7 Ways to Make an Affordable Wedding Dress Look Expensive



Every time we talk about the various ways you can save money on your wedding, we find ourselves repeating the same notion: There’s a difference between cutting costs and cutting corners. We’re all for sticking to a budget, but, as we always say, you have to be mindful of the thin line that separates a tasteful wedding from a tacky one.

Although we usually mention flowers, decor and paper products as the areas where you can save a few bucks (without it being obvious), your wedding dress certainly fits into that category, too. There are so many affordable options out there nowadays—whether you rent or buy—that it’s easier than ever to find a beautiful (read: not cheap-looking) gown without breaking the bank.

Plus, there are plenty of ways to make a low-priced dress look expensive—here are seven simple hacks that’ll definitely do the trick. Expert tailoring is key, or course, but you can also cover the zipper with satin buttons or belt the dress with a fancy fabric to bump up the wow factor without spending a fortune.

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