Post # 1
Hey Ladies, I am new to the bee movement but have loved reading other posts. Heres the issue, I bought my dress on a whim because it was $100 at DB sale and i thought “well this could be it and i cant afford a lot” and now i am filled with regrets because my Fiance isnt sure its “the one” because I was so determined to have lace on my dress and this one is a lot of tulle and in ball gown fashion. I mean its beautiful and fits perfectly, no alternations needed so why am i questioning it and always looking at what is available? Before joining i didnt know about all the great online possibilities for getting a lower cost dress thats either a knock off or just really discounted…I see dresses that are simple and all lace (the way i had in mind) now that i could afford especially if i sold this dress. My Fiance likes more detailed dresses but I like the vintage feel of lace.
So the question is raised do i just sell the current dress and try buying a online dress? Also any suggestions on online stores that you feel comfortable or bought from before wuold be great or even if you are selling a dress. I wear a size 20, 22. I would prefer a lace up back because of injuries to my spine my weight varies some depending on how much i can be active. I probably cant afford to spend or consciously allow myself to spend over 250 since it is a very small wedding of about 15-20 people at the shore.
Thank you ladies and gentlemen for any suggestions you have, it is all appreciated!
Post # 3
I’m a two dress bride, so I understand. Could you post the picture of your dress or of you in it? I think online is the only place you could get a dress for under $300…a lot of girls have had success, I’m just not sure which online site they have ordered from. I would do a search on here for online wedding dress stores and see what posts you come up with!
Post # 4
If you really want a lace dress I would be hesitant of having one custom made by an Ebay seller or other online resource. I have seen and heard that the lace can be pretty bad. Maybe you could get one made in a different fabric?
I don’t have any experience with any online stores other than Netbride.com. They sell authentic designer dresses at a much lower price. If you can find a dress that you that normally costs around $500, you may be able to get it from Netbride for around your budget of $250. You can check the list of designers they carry on their website, although I think they carry additional designers that they don’t post.
Post # 5
Lady – I hope to post soon, my camera battery is dead..I am the one in my family who feels guilty whenever i spend anything and i guess im realizing that i cant settle into something not me.
Tulip- i will definitely keep that in mind and look to make sure there are good reviews on lace dresses before considering
Post # 6
Hey Johnsgirl…I am also a two dress bride. You have some time so start shopping around, and post your dress for sale immedietly if you are serious about selling it. You may feel better once it is sold, but you should definetly get something you feel great in.
One of my girlfriends also on a budget ordered her dress from this website…
she was soooooooo pleased with it. the only suggestion is to measure exactly, b/c that is how they will make it. No returns though.
Also keep checking out davids bridal sales…something may come up for you. They also have GREAT sales on their online only dresses. AND you can return them unlike in the store.
Best of luck!
Post # 7
an all lace dress is going to be more expensive than a regular, more simple dress… either that or if you want it for a low price it is going to be low quality. So keep these considerations in mind when you take a decision..
Post # 8
Miss Mika- thanks for the info. i was looking at that site and theres a lot of nice choices.
Post # 9
I would also go some place and try on dresses similar to what you’re thinking of getting before you sell the dress you have and get something else. A lot of times people think they want lace but once they see it on them, hate it (or vice versa). It would be a shame to give up what you have now to find you don’t like what you get later.
Also, not everyone has the “this is the one” dress moment…so if you feel good and pretty in the dress you have, don’t give up on it just cuz you didn’t have that feeling.