Post # 1
I’m 24 years old and I do not have alot of money, I am the sole bred winner of my family so our wedding is on a tiny budget, I am s bargain hunter and so far i have found our invites for less than $40 and most of our decorations for half of what you would normally pay…. the only thing i have not found is MY DRESS…. I started looking on the web and found such websites as:
I have looked into their reviews and they are so mixed that my paranoid side takes over so the thought of buying.. more like spending all that money… on a dress and end up hating it scares me very much… I want to fee beautiful and no one can feel can truly feel beautiful with out a beautiful dress… So if anyone knows of a website or store in California that can help me with my problem I would be so grateful.. Thank you for your time.
Post # 3
What is your budget? I think you need to get offline and go to a real shop. if nothing else, you have to try these things on to know that it fits and it worth the money.
Post # 4
My friend got a beautiful designer gown brand new on ebay. 🙂 She went to bridal salons, tried on dresses and discovered what she liked. Then, she found the dress on ebay for so much less!
I got mine at alfred angelo and I am very happy.
Post # 5
I second eBay. Also it could be worth checking out some thrift stores and re-sale stores in your area. Good luck!
Post # 6
My friend ordered from littlecoral.com and loves her dress. I think she said she paid around $290 and free shipping. She ordered in way in advance incase she didn’t like it. But she did, so it worked out.
I also have a friend that got a bridesmaid’s dress in white for her wedding dress. It was very pretty and didn’t really look like a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress. Im not sure what she paid, but Im sure it was less then a Bridal gown.
Post # 7
How much will you spend on a dress?
Post # 8
Ebay for sure I bought a brand new Pronovias LA Sposa dress from a 3 dress bride who of course just wore one dress. $255 with free shipping try your luck there. and the dress was more beautiful in person.
Post # 9
I have made a budget of $300 and $400 wold be the MAX i am able to spend on a wedding gown…. I owuld love to go and try on dresses but I am always at work and by the time I get off my local bridal stores are closed, weekends are hectic so I can never make time….. I know my situation sucks….
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Post # 11
If you sew, you can easily pick up materials for fairly cheap. I made a lace dress for under 50$. You could always go on Etsy too, there’s lovely things, and usually, you can find somthing you love for a decent price. And if that does work, you can always put out a request for your dress to be made.
If you were in Ontario, Canada, I would make a dress you love even and ship it to you for materials + labour.
Post # 12
Alfred Angelo has great prices on wedding dresses and sales. I love mine and only paid 315.00. I’ve attached a pic. It’s perfect for my beach wedding. Good luck, I am in the same boat as you re: finances. Try not to stress, it will all come together!!!
Post # 13
You can find a lot for $300-400, especially with sales. A lot of shops make after-hours appointments. I would never dream of buying a wedding dress without trying it on. You have to find the time to do so. Any amount of money you spend will be a complete waste if the style doesn’t look good – and bridal sizing is not the same as in street clothes.
Post # 14
I have heard very good reviews on an ebay seller : April Bridal He can also modify whatever design you see on his page. If you decide to go that route, make sure you get your measurements right with the help of a seamstress or experienced tailor & not do them yourself.
Post # 15
If you go to the webpage for Alfred Angelo (http://www.alfredangelo.com) you can view their "Resessionista" line. They are very, very reasonable. There are at least 10 of their stores in California. Almost all of their Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses come in white or ivory as well. They are also made in short, average, and tall sizes which could help you save money in alterations. I am 5’2" and the short fit me with no alterations needed when wearing moderate heels.
Good luck to you – will keep my fingers crossed that you find your special dress at an amazing price!
Post # 16
I was in the same boat as you – looking for a dress for $400 max. I found an inexpensive bridal shop in my area and ended up buying a sample! I spend about $100 over my original budget but am also planning on re-selling my dress after the wedding to get back some of my money. If thats something you would consider, that can be a great way to get back some of the money you spent on your dress!
Also, I think buying a dress online is safe as long as you try on dresses in person first to see what style you like, etc. Then finding a dress online would be a much safer bet, imo.