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When it comes to buying cheap bridal gowns, many women shy away from consignment stores and other secondhand shops, because they believe that there is a stigma attached to buying cheap bridal dresses secondhand. However, most consignment stores are highly selective about the secondhand bridal gowns that they offer for sale, which ensures that this method of buying cheap bridal dresses will not leave you with a subpar gown. If you choose to purchase a dress through a secondhand shop, there will need to be several items that you take into consideration during the shopping process.
First and foremost, the location (i.e. the neighborhood) the shop is located in can affect the quality of the custom cheap bridal dress that you purchase. For example, if you are shopping in a lower end neighborhood, then the chances of you finding a designer gown on the consignment store’s racks are going to be rather slim. When you are buying cheap bridal gowns secondhand, you should attempt to do your shopping in more upscale neighborhoods; however, you should also bear in mind that the prices in these upscale neighborhoods may also be more expensive.
Secondly, when you are buying cheap bridal dresses, as aforementioned, most consignment shops will not offer cheap bridal dresses for sale unless they are in near perfect condition. On the contrary, thrift stores are not going to be so selective about the gowns that they offer for sale. If you purchase a bridal gown from a thrift store, you will need to inspect it carefully for rips, tears, stains, or other forms of damage. Most thrift stores do not have return policies on their clothing. You will want to ensure that the damage to the gown can be adequately repaired by a seamstress for your big day.
Finally, if the consignment store or thrift store that you will be buying cheap bridal gowns from has a return policy, then you should obtain a copy of the policy in writing. While most owners of these stores are honest individuals, having a copy of the policy in your hands will prevent any problems from occurring in the future should you find the need to return the gown. Upon purchasing your gown, you should also bear in mind that it might need dry cleaning or small repairs by a seamstress made; however, the total cost of these expenditures will be minimal.