(Closed) Looking for wedding dress <$1000

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Alfred Angelo. Check for bridal shops that carry Casablanca, Mori Lee, Allure, Jasmine, Mon Cheri, Impression, Eden. All of those designers have a good selection of affordable dresses. Also, Wtoo by Watters and Maggie Sottero, but they are more mixed with a lot above $1000 and some below.

Post # 4
1917 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

There are tons of brands that sell reasonably priced dresses.  I love Modeca, WToo, Enzoani and Mon Cheri.  Just try a different bridal shop.

Post # 5
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Nordstrom opened a bridal suite earlier this year in select stores – they also show the dresses online. I thought they had the best selection by far under $1000. Good luck!

Post # 6
415 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

They’re a little different from the norm, but if you get them in white they could be more traditional – http://www.wai-ching.com.  All real silks and very affordable!

Post # 7
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ve seen a few brides on here who have ordered a bridesmaid dress in either white or ivory which is an option for a lot of styles. Maybe see if any of those suit your taste?



Post # 8
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012 - The Chapel of the Sir Christopher Wren Building, 2007 Legacy Hall

I purchased a Wtoo dress that was under $1000. I loved a lot of Watter’s dresses and  in my experience they appear more expensive (due to quality and detail) than their price point.

Post # 9
660 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My dress is Mori Lee and was under $1000 with tax

Post # 10
14349 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Are you in a major city that has the running of the brides?  (If they still do that since Filenes basement is closing).   They are almost all $250, and some $500 max.

Post # 11
3121 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t know much about discount dresses, but TFJ, Sister!

Post # 12
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My dress was priced out of my price range at the bridal shops in my area. I decided to call around to shops that were on the designer’s authorized dealer list. I lucked up. I found a shop in New Jersey that was $800 less, there isn’t any taxes, and shipping will only cost me $25 via UPS. The shop is called JaeHee Bridal Atelier in New Jersey and they have an online store called SayYesBridal.com. I’ve seen lots of designer dresses on sale for under $1k on their site. They also have their own collection. You should check it out or give them a call. Christine helped me and so far I’m pleased. I should have my dress by March 🙂

Good Luck!

Post # 14
2584 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Go everywhere (except couture shops). Most places have a wide range of prices, and a lot of shops will have clearance dresses. I’ve tried on some really nice clearance dresses that were $2000 and were marked down to $400. A lot of Mori Lees and some Maggie Sotteros are priced under $1000. That was my budget as well and my Maggie came just under $1000 with tax. More than I wanted to spend but there were a lot of $700-$800 dresses too.

Post # 16
5892 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Check Broke Ass Bride. They always do articles about expensive dresses and their similar less expensive counterparts. 

I know you’ve been 4 times, but did you try on every gown–even the ones you don’t think would look good on you? You’d be surprised what works and doesn’t work.

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