Post # 1
I’ve been searching high and low for a dress in the $500-$600 dollar range and not finding “THE ONE”. I don’t really want to raise this budget since we’re paying for our wedding of 200 people (yikes!) so I want to see what’s reasonable, and I guess it’s easier to raise my budget than to travel and look somewhere else…. If you’re on a budget like me, how much did you (will you) shell out for the dress?
Post # 3
I got a Maggie Sottero dress. Her Dresses look Expensive but they are not!
I got mine for $700 bucks but Im in the NYC area, so thats a bargain out here!
Post # 4
@ms_margo: Mori Lee gowns are also in that price range. My gown is from their Voyage line and costs about $500.
Post # 5
I bought my Maggie gown used that way i didnt have to spend a whole lot. The dress goes for $1600+ and i got it for $700-$800.
Post # 6
I got my dress from BCBG for less than $300… I looked at Macy’s and Nordstrom websites, and ordered a whole bunch and felt that several of them would have worked – they were all less than $500, which was my budget too (including alterations). My advice: don’t feel pressured to increase your budget – and don’t go and try on the dresses you really can’t afford… I actually stayed out of all the bridal stores as I knew I couldn’t afford them, but had a blast trying on the boxes upon boxes I ordered (just make sure you get free/cheap shipping!).
Post # 7
Before I knew that my parents were going to help I started searching Nordstrom Rack. They had some really nice options.
Post # 8
Are you willing to buy used? If so, I would check out preownedweddingdresses.com and oncewed.com. You can probably find a dress that was originally $1000-1500 in your current budget. If you see anything you like that you think you might love, you can go try it on knowing that you can just get it used for a lot less.
Post # 9
I am not opposed to used! I’d much rather have a dress I love 🙂
Post # 10
I was able to score a beautiful Pronovias San Patrick dress in my size for $400. It was a sample and I found it on Ebay. It is in pristine condition much to my dismay, The original price was $1375! I never in a hundred years thought I’d find a dress so beautiful for such a great price. You can definitely find a dress you love on your budget. The interent is a wonderful tool with limitless possibilites. As SerenaSF mentioned you can also fing beautiful gowns that arent all used, some may be samples, on preownedweddingdresses.com, & http://www.oncewed.com/used-wedding-dresses/
Post # 11
My budget was < $500 and my dress was $400 (I paid $300 with coupon) at The Limited.
Post # 12
What kind of dress are you looking for?
Post # 13
I bought my dress for 300$ (including alterations) in Chicago at a tiny little seamstress shop.. it has real pearls sewn into it and its my dream dress… if you’re not finding your dress, just look a little harder!
Post # 14
maybe you can consider preown gown or sample gowns?
Post # 15
My dress came up to about 650 after tax and all. Its a maggie dress.
Post # 16
My dress was from David’s Bridal for $700, but I got it on sale for something like $500 (my mom bought my dress for me). Have you looked at DB? I know that the dresses don’t look that fabulous on the website–you really need to go in person to see how beautiful they really look!