(Closed) Tips from thrifty brides, any ways to save on these?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

Try amazon and craigslist as far as the undergarments.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

It’s typically referred to as a longline bra if you want to google search them.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I PMed you about the slip– I actually have that exact slip and have been meaning to get rid of it for awhile!  I bought my dress from someone on the Bee and she sent that slip with it.  I have no intention of using it.  Perfect condition, size 8.  I’m willing to give it to you for just the cost of shipping if it’s the right size!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’d feel pretty confident that you will save money with a local seamstress. I’ve also heard mixed reviews about DB alterations.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

ebay had some really good deals on the crinoline. I found my longline bra at Dillards, but they have nice ones at JcPenny, too, that I feel have a better shape for the bust than the ones from David’s Bridal. 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

This might be kind of icky with the bra, but I’ve seen both bras and slips from DB on ebay a lot, because people buy them just for 1 day then try to sell them. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

DB tend to be quite expensive for alterations.  I got a DB dress (although I bought it at a consignment store), but I had it altered by an independent seamstress in our area.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

For the undergarmets, look on the classifieds here..I have seen a lot of brides selling them for really cheap. And the bras you can find at most department stores. As far as alterations.. I also bought my dress at David’s. I really thought about looking into other seamstresses to do my alterations but I was nervous that if they messed something up- it would not be covered like it is if David’s Bridal messes something up. I had my fitting last night and my hem was $150 (she said mine was a bit more than a lot of dresses because I have 2 layers to my dress and they have to be done seperatly) and my bustle was 85 just to give you an idea on some prices..

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I second eBay, my crinoline was less than $20!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@kris325:  i think I’m just as excited as you–I LOVE saving money and having others save money too πŸ™‚  Especially when it comes to weddings!!!

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I can’t rave enough about the DB slip. πŸ™‚

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