(Closed) Tips from thrifty brides, any ways to save on these?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I bought the same bra from ebay for $9 and the skirt from ebay (china) for $2 ( I actually got two, one for $2 and one for $15 and I ended up liking the $2 best)

Post # 19
3183 posts
Sugar bee

@kris325:  EBAY! When I bought my dress (just this past weekend), I made sure to memorize the style number of the slip. I looked it up on ebay and there it was in my size and all! It was only for $26.99 + $11.00 shipping. Luckily for me, the seller lives in the same town that I do so we’re just meeting up and I don’t have to pay for shipping! Woot!

I looked around though and noticed that a lot of people say that DB slips are sized strangely. I am a street size 6, tried on a 10 at the store and that was too tight, so I am buying it in a size 12.

About the bra – I am just going to go to someplace like TJ Maxx or something to look for a smiliar bra or one of those under-dress slips with a bra attached.

Post # 21
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m not a DB bride, but have heard/read horror stories about alterations.  If you can find a reasonably priced local seamstress, I would go that route.

Post # 22
4438 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

@kris325:  Search BHFO on Ebay, they sell these exact items from DB, NEW (when they have them), I’ve seen them both go for under $20, they’re legit – I’ve obought from them several times!

Post # 23
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I ended up buying my crinoline from my bridal store because the crinoline I ordered from the internet ended being ‘short’ (eventhough I am only 5ft3″/ 5ft6″with heels)!

The bridal torsolette however, I bought from an American website called Freshpair. The brand is Carnival. Bridal stores here sell this exact bridal torsolette (same brand and everything) for 159.95 euro and I got mind from the US for 70 euros (including shipping, custom fees and a fine for not declaring the item).

Post # 24
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I found the $90 bra I tried on at DB on Amazon for less than half that (depends on size, though). It was this one, which I’m pretty sure is the same one you posted. 

Post # 25
9134 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@kris325:  I bought mine from eBay stores (no bidding required.)  I was able to buy the longline bra identical to the one at David’s for around $20 and a hoop crinoline (cooler than a foofy tulle one) for around $20.  I was also able to purchase my veil for under $15.

Post # 26
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you’re having a Brides Against Breast Cancer sale near you anytime soon, go–when I went to one, they had HUNDREDS of those bra-things, all for pretty cheap. And since it’s a reputable company, you know they washed them and they aren’t going to be broken or stinky. Plus, it’s a good cause!

Post # 27
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I got a bra from Fredericks of Hollywood for like $20 instead of the insane amount db wanted. And the alterations just depend. I went ahead and got my bustle done there because I didn’t know a good seamstress (yay small towns!) But one of my bms paid what I did for just a bustle to shorten and fx a whole bunch on her bm dress at a.local seamstress. 

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