Post # 1
I have benn on every last thread for full figured brides and all of you are STUNNING. I love the Maggie gowns that I have seen. I really want a maggie gown, but my budget is only $200. I can’t imagine that Maggie gowns for anything less than $500. My only other option is to order online, but that scares me to do it. This is my final time to buy a dress. This will be my 3rd wedding gown, I am cursed when it comes to buying a wedding gown. I figure 3rd time is a charm.
Anyone have any ideas for this full figure budget bride?
Post # 4
have you thought of buying used? i know the classifieds always have maggie dresses for sale 🙂
Post # 5
Sample sales! Seriously. I was able to get mine for $98. Look for them. They are SOOOO worth it!
Post # 6
I am sorry you are having such a hard time. What is wrong with your other two? Maybe you could post pictures of you in them and we could give you some ideas to make them more you, if they aren’t already.
Post # 7
I will take pics and post them. My first gown, I got fron ebay and it was sewn inside out, ad had burn holes all over it.
My 2nd dress is in perfect condition, but I have gotten to big for it. I plan on selling it soon.
Post # 8
@bryenswife: Oh no!!! I hope you opened up a dispute for the one you got from ebay and got your money back. That is very sad that it came to you that way. Your second gown may be able to be taken out and altered to fit you. Have you checked with a seamstress? I purchased a size 6 sample; Justin Alexander gown, and I am a size 12/14 on top. My seamstress said there is at least 6 inches of extra fabric, so it will be no problem to alter. You might want to consider having yours altered.
Post # 9
I agree with the other posters–check online for used dresses… but FIRST go to a shop and see what size you are in whatever designer’s line you’re interested in, since they can vary widely.
I know some brides are opposed to David’s Bridal, but that’s where I found my $99 steal from their online outlet shop. They frequently have a $99 dress sale, so I went in store to try on and get an idea of my size. The sizing charts online help too. Give it a shot! I saved $600 on a $699 dress, and shipping was free too!
Post # 10
both currently available at David’s outlet online for $149.99
this one is $249.99
and there are more.