Hi everyone, I’m new to the board. I’ve been reading and gathering helpful information for months, but I never felt the need to register and post any questions until now.
I’ve been searching for a romantic dress for my summer wedding without luck. I budgeted $1000 taking into account the cost of $300 or so in alterations (there is wiggle room but I just prefer to get the dress I want for as cheap as possible).
Anyhow, I’ve been to a handful of shops around town that carry dresses for under $1500 and haven’t found anything I REALLY LOVE. I want something light and airy that I’ll be comfortable in. The closest I’ve found in person is this dress from DB but it has this tiny polka dot pattern on the fabric which I could do without:
What I would really LOVE is something similar to this style I found on a website called Light in the Box (without the weird thing sticking out of the bust):
I’m actually really tempted to order it since it’s only $280 but I’ve been reading mixed reviews about the company and I’m not sure I want to take the chance.
I also like this style:
So, does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should be looking (i.e. particular designers or department stores or trunk shows, etc.)? I’m in the Ottawa/Gatineau area but would be willing to check out Montreal, Toronto or even somewhere across the border in the US. HELP and thanks in advance!
Mori lee or allure but Mori lee would be more in your price range
I suggest checking out preownedweddingdress.com!
Find one that you love and then go try it on in the store!
For exapmle this watters dress would be over $2000 brand new:
But I just found it used for half the price here!:
(Bonus – this dress is also located in toronto!)
To me, these are the epitome of romance. I have never seen anyone wear one, and I don’t know where you could get them, but if you liked a design, you could always get a replica made. Jasmines and DressilyMe both do amazing work.
I also wanted to point out these from Dessy.com
(After Six Bridal Style 1038) Only $570!
(After Six Bridal Style 1044)
and my favorite!
(After Six Bridal Style 1044) Only $690!
This may be larger than what your going for but it immediately popped into my head.
Have you tried the allure 8862? Thats the dress I THINK i might be going with…
@mellifluous: I also tried thet polka dot but would have preferred a more plain fabric. You’re not that far from me good luck!
@nativedesires: Thanks for the suggestion! There are a few boutique dress shops in the outskirts that carry Mori Lee so I’ll be sure to check it out!
@EffieTrinket: They do have beautiful dresses! I am trying to wade through reviews about Jasmine and Dressily. I’m just worried that it will fit differently than what is pictured (it’s always hard to tell from just the photo).
@nativedesires: I should have mentioned that I’m only about 5 feet nothing and a size 0-2 normally so this one would be too overpowering. I would need something a little slimmer. But thanks for the suggestion! I do love the top and the ruffles are so pretty!
@dancingfox: These are very pretty too! Do you have experience with Dessy? I was actually thinking of ordering my BM dresses from there since they have such a huge selection!
@MASPA: Yes a little too big for me but I love the soft look and train in the back. Very romantic!
@mrsalexander: Another great suggestion! I’ll have to go back to DB and have a look. It was very rushed when I went in for my appointment and the lady that was supposed to help me was busy with another bride also.
@dancingfox: I like that After Six onek too, it’s so charming!
These may also be in your pricerange:
Atelier Diagonal (cheaper line by Pronovias) Febrero:
W1 White Ones (cheaper line by Pronovias) Noray:
But this is my favourite for you.
White by Vera Wang (available at Davids Bridal) Style 351065. Just a bit over your pricerange:
Link to the dress at Davids Bridal: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Ball-Gown-with-Corded-Lace-Bodice-and-Tulle-Skirt-VW351065_Bridal-Gowns-Shop-By-Designer-White-by-Vera-Wang
Sweetheart Gowns 5990 (cheaper line of Alfred Angelo):
Sincerity Coll. 2012 (3671):
Sincerity Coll. 2012 (3661)
The last two dresses are from Collection 2012 – but maybe you can get them cheaper anywhere.
Wish you all the best.