Post # 1
I really need help! I went shopping with my mom and my fiances mom for their dresses at a new boutique in town today and we found two dresses in my price range, before trying on a third without looking at the tag. (BAD DECISION!)
The third dress is perfect in every way and only needs the hem taken up and a single layer of poof removed. It is extremly unique and double my budget. We are trying to tweak the budget, but i’m hoping someone has seen something similar with a cheaper price. Because at this rate, we are cutting the guest list, changing the food and still hoping to have enough money. Our budget is about $4000, which was doable with 150 guest and lots of help from family and friends. This dress is on sale this weekend for $1300.00 I had hoped for one around $500.00.
The dress is called Catalina 10423 at watters.com. It comes in Glisten white and Twinkle black and the whole dress is shiny with tiny beads/sequin things that sparkles like a disco ball!!! Its hard to tell in a pic, but the black shows it has designs out of these sparkles covering the whole dress. With a little bridal belt it is perfection.
(i can’t post a pic, it is too new and the website wont let me!)
Post # 3
@raeaela: Perhaps part of the dress could be “subsidized” as a Chirstmas/birthday/other holiday present?
Are their any of the dresses online that are used?
Post # 4
im sorry I dont really have any help. BUT i am also in your situation if it makes you feel better.. the dresses I love are all around 3 and 4 thousand and my mom wants to spend less than 1 🙁
Post # 5
Such a beautiful dress, I see what you love about it. Have you thought about getting a replica made (I don’t know how much cheaper it will be) a lot of brides have used jasmines bridal and each one looks amazing.
Post # 6
I ended up doing what i do best and made the best of an imperfect situation. And realized that this wedding is about us and our family and friends celebrating our commitment. Not about one specific dress “i can’t live without”. I decided i had to get this dress out of my head, because it wasnt going to happen. Because of the fabric, it couldn’t be replicated without disastrous results and there isn’t anything out there similar. So i picked it apart with all the things i didn’t like and remembered that there is a dress in every budget that is “perfect”. Plus no one will know if i wear 2nd place, they never saw first place.
I am going to a trunk show called Brides agains Breast Cancer where they sell gorgous brand name sample dresses and donated dresses for minimal prices. My sis got hers there for $300 a few years back. So i’ll be supporting a great cause and will find a new dream dress! And will look at the price tag first!!!
Post # 7
@raeaela: You may even find something you absolutely love better. (There are many women that change their minds about the first one -after they’ve already bought it)
Post # 8
Hi Girls! I thought i would give an update on dress shopping.
I knew i would never get that stunning sparkley ball gown out of my head….and the trunk show was a bust for me. I started doing what all girls do, and actually tried to magnify it and thought of every single thing i didn’t like able the dress. Then when i went shopping i looked for a totally different shape. I found a fit and flare dress that is romantic, sexy and shows off my figure instead of hiding it. This may not work for everyone, but try a totally different style and nit pick that original expensive dress you love and cant afford and talk up the new dress.The model photos of my dress don’t do it justice, i can’t wait for everyone to see it on me. It is stunning. And more then half the cost including cleaning and preservation!