Post # 17
Nordstrom! They have quite a few. Check here: http://shop.nordstrom.com/C/6005464/0~2376776~2374327~6005464?mediumthumbnail=Y&origin=leftnav&pbo=2374327
And Nicole Miller has a bunch of dresses in the $600 range that make gorgeous wedding gowns.
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i third (or fourth?) the casablanca gowns! i ended up going with something else, but the casablanca gowns are beautiful and reasonably priced and the new 08 line has a lot of nice styles.
Post # 20
My gown is by Maggie Sottero and I purchased it from La Soie Bridal in Irvine. The original price was $850.00, I ended up paying $650.00 for it after negotiating. You can see a picture of the dress on my blog. http://calioc.blogspot.com/
Scroll down to see the pics.
Post # 21
if you live in the new york area, i highly recommend the bridal garden. all profits are donated to a children’s charity and they have a huge selection of designer gowns at sample sale prices. i got my gown there – judd waddell, about $800.
Post # 22
edressme.com has a section of "destination" wedding dresses for all under $1K. http://www.edressme.com/destination-wedding.html
Post # 23
i love my watters dress! they usually run a little over $1000 but if you get them at netbride or pearls place, they will be less than $1K.
Post # 24
My Justin Brandon dress was $645. I tried on a lot of different gowns in varying price ranges, but it was my favorite!
Post # 25
Maggie Sottero has great gowns!
the wedding boutique i went to had a promotion w/their maggie gowns too! buy one gown and get one evening dress/bridesmaids dress FREE!!!! of course you get to pick the design!
i ended up getting the wedding dress and a free evening dress! if you want the name of the boutique, email me at [email protected]
Post # 26
nicole miller, maggie sottero, watters
also, if you’re open to the idea, jim hjelm and alvina valenta have gorgeous bridesmaid gowns – just order it in white???
Post # 27
Both my dresses (Demetrios and Mon Cheri) were under 1K. The Mon Cheri would have been $2200+, but I bought a sample.
Post # 28
I will also reiterate Casablanca. I got a very pretty strapless drop-waist gown for $675. I tried it on first at a more expensive shop, looked around online, and then found a different local shop selling it for the same price as the online stores–score! 🙂
Post # 29
Definitely check out Casablanca. I bought a fabulous dress from the fall collection for just over $800, including tax. They’ve got a few organza dresses in their spring 08 collection. Good luck!
Post # 30
My dress is an Alvina Valenta bridesmaid’s dress that comes in ivory, is absolutely beautiful (and very bridal!) and cost about $550. Good luck!
Post # 31
Check out http://www.bridepower.com. They have a ton of sample designer dresses for quite a steal!