(Closed) Bargain Gowns ($750 or less)

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4346 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FutureMrs.Davis:  I would look into preowned online, and filter by your location. Some sellers will let local buyers try the dress on prior to purchase.

Post # 5
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

David’s Bridal has a lot of lace gowns in that price range. I wouldn’t expect to be treated like a queen at the shop but you can get some very affordable and pretty dresses there.

Also, bear in mind that alterations may affect your price point. My SIL bought her gown from a boutique but had it fitted privately by a seamtress who did a very good job and saved her hundreds of dollars.

Post # 7
6014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had a lace one I put some $$ down at DB’s so @hyperJulie: gave you a good tip there.  They have a ton on sale all the time you could start there and see.  I also saw some on Craigslist that were free, I’d stick with your area so you can see the dress actually exists before giving money.   

Post # 8
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you are open to samples, this is probably your best bet. I got an Allure gown from a bridal shop as a sample and it was 75% off its regular price. The cost of the material and beading alone, not even including what it costs to make, was probably more than what I paid!

Just go to a bunch of bridal shops (try smaller independent ones) and see if they have a sample rack or if they are willing to sell you one of the regular dresses off the rack for a sample price.

Post # 9
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

David’s Bridal – and I thought the service was amazing the 3 times that I have gone in (2 different locations, btw! They stayed late for me and then were so helpful when I went back again the next day.  The alterations were not cheap — I probably could have found a local seamstress and that may have been cheaper, but I just felt more comfortable going to someone who is mainly doing wedding dresses, and the lady was awesome!  I know they are a chain, so things can vary from store to store as far as customer service and such, but I was extremely happy! 🙂

Post # 10
4464 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Mine was a Mon Cheri sample and it was around $650.

Post # 11
120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was on Norstrom’s website today to look at registry stuff and saw that they have some really beautiful dresses for nice prices! A nice selection of choices from $500-$1000. I was really surprised by the quality, design & appearance.  Good Luck!


Post # 12
3977 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I almost bought this one at David’s. It’s beautiful, but was a little too fancy for me.

This one is only $600

This one is $650

Post # 13
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Do you like any of these?  All under $750.  And you could definitely try them on!














There are a lot more, but I just went through a few pages.

Post # 14
3967 posts
Honey bee
Post # 15
3967 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@Schatzie821:  Sorry, we combed through that at the same time!

Post # 16
1776 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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@love108:  GMTA!!!  It’s fun to look at dresses!  Sometimes I want to go and try them on again.  But. I’m already married, so no more shopping for me, lol!

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