Show me your bargain wedding dresses ladies…

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3047 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

SellyJo: Felt the exact same thing, I wanted a pretty dress of course, but there was just no way I could motivate a high price tag. I ended up getting this Oleg Cassini dress (this is me trying it at Davids Bridal):

It was $900 (with tax) in Canada, but only $675 (with tax) in the US. So I placed the order on the other side of the boarder and then we made a fun little road trip down to get it. It wasn’t a bargain really, but I felt happy that I didn’t have to pay the full Canadian price and it was a cost I could live with.

Post # 4
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had a budget of $1500-2500 (CND) in my head when I was dress shopping. 

I went to a store that had Allure dresses and showed them what I wanted. They didn’t have the exact dress, but something similar that was discontinued so they were selling the sample for $499! If you want a designer dress, see if any bridal store are selling sample dresses that have been discontinued. It was altered for me and dry cleaned before I picked it up. 

Post # 6
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

SellyJo:  That was about my max too and I was able to get a custom gown from Dolly Couture. Not everyone’s style but it was exactly what I wanted. The dress itself was around $650, plus another $50ish for the petticoat, and a somewhere around $125-$150 for alterations. 

Post # 7
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


BeckyS0:  Love this!


Here is mine.  I think it was about $700 USD.  Sorry for the terrible pic.  My 6 year old snapped it before I took in back to the bridal store to be steamed. 

Post # 8
2918 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014


My dress was $500. I bought it used off  Best decision!

Post # 9
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


eocenia:  My dress too!

Post # 10
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

I’m a Mori Lee Voyage lady…6763.  It’s not me in it, but here’s the stock photo.

It was $599 CAD


  • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  LDay1983.
Post # 11
4649 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


David’s Bridal

$179 USD (+ extra for the girdle. Should’ve gotten 2 girdles. LOL!)


Post # 12
1005 posts
Bumble bee


That’s gorgeous on you! And it’s a cute picture haha not “terrible” at all!

Post # 13
45 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

I got mine at The Brides Project in Ann Arbor, MI (a bridal shop that has donated dresses, pre-worn or bridal shop oversock, proceeds to go cancer research), for about $375 before alterations. I’m changing the strap to purple, but I’m absolutely in love with the dress. Consider organizations like these!!


Post # 14
595 posts
Busy bee


i paid $499 for the dress and $150 for the sash! A sash was already included in the $499 but I felt since I was already cheap enough I could spruce it up with a more blinded out belt 🙂

Post # 15
2051 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Liverpoolbride:  gorgeous dress! I love the flowy skirt. 

SellyJo:  my MOH got the wedding dress of her dreams as a sample for £600 – full price it would be £1600. Also, monsoon and bhs have some gorgeous wedding dresses at the moment!

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