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Hi everyone! I’m looking to spend $750 or less on a LACE gown. Does anyone know of any bridal lines that carry lace dresses in this price range?
Replicas: I would be too nervous that the lace would turn our looking CHEAP if I order it online. I’ve seen pictures on here of replicas in other fabrics that look great but the lace makes me uneasy. Has anyone had a good experience with replicas of lace dresses?
Pre-owned: I’m open to pre-owned dresses but would not order one from online because I’d want to inspect it first. I’ll start searching for consignment stores in my area, Atlanta.
Samples: I’m totally okay with buying a sample dress that I could try-on first.
Any help would be appreciated. I’m in love with lace dresses but the cost is really starting to make this impossible.
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@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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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! 🙂
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Mine was a Mon Cheri sample and it was around $650.
Post # 11
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!
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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
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@Schatzie821: Sorry, we combed through that at the same time!
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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!