Post # 1
I’m getting married in 3 months, on October 12. I have a 600 dollar budget for my dress and I know that a lot of stores will give you a hard time if they have to rush order your dress. Does anybody have any suggestions for sample sales or stores where I can buy my dress right off the rack and just get alterations somewhere else? Any ideas are very much appreciated. Thank you so much.
Oh Btw. I live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Post # 3
I got my dress from davids bridal. It was ordered and came in less than a month and they were willing to sell me any of their samples. They have a lot of dresses in your price range. Good luck!
Post # 4
Try to look for a sample dress in the store. Even if they aren’t advertising a sample sale, they can sell you the sample off the rack.
Post # 5
I bought my dress off eBay and I was so happy with it! It was new with tags and a Mori lee gown. I scoured the net for my size dress and when I found it, I had to make sure everything was right. So we kept in communication and I am well please with it.
so you need to know what dress you want to wear and go from there.
Post # 6
i almost bought a mori lee for under $500. i know there are a few different dresses they offer for that cost.
Post # 7
Depending how formal you want to go, you can get a REALLY pretty, REALLY well made infinity dress off of Etsy (I can look up the seller if you want), I think she even adds trains upon request!
Post # 8
My wedding is October 12th too!
But, initially we were planning to have our wedding this spring or summer, which only gave me 4 months to get a dress. I just called up the local bridal shops around me and ended up finding a sample off the rack that I will be having altered elsewhere.
Post # 9
I think every store I went to was willing to sell their samples right off the rack.
Post # 10
I would go to David’s Bridal and look at their sale or clearance rack where you can take the dress the same day you buy it. I would also call other bridal stores around the area where you are (even up to a few hours away from you) and see if they have any sample/sale/clearance racks. After that, about alterations, all you have to do is find a reputable seamstress who has bridal gown experience. You can look them up online or on different wedding websites, or ask friends or relatives for referrals.
Post # 11
+1 to David’s Bridal. Lots of options in your price range, and you can even order new from their warehouse in your time frame.
Post # 12
Another +1 for David’s Bridal. If you have an Alfred Angelo in your area, that might be a good option too. I would also try looking up any bridal consignment shops in your area, if you don’t mind used dresses.