Affordable options like my dream dress (Elie Saab Freya) ?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you check the destination collection of designers like Mori lee, maggie sottero or even dessy you are likely to find something of similar fabric and style

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m sure you could find chinese replicas of that or another designer dress like that.

My dress (I can’t believe I can say that now!) is chiffon from Alfred Angelo. David’s Bridal also has a chiffon dress that I liked!

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wore this chiffon dress from David’s Bridal (although the model pic does it no justice):

ETA: Since the model picture isn’t so great, here is pics of me in it.  Real bride photos are always better, IMO.

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

This is the DB chiffon dress. It was really light and the back is REALLY pretty! And I’m a DDD cup!

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

@missrobots: Ohh!  That new DB one looks like a great fit for what the OP is looking for!

@Miss Tattoo: That’s the dress I wore!  I loved it!  Although you look fantastic in the dress you chose too!

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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i fell in love with this dress when i first started collecting ideas – it would look really cute with some cap sleeves and i believe the bow is removable

I believe it was a Watters dress, maybe in the wtoo collection

this is part of their new collection and i love it!

 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s brand new. It’s under their “new arrivals” section.

Yes, I still look at new wedding gowns even though I’ve been a wife for 2.5 months now. LOL.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

and here I am in the other dress on this thread.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Once you know that its your dress, sign up for the Sample Sales via NYMag.  I was lucky to find my Gurl online via yourdreamdress.com but I was ready to fly to NYC to buy my dress. I know you don’t want to shop online, but once you know your size and  you can get it @ a discount, I would give it a go.  Check out oncewed.com, recycledbride.com, and preownedweddingdresses.com. 

Also there is Chruch Street Bridal in Virgina which Sales samples @ a huge discount. 

Good Luck!!!!

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