Carley Ties the Knot: Picking a dress
EUGENE, Ore. - For soon to be brides and grooms the wedding day planning can be chaos, but that moment the bride walks down the aisle, nothing else seems to matter. Finding that perfect dress, doesn't have to cost a fortune.
At stores like Beausoleil Bridal in Eugene, owners say they carry regularly priced dresses from $200 to about $2,400. You may not want to count out last seasons discontinued gowns and even mannequin dress samples, as they can be priced as low as $75.
With all different types of dresses from satin to lace, beaded and not beaded they styles are endless.
Bridal specialists at Blush Bridal say you may have a certain dress in mind, but don't rule out all different types, you'd be surprised at what you fall in love with. Carley Gomez stepped into the dressing room to find a dress that's just right for her.
Dress number one was a strapless ball gown dress, with beaded crystal corset top, that sparkles and will make anyone feel like a princess.
Dress number two, a fitted mermaid gown with beading, can accentuate your figure.
Dress three, known as the goddess dress to KMTR's Allie Warren and Angelica Carrillo, is a one of a kind head to toe beaded dress highlighting the waist and adding elegance with a gradual train.
"Right now a lot of trends is to have cool backs, so there will be key hold backs, or pretty detail in the back, because that's what people see most of the time" says Sheryl Peterson with Beausoleil Bridal. Peterson says the outdoor weddings are becoming more popular than ever, also giving popularity to the vintage look of lace.
Carley's final dress is lace with a Swarovski crystal belt. The back is buttoned up to the neck with a wide cap-sleeve like straps. Carley found herself surprised by a strong contender for the gown.
"You don't even think you like something until you try it on, so when I saw it on the actual hanger, I'm like "nahhh" i just passed through it, but putting it on, it's just such a different look than you even anticipate" says Carley"
Another thing to consider when buying a dress is finding a shop that also carries tuxes and even bridesmaids dresses. Most of the time you can get a discount on your rentals or purchases if you buy a dress with the same store.
Also when cutting back on cost, keep in mind that lace and beading can add to that price tag. If you're looking for even more savings on a dress you can buy pre-owned at online stores like "tradesy." Even "brides for a cause" in Portland can give you a discount while the money goes to charity.