(Closed) Wedding Dress Woes

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2281 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs Hoot:  Haha. Maybe you should put all three of them in a room together and see what happens?

I wanted a knee-length dress, and was able to find what I wanted by going to a salon and trying on bridesmaids dresses. I ordered a Lula Kate dress in ivory – picked the bodice and the skirt I wanted, so I was able to sort-of put together the things I liked best about each dress I tried on. 

I had seen an Amsale dress that broke my heart, it was so beautiful (and so expensive), but what I loved most was the waistband, so I ordered extra fabric in my dress and made a sash. I ended up with my perfect dress. Total cost, including extra fabric, $300. 

I’m still waiting for pictures to come in, so I don’t really have one to post here of the finished product, but it was this LulaKate bodice:

but with an a-line skirt instead of straight,

and I made a sash inspired by the waistband on this dress:

All this to say, if you look and you don’t mind sewing (or working with a seamstress), you can have exactly the dress you want, for a very reasonable price.

Good luck!



Post # 5
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Have you considered a Dolly Couture dress? It is called the Avila bay. Her designs are very afforable and she will often do custom changes for little to no cost. Here is a link to the dress:



She will even put sleeves on the dress. Just an idea! Hope you can find what you are looking for!

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