One of the most expensive single items in a wedding is the wedding dress. While every girl dreams of a fairy tale wedding you don't want to trap yourself in a dungeon of debt paying for everything.
Buying wedding dresses at a bridal salon can result in spending thousands of dollars on a dress you'll never wear again. There are alternatives. Where you buy your dress can result in major cost savings.
There are two seasons every year when long gowns and dresses are prevalent in fashion and that's the holiday season and Spring during prom season. Prom dresses are young and flirty and fashionable. If you shop early in the season you can find a terrific assortment in a range of prices to fit just about any bride's budget.
If your heart is set on a traditional formal wedding gown then consider prom dresses for your bridesmaids.