Post # 1
Have you seen the prices of wedding dresses lately!! (yes I know you have) HELLO! I could wear seven different prom dresses for the price of one wedding dress. That got me thinking…what if I did wear a prom or pageant dress for my wedding?
318$ plus shipping!
Wow! Why isn’t everyone doing this? Is it because we need the word “wedding” or “bridal” involved in our dress pick? Possibly… I think my mom would disapprove of me wearing a prom dress. She wants the all wedding experience for me.
So how much does the word “wedding dress” or “bridal gown” actually add to the cost?
Anyone wearing an “alternative dress” ?
PS I will update my posts with other beautiful wedding looking prom dresses as I find them 🙂
Post # 3
I’m wearing a dress labeled ‘wedding,’ lol, but for me the added detail was worth it, plus all of the tulle :). They don’t really make ballgowns as prom dresses, lol.
That said, you’re right, there are a ton of cute prom dresses that could be worn for wedding dresses! I definitely look forward to seeing the photos you find.
Post # 4
OOhh, I like the first one!
Post # 5
Me too I love the first one!!
Post # 6
Good point, I dont want to regret not wearing a “wedding dress”…so we will see what I end up with! AND the first dress is Nicole Bakti 6270A 🙂
Post # 7
All of these prom gowns come in white/ivory:
I like prom better because they are not as heavy and the trains arent as long as bridal gowns.
Mori Lee seems to have the best prices and quality without having as much material as most bridal gowns based on what I tried on so thats the designer I went with 🙂
Post # 8
That second one is to die for.
Post # 9
@tksjewelry: I know right?! And under 500$!!
Post # 10
@MissTatas:Ooooh I will look! Thank you!
Post # 11
I think they are perfect for some dresses but there is no way I would have been able to find a prom dress even slightly similar to my 9 ft train. That is the only downside.
Post # 12
There’s certainly no rule that says you have to wear a “wedding dress.” I considered bridesmaids dresses. Some lines have gorgeous dresses that come in ivory for under $200. I ended up buying a “wedding dress”, but from The Limited. With a coupon, I paid $300.
Post # 13
There are a lot of pretty dresses on that website that come in white. I love this one for $418 : http://www.newyorkdress.com/Tiffany/16606.html
Post # 14
I love the first one! I had originally thought I wanted a sleeker simpler dress, so I was looking at non-wedding dresses. But then I tried on the dress I ended up getting, and it was poufy and corsetted and wonderful. And I realized that this was my one chance to wear a really big dramatic dress, so I went with it. If I had wanted that silhouette, I definitelly would’ve looked at non-bridal dresses. But like PPs have said, you can’t exactly find a ballgown or big train on a prom dress.
Post # 15
I really wanted one of the bridesmaid’s dresses as my dress but of course they didn’t make it in ivory/white and the next best was pink, tan, or silver…
Post # 16
Those are gorgeous. Can they be tried on anywhere?
I am heading to Orlando this weekend to do one more round of dress shopping (I’ve been about 5 times, but this is the first time with my mom!). Know of anywhere to try on reasonably priced dresses… that will ALSO let you take pictures since I will be from out of town and need to think about it for a week (run it past my girls back home) before deciding…?