Post # 1
I have just fallen in love with this dress. It has everything I have ever wanted in a dress – scalloping in lace, classic shape, elegance and little bits of interest (the ties on the back buttons), full length, little train, low back and cute straps! (I’ve neverbeen a fan of strapless).
This dress blows my mind, but I never thought i’d ever spend more than $500 on a dress and this one is $1200.
What do you bees think? For a bride on a budget, who is having a smaller wedding, is it worth spending a little more to have your dream dress?
Post # 3
@ERsax: If your wedding isn’t for a while, I’d suggest waiting. You may find that a bride puts it up (even unworn) for resale. If not, DB may put it on sale in a while. Of course, that depends on your timeline.
It is lovely!
Post # 4
Have you actually tried the dress on? I think you need to try it on in person before you make up your mind, a dress that I thought was my dream dress did not live up to the expectations when I had it on. I agree with the PP that it may be worth waiting a while to see if it comes on sale. Good luck 🙂
Post # 5
From my understanding davids bridal has quite a few sales so I too would wait if you have the time. If not, as another poster stated see if you can get it used. Finally, you can purchase it but look at your budget. Can you afford it? If not, are you okay with cutting something else out in the wedding? IMO, and keep in mind I ended up splurging on my dress, if there is absolutely nothing else that will satisfy you then definately get it. But make sure that you have tried on other styles/dresses in your price range but don’t find anything you like, that you tried it on and you love it on you, and that you won’t regret it (so stop looking at dresses afterwards! 😉 )
Post # 6
Yeah, if it is DB, it will eventually go on sale. How long til the big day?
Post # 7
@ERsax: Too many people on these boards “fall in love” with a dress they haven’t even put on. Sure t may be a pretty dress, but not flattering to you. Don’t lock yourself into anything too early in the game.
That dress is adorable in that photo, hope you like it on you. MOst of the wedding dress photos aren’t styled with bag and attitude like this one is.
Post # 8
@ERsax: Also, don’t forget to factor in alterations. Those can be a couple of hundred dollars, depending on what you need done. That can come as an ugly surprise if you’re not ready for it. 🙂