@HotPinkPopTart: Check it out. PS Bridal (plusssizebridal.com, but they also carry non-plus size stuff) has this dress you want for $678:
You have to add it to the cart for the price to show.
Best Bridal Prices (another legit online retailer) has it for $849.00
Best Bridal prices has a price match offer though where they will beat any price by 5% and I just emailed them about MY dress, using PSBridal’s price and they are matching it. They took PS Bridal’s price plus the shipping that PSBridal charges and then totalled that and beat it by 5%, so for me, instead of paying PSBridal’s $637 plus shipping, BestBridalPrices will give it to me for $619.
I just realized that BestBridalPrices is a bad example as they only have one in stock (unless that is in your size)..BUT it’s also cheaper than I said ($700-something!) but my point is, try websites that are legit and do price matching. Or just go with PlusSizeBridal. The reason I am doing the price match thing is because while I hadn’t heard anything bad about PS Bridal there was just MORE info out there on BestBridalPrices, plus the extra 5% off is nice..
I haven’t ordered yet but if you search weddingbee you will be able to read what others have experienced.
Try NetBride.com. When I was looking for other dresses (different designers) they had the BEST prices every time. You have to email them for a quote, but they are super fast in replying. I’ve heard very good things about them. The only reason I won’t get my dress from them is that they don’t carry the designer I decided I want.
Try http://www.houseofbrides.com , http://www.ebridalsuperstore.com , http://www.princessbridalgowns.com (haven’t checked them out totally but they have a brick & mortar store in TX), jaysbridal.com, tomsbridal.com, just to name a few. Oh and everyone swear’s by Pearls Place (google it), but you have to call for a price quote there as well (and they didn’t carry my dress, but might carry yours).
Anyway, lots of legwork can pay off! The super-bargain hunter in me thinks I can still find my dress for less than $619 but if I don’t I’ll be content that I still saved about $400 on it!
Hope this helps.