Selecting the right wedding dress is sometimes a lot like finding the perfect partner - you might have to try a couple of times, you may fall in love with something unexpected, and much of the time, you just know when its "the one." Wedding dresses have the potential to be a pricey part of your budget, but we'd love to introduce you to an awesome option when searching for your perfect fit.
Has anyone ever heard of consignment shopping? People are often confused by the term, and think it means a shop that carries used clothing, but that's not exactly accurate. Some of the items in the shop are gently used (all is meticulously checked to be sure they are of the highest quality!), but a lot of the items, particularly bridal gowns, are brand new with tags - and offer a great option for anyone looking to score a gorgeous gown on a budget.
One such shop located in Greensboro, NC is Songbirds Bridal, Formal, & Consignments, and they have been serving the Triad and beyond since 2006.
Songbirds carries hundreds of wedding and formal gowns in a full range of sizes, all priced at $699 or less! Most of the bridal gowns in the shop are brand new with tags, received from local stores who send them their end-of-season gowns to put on clearance. Well known designers such as Justin Alexander, Eddy K, Maggie Sottero, Essence of Australia, Stella York, Martina Liana, Lillian West, David Tutera, James Clifford, Mary’s, Casablanca, Sophia Tolli, Venus, Bonny and many more are available. These brand new gowns retail for $800-$3200 and are reduced to only $699 or less at Songbirds. And for an even sweeter deal, buy a gown at Songbirds and receive 10% off of coordinating accessories! Crinoline slips, bridal sashes, veils, jewelry, shoes, headbands and tiaras are available to bring your wedding day look to the next level.
What if you're on a really tight budget? Ask about the bridal gown sale room, featuring a great selection of bridal gowns, new and used, for only $30-$150!
Best of all? All gowns are one-of-a-kind for purchase right off the rack, and are restocked weekly with new styles.
We've had the opportunity to photograph tons of gorgeous dresses from the Songbirds racks - here are a few of our favorites:
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