Saluting Vera Wang, the woman who made stylish weddings affordable
“Success isn’t about the end result. It’s about what you learn along the way.” Vera Wang
With her numerous accomplishments and life experiences, we’re sure Vera Wang has learned more “along the way” than many of us will in our lifetimes. That’s impressive, but we’re especially wowed by her wedding dress design success.
Vera Wang has been designing beautiful wedding gowns for almost thirty years. Her star-studded clientele list for both her wedding and evening wear include Mariah Carey, Kim and Khloe Kardashian, Victoria Beckham, Hilary Duff, Chelsea Clinton, Avril Lavigne, Alicia Keys, First Lady Michelle Obama, Sofia Vergara and Viola Davis.
You can find affordable ‘White by Vera Wang’ dresses at David’s Bridals, and the starting price for a Vera Wang Bridal Collection gown is $2900 (according to verawang.com), but many of her designs cost more than most brides can afford. Victoria Beckham’s $100,000 wedding gown and Chelsea Clinton’s $32,000 creation are two examples on the uber-expensive side of the cost spectrum.
How can you feel like a million bucks in one of Vera’s gorgeous designer gowns without killing your wedding budget, or taking out a wedding loan for the dress alone? Beautiful, well-cared for Vera Wang gowns are available on resale sites like Tradesy, Once Wed and Still White. These sites and others like them offer gently used designer wedding dresses for savings of up to 60% and more on retail prices. Another alternative to buying new is to rent your dream wedding dress on a site like Rent the Runway. For more information on both types of money-saving gown resources, check out The Knot, for a writeup on their favorite websites for brides on the hunt for the perfect gown at a less-than-designer price.
Even with the best of planning, saving and budget-minded gown shopping, couples can find that the cash they’ve put aside for their big day doesn’t quite match up to the actual costs. If you need help coming up with funds to finance a wedding, or perhaps are considering a honeymoon loan to pay for that much-needed dream getaway, then visit us at lendingpoint.com and see how our loans are better. Our handy loan calculator makes it easy to see what loan amount and terms work best with your budget. Let us help you afford your happily-ever-after without using credit cards that mean minimum payments and bills that go on and on…and on.