It doesn't have to be new to be Fabulous!

These days many brides are looking for ways to keep their budgets down. For some, that may mean more do-it-yourself projects and for others they may have to trim their guest list slightly.  Another great way to accomplish this without having to sacrifice, is to buy used! Buying used for your wedding doesn't have to mean lowering your standards, there are tons of great deals out there if you are willing to look for them! Everything to used chair covers, votive candles, flower girl dresses, and even your wedding gown.  If you are thinking "no way!"; keep reading.

Many women decide after their weddings not to keep their dresses or change their minds after purchasing a dress and can't return it.  This is often the case when you buy an off the rack sale dress, but fear not because you still have options.  A search on *craigslist turned up a few great dresses at REALLY good prices!

We suggest you that you try on as many dresses that you need to in the bridal stores to get an idea of the style you like, and to make sure you know what size dress you will need. You can also research different designers that offer the style gowns that you like, so that you can narrow down what you are looking for.  Doing your homework will save you time, and it will also help you if you do start shopping for used dresses because you will know what you like!  Do you see yourself in a Maggie Sottero Dress, or possibly a Casa Blanca? A simple search online could potentially help you save a lot of money, and help you keep your budget in line.


This Alvina Valenta is listed at over a $1200 discount!









This dress would be awesome for a Destination wedding...and it is less than $100!






This dress from Allure Bridal is almost $1000 off  of the retail price!








Craigslist isn't the only option for finding pre-owned dresses. There are great sites like and also and of course good ol' Ebay.

Stay the future you may even be able to buy your fabulous pre-owned dress right here at The 530 Bride!