Post # 1
Hi guys! So…I have a budget of $500 for my wedding dress (including alterations, so the actual dress should probably be a max of $300-ish). It is possible, I swear! I’ve seen some REALLY nice ones while browsing online.
My only issue is that I would like a lace dress, if at all possible, because I feel that it just looks better with an outdoor wedding. But I have a sinking feeling that lace is going to be much more expensive than, say, a plain satin/silk wedding gown.
So…how much did your lace wedding dresses cost? (I’m looking for a basic A-line, ankle-length dress without a train, so anyone who had something somewhat like that, I would LOVE you to comment with where you got the dress from!)
PS: I’m also fine with eyelet cotton, or whatever — just something that kind of looks…lace-y.
Post # 3
I know Mrs. Spring Roll got a lace dress from DB I don’t know how much it was though…
Post # 4
My sister had a lace wedding dress. She paid 300 for it and then there were 300 in alterations done on it. The seamstress said that lace is more to alter becuase of the fact that they have to match up the patterns and all that. So in all it was 600. 500 should be doable too. GOOD LUCK!
Post # 5
My budget is $300 for a dress, too, and I’d really like a lace one (I’m getting married outdoors, too), so let me know if you find anything. I’ve been watching used wedding dress lists (oncewed.com, preownedweddingdresses.com, woreitonce.com, bravobride.com, craigslist.com, ebay.com, among others….there are a lot of options). Some of them are still pretty pricey, but I’m thinking it’s more likely that I’ll find something that way than new, unless you get something custom made in China.
Post # 6
Have you checked Aria Bridesmaids (ariadress.com)? They sell cotton eyelet gowns for around $250. They might be just what you’re looking for — ankle-length, no train, any neckline you want! I also second preownedweddingresses.co, you can find some wonderful deals there.
Post # 7
Depending on how much of a risk taker you are, I’d suggest Millie Bridal. They are the Chinese company that makes custom dresses. I got mine for $360 (including shipping) and you can see from my picture that is has a lace overlay with beading. The picture doesn’t include the balero, but that too is lace. I’m still waiting for mine, but they do have the option to rush the dress in four weeks for $50 more. The other bee brides have said that it’s a great company to work with and their dresses came out beautiful! Alterations may have to be done, but you give them your measurements when you submit your design, so it most cases it’s fool proof. I’d be happy to answer any more questions if you have any. So far, the customer service has been awesome! [attachment=194545,16486]
Okay, my attachment was too big, so the picture is of a dress that is basically mine but I changed a few things. That dress retails for $1400 and I’m getting mine for $360…I think it’s a great deal!
Post # 8
I know several brides who have had great luck with Ebay and the Chinese companies. $200-300 for gorgeous lace dresses, and they love the quality and fit in person as well. They custom make them to your size, so it should help eliminate a lot of alteration costs. Pay very close attention to feedback if you go this route, but know there are great, honest companies out there, like AEast is using!
Post # 9
Definitely recommend the Ebay/Chinese companies route. I’ve yet to hear any complaints!
I had mine made by a lady at our church who makes dresses. We paid about $350 for materials (and yes, the vast majority of that cost was the lace, it was about $50 a yard), and another $200 in labor. Having dresses made can run anywhere from very cheap to very expensive, but if you shop around you can find someone who will make the exact dress you want, for a better cost than you’d pay in a bridal shop. Just a thought!
Here’s a picture. Mine’s not all lace, and has a train, but you can see that trusting someone to make it isn’t too scary! (I was nervous that it wouldn’t come out like I wanted, but it’s perfect!)
Post # 10
Did you try looking at Etsy sellers who have lace dresses???
Exquisite gowns Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7106148
Post # 11
I bought a Da Vinci all-lace dress after I deemed my dream dress (Enzoani Dakota) was way out of my budget. It was being sold at RK Bridal for $800+ but I purchased mine from netbride.com for a little over $500. Then I found an incredible tailor, who shortened the dress for $120 .
I don’t recommend Chinese dressmakers on the internet because I think they have a harder time replicating lace gowns. My dress came back with barely any lace and I had to fight to get my money back. I was only able to get back half.
Post # 12
David’s Bridal has a lot of all lace dresses. plus some with lace detailing. They sort of suck to shop with because they sell your phone number and stuff…..but since they’ve had that sale going on for like 5 months now, you can DEF get one of their all lace dresses for 300-ish.
Post # 13
Well the dress I eventually ended up choosing cost only $100. I have a $300 cuatom gown that I have to get rid of and a Natay off-the-shoulder dress I paid $200 that I need to get rid of as well.
Post # 14
Mine was originally 1200, but it was last years model, so i got it for 900.
Post # 15
maybe look for bm dresses that are lace? Also some great suggestions about getting it from China or Etsy. I paid 900 for mine from Mori Lee, but they have different dresses that are cheaper still – maybe not entirely lace…I’d give them a look.
Good luck 🙂
Post # 16
$250 at Running of the Brides – I took it to a seamstress & she told me this was easily a $3000 dress because of the lace detail 🙂 Jackpot.