Post # 1
So I originally bought this first dress for $400 +$200 for alterations, but then after it hung in my room for a few months I don’t really like it as much anymore because the fabric is a little cheap and there is no beading.
I then went shopping again (bad idea) and found my dream dress $1650 +$200 in alterations. I love love love this incredibly expensive dress that is wayyyy out of my budget. But I feel like the perfect bride in the expensive dress and can’t decide what to do! HELP ME! Also option number three is too try and get a knock-off of the dream dress for around $300 +alterations.
PS the reason around two grand is ridiculous for my dress is my whole wedding budget is around $9,000.
Post # 3
Oooh I like the new dress a lot more! I would try to find a knockoff, a similar style, or a sample gown if that’s what you like more! I don’t think you should pay that much for it if you have a $9k budget since that will likely cause a lot of stress with other wedding details.
Post # 4
I do like the second one better. I would try and shop around online. I found something very similar on preownedweddingdresses.com
This dress is brand new and was $1248 and they are selling it for $350
This san patrick is $800
I would also post a listing in the classifieds section saying you are looking for a specific dress. You would be surprised how fast you find it. Good luck!
Post # 5
I LOVE the second dress. They are definately two totally different styles, but I prefer the second. It looks a lot more classic nd sophisticated in my opinion. Its GORGEOUS
Post # 6
Thanks! That website is really helpful!
Post # 7
I would keep the first dress but do some major alterations such as remove the flower, drastically reduce the amount of tulle in the skirt and then add a crystal sash.
Post # 8
Omg the 2nd dress looks amazing on you! I love it!! I say try to find a knock off to keep within your budget.
Post # 9
I hate to say it, but I LOVE the second one. I think you should try to find some way to find it cheaper and get that one! Buying used is a great idea! That’s what I did 🙂
Post # 10
I vote to try and find a similiar version of the second dress online or used. I’d be really careful with a knockoff especially if you notice fabric quality, so only buy a “replica” if you can somehow see it in person or get samples or they have a return policy.
preownedweddingdresses.com is amazing and you’ll have to do a lot of hunting but there are a LOT of this style on there! good luck!
Post # 11
If you feel uncomfortable and not happy in the original dress then this is not the one!!
However having said that, this is the type of dress I personally love & I think you could make it work.
- Remove the flower
- add some amazing beading around the neckline
- add a beautiful beaded sash around the waist
It is a very fashion forward dress but you need to accessorise to compliment this look!!
The other dress is more traditional so you need to work out what look you are wanting to achieve and would be happy wearing…
I have done the opposite, I bought a SAFE option dress – all over lace, beading fitted / clight mermaid style and regretted it!!
I have now chosen an amazing heavily beaded bodice and messy tulle skirt (similar to your skirt) & i absolute love it so it is totally up to you and how you feel.
Good luck… but here are a few amazing tulle skirt dress which may inpsire you to keep it!!
Post # 12
For the new dress, it looks similar to what I had for my wedding, except with sleeves- there are many dresses that look like this but without the sleeves. Maybe you can find a pre-owned dress for less but with the same high quality, that looks similar and get it altered/sleeves added.