Budget Bridal: How to Save on Your Big Day

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As wedding season (read: summer) kicks off, almost every bride-to-be stresses out about the same thing: the budget.

But there's one time-honored way brides-to-be can control their costs — by buying a cheap but chic, gown. "Good Morning America" identified three popular wedding day looks and bouquets that, with some shopping know-how, can come in at less than $250.

Halter Gown

Splurge: Amy Michelson for Kleinfeld; Satin halter sheath with empire waist and crisscross back with jeweled accent.
Price: $3,100

Steal: J Crew halter dress
Price: $225

Princess Dress

Splurge: Pnina Tornai exclusively for Kleinfeld; Satin tank ball gown with tulle skirt, lace-up corset bodice, jeweled with Swarovski crystals.
Price: $5,700

Steal: Isaac Mizrahi for Target Princess Tulle dress
Price: $159

Strapless

Splurge: Monique Lhuillier for Kleinfeld; Silk satin sheath with empire waistline and cathedral train
Price: $3,900

Steal: Isaac Mizrahi for Target strapless dress
Price: $89

Savings Bouquets

These bouquets are twists on more expensive bouquet options and are from the Preston Bailey collection at Sandals Resorts.

Floral Elegance Bouquet
Pagoda flowers cluster bouquet in silk
Price: $100

Water Lily Bouquet
Deep pink cymbidium orchids
Price: $125

Crystal Bouquet
White rose ball bouquet
Price: $150

For more information on Preston Bailey Designs, please visit www.prestonbailey.com or email info@prestonbailey.com. For more information on the Preston Bailey Signature WeddingMoon collections available exclusively at Sandals Resorts please visit www.sandals.com or call 1-888-Sandals.

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