Saturday, June 09, 2012

Cheap bridal gowns in Knoxville; where we found a wedding dress

We began looking for cheap bridal gowns right after my daughter told us about the engagement. An 18 month advance notice gave us plenty of time to search for the right dress. She was able to decide which styles suited her and to find cheap bridal gowns in Knoxville.

Did you know that almost every thrift shop in Knoxville carries wedding gowns? We found bridal gowns at every KARM and Goodwill store that we went into. We didn't find one for my daughter but shopping was fun. Thrift shops have everything from vintage to modern styles. 

Plan on having to clean any dress that you buy from a thrift shop. Otherwise, the ones that we looked at were in great condition. You can find prom gowns, mother's dresses and even bridesmaids dresses. The inventory can change frequently so it pays to visit often. 

Other stores that carry cheap bridal gowns include consignment shops. Several carried dresses for special occasions but not necessarily strictly wedding gowns. We found some pretty dresses, but none of them really worked on the bride.

Shops like Alfred Angelo and Bella Boutique were out of our spending plan. It was with much trepidation that I walked into David's Bridal. It isn't normally the place that I would look for cheap bridal gowns. This changed when my daughter phoned with the news that she had found 'The Gown'

It turns out that David's Bridal does carry some cheap bridal gowns on clearance that are as low as $99. Although my daughter's wedding dress wasn't on clearance, but it was several hundred dollars cheaper than full price. Even better is that it suited her frame and the needed alterations were minimal.

Hands down, the cheapest source of wedding gowns in Knoxville is the thrift shops. It seems that Consignment stores offer the next best value, followed by stores like David's Bridal and other shops. It took awhile to find the right (almost) cheap bridal gown but it was worth it. My daughter was a lovely bride on her special day.

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