Post # 1
I just made an appointment at Alfred Angelo for next Saturday but I realized I don’t know what their prices are like. My aunt is the only person who has stepped forward to help contribute to the dress, so I don’t want to spend more than like $300 before alterations, because she’s got her own two daughters to worry about paying for when they get married. We’re going to David’s Bridal earlier the same day and I know they have some dresses there in our price range that I like, but AA’s site doesn’t list prices and when I google the specific dresses I have my eye on I get results from lots of different places that have prices hundreds of dollars in difference. So that’s not really an accurate assessment IMO.
So what is their general price range? Do they have a decent selection in the <$300 range? Or should I just cancel my appointment? I have plenty of dress options…we might alter my mom’s dress, I have a random white 1950s style dress I ordered for high school prom years ago but never wore, and then all the ones at David’s, so it won’t be a horrible thing to cancel at AA. I just don’t want to go there and tell them our budget and get sympathetic looks and be turned down…that would be awkward haha.
Post # 3
I’m not sure exactly what the range is, but my friend wore AA and her dress was $1000. They do have lots of pretty bridesmaid dresses that come in white and ivory, and you can definitely get those for under $300.
Post # 4
There may be some sample dresses in that price range. I think the least expensive dress I tried on was $400. Most of the Alfred Angelo dresses seem to be $500-$1200. There are some that are more, maybe a few less. That’s based on my experience at one of the signature stores.
Sounds like you have some neat options with your mom’s dress and the 1950’s dress.
Post # 5
I’d guess 300-1400. They generally run sales with $50-300 off though.
Post # 6
@iheartnerds: Excellent suggestion with the bridesmaid’s dress in white or ivory!
Post # 7
Ya, I’m not exactly sure, i tried on a couple that were around 1000, im not sure if they have any in your price range. I would just call and tell them your budget and see what they say! thats what i did when i wasnt sure! i just asked if they had any in my price range!
Post # 8
First of all, if any consultant gives you a sympathetic look, that’s not okay. Every consultant should make you feel like you are their priority-no matter the price range. That being said, I have noticed from my experiene that David’s Bridal does seem to have more cheaper options. However, Alfred Angelo is constantly having sales. I tried on many dresses at both places. One of my top 5 (I didn’t end up going with, but it was beautiful) was a $300 dress at Alfred Angelo. So I wouldn’t rule them out. They make gorgeous dresses and you might just find the one you love in your price range.
Just a heads up as well, on Alfred Angelo’s website, when you click on a dress, underneath the description are little bells. That dictates the price point. Not the exact cost, but its a a ballpark. 5 bells are more expensive, 2 is less expensive. Etc.
Most importantly though, stand by your buget. Don’t try on a dress if it is out of your price range. The consultants should all know this, but sometimes they can be a little pushy. So if I were you, check the tag before you try it on just to make sure it is indeed within your price point. And if there are certain styles you have your eye on, like you said you did, just make sure to be open to others. You never know until you have the dress on how it is going to look. You may find a style you never would have considered before that is gorgeous and within your price range. Good luck 🙂
Post # 9
Thanks everyone! I think I’ll just go ahead with my appointment and see what they have, ask about sales, etc. Making a decision/buying a dress is still a way’s off from now anyway since I have been “officially” engaged for all of two days now, lol, so when the time comes if I decide I want to get a new dress, I may have a job finally and can contribute/pay for a dress myself and could expand my price range a little bit. But for next weekend I definitely will not try on anything above $300, and yeah I definitely will check the price tag before it gets anwhere near me haha, I know consultants can be pushy and I don’t want any tricks like that pulled on me.