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Hello my BAB’s! BHLDN strikes for a 3rd time since I started writing this column. Don’t worry, though, in this case 3 strikes doesn’t mean you’re out. We love you too much here! I am not surprised one bit either. They always have a super stunning collection of gowns from some totally amazing designers. This week we’re helping Katie get over a WTOO by Watters gown. “Persephone” was the goddess queen of the underworld and “Persiphone” is the gown we’re helping Katie get over.  This dress is definitely fit for a greek goddess, or any goddess really.  It has tons of lovely tulle (which never gets old IMO) and pretty sequins all over the bodice. You guys know I love me some Watters and I know you do, too, as this is definitely not the first time Watters made someone fall in love only to experience sticker shock. Well, it’s cool ’cause that’s what I’m here for and it’s always a blast trying to help you ladies find something you can feel special in, without breaking the bank. That’s what I did for Katie. At least I hope so. Here’s what Katie had to say:

“Who can I submit a “Can’t Afford it” photo to? I’ve become slightly obsessed with this WTOO by Watters ‘Persiphone Gown’ but the $1350 price tag is about twice what I was hoping to spend. I love the whole look and if you can help me find something similar for less than $600 you will be my wedding heroes.”

 

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 “Persiphone Gown” WTOO by Watters for BHLDN (Style: 34509968) $1350 

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600

 A-Line Gown With Beaded, Mesh Illusion Neckline – Currently on sale! $174.99 (30% Off!) at ModCloth

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Convertible Dress With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 33364852) $275 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Floor Sweeping A-Line Gown Covered In Shimmering Beads (Style: 932750) $298 at Nordstrom

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 A-Line Crinkled Silk Chiffon Gown (Style: 86996) $310 at Nordstrom

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Sleeveless A-Line Gown With Illusion Neckline (Style: S7533) $398 at Zappos

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Chiffon Dress With Sheer Neckline & Embroidery (Style: 21005) $438 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Floor Length Tulle Gown With Stunning Hand-Fashioned Embroidery (Style: 33161548) $480 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 A-Line Gown With Swarovski Crystals On Neckline (Style: T626) $548 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Strapless Lace Gown Over Sequin Bodice (Style: 1049) $550 at Dessy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600 Floor Sweeping Silk Chiffon Gown With Crossover Neckline (Style: 08899) $595 at J. Crew

Am I your wedding hero yet? I certainly hope so. BHLDN has other dresses that are similar to the one you love and the two from BestBridalPrices.com are really close. Please let me know what you think and if you have any other questions for us here at Broke-Ass Bride! Until next week, BABs …

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.
Elaine Michalek
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    #RuinAWeddingIn5Words is pretty much the greatest hashtag since #duh.

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    Guys, the Game of Thrones author made my life with this.

    Tidewater and Tulle has been killing it with the DIYs lately, and these little Queen of Hearts favors are no exception.

    Are you an introvert? Budget Savvy Bride has some great tips on weddings for wallflowers.

    If supermarket flowers are kinda your only option due to your budget, then Kiss My Tulle is going to show you how to do them all purdy-like for your wedding bouquet.

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    Thinking of a tropical honeymoon? Elizabeth Anne Designs is offering up the chance to win a honeymoon in Martinique. I’ve been, it’s stunning.

    One of the first rules of wedding planning is figuring out how many people you’re going to invite. United With Love has some guidelines to get you started on building your guest list.

    You had me at sparkling: I will be making this violet ombre cocktail from Classic Bride.

    I’m dying over this entire country wedding on Love My Dress, but it’s the dress that cost about $30 that seals the deal. Or, really, ALL of the fashunz.

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    Finally, did you see that we’re looking for a few good peeps? We need help with our Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! column and we’d love to have a few of you darlings share your wedding planning adventures!

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  • 1/28

    Got a Passion for Fashion? You Might Be Our Gal




    It’s wedding planning season, and the team at The Broke-Ass Bride has been inundated with Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! requests, and it’s high time we brought on a second fashion-savvy contributor with an eye for detail and spend-thriftiness to help our girl Elaine divvy out the broke-ass friendly versions …

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    1/27

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    Have you figured out what you’re doing for your registry? More and more couples are going the cash registry route for their wedding wishlist – whether they’re saving up for a house down payment, are whittling away at starting their marriage debt-free or are looking to go on an adventure of …

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    1/26

    DIY or Die Fancy Mercury Glass Centerpieces

    My friend Shannon is planning a super-budget wedding in the fairly expensive market of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and she’s been sharing her little nuggets of broke-ass wisdom with me, but it wasn’t until she told me about this amazing DIY for mercury glass centerpieces that I decided it was …

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  • 1/26

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    I don’t want this post to be about regrets. Our wedding day was beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. However, I feel I should be completely blunt with you fabulous BABs about budgets and how they can easily veer way off course. Because I know I’m not the only bride whose budget …

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    1/23

    Five for Friday: My Favorite Things from Luna Bazaar Right Now

    I love Luna Bazaar products, not just for a wedding, but for my home too. Last year, Luna sent me a few things to test out, and I’m totally hooked. Those disco ball string lights? Still totally in my house. So, they did it again. Luna Bazaar gave me a chance …

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    1/23

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    It can be a cruel world out there for brides on a budget. So much of the pretty can be out of reach, and it gets exhausting trying to keep up with the Joneses. Bridal Burnout can take place way early on, because there is a butt-ton …

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  • 1/22

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    Hey BAB’s! It’s that time again, where I, your CAI/GOI guru, help you find a wedding dress you can love as much as the one with the hefty price tag. This week Gloria wrote in trying to help her sister out. She is a busty girl with a petite frame …

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