Wed­ding gowns

Glamour (South Africa) - - Wedding / Savvy tips -

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“Or­der your gown at least nine months out to avoid rush fees of any last-minute al­ter­ations.” – Alix Childs, bridal store owner

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“Fol­low bridal sa­lons on so­cial me­dia to catch pro­mo­tions like sav­ings on gowns, jew­ellery and veils.” – Lind­sey Prin­cipi, store man­ager

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“Buy your dress at a sam­ple sale for a mark­down of 20-90%. Even if a sale’s not hap­pen­ing, ask if the bou­tique has any sam­ples you can buy. Chances are, some gowns have al­ready been set aside for the next one.” – Anna Walsh, owner of bridal bou­tique

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“Rent your gown from high-end sites and stores. Down­side: you have to re­turn it.” – Alix Childs

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“Shop dur­ing a de­signer trunk show to pay R2 000-R6 000 less for your gown. Some sa­lons may throw in com­pli­men­tary cus­tomi­sa­tion like size ad­just­ments or a veil which could be an­other R2 000-R11 000 in sav­ings.” – Camille Wynn, bridal shop owner

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