowns are usually made by designers from top-notch shops and would set you back anywhere from eighty-thousand pesos to a hundred depending on the design and details that you wish to be present on your gown. A ready to wear gown, on the other hand, can easily fit any budget with the price starting at ten-thousand pesos or lower.
2.) You already have a specific wedding gown in mind, or prefer the classic look
If you had already thought of a wedding gown design way before you got engaged, there is no need to have a designer translate it into a dress for you unless the gown you have in mind is incredibly unique. You can simply look for it yourself or ask the designer if he or she already has a similar design (chances are, they do). If you are a stickler for the classics, there is no doubt that you would easily find a gown out there that would suit your taste and preference.
3.) You want to cut costs on your wedding budget
A customized wedding gown will inevitably take a huge chunk out of your wedding budget—so much so that you will eventually have to make a few compromises if you really wish to go designer. Cutting down on the budget of your dress would usually mean you have more money to spend on other aspects for your wedding such as the décor or the reception venue.