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I’m in the market for a budget dress for my wedding this upcoming August. We’re having a simple day wedding at Bittersweet Farm in Westport, MA, a rustic barn-type location. I’m planning on it being very casual, and want my dress to be understated to match the occasion. I’m also working on a fairly tight budget (under or around $500 for the dress) and am plus size.
My ideal dress would be tea-length with elbow-length sleeves with a lace overlay, little or no beading, and covered buttons. I’d even be happy with a simple strapless dress with a little lace jacket that I could button in the back.
I imagined that the type of dress I’m looking for would be a lot easier to find without having to order online blindly.
Help! Please let me know if you know of a dress that fits my description, or a dress shop/dressmaker in the southeastern MA/RI area who could point me in the right direction.
Post # 3
Try preowned sites. You can search by length and size. Preownedweddingdresses.com is one I have sold a dress on.
Post # 4
Try smart bride boutique for preowned dresses
Post # 5
Thanks, jb58 & nativedesires! I hadn’t heard of either of those sites but checked them out. Unfortunately, nothing that’s in my size range appeals to my taste, but it’ll be worth it to check back!
Post # 6
So, it’s not exactly right, but here’s a link for a dress similar to what you describe, just missing the lace overlay:
or you can check out her website:
Unfortunately, she’s not in your area, but she CAN make custom dresses, and from the looks of it she’s pretty cheap – under $900 for a custom! Perhaps she could custom her dress with lace overlay? (I don’t actually have experience with her, but I’m seriously considering one of her tea length dresses for myself – they’re so hard to find!)
I hope this helps!
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