(Closed) Small budget, expensive taste

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Have you looked for the dress used? I purchased my dress used for about 25% of the retail price.

Post # 5
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My suggestion would be to purchase a preowned Enzoani lace dress and get someone from etsy to create you a “angel back lace sheath jacket” (which is how the Ellie Saab dress was described by another bride.)

Here’s some lace bridal shawls/jackets and maybe if you find something similiar you could contact that etsy person and see if they would recreate it to wear over your enzoani dress?


There’s some Enzoanis for sale on Ebay for low.



I know it’s scary buying something online sight unseen. I bought my dress from Ebay and it shockingly was perfect. ($2400 Watters gown for $116!!) I suggest “knowing” what looks good on your shape. I knew I needed ruching! And if you get it, make sure they have a return policy. 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 6
737 posts
Busy bee

@Shae_Baby:  There are some great reviews for Jasmines Bridal Shop.  Do a search.  I had my daughter’s dress made by them and it was 100$ perfect and only cost 25% of the real dress.  Not sure how they would go with the lace, but it is worth asking the question.

Post # 7
2448 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

with this you’re paying money for the quality of the lace. i just don’t think you’ll be able to recreate this with the same type of lace from scratch with your budget. best recommendation would be to buy used and spend the rest of your budget on alterations. vintage lace can be so lovely!

Post # 8
3588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

@atlbride2013: Agreed, the quality of lace plays heavily in an original vs knockoff.


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