(Closed) Help!! Wedding two months away and no dress!!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

How about a sleeveless dress with a bolero that you could wear with? Or a sleeveless that you have altered to add some sort of sleeves?
It may be easier to find something this way, because dresses with sleeves are not easy to find nowadays..

Post # 4
2606 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Victoria’s Secret has convertible dresses, (http://www2.victoriassecret.com/collection/?cgname=OSCLODRSCVT&cgnbr=OSCLODRSCVT&rfnbr=6354).  I know the “Flirty” collection dress can be tied so it has sleeves.  It doesn’t look like that style comes in white though, if you’re looking for a white dress.

Also, there are a lot of sellers of formalwear on sites like eBay.com, so you might be able to check there.  My friend just bought a beautiful dress that was originally ticketed at $200 for $40 from eBay. 

Don’t panic yet!  If you’re not getting a dress through a bridal shop, I think you still have plenty of time to find “the one” for you!

Post # 5
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Have you checked local department stores?

Post # 6
2820 posts
Sugar bee
Post # 7
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I know personally in my area of salons that will sell you dresses right off the rack.  Sure, there might be a little bead that needs sewing on, but you def can get a bridal gown with only 2 mos to go!

I was going dress shopping myself, planning on going this month, when I had to suddenly pay for a retainer fee for a lawyer and had to take my ex husband back to court regarding custody issues with my son (we won of course).  It cost me 2,500 and all the dress funds I’d saved up were gone in a puff of smoke, as quick as I could write the check.  Sadly, couldn’t touch my 401k as its structured to discourage withdrawals.  Thus, I couldn’t afford my dress until June.

I’ll be in your shoes and am going to have fun with it!  So can you!  Just call around and find out who sells off the rack!  This might be a huge savings too!  

Post # 10
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Def do go and find salons that let you buy right off the rack!  You can find a gorgeous dress quickly!

Let’s have fun with this.  Ok.  You have a month to find a dress check.  Then a month to get alterations, check!

Now let’s go and have some fun and see what you find!  This could be awesome and I’d love to see something like this to inspire other brides!  You’re going to have so much fun and let all of us who have little time dress shopping to not sweat it!!

It’s time for “Say Yes Swiftly To the Dress”!

Post # 11
2820 posts
Sugar bee

As long as wherever you buy it from has a good return policy it’s worked out to buy online.  Though usually you have to pay return shipping.

Post # 12
1765 posts
Buzzing bee


You could try checking out http://www.keepmeinstitches.biz  I bought a gorgeous well made MOB gown for only $129.00 just 2 months before my daughter’s wedding.   They have many different styles of short and long gowns.  I saw that they had a few gowns with boleros in white or ivory.  For example, Under MOB/MOG style 649-MQ comes in white (their) sizes 4-20, it comes with a bolero and is only $116.00  There was also an ivory chiffon gown with a lace bolero jacket in M-5X for $109.00, and under Prom Gowns they had a 4 piece long pick-up gown with an extra mini-skirt, and a  cap sleeve bolero in white style 638-MQ for  only $245.00  Maybe one of these will be one that you love!  Just make sure to get professionally measured (a local drycleaner/seamstress) measured me, so that I could order the right size, since these are definitely are not street sizes.  I take a 2x, and had to order a 5X!  Call customer service-as long as what you choose are in stock so you can get them fast!!!  I don’t think they had a return policy-but perhaps you can exchange?  Check out the fine print!  And if you are in PA, they have a brick and mortar store-Rowan Bridal.  They saved the day for me!!

Post # 13
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

OMG! i want to tell you congrats on your weight loss. that is really really amazing and inspiring! 

I really love the flirty convertible line by Victoria’s Secret. So cute and super flattering. My fav is:


http://www2.victoriassecret.com/commerce/onlineProductDisplay.vs?namespace=productDisplay&origin=onlineProductDisplay.jsp&event=display&prnbr=GM-244066&cgname=OSCLODRSCVT&rfnbr=6354′ defer=’defer


Good luck and once again congrats 🙂

Post # 15
1408 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m not really sure what your tastes are, but here are some cute dresses (and I’ve ordered my dress online and so have lots of others!):

Ivory Empire Waist Gown with removeable Lace Jacket

White Pleat Rose Short White Dress (kind of has a cap-sleeve look)

Ivory Satin Chiffon short White dress (with T-shirt style sleeves)

White princess wedding gown with short sleeves

40’s Style Ivory Satin Paris Dress (short)

30’s Style White Satin Wedding Dress (t-shirt style sleeves)

50’s Style Taffeta Dress (short. 3/4 length sleeves)

Grecian Wrap Dress (t-shirt style sleeves)

white wedding dress with removable lace jacket (long sleeves)

A-line T-shirt Style Dress

Modest Wedding Dresses (every single one of these have sleeves!)

ruffles ruffles ruffles! (and a matching cute jacket!)

Alvina Valentina dress with custom long lace sleeves

Beautiful custom lace gown

Lace bodice custom dress

Eco-wedding dress in chiffon (custom made)

Sexy Kimono style dress

and….here is a blog where all the dresses have sleeves.

Post # 16
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Try Ebay 🙂  I have found so many things there for such a great price.  Just a thought 🙂  good luck and remember you still have time

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