(Closed) What do you do when your dress is WAYYY out of my budget

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
826 posts
Busy bee

i bought my dress from another bride. If u dont care if it has been used u should check out oncewed.com, bravobride.com, preownedweddingdresses.com.

have u looked at David’s Bridal and Alfred Angelo for something similar?

Post # 4
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t know what your budget is, but when I saw your dress, I thought of this one:


The first dress that pops up or style number 1456.

What’s your budget?

Post # 6
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If it is the dress I’m thinking, with the layers all the way to the floor, the bad news is that that style of dress can be more expensive because of the fabric and intricacy. I would highly recommend a used dress, first. I have similar taste, though I went with a trumpet skirt, and I didn’t see many similar dresses for much less.

Another approach is to figure out EXACTLY what you love about the dress, and find a simpler version. Also, keep up with this thread, these Bees are good.

Post # 7
5262 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Definitely scour Once Wed, PreOwned Weddings Dresses, Ebay, the WeddingBee classifieds, and local bridal consignment shops. I have expensive taste, too, and went the OnceWed route. 

Post # 8
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

@ meliss, that one is freakin amazing. I have a dress, and that is the first one to make me feel a pang of dress envy.

Post # 10
14183 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Keep looking! Don’t buy it unless you can actually afford it or buy it used! I’ve seen that style around, it’s not that uncommon.

Post # 11
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Do you have any rich relatives you can hint for ‘gifts’ from?  Sometimes great Aunt Sally swoops in and pitches in a few hundred dollars for a “dream dress”.  Women are sensitive to this kind of thing.

If not, try Oncewed.com or bridepower.com.  Even ebay.  If you can’t get the dress at a reasonable price (only you know what that is), DON’T GO INTO DEBT FOR IT.  Seriously, it’s not a good habit to start a marriage being overextended with debt.  

Post # 12
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am using Milly Bridal. I’ve heard nothing but good things about them minus a couple posts where the girls ended up admitting it was their own fault for bad measurements, etc… I will keep you posted on how mine goes, it’s just a thought…

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