(Closed) Dress on a budget

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

There’s people who willl make dresses (ladies in China) for about $300.  Post a desire in the “classifieds” to get more information.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Lovely dress, I can see why you’re a fan! ๐Ÿ™‚

I would be cautious about going the China route to reproduce it, though.  Most of the people I’ve talked to said the Chinese dress shops do a good job on taffeta or satin, but that the lace they use is very poor quality and that lace dresses tend to not turn out well.

Can I ask what your budget is?  La Sposa does some really nice lace dresses for around the $1k price mark, which is still expensive but less than Jim Hjelm.  I also thought of this Alfred Angelo for some reason: http://www.alfredangelo.com/Collections/ProductDisplay.aspx?productID=260f8e10-c59b-45de-a968-c48f784fd8d6&categoryID=32e5a88c-cbf1-498f-afcf-dbfca138c5d3&pg=0

Post # 5
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175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I bought my dress off preownedweddingdresses.com. It was a wonderful experience – the dress is in perfect condition and I love it. Also look on Oncewed or Bravo Brida.

My maid of honor had her heart set on a dress that was way out of her budget so she found one similar @ David’s Bridal and had her seamstress tweak it to make it a sweetheart neckling, a ribbon sash and added swarovski crystals to the sash – it’s very very close to the original.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Oh, I agree – think about the china shops. I’ve read quite a few posts about brides with bad experiences.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I know some people are opposed to David’s Bridal, but they have a couple similar ones if you’re interested.

This one would need a sash added, which is pretty simple to do:  http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49995498&currentIdx=20&subCategory=-49999486|-49995498&catentryId=6110580&sort=

I tried this one on and it was very pretty, but no train:  http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49995498&currentIdx=47&subCategory=-49999486|-49995498&catentryId=6096946&sort=

It’s a beautiful dress, but a pretty simply design.  I’m sure you’ll find a similar one in your price range.  Good luck!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

can we get a ball park on your budget? it looks similar to the dress i ended up with just different color (google marisa 700 and you get two sites for once wed and preowned gowns) both are not TOO expensive… and also depends on your size….

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Ooo Tulip gorgeous dress.  I love the WToo dress.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I had a similar situation, I can’t afford my tastes ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out Mori Lee, the dresses are really rasonably priced and most of them are a nice quality…they have a couple of alencon lace dresses.  I noted with some more affordable companies, their version of lace was primarily netting with some applique, which is fine if that is what you want! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is an example:

http://www.morilee.com/Bridals/Blu/dressint.php?idves=4164&idcat=1&idscat=3&npic=3&npag=5&bsel=

 

good luck!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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