Post # 1
I will be getting engaged in the next few days now and I have been thinking about the dress.
I do not want something expensive, even 300 would be pushing it!
Personally I can’t imagine spending thousands on a dress I will wear once.
I am planning on a backyard wedding so it won’t be super formal. I was wondering if any of you lovely ladies bought inexpensive dresses?
Where did you buy it, what was the cost and were you happy?
Hope I get some responses!!
Post # 3
David’s Bridal. Mine was $480, which included taxes. I was very happy with my dress.
Post # 4
i got mine from david bridal as well. They have nice sales. Mine was $450, and i got it on tax free weekend, so that was a plus.
Post # 5
My dress was $550 from a sample sale. I could have bought any number of dresses less than that price, if I had wanted. The selection was huge. This is the time of year to start sample hunting. All of my local salons did their sales between September and November!
Post # 6
David’s Bridal for $200 + tax.
Post # 7
I am pretty much giving away my SIL wedding dress (never worn). If you are interested PM me
Post # 8
Craigslist, i got a $2000 dress for $350!
Post # 9
See if you can check out a sample sale or buy off the rack. I got mine at David’s Bridal off the rack for about $500. Also, if you buy from a bridal salon, check out local seamstresses for alterations (especially see if you can find out which alterations shops have the bridal salon contracts- you’ll get someone who works on wedding gowns all the time and not have to pay the salon overhead!)
Post # 10
I ordered mine from lightinthebox.com. It was less than $250, which included customization to my measurements and shipping. 🙂
Post # 11
I ordered mine from Dressilyme.com. It was $240 with shipping, plus $60 for alterations.
Post # 12
I put $300 down on DB dress, than a girl at work had worn the same dress/same size for her wedding so she gave me hers. So I canceled the DB, store credit to the BM’s for their dresses. After my wedding I put my dress on Craigslist as a pay it forward free dress, and someone came the next day to get it. You might want to try Craigslist.
Post # 13
Ebay! I got it used from another bride for $75, it fit perfect, and I couldn’t be happier, it was the perfect option for me because I wanted a low, low price but still a big dress and not super crappy fabric. You just have to be patient with searching through it until you find something you like.
Post # 14
Stalk sample sales at high end shops and online! I got my designer silk gown for a FRACTION of the retail price!
Here’s the store that is featured on I Found the Gown that sells sample gowns: http://www.bridepower.com.
Post # 15
Simply bridal! They have an L.A. showroom, but you order online. Gowns are $400 max, many are only $99-$250!
Post # 16
David’s bridal is having a huge sale right now…you could even get a Vera wang in your budget!