Post # 1
Ok so I went to a bridal shop with my best friend and found “the dress”. The only problem is that it is more than what my Fiance and I agreed I would spend on the dress..He was very generous about saying I could spend 3k on my dress..The Anna Maier Alberta Dress is 4,500. I had the total bridal moment teary eyes..everything. The peony print lace is exquisite. I feel guilty going that far over budget even though its ok..should I do it?
Post # 3
Are there any similar dresses that are cheaper that you could look at? I would go that route first, and then make a decision. Going over by 1500 really depends on your finances. Maybe you can cut back in other areas to make it work. If so, then go for it.
Post # 4
its such a unique lace pattern..I havent seen anything like it so far!!
Post # 5
The thing is, the price you pay today is $4500… how much do you have budgeted for alterations, veil, accessories, shoes, and everything else that goes along in addition to it? Alterations alone can add up fast!
Post # 6
It seems like you really have your heart set on it. Personally I couldn’t justify spending that much on a dress but if you can afford it, then go for it. You can always cut back on other things to make up the difference…
Post # 7
I think going over by $1,500 is a lot. Personally, I would keep looking, and I would only try on dresses within my budget. Good luck!
Post # 8
@MadameTussaud: +1. This is what I was thinking.
Post # 9
Can you find it used?? I’m buying a dress that’s double my budget brand new!
Post # 10
You do realize that the Alberta is a copy of a modern trousseau gown…. just a diffferent lace. And Yes Modern Trousseau with use that lace for you if you want.
Post # 11
@dst0230: Are you talking about the Modern trousseau Eden gown? I have seen that one and it is actually nothing like Alberta..Eden has almost an applique feel to the flower designs and it isnt really all that pretty in person..I like how alberta is a more relaxed trumpet and also how subtle the lace pattern is while being different. If anyone has any suggestions for something else similar I am definitely open!