Post # 1
I’m starting to shop for my dress (eeek!) and I have fallen in love with a couple of the David Tutera for Mon Cherie dresses. Problem is, they are all pretty pricey. I’d prefer not to go over $1500 as I am paying for my own dress.
Do any of you know of similar dresses without the hefty price tag? I am posting pictures of some of my favorites, if it helps. My absolute favorite is the Justice.
Thanks in advance!
I’m (hopefully) trying all of these on at one of my upcoming appointments. I’ve thought of going the pre-owned route, but I also wanted to see what you Bees would come up with!
Post # 2
Check out Mori Lee but more specifically their ‘Blu’ and ‘Voyage’ collections…
Mori Lee ‘Blu’ – Average price between $800-$1300
Mori Lee ‘Voyage’ – Average price between $500-$800
Also check out Venus Bridal they are a new and smaller brand that seems to be around $1500 and under…
Venus Bridal Home
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llussier: I was hoping you’d see my post! Thank you so much for the suggestions! I am planning on trying on some Mori Lee gowns on Saturday 🙂
futuremrsrcb: thank you so much for your help! I’m in looove with the Prinia dress from Sophia Tolli! I also really like the others you posted!
Post # 5
You can still check out the self-titled collection, Mori Lee, however they are a little more pricey with the average being between $1200-$1800. Good luck and post photos if you can if you find something you like.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2016 - Winery
CateM10: Lucien is very similar to Allure Romance 2701 (http://www.allurebridals.com/products/2701). It is under $1300.
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llussier: I think one of the places I’m going to on Saturday carries all of the Mori Lee collections, so that’s good! I’ll keep you all updated on if I find anything 🙂
crazyventures: OH MY GOODNESS I LOVE that!!!! Thank you so much!
Post # 8
CateM10: My dress was $1525 which I know is at the top of your budget but it has almost identical lace to Justice and it’s a strapless ball gown like the other options if you care to see. 🙂
Post # 9
I went to a David Tutera trunk show and got 10% off, bringing the dress under 1500 (just barely!).
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Post # 11
It might not be a bad idea to check out some Essense of Australia gowns especially if you can find them at a trunk show…
Essense of Australia D1751
Essense of Australia D1506
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blt982: I remember your dress! so pretty!
Kelani23: really? That’s great! I’ll have to do some research and see when some salons around me are having one
amberback: I don’t really care much for DB but the first dress you posted is GORGEOUS! Thank you!
llussier: one of my BMs had an EoA dress, and we are going to check them out! As always, great suggestions!