- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2012
I’m planning my September wedding (short notice, I know) and things are coming together relatively well… with the exception of the dress. You see, I’m on a budget. My fiance and I are buying a house and paying for much of the wedding ourselves, so I can’t afford to spend a fortune on a dress. I’ve fallen HARD for lace dresses, which (go figure) are all expensive. I’m wondering if anyone has any tips on where to look. I’m trying to keep it under $500, if possible. Here are some more specific questions:
1. Has anyone ordered a dress from Etsy? There is a dressmaker whose shop is named ‘wonderxue’ and her dresses look very pretty. I’m wondering if she could make me somthing like what I’m looking for. Her feedback is all positive, but you never know about those things.
2. I have an email into netbride and am awaiting a quote from them on 3 dresses. I’ve read mainly positive reviews of them, but can anyone tell me how affordable they are in general? How discounted are they?
3. I’ve found dresses I love on various sites, but from what I’ve read, most are China-based and very unreliable in quality and delivery. I don’t want to risk it. Does anyone know of a legitimate discount wedding dress site?
I’m looking for styles like this (as you can see, I LOVE Allure dresses):
I saw the RK Bridal shop mentioned in a post somewhere and haven’t had time to call them, but I’m assuming that if they don’t list a price on the site, it’s likely out of my range.
Sorry for the long post, I just didn’t anticipate having such a difficult time finding a dress I love, so I’m looking for all the guidance I can get. I’m desparate!
Any help at all would be very appreciated. Thank you!