by Taylor Clark

Happy Friday, y’all! This weekend is very special for my family and me because my sister is getting married! Her wedding planning process has included numerous DIY projects and savvy shopping techniques, and I’ve learned so much about bridal budgeting over this last year from her. In honor of my sister’s dedication to a budget-friendly wedding, I’ve chosen some of our gorgeous clearance gowns to get y’all in the spirit of saving. Take a gander at a few hidden gems from our sales rack, and make sure to peruse our Pinterest for some tips and tricks on planning an affordable wedding.

Allure 2808

Oftentimes, brides who are looking for an affordable wedding gown think that they must compromise on intricate detailing to stay within their budget. As you can see from this Allure dress, it is entirely possible to achieve a dramatic, yet inexpensive look. Complete with a deep sweetheart neckline, sheer lace overlay top, and pearl buttons down the back, this gown delivers beauty on a budget from every angle.

For tips on budget-friendly décor for your special day, follow this link to our Pinterest page:

Justin Alexander 8626


If you’ve always imagined yourself in a timeless gown but don’t think you can find one within your budget, Justin Alexander has the answer to your problem. This gorgeous lace mermaid has adorable cap sleeves, a traditional sweetheart neckline, and a striking deep-V back. All of these elements are enough to wow your guests, but coupled with the fact that it’s on sale will surely leave everyone in awe of your savvy shopping abilities.

For tips on budget-friendly attire and accessories for your special day, follow this link to our Pinterest page:

Donna Morgan "Quinn"


My favorite dress on our sales rack is this sweet Donna Morgan. Its notched neckline adds just enough detail to this otherwise stunning dress. Bling it up with a belt, pair it with a short veil, or keep it simple, silly. Anyway you wear it, Quinn is perfect for the bride who wants to save money and is a fan of short dresses. 

For tips on planning an affordable honeymoon after your special day, follow this link to our Pinterest page:

Hopefully this post has opened your eyes to the wonderful world of affordable wedding dress shopping. As a lover of all things consignment, I am absolutely enamored by Meant To Be’s business concept and constantly find myself perusing the clearance rack for my next impulse buy (Note: I am not engaged, so this is a dangerous and impractical hobby). If you find yourself likewise intrigued by us, make an appointment and join our MTB family. And as always, check out our Pinterest boards for wedding inspiration and a preview of the gowns we currently have on our racks. I’m off to watch my favorite budget-friendly bride get hitched; have a delightful weekend and tune in next week for another edition of Friday Favorites.   

Xo, Taylor