Post # 1
Did you find your dress for less than $500??! SHOW IT OFF!!! Where’d you get the dress? Are you an online dotcom dress success story or did you luck you on the special dress at a bridal salon? How much was it? I’d love to see…
Post # 3
My dress isn’t complete yet…..and I just missed the cutoff mark as my dress cost $550. My dress is being custom made through a seamstress that I found online.
Post # 4
My dress was $399 at David’s! Yay!!!! It was also on sale so it came out to about $50 less than that even! We were able to get my dress, undergarments (slip and corset bra), a garment bag, my veil AND my cake topper through them for $600.
Post # 5
Yes, it was. In fact, it was $350 and I bought at the Houston Brides Against Breast Cancer sale in 2009. Alterations (hem, shoulders, sides) set me back $100 at a local tailor.
Post # 6
yep, mine was 86 bucks!!! I may still shop around but I couldnt pass it up. I got it on super mega clearance (sorry for the huge picture)
Post # 7
I bought my dress at Younker’s for $170, lol. Two weeks before the wedding…HUZZAH!
On the model, because I haven’t done recaps from the reception day yet and don’t want to spoil it. 😉
Post # 8
My dress was $350! I can’t wait until it comes in so that I can show it off to you ladies!
Post # 9
Yep! My dress was $187! I had it custom made by an ebay seller in China. Here is the original dress & mine (the original had crystals all over and an open back & I wanted no crystals & a closed back, I just loved the silhouette.)
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Post # 10
@YSQueen:I’m so glad you commented!! $550 is still a steal!!! Especially for something custom made. Did you design it or did you show your seamstress and inspiration from a designer?
@Running Elley:NO WAY!!!! That dress is gorgeous and kinda looks like the Essence of Australia gown I looked at. Of course the Essence gown was no where near $399. Fits you like a glove…doesn’t look like you need any alterations! That’s great!
@iswimibikeirun:WOW! I’m in Houston!!! Do they have that sale every year?
@panterapeach:The black and white is such drama and edge! And I don’t blame you at $86. What are you wedding colors?
@Mrs Grape:You already know how much I loved your intimate wedding and dresses! Tee hee.
@RayRayFurious:I can’t wait either at that price! Be sure to come back and post pics for us!
Post # 11
@AnnieAAA:WHAT???!!! I’ve been SWOONING over your complete wedding look (remember me from the boots and birdcage veil post?) I had NO IDEA that you’d gotten that dress online. What ebay seller was it? I looove online success stories. Reviews on buying dresses online are so up in the air!
Post # 12
Yes, they do have the sale each year. It’s in the summer though, so since your wedding is in July, you might not have a chance to take advantage. That being said, I saw some great dresses at Marry-Go-Round when I shopped with my sister for her dress.
Post # 13
@katieebee: Thanks! I ordered it and I think when it comes in I’m going to have it taken in a little at the bottom of the mermaid-y part to make it just a little more pronounced around my hips but it really was almost perfect!
@AnnieAAA: LOVE your dress
Post # 14
@katieebee: Haha! Yes! Thanks!! His name is Jeff Liu from Aprils Bridal. I actually first heard of this seller when I read Bridal Bargains, and then did ALOT of reserach on him before I decided to get my dress made (also many bees have had their dresses made from him too!) all had positive reviews!
The original St. Pucci gown was $7000!! The original was silk & mine was taffetta, but he NAILED the shape and style of the dress, which is what I fell in love with the most.
And at $187 you can’t beat it!!
If you want more details you can PM me and I’ll share all my recommendations on working with him 🙂
@Running Elley: Thanks!!
Post # 15
Yes! I found it at Nordstrom Rack for $129. 🙂
It was everything I said I didn’t want in a dress. Long and ivory! We’re getting married at the courthouse in January and I thought I wanted short and sassy. I tried on a bunch of what I thought I wanted and realized that my vision just wasn’t working…lol. I tried this one on and it felt right the second I zipped it up. Simple. Simple. Simple. Just like our wedding! 🙂
I bought it in November and haven’t even thought of it until last night when I pulled it out of the closet, exactly one month before our wedding and realized…as I had guessed…that I’ve packed on some holiday pounds! It still zips, but I can’t breathe…is breathing really that important? 😉 Great motivator to get my butt in gear and workout everyday. Going to Hong Kong next week, I’m doomed with all of the yummy food. 🙁
Post # 16
mine was the J Crew Sabine, brand new with tags from oncewed.com for $350.