(Closed) In love with a dress that is WAY out of my budget….

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you have a link to the picture of the dress you love?

Oh never mind I see the link below

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I hope that this comes across as constructive not as dress blasphemy, but as absolutely gorgeous as SR is, it’s everywhere.  I don’t know if you’ve been looking around a lot, but you might have dress regret if you spend a ton of money on SR and realize how popular and extensively marketed that particular style was.  There are lots of rosette skirts hitting the market now.  I even saw some girls in rosette skirt prom dresses a couple of weeks ago.  Inspired styles and knock-offs shouldn’t be hard to find.  

Amsale Bijou and this one http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/22396/Amsale-M608-Size-6.html

are slightly less expensive and, IMO, just as pretty.  I think the M608 has an elegant and sleeker take on the rosette.  I’ve seen it in person, and it’s a standout for fabric. 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just fell in love with a dress that I could not afford also.  I came home crying from the boutique and googled it to show my mom, ended up finding it on http://www.fashioninthebox.com for significantly cheaper.  So I ordered it, even though I already have a wedding dress…(that’s a whole ‘nother story!)  : )  I will let you know how it turns out, it should be here in about 15 days.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@jenroh1984: the issue with offshore is it wont look exactly like what you saw.   But if you are willing to accept the changes you will be much happier and have money to spend somewhere else in the budget.  And remember- no one at the wedding will be looking at your first love and your dress side by side….

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was in love with an Oscar de la Renta…the price was probably around $12K…if they made it.  Seems they only made the that was on the runway.

 

Anyway, just keep trying on dresses.  You’ll find the one.  Instead of asking us, ask some consultants at larger bridal salons for their advice.  If you tell them you love Sunday Rose, they’ll pull what they have that can rival it. 🙂

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I love Sunday Rose also but it was way out of my budget too!! I never tried it on though because I knew if I did no other dress would top it! I did end up buying Maggie Sottero Venecia and while I do love my dress, I think Sunday Rose will always be my dream dress! When you go dress shopping tell them that is the dress you like and they will find something with the same style. You could also look for a used Sunday Rose if that fits your budget.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@retreadbride:  Thanks…If it doesn’t turn out the way I was expecting I have a back up plan.  I’ve had a dress for several months now…but just kept thinking it wasn’t right for me, so I gave it a shot by ordering this one online.  It’s scary though, because I’m less than a month from my wedding and don’t even know what dress I will be wearing yet!

When you say “cheanges” what kind of changes are we talking?  lol  Small unnoticable changes or changes like…different neckline changes??

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I fell in love with a dress that was about $500 over my budget. Not a whole lot but, still not what i budgeted for. I say if it is still a reasonable price go for it. You only get married once.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s hard to imagine someone going, “Crap, this thing is $10K, and $9.5 was my absolute ceiling.”  But I supposed it happens.

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