(Closed) Budget dress vs. budget-blowing dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2933 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The expensive dress that always sticks in my mind is this Carolina Herrera.  I’m usually not one for floral, but I loooooooooooove the colors (grey is one of my colors) and the shape of this dress.


Budget-friendly, well, that’d have to be my own. 🙂  $549 plus tax!

Post # 4
2304 posts
Buzzing bee

I love my dress as a budget (+600) dress:

But I love Kenneth Pool Dega for a very fancy, expensive wedding! +5000

Post # 6
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m going to break the rules a little, but it leads to more dress porn, not less, so I hope that’s ok! 🙂

So, I really haven’t looked at dresses very far out of my budget, because I’m a skinflint like that, but I went looking around a little just now and came up with this:

Because, yeah. I don’t actually think it’s over $5000, but it’s waaaay out of my budget.

Then, there’s super-budget:

That cute little thing is usually $108. Right now it’s on sale for $81 and I am just wondering why I started planning so far out. Gah!

And then…

This is the one I looove, but it’s not quite what I wanted, budget-wise, and also it’s only online, and…. well, in any case, it’s too early for me to be ordering anything. Just stop me, seriously.

Post # 7
816 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@fvsoccer: your dress reminds me a lot of mine. who is the designer?

Post # 8
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree is the Sunday Rose as my blow out dress. I used to lust for it. In fact all of the pictures I bought to the bridal salons were remenescent of that dress.

However! My dress was TOTALLY  budget! It’s a Augusta Jones sample, so I have no idea what the original price was, but I got it for deal!

Post # 9
3016 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Budget blowout – Amy Michelson’s ‘Grace’ $4000 (used)

or Jim Hjelm’s style ‘jh8962’ $5000

Budget dress – Maggie Sottero’s Destinations ‘Rd1044’ (found on oncewed for as low as $250, original $1000)

Or The Limited ‘Romantic’ wedding dress $298

Post # 10
2268 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

This is the one I originally wanted. But it was way too much, I don’t think $5000, but it was out of my budget.

What I ended up with is probably my favorite budget dress. $499 plus a bunch for alterations but still 🙂

Post # 11
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love this marchesa! but definately would break the bank:

as for budget dresses, eden has a lot of nice ones: this one is $448and this one is $515:

it reminds me a lot of this lazaro:

Post # 13
23 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

I love this anne barge dress 


Anne barge style 612 — $5k above?


Got this dress instead – anne barge 565 for $300 instead!!

Post # 14
72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My absolute dream dress is this one by Atelier Aimee at $6000.

Best budget dress is this DB number for about $550.

Post # 15
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dream dresses but in different color at high 3,000’s

My budget dress for $700 on sale

Post # 16
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My high end dream dress:  Melissa Sweet Saffron ($5500)

My budget dress:  David’s Bridal Collection ($650)

My dress (Sophia Tolli Madelyn) purchased as a sample for under $500!

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