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Tips to Get a Princess-worthy Dress on a Budget

A princess-quality dress doesn't have to come with a princesses-only price tag.

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Let's get real. There's just no need to sacrifice style (or your pocketbook) when buying a wedding dress -- especially when there are so many gorgeous ones available to the budget bride.

Now more than ever, it's possible to get the gown of your dreams at a fraction of its retail price. Keep in mind that it's likely you'll need to have alterations done on any discount purchase, so factor in this additional cost when making your selection. Also, buy your dress at least four months before your big day, if possible. Making your big purchase that far in advance should help you avoid the pressure that comes with last-minute shopping, and it will open up many more options in your price range.

Whether you're on the hunt for a designer label, vintage garment, custom-made dress or something cheap and chic, we've got 10 tips to help you find just the right thing without going over your spending limit.

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