(Closed) HELP!! Fell in love with a dress over budget!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
898 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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jayeyerus:  towards the end of the year you might be able to find it for resale online or a sample dress.  you could also buy it and sell it again next year.  

Post # 5
235 posts
Helper bee

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jayeyerus:  I normally don’t care for mermaid dresses but that dress is GORGEOUS. 

I wouldn’t bank on being able to resell the dress in your budgeting — what if something happens to it and it’s not in resale condition? 

I bet if you wait a bit, it might go on a sample sale somewhere OR you could try to see if you can haggle the price down to closer to $1500.  In addition, maybe you could find some money elsewhere in your budget (maybe decide that your jewelry can be your something borrowed? that could help make some room!) 


Post # 6
45 posts

How much over budget is it?

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 11 months ago by LDEscape.
Post # 7
1157 posts
Bumble bee

That happened to me with a purse once… sorry, haven’t been wedding dress shopping so I can’t relate. If the top weren’t so ornate I would suggest you see if you could find a seamstress to recreate it.

Post # 8
361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I had my dress made for me on ebay. Only $200. I love it although it not exact. Might want to look at mockoffs.

Post # 11
45 posts
  • Wedding: April 2016

check out preownedweddingdresses.com That’s where I got my Lazaro. Also oncewed.com and tradsey.com

Post # 13
1814 posts
Buzzing bee

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Sorry this is noever a fun psotiion to be in. I work in bridal and see this happen alot, here are some similar less expensive suggestions, be open and you might be able to beat the original dress.

Mori Lee 1868 (the second photo does not belong to me) – retails around $1400


Mori Lee 4914 – retails around $900


Jasmine Collection F181017 – Don’t have a price but normally this brand caps around $1500


Casablanca 2096 – retails around $1300


David Tutera ‘Savi’ – retails around $1500


Eden Bridal BL132 – retails around $1400


Eden Bridal BL121 – retails around $1200




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