Post # 1
- Wedding: March 2015 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia
I am definitely someone with champagne tastes but a beer budget 🙂 I love the TLC show “I found the Gown” but a trip to Boston on the *hopes* of finding my wedding dress doesn’t seem realistic to me — coupled with the fact that any $$ you would be saving on the dress would have to go towards travel.
Anyone familiar with similar discount designer bridal places in the DC or Philadelphia areas?
Post # 2
Not sure about DC, but there is a place in Columbus called LuxeRedux that will ship you up to three gowns–they’re consignment, and get a lot of their dresses as samples from a luxury boutique nearby. They also have a few NWT from brides who ended up with two dresses, etc. and some that were worn and altered.
Post # 3
The store on that show is not far from where I live. I went there a number of times when looking for a dress but was not able to find anything. They do sell their dresses online and have some sort of return policy but I do not know details. Bridepower is the name of their site.
I ended up finding my dress at a wedding gown consignment store, which I never thought would happen. I paid about 35% of the retail price for a beautiful Anne Barge lace and silk taffeta ball gown. It is not even used. It is one of many samples an upscale bridal boutique consigns with the store. I would definitely see if there are any consignment stores in your area who specialize in wedding dresses.