(Closed) Just cause its white why is it is so #$%*ing over priced!!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Get a bridesmaid’s dress in white.  That may fix the problem.  ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I agree with the PP, you shouldn’t have to pay more because it’s white if you order a bridesmaid dress. I was going to get one for $115 dollars, but decided to spend a bit more.

Post # 5
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My sister bought this dress from AA



In dark red for my wedding and it’s GORGEOUS.  It looks a million times better in person than it does on the model in the photo.  It cost $198 and it’s a bridemaid dress. Definitely worth trying on even though it looks terrible on the model.

Post # 6
781 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Haha I feel like that sometimes too!  The other day, I was looking up make up artists prices…why is that make up/hair for “special occasion” is $100, but make up/hair for a wedding is all of a sudden $350.  Isn’t it the same face and same hair you’re working on?

Post # 7
1300 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

For what it’s worth, when I was looking into having a wedding dress made, the cost of a one off handmade dress was roughly the same as a dress from a bridal shop.

Fabric would be $800-$1,000 for approx ten metres of fabric (trains and ruching need alot of fabric!) and the charge for the designing, pattern making, sewing etc came out to about $750.  I bought a brand new dress for just under $2,000.



Post # 8
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If your budget is under $200, you can look at White House|Black Market, Ann Taylor, Limited, or J. Crew. You’ll probably have to catch something on sale, but they DO have inexpensive wedding gowns.

You should also keep an eye on the pre-owned websites and the shops that sell samples.  See my list below.


The color isn’t what’s making dresses expensive.  A well made, long, red, mermaid dress would cost over $200 as well…unless you went for an inexpensively made prom dress.


The pre-owned sites:

Pre-owned Wedding Dresses
Once Wed
Recycled Bride
Bravo Bride


The sample/resale shops:

Church Street Bridal (online and b&m, proceeds go to charity, gets donations from Kleinfeld)
Vows (online and b&m)
Your Dream Dress
Le Dress Boutique (online and b&m)
Encore Bridal (online and b&m)
Fabulous Frocks of Charleston (online and b&m)
White Chicago (closing soon!)

Post # 9
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Also keep an eye on The Limited, they have an online bridal line with an awesome return policy. If you catch a sale, and get a coupon from retailmeknot, you can bring it down to $150 easily.

Post # 10
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I second the used dress sites- they’re pretty awesome.

Post # 11
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I would follow @Jeannine @ Small Chic ‘s suggestions- there are tons of deals to be had on gowns. Also, look here in the wb classifieds. I found mine that way (a sample) & it was $150 including shipping.

Post # 12
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I hear ya girl! It’s crazy how overpriced anything and everything in the wedding business is!!!

Post # 13
66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It is funny how if there is bridal in front of something than it is at least twice as much! Weddings are a huge money pit ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Its so funny as soon as you mention wedding prices go up. Gratuity etc. White tents vs. green, white dresses. Its frustrating and Im sorry I hope you find something that you like in your budget!!

Post # 15
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I second the second-hand dress websites and also suggest Ebay.  That’s where I found mine.  My boss’s daughter found her’s there too. 

Post # 16
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

There are quite a few mermaid dresses with sweetheart necklines for bridesmaids. You can order most bridesmaid dresses in white or ivory. Mine was Wtoo 856 and it cost $225. (Maybe less sweetheart neckline than you’re looking for?)

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