Post # 1
Granted I bought it for $100, but still. It doesn’t fit.
This is what I bought, via ebay:
That’s not me…btw
The torso on me is WAY to short. My torso is much MUCH larger then the dress allows for me. The seller’s measurements and mine are the same, and it DOES fit, it’s just…..off somehow
Also, the taffeta feels thinner then David’s bridal, and the sequence kinda make it feel a bit cheap.
I just don’t like it. It doesn’t fit me correctly, and I’m not 100% in love with it to try and fix it.
I need to stay under $300 INCLUDING alterations.
I just don’t feel like that’s going to happen. I really thought this dress was the one. I fell in love with one SO similar in a store.
I just don’t know. I want to give up. I’m never going to be in love with a dress. I’m just going to have to settle for ‘good enough’
Post # 3
@MissFireFlower: sorry to hear what you are going through. Can you sell that one and keep looking? You still have a long time to go, more dresses will come up before then.
Post # 4
@traveller: Yeah, i suppose I could try and sell it- but I don’t know how much I’m going to get for it. I don’t think I’ll get more then 1/2 my money back.
Everything that I love that fir me was way out of budget. Even used samples are our of budget.
I just want to give up and elope
Post # 5
try rentthetunway.com!! There are plenty of fancy gowns that can pass for a wedding dress!!! Your budget is doable!!! I have rented three times already for a date with the hubby and formal events, I love it!! use what you have and do what you can!! Good Luck from a fellow WB!! PS I spent like 1500 on my Maggie Sottero and about 1000 on alterations, no joke!! the dress is just sitting there in one of our closets!!! My Maggie was amazing but damn talk about blowin’ dough! Try Nordstom too for a simple ivory/white dress!
Post # 6
hmm what size are you? I can help you look. Watch local craigslists etc.
Post # 7
Have you tried http://shopruche.com/? My friend got a dress from there and she didn’t even have to get it altered.
Post # 8
Bridal consignment shops! I’m not sure where you live, but most every city these days has consignment stores I’m sure you could stay well within your budget and find a gown you love!
Post # 9
http://www.foundthegown.com — I have seen a few dresses on that site at or under your budget. Take a look. 🙂
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Post # 11
have you tried looking for bridesmaid dresses (or evening wear dresses) in white or ivory?
These dresses will be more simple than most bridal gowns but I’m sure you can find a lot of options for under $300.
Post # 12
Rue La La has sales on wedding dress all the time.
Also check out the designer ABS—they have a wedding dress line now, too. Good luck!
Post # 13
@PacificMrs: I second this! I found some pretty good ones at bridal consignment. The only reason I didn’t go that route is its too hard to decide under pressure for me. Also have you considerEd finding a bridesmaid or grad dress you like and ordering it in white?
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Another place to watch is macy’s and nordstrom’s! I would check the online catalog of “formal evening dresses” every once and a while, and there are a few REALLY pretty white/cream/nude/champagne dresses for $150-300. I ended up getting one from Macy’s for $110. It’s totally fits my style (not super frilly) and I’m going to have the neckline altered a little to make it perfect.
Or a white/ivory/etc bridesmaid dress?
Or a prom dress?
I second the second-hand bridal stores too. My friend got a beautiful dress at one of those for $150.
“Bridal” gowns are just white dresses with crazy price tags IMHO. Good luck!
Post # 15
Also, try Church Street Bridal. They are located in Virginia. All of their designer gowns are between $200-$700. They get all of the dress samles from a ton of stores and designer showrooms (including Kleindelds)—they are samples that have never been worn. It’s a nonprofit and the money goes to battered women. They post pictures of their dresses that come in on their Facebook page—you can call and order over the phone.
Post # 16
yes u can just gotta do some hard shopping… keep looking… especially craigslist