Thursday, July 16, 2009

Choosing a Vintage Wedding Gown

Choosing a Vintage Wedding GownAuthor: TM Lung

Since you will be wearing your wedding gown when you are walking down the aisle, you will need to choose the most perfect dress. In fact, you will have plenty of choices when your wedding dress is concerned. And there are also tons of styles you will find when you visit some bridal shops.

Of all the choices, one thing you may have thought of is to choose a vintage wedding gown. Yet it is certainly one of the choices you should consider.

As a matter of fact, a lot of brides will consider wearing a vintage dress on their big day. This is because these dresses are generally very stylish. Of course these dresses are also unique and beautiful at the same time.

Another plus of using a vintage wedding gown is that it can save you a lot of money. The best situation will be that you will be wearing the dress of you mother when she got married. This will certainly make your wedding gown extremely meaningful. Passing the dress from one generation to another is very common indeed

Even if you are going to put on the dress of your mother, you may still need to spend some money. Your measures will probably be different from your mother. As a result, you may need to spend some money to alter the dress. However, it will not be a large amount of money when you compare it with the notion of purchasing a new one.

You may wonder what you can do if it is not possible for you to take the gown of your mother. In fact, you may still consider purchasing a vintage dress. Again, you will be able to save some money since the price of a vintage gown is usually lower than a new one. Of course the prices of it can still vary according to the style and condition of the dress.

One thing you need to understand is that you may not want to choose a dress which was made before the 40s. This is because the fabric may have deteriorated during these 50 to 60 years. It will be alright for you to put such a gown in a museum but it may not be so suitable for wearing. Of course there can be some exceptions but in most cases you will try to purchase a vintage gown which was made in the 70s.

One last question is how you should shop for the vintage gown. There are some websites which are specialized in selling such items. You may also consider searching for one on Ebay. No matter you are trying to purchase from an online shop or from Ebay, you have to be very careful when you purchase. You have to check the reputation of the shop or the seller before you pay. You will also need to ask clearly about the size of the dress. And it is also very important for you to know the condition of the dress. You will need to ask the shop or seller to take some photos of the dress and send them to you before you pay!

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TM Lung designs Chinese Unique Wedding Invitation. He has sites on Wedding Vendors and Wedding Planning Marriage.