Post # 1
Hi I’m Ireland and I fell in love with a dress WAY out of my budget. I basically went to try on various shapes and fabrics (as suggested by the lovely Bees in my last post), but as soon as I put her on it was love at first sight. Only problem is there is very little chance of her being on preownedwedding.com as it is a 2010 Pronovias – Gomera. Any one have any suggestions? My break up with her isn’t going well
Post # 3
If there is no way of figuring the budget for this gown, then identify what it is about it that you love. There are so many similar dresses across many price points that you could find something in your budget with the aspects of this dress you love. I dont believe there is ONE dress for every woman. Go try on dresses IN YOUR BUDGET and fall in love with another one… it can happen.
Post # 4
It’s so pretty! I agree with mdarrah. Figure out what you love and try on dresses in your budget. I was very adament about not trying on dresses over $700. There are bound to be some lovely dresses in your range!
Post # 5
Can you sign up for Provenias trunk sales, sample sales, etc? Or look at see if there are similiar Provenias gowns you like. After looking at so many dresses, I’ve realized that designers often have a common thread running through their gowns, and some have that same “feel.” Good luck!
Post # 6
If it makes you feel better its a really heavy and hot dress. lol. It is a beautiful dress though. Try on dresses in your price range. I assure you that you will find one that you love just as much. Oh and look up Pronovias Sagrera. Its a 2009 and it might be cheaper. It looks JUST like that one
Post # 7
Keep trying on! Im sure you will find something similar and in your price range 🙂
Post # 8
The dress is absolutely BEAUTIFUL. IS there any way you could have a person try to make it for cheaper?
Post # 9
@lilyfaith : I called and asked and the best they can do at the truck sale is 10% off which is still a fair amount just not enough to even attempt to adjust our budget for.
@hhcheug2000 : I would love to find someone who could make it for me but I have no idea where to even begin to look for someone who could replicate it without me worrying about the end product
My mom and I are heading up to Minneapolis in early December to hopefully find another dress that calls my name
Post # 10
I ended up having the same dilemna, I tried on this one dress my fiance picked out (yes, he came along with me to shop for my dress-he IS the one that will be staring at me all night so I thot it would be nice to get his opinion) and it was THE ONE. But then I looked at the price and the price was out of my range. However, after contemplating for a week on its cost, I sucked it up and ordered it. I also had a budget, but the dress just looked so nice.
Moral of story: if your gut says “YES” then it’s probably the one. If it’s really out of ur price range (if it costs more than 1/3 of your wedding budget), then I would keep on shopping. Remember, all wedding dresses are beautiful, make sure u try on a few to get a feel and image of the dress to make the final decision. Lots of designers out there, girl!
Post # 11
ps- that dress is very elegant and pretty 🙂
Post # 12
That gown reminds me A LOT of my gown which is probably the reason that I love it so much!!! I am wearing Pronovias – Dagen from the fall 2007 collection and got it for just over $700 which was well within my budget 🙂
It has a satin band at the top of the gown, but I saw another bride who removed the band and used it as a ribbon (like the gown in your pic). It has almost the exact same lace design too.
Here are a couple of pics of brides wearing the gown to give you an idea.
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