(Closed) Dream Dress is Too Pricey, Alternate Suggestions?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 6
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Helper bee

Have you checked out preownedweddingdresses and tradesy?

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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jennavieve:  Set up dress alerts so you get an email if someone posts it. When I found my dream dress nobody was selling it at the moment but I set up an alert and one was posted within a week. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

You could also consider a replica by a Chinese (or other) maker.

You can search threads on “the shop” and replica dresses on here. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

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jennavieve:  

Well how much do you want to spend? Also that dress is not a-line it’s called sheath just a heads up in case you look around so the consultants don’t bring you poofy a-line dresses.

Mori Lee 2788 (retails around $1300)

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

I second the replica idea.  My dream dress is way out of budget but I’m having it made custom for about 600.  Search for the replica threads-tons of info on there.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I found a super cheap dress online and my stepmom added the crystals herself. She bought them when they were on a great sale and she said it was really easy to add. Do you know anyone (or can you contact a local seamstress) to see what it would cost to add the beading if you got a plain dress?

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Buzzing bee

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jennavieve:  

Designer’s are so silly lol don’t even know what they’re calling their dresses lol  

I work for a bridal boutique and let me tell you don’t be afraid to ask your dress consultant if they can help you on prices at all as well. While designers don’t allow the shops to do crazy discounts and current styles (we have a minimum sale price the designer gives us) many time I am able to give small discounts to help out my brides on a budget. Also see if there are any trunk shows in your area usually the can give anywhere from 10-20% off if you purchase during the event. 

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