(Closed) Budgets, Dream Dresses, and Major Dress Indecision…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I think Desiree looks goregous on you!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i love the christos, but these are totally different dresses!  What kind of wedding are you planning?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

They are both beautiful! but, I would pick the desiree because it is more wedding dress like. But both are fantastic

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love the desiree on you. It is a very traditional look. If that is the look your going for, I think you should get it.

The black market dress also looks good on you, but it is for a less formal wedding. If you are going for a less formal wedding, I think you should get that one.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am also jumping on the desiree band wagon. That dress looks great on you.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

Love love love LOVE the Christos dress!!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I’m joining the desiree club! I can totally related I fell in love with a photog that was 10 times out of my original budget as well and still can’t get over it!

Post # 10
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Worker bee

I do love the Christos dress! Though I totally feel for you about the $4000!!! I was in exactly the same boat as you. My dress budget at first was $500- same as you! My dream dress ever (and still is) turned out being like $4000 (plus only sells in the UK). I had to keep looking and found my “IT” dress. I even got it for a steal brand new at the bridal store with a discount for $744. Wow, I actully just realized how close that is to my original budget. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I LOVE my new dress!

I think you should keep looking. I know personally I would really regret paying $4000 for a dress even if it is my dream dress.

 

here is my dream (top) vs my “IT” (bottom) ๐Ÿ™‚

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Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with franciebrady1.  $4000 is wayyyyy wayyyy over your $500 budget.  I had a $500 budget and ended up paying $700 for my dress but Mom paid the difference.   I’d keep looking.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love the Christos dress on you as well!

I know how you feel re: buying a “knock off” but if youre looking for an alternative, how about this from Davids Bridal — it’s just $750, and since there’s a DB everywhere you can try it on and see how you feel about it!

 

 

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Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I’m in the boat that says $4000 is WAY over the $500 budget you set for yourself.  There is a David’s Bridal dress that is VERY close to the Christos one, maybe head there any try it on and see if it has the same feeling that you’re looking for.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Keep looking!  There is another dress out there that you will love as much as the Christos, but for a lot less.  Don’t settle on a dress just because it’s your budget.  No matter what it’s still your wedding day and you should wear something you really really like, even if you aren’t madly in love.  You have several months before you need to make a decision and there are a lot of options out there.  Try oncewed, preownedwedding dresses, bridalpower, bravobride, yourdreamdress, etc.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was going to suggest going to DB, but one of the bees already suggested that! I tried that dress at DB on – it is a really nice looking dress! 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee

@Wee_Spud: The Christos dress is very classic and beautiful but is waaaaay out of your budget. I would suggest to keep looking as well. There are many out there that look similar to your dream dress.

@franciebrady1: I prefer your IT dress to your DREAM dress so kudos on the find! ๐Ÿ˜€

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