Post # 1
OK, hear me out. I’m a bargain hunter by nature, and I really wasn’t looking to spend more that $50 on a dress for my bridal shower. But I fell in LOVE with this dress in Macy’s for $209. It’s literally 3x more than I wanted to spend!!
This is the first time I’ve looked at a price like that when I didn’t want to spend it and actually think twice. Picture this in white lace overlay with nude heels! I was completely enamored with it and can’t get it out of my head, it’s at the same level I felt about my actual wedding gown.
But I’m trying to be realistic, and we have a lot of costs ahead of us that are more important than what I wear to a 3/4 hour bridal shower. Plus, though it’s versatile, IDK where I could wear it again. Certainly not to a wedding.
Pros? Cons? Thoughts?
Post # 3
Type…it’s 4x more than I wanted to spend. 4.
Post # 4
Head to rent the runway. They have this exact style dress for rent at much less. The designers name is Nha khanh!
Post # 5
MizzStark1026: Ooo it’s gorg in blue. Rental is $100, so for $200, I’d rather own it.
Although I should really just keep looking. I mean, Macy’s didn’t even have my size so I’d have to look around so I guess it wasn’t meant to be…but it looked amazing on me and it’s comfortable and why can’t I get it out of my head??!?!?!???
Post # 6
I agree with rent the runway. Or buy it during a sale like a one-day sale. Their dresses are frequently discounted plus you can use coupons. I never ever pay full price for anything at Macy’s.
Post # 7
Macys sometimes has a 20% off coupon online… I would try getting a deal on it – you can also try getting it on ebay or tradesy… I think with the wedding – my thought process was – I’ll only get married 3x (AT MOST.. KIDDING) 🙂 So might as well go big or go home (as long as it truly doesnt put a strain on your finances). I also spent the next 6 weeks after my wedding NOT buying anything except grocceries.
Post # 8
No, but I’m a bargain hunter and won’t spend a lot on any one item. If you have the money and it’s what you really want, go for it.
Post # 9
yep- i think if you keep looking you’ll find one really similar you like for much cheaper. or shoot- keep an eye out on Macy’s sales. never know if they’ll drop the price
Post # 10
There are lots of cute white lace dresses out there for much cheaper. You set your $50 budget for a reason — stick to it!
Post # 11
I don’t love that dress, so no, but if it were one I loved and had somewhere to wear it, then sure.
Post # 12
HBanan: That’s my gut feeling too. It’s not the most original thing in the world…keep looking it is!
Post # 13
BurlapnLace: I personally wouldn’t, but I am a bargain hunter too. I think you could find something exactly like that at Macy’s for $75ish.
AND I personally do not think Rent the Runway is all that great, because unless you are the type who will NEVER wear the same dress twice, you are paying $100+ for a dress to wear once when you could spend that money on something you will wear over and over. Sounds like a waste of money to me, but I know lots of people who love it. My motto is as long as I am not attending an event with the same people, I will wear the dress again (and multiple pictures wont be posted of me in it, but that’s just a personal pet peeve.) End rant.
Post # 14
YES!!! its not a whole load of money and its so cute(would love to know what brand that is )
Post # 15
BurlapnLace: I say get the dress. It is better to regret what you have done than what you have not done ( short of a murder of course!). 🙂
Maybe you will be able to even sell the dress later on, or wear it on a different occasion.
( Unless it gets you into debt! Maybe you can cut corners with something else)
I have spent the whole decade being prudent and frugal andhave regrets now that I never wore a drop dead gorgeous dress. Did youtry it on? does it fit well? Do you feel the princess? Get it.