(Closed) Did you pass up your dream dress for a more cost effective alternative?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 77
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1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@MichiganGirl24:  yay so pretty!!  catherine deane uses the most beautiful fabrics.  you look beautiful!

Post # 79
Member
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

When I first started looking at dresses online, I fell head over heels in love with Anne Barge Brigitte, without realizing how expensive it was. I poked around and learned it was twice my budget, so I never even tried it on. I’m happy with the dress I ordered (Pronovias Oleida) and there’s no way I could have afforded it, but when I see pictures of Brigitte I still swoon a little! It’s so classy.

Post # 81
Hostess
8575 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yeah, my dream dress was a huge ballgown by vera wang. I just couldn’t justify spending so much money on a dress… i went with another ballgown I found for $600.

 

Post # 83
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1120 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I never really thought I’d get married so I never really had a “dream” dress. When I first started looking at dresses I fell in love with a Justin Alexander. Ended up with a similarly styled Oleg Cassini.

Post # 84
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2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

before we got engaged i dreamed about a Jim Hjelm dress, but it was out of my budget and I knew that from the start:

and what I ended up with and love even more

Post # 85
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799 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Nope, I bought my dream dress. It was $300 over budget, but I thought it was worth it. 

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