(Closed) When you can’t afford to walk into a bridal shop…

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 107
5879 posts
Bee Keeper

@mudratdetector You should stop sharing details about your dress purchase with non-supportive family or friends. Who needs that? Where you buy and how much you pay for your dress is YOUR business.

Thank goodness these days we have so many resources to buy dresses –whether its at traditional bridal salon, online  from other brides or thru a consignment shop.

I think I’m a Maggie bride (I haven’t gone shopping yet for dress, I’ve just been browsing online) The styles that I’ve liked of her dresses range from $500+ up to $1,500. I don’t only put value into the bridal store experience. I’m always checking out Nordstrams (they have amazing dress well under $400) preowned wedding dresses and other avenues. And if it saves me money in the process that’s even better!

Sites like this have made me realize that its not having a brand new dress or spending XYZ that makes the dress special. Ultimately its the woman wearing it that brings the dress to life, so cut yourself some slack. Simply find a dress that reflects your personality, style, which is flattering to your figure at a price point that you can afford.

Post # 108
30 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I still have yet to figure out exactly what my dress budget will be, but I know I don’t want to stray too high.  I just found out about the Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides event and I have started to round up girls to go with me to this crazy sale event.  Apparently Filene’s clears out the store (in Chicago, Boston, DC and Cleveland… I think) for a whole day to only sell wedding dresses! Dresses are priced at $249, $449 and $699 and are all decent brands.  They put over 1700 dresses in the store and it’s up to you to find your gown.  It could be a great bonding event for your BMs too!

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