(Closed) Starting the dress hunt…where to begin?

posted 9 years ago in Philadelphia
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would start your search online.  Brides.com or theknot.com has galleries of dresses, and you can search.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018 - The Desmond Hotel in Malvern, PA

I got my dress at The Wedding Touch in Frazer (Chester County area) and it was under $1000… I know they have a nice range of affordable gowns and I had such a great experience there. Very nice people!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I’m in the same boat! I was going to start my search in Delaware because well, it’s TAX-FREE! I’ve heard great things about Brides and Grooms in Newark. http://www.bridesandgroomsinc.net/

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

ETSY!!! Oh man, I plug etsy so often they need to start paying me! ;p But seriously, I am getting my gown custom made on etsy for less then $400 and it is amazing looking! I am going through Cici Bridal, but if you simply plug in “wedding gown/dress” in etsy search, you’ll find hundreds of beautiful dresses for $500 or less!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Just like Cupcake, I got my wedding dress at The Wedding Touch in Frazer, Pa.  It was a great experience.  The price was under $900 and they are such nice people to work with. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did my search on line and through magazines. I read a lot of good things about netbride.com here on weddingbee and other wedding blogs, and I was able to find my Da Vinci dress there for $400 cheaper than at a bridal salon in NYC. I highly recommend netbride.com!

You basically e-mail them the dress you want, and if they carry it, they send you a quote. They don’t carry every brand, but they do carry a lot.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think that those J.Crew dresses are more unique than you think. Although there is a lot of talk about them, I have yet to see a bride wearing most of them. I’ve seen brides wearing the sophia and the goddess gown, but that is it.

I say, if you are on a budget and want something that is good quality, definitely go with J.Crew. You can even check out ebay. You’d be suprised what you would find on there in terms of brand new J.Crew dresses.

Also, check out BCBG if you want something simple.

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