Advice on a dress for simple wedding outdoors?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
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Helper bee
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@EllyG:  Congrats on your engagement! Could I ask what your budget is for the dress?

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Bumble bee
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@EllyG:  Well here are some ideas, hopefully around the $1000-$1500k mark:

WToo

 

Mignon

 J Crew

Blush by Jim Hjelm

Allure

BHLDN

BCBGMAXAZRIA

 

Finally, while it’s pushing the top of your price range ($1800), I really love this cotton dress from The Cotton Bride:

 

 

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Bumble bee

Welcome to the hive! 🙂 When I tried on dresses at bridal shops, I found the material was too heavy for me. I ended up buying my dress at a department store!

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

EllyG I see you are in Colorado, how far are you from Denver?  There is a great bridal shop called A and Be and they have really simple beautiful dresses within your budget and I think it might be a really great place for you to stop!

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Helper bee
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Sugar bee
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I also had a simple outdoor wedding and LOVED my dress from J. Crew; I wore the Gracie, which is no longer available, but you can find it brand new with the tags on Ebay for ridiculously cheap. I tried on a few dresses at J. Crew that I also loved because they were simplistically elegant and so comfortable; the Sophia was one of my runners-up and would definitely allow you to wear a “regular” bra. I did have to wear a strapless bra with the Gracie, but I just wore a regular one from Target, not a fancy one that was sewn into the dress or anything. 

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Essense of Australia

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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

J crew (https://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bride.jsp’ defer=’defer) has some really great options for a more simple no fuss dress. If its a low budget wedding rather than buying it from their website I would suggest checking out ebay or tradsey. 

I found the J crew dress that I wanted on ebay, brand new, for almost 85% off of retail.

I later found it on tradsey for a simular discount. 

Good luck on your search!

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