(Closed) Short engagement, summer wedding, need cheap dress!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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5663 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I do know that J Crew is having a 20% off sale and they have some pretty summery dresses that run at a decent price. Otherwise I think I would try Nordstrom or sometihng else for a nice white dress. And yes unless you find a sample for sale, you are running very short on time to order anything. OR you can try David’s bridal actually. They sell off the rack.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@megmck:  Could you give us a price range (including any alterations)?  That would help.  Some people on these boards consider $1500 cheap… others consider $100 cheap.  So specifics would help us. 🙂

Post # 7
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5663 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megmck:  No not that is a chain store. I would do a search in your area and maybe make some phone calls. Also maybe try a bridal consignment place if there are any by you?

Post # 8
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770 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

For cheap and simple dresses, I’d check out department stores like Macys and Nordstroms. They often carry wedding gowns that are much more affordable.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

My local bridal shop also sold certain styles off the rack. Generally it was only discontinued, old, or slightly damaged styles though- but they did have a very nice dress for only $200… modcloth.com sells alot of very pretty dresses, not really wedding gowns per say but you might be able to find a nice tea-length there… uniquevintage.com also has a large selection of more well-priced gowns… Other than specific sites I’d look into prom gowns as those are a better priced & many of the styles are similar to wedding gowns…. 

Post # 12
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372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@megmck:  Try BHLDN! They tend to have some cheaper dresses in the reception dress category. Also try the Classifieds on the Bee.

Post # 13
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341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@megmck:  I bought my dress from Church Street Bridal.  It’s a wonderful shop that sells samples and discontinued styles that are donated by bridal shops.  They sell them at a HUGE discount, and the best part is that ALL the money goes to help abused women.

You can see their inventory (and have a dress shipped!) from Facebook.  Just search for Church Street Bridal.  They’ve got gowns for $250 in there that are GORGEOUS.

 

Post # 15
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930 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

How about lightinthebox.com?  I’ve ordered bridesmaid dresses from them about a year ago (for a different wedding).

Post # 16
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441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Dressilyme could make a dress for you that quickly, and if you want a simple design it shouldn’t be that hard for them to make it. 

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