(Closed) Surpising Value for the details . . .

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

When I was looking at dresses online, I was really excited to try on Melissa Sweet and Vineyard dresses.  But when I got to the Priscilla of Boston salon, the dresses that I tried on were not as nice as I expected.  The samples were really worn out and the materials didn’t feel that nice.  

I was really happy with my experiences with Christos and Amsale.  Surprisingly they had a bunch of dresses under $5000.  The material was good, structure was great, and the details were gorgeous. I also saw a few Lela Rose dresses in the same price range that were really nice too.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was not a big fan of the Amsale fabrics… michelle roth fabrics did not make me swoon either (but also that is a relatively lower price point). All Melissa Sweet samples i tried on were brand new to the store and the workmanship and the details were stellar.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I really, really love my Robin Jillian dress. The material feels really great, and it has a ton of beading and details (plus, all the crystals are Swarovski, which means it sparkles a ton). It was $1.5k, so it wasn’t exactly inexpensive, but I think it looks better than a lot of the more expensive designers’ dresses (obviously I’m biased, though!).

I’ve noticed that Casablanca has a ton of gorgeous dresses, too, and aren’t too expensive. There are a ton of great designers at lower prices, these are just the ones I ran into!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was a Casablanca bride and while my dress wasn’t cheap it was a lot less expensive than many of the other designers I tried! 

I was also pleasantly surprised by David’s Bridal dresses – they have many, many that I think are just beautiful for an extremely reasonable price.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lisa105: I agree! The dresses are gorgeous. I almost went with one, but the saleslady I got that day was so awful I just couldn’t buy from her and then I found my dress :).

Post # 8
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1986 posts
Buzzing bee

I love my Alfred Angelo dress, I was surprised at the quality feel and the attention to detail for fairly inexpensive.

Post # 9
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205 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m considering an Amy Kuschel dress. Affordable and very soft and pretty with beautiful fabrics.

Post # 10
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64 posts
Worker bee

I loved most of the Pronovias gowns I tried on. They felt very European and glamorous! I ended up getting a gown from a Pronovias line, San Patrick.

Post # 11
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

 i tried on some Mori Lee’s and i was blown away by the quality compared to the price. $400.00! and they were made beautifully…i didnt end up with one but i still love them and will tell everyone i can about them

Post # 12
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree that Casablanca was surprisingly affordable for the beautiful quality and details.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I didn’t end up buying one, but I was very surprised by Enzoani’s prices! I think their dresses are absolutely gorgeous and I love the attention to detail.  I figured they would in the $4000-$5000 range, but the one I tried on was $1600!  Enzoani was in my top 3. 

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