How To Find
Cheap Wedding Dresses:
Top Quality, Low Prices!


How do we define cheap wedding dresses? Top quality, couture, silk or other luxurious materials, but with a very LOW price tag! Let’s face it.

Everyone wants be a beautiful bride. If you’re like most women, you’ve dreamt of your wedding day for years! Now, it’s time to buy the dress of your dreams! If you think the price of your dream dress is beyond reach, think again!!! Don’t worry; I’ve done the work for you. Now you can equate dream wedding dresses with bargains galore, or cheap wedding dresses.

These are almost unlimited opportunities for brides to purchase top quality, couture gowns by well known designers such as Pnina Tornai, Carolina Herrera, and many more for peanuts. Yes. It’s true! Many of the top wedding salons host incredible sales, several times a year, for brides to be who choose not to pay retail, inanotherwords: cheap wedding dresses!!! Yup. This is about being a very smart shopper. Buy a couture gown for K-mart prices. I’ll help you achieve your dream wedding gown at a fraction of the price. With the cost of weddings today, you can use the money elsewhere, I’m sure! Here are some things to keep in mind when reading this page and shopping:

  • Subscribe to my blog or check it daily. I frequently list sample sales and other wedding events. These could save you big bucks. I do not share or use your e-mail address for anything...ever.

  • If you find your dream dress during a non-sale time, don't be afraid to ask if you can purchase the store sample.

  • Remember that the word "used" means worn once, for just a few hours!

  • Find your dream dress and then call Gown Sales (see contact information below) to obtain the best price.

  • Shop at sample sales to obtain a super buy.

  • Consider purchasing a pre-owned gown. Most of these are brand new owned by a women who had to cancel her wedding.

  • Check out bridesmaid dresses, YES, bridesmaid dresses in white, off white or cream! A reader told me that she bought one for a mere $230 and it REALLY looked like a bridal dress! I saw a picture of it and couldn't believe my eyes! It was gorgeous! So, be open minded!

  • Go to the Fashion Institute of Technology (www.fitnyc.edu) or the Fashion Design Program at Parson's and consult with a talented student or up-and-coming designer or seamstress. You'll save a bundle!


I encourage you to read this page carefully, check all the websites that I’ve provided, and follow my instructions. With just a little reading, you’ll come away with lots of ideas for getting cheap wedding dresses, which originated as very expensive, designer wedding dresses. Enjoy!

Check out other great shopping options such as discount shoes stores, great high end consignment shops, great sample sales, and saving BIG at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets!!


Barneys Co-Op
236 West 18th Street
Near Eighth Avenue
Telephone: 212-716-8816
www.barneys.com

Barneys is well known as THE chic designer discount department stores. Twice a year, late February and August, they host their famous blow out sales with 50 – 70% off everything…and wedding gowns are included.


Birnbaum & Bullock Ltd
151 West 25 Street
Telephone: 212-242-2914
www.birnbaumandbullock.com

Readers report excellent individualized attention and customer service even during their sample sale! Sample sales provide a fantastic opportunity to buy your dream dress at a fraction of its original cost.


Bridal Garden
54 West 21st Street
Telephone: 212-252-0661
www.bridalgarden.org

This is just about the best kept secret in the bridal world. It’s a nonprofit boutique that offers designer gowns at up to 75 percent off retail. Designers and boutiques donate samples and brand-new gowns from big names like Ulla-Maija, Angel Sanchez, and Vera Wang ($495 to $2,895), and proceeds from the reduced-price sales benefit the Brooklyn Charter School in Bedford-Stuyvesant. You’ll also find headpieces and veils. Alterations not included. By appointment only.


David’s Bridal
751 Sixth Avenue, near 25th Street
Telephone: 646-827-4050
www.davidsbridal.com

The store for extremely affordable dresses (from $399). In addition to the store’s own collection, David’s carries Galina gowns and Oleg Cassini dresses and regularly hosts “99-Dollar Days.” Talk about cheap wedding dresses!

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Designer Loft
226 West 37 Street, Second Floor
Telephone: 212-944-9013
www.Designerloftnyc.com

Check out their designer loft sample sale where you’ll save from 50 to 85%! You’ll find new, gently used, and used gowns--many right off the runway and by a myriad of very well known designers!


Dream Bridal Dress
www.dreambridaldress.com

Dream Bridal Dress offers new, sample and gently worn designer gowns at prices 25-75% below retail. They feature authentic, luxury gowns at affordable prices.


Glamour Closet
115 West 29th Street
7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
917-409-5277
www.glamourcloset.com

Offering an incredible selection of unique, sophisticated and elegant gowns - all off the rack - including couture and well known designers 25 - 75% off retail prices. They work closely with designers and salons across the country and receive showroom floor and runway samples and excess inventory on an ongoing basis. 


Gown Sale
www.gownsale.com/gownsquote.html

This is an interesting site. Once you find your dream gown from Emme Bridals, Forever Yours, Ginza, Ilissa / Demetrios, Marisa Bridals, Moonlight Designs, Mori Lee, P.C. Mary's, Private Label and Signature (these manufacturers only), you can request a quote. You are guaranteed the lowest price available anywhere! Three quote limit per person. All gowns are completely new, from the manufacturer, and made especially for you. This site offers 20 – 40% discount, depending on the make and availability of the gown.


J Crew
Various locations
Telephone: 800-562-0258
www.jcrew.com/wedding.jsp

You might be surprised to learn that J. Crew’s gown collection begins at just $295 and has many choices for both low-key weddings and black-tie affairs. Beautiful designs present in materials like satin and silk tricotine, and all provide a half-inch seam allowance. Alterations not included.


Kleinfeld Bridal Salon Manhattan
110 West 20th Street
Between 6th and 7th Avenues
Telephone: 646-633-4300
www.kleinfeldbridal.com

Kleinfeld Manhattan spans more than 35,000 square feet and features the

largest selection of couture American and European designers. Most women dream of purchasing their gowns at this famed store! In business for more than 60 years, it’s featured on a hit television show “Say Yes To The Dress.” Lucky for you, their off-the-rack sample sales are discounted up to 70% off. Their Blow Out Sales, held 4 times a year, feature fabulous sample gowns at discounted prices from designers such as Pnina Tornai, Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Michelle Roth, Lazaro, and many more of your favorite designers! Even if you’ve already purchased your dress, visit for your headpiece, veil, or shoes. Find out why discriminating brides line up for this AMAZING sale! Follow the link above to their website and sign up for their mailing list. You will receive word about their next “Blow Out Sale” or give them a call.


Michelle Roth Design Studio
24 West 57th street, Suite 203
New York, New York
Telephone: 212-245-3390
www.michelleroth.com

Keep checking their website for their spectacular designer discount wedding gown sample sale. The most recent one featured wedding gowns for $599 or less!


Morgan Le Fay
Madison Avenue Store
980 Madison Avenue
Telephone: 212-879-9700

Soho Store
67 Wooster Street
Telephone: 212-219-7672
www.morganelefay.com

Morgan Le Fay is well known as a great resource for all kinds of wedding gowns and dresses. For many brides, it’s the store where they dream of

purchasing their gown. Take advantage of their two annual sample sales—you’re bound to save a bundle and actually find divine cheap wedding dresses. In addition, a reader recently advised me that she found a gorgeous dress at Morgan Le Fay that was a little above her budget. However, she inquired about the store sample! She was thrilled to learn that she could purchase the store sample and thereby saved 60%! If you are on a budget, you must check out her line of elegant evening wear that can easily serve as beautiful, cheap wedding dresses. Consider that her evening gowns are priced much lower than her wedding gowns, making them the ultimate in cheap wedding dresses! Here’s an opportunity to use a little creativity!


Nearly Newlywed
NearlyWelywed.com

Jacqueline Courtney began her site a year after being married in her dream Vera Wang gown, bought second hand.  After the wedding, with no extra space in her NYC apartment, and feeling that she wanted someone else to feel as happy in it as she did, she sold it for $4000.  Hence, the inspiration for her site.  Her site charges a $25 listing fee, supplies a shipping label, and takes care of customer service. There is a commission fee and returns are accepted within five days if the buyer is unhappy.


Once Wed
www.oncewed.com

Find your dream dress at this easy-to-navigate website that offers thousands of listings for pre-owned (new and worn) wedding gowns at a fraction of the retail price. Check out their surprisingly informative blog, too. Remember, the word “worn,” means worn once, for about 3-4 hours!


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Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses
www.preownedweddingdresses.com

PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com can help you find the dress you’ve always dreamed about. Just use their advanced search features which narrows your search by designer, size, price and more. These searches showcase the best deals and the hottest listings of the week. They have thousands of cheap wedding gowns listed for sale and the prices are fantastic.


Priscilla of Boston
264 W 40th Street, Second Floor
212-997-3956
www.priscillaofboston.com

Offering a 65 year heritage (hey, they must be doing something right!), you’ll find personalized attention in a relaxed, elegant setting. You’ll be assigned a personal stylist, who is intimately familiar with their collections, and will help you choose the perfect dress. Just sign up for their newsletter or call to find out when the next “Priscilla Blowout Sample Sale” is scheduled, and save big money! They usually feature 3 per year that provide a wonderful array of gorgeous, cheap wedding dresses.


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RK Bridal
318 West 39th Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Telephone: 212-947-1155
Toll-free: 800-929-9512
www.rkbridal.com

RK Bridal has been called “the Wal-Mart” of wedding gown stores. You’ll find just about every kind of style and dress on the planet. In addition, they have an enormous selection of discount, cheap wedding dresses that will cost you under $1000. They pledge to match and beat the lowest price you find from any authorized online bridal store by 5% (mail order only). There is always a sample sale in the store—love it!


The Sample Room
40 West 17th Street
Between Fifth and Sixth Avenues
Telephone: 212-929-8868
www.thesampleroomny.com

The Sample Room sells select designer bridal samples at prices up to 25%-75% off of retail by appointment only. These are “one of” bridal gown samples that are either discontinued or overstocked. This give you the chance to buy a designer gown from a rotating collection of featured designers.


Selia Yang
Tribeca
71 Franklin Street
Telephone: 212-941-9073
www.seliayang.com

East Village
328 East 9th Street
New York, New York
Telephone: 212-254-9073

Selia Yang offers 2 lines of bridal gowns, couture and the Selia Yang Collection. Her gowns are featured at Saks Fifth Avenue and her many retail stores. Join her mailing list and/or check her blog often for her wonderful sample sales. Make dream wedding dresses into cheap wedding dresses!




Vera Wang
158 Mercer Street
Telephone: 212-382-2184
991 Madison Avenue
Telephone: 212-628-3400
www.verawang.com

Vera Wang is synonymous with the most elegant wedding gowns anywhere. Although her gowns can be pricey, you can snag one at her Bridal Sample Sales!


Wedding Atelier
103 Fifth Ave. (between 17th & 18th)
Second Floor
New York, New York 10003
Telephone: 646-638-3263
www.weddingatelier.com

The Wedding Atelier runs several sample sales per year, often showcasing one designer. If it happens to be your favorite designer, you’re in luck. If not, I encourage you to take a look anyway—-it’s surely worth it. Check their website often and score cheap wedding dresses.


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