Second hand wedding gowns
We all would like to have an unlimited budget for the wedding. Especially the future bride as so she would buy for herself a dress of a million dollars. But in reality many of the future brides are limited. The amount of money is either not available, either hardly available. So, they think it would be better to restrain the list of needs and choose a not so expensive dress. Like the second hand wedding gown.
First of all, the meaning of second hand dress is clear: one that was used before. But this does not mean that it is obsolete or ugly and looking like a rag. It is simply a dress preowned but still keeping its charm and beautiful aspect.
Why would a future bride choose such a dress? Like I said before there can be a determined factor, like the money aspect. So, it is kind of conditioned action for a bride. Apart from this, there is the category of the brides that do not put so much accent on the dress, on regards of an elaborated design, or a fancy look. For example, a mature, an older bride passed over her 30’s let’s say will have nothing against choosing a second hand bridal gown. The same thing can be applied for a woman passing through her second marriage: using the first wedding gown would not be appropriate so that a second one is needed. And what best option than a second hand one, which requires not so much money, or efforts.
And vintage style is never obsolete. No matter the beliefs towards the bridal gown it seems that some of the brides would like to have a dress with a touch of history. And so, they choose a second hand dress an older one and they recondition it. And there are some other brides that recognize themselves here, the ones that have their mother’s dress for example given as a family heritage.
Lastly, second hand wedding gowns can be harsh blamed. Many consider that even though the bride can not afford to buy an expensive bridal gown, so a cheaper one is needed, still a new dress can be available. And instead of thinking about this, they rather have a simple one but to be a dress of their own. Probably there is the superstition according to which the wedding dress carries one’s luck in the wedded life.
True or not, conditioned or not about the money I believe that a bride should take advantages of what the bridal experience means: to search for the dress, to make it the impossible and finally choose what she has always dreamed about.11