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Holy cow, you guys, it’s already Thanksgiving! The holidays are upon us. But before I run off to be thankful, let’s see if I can help out our dear reader, Hannah, who is on the hunt for a gown for her December wedding. She writes:
“Please! I need your help in the worst way!! I have fallen head-over-heels for the “Londyn” dress by Hayley Paige but it is almost 5x my allocated attire budget! I am trying to stay under $700 for the gown of my dreams. My wedding will be in December and therefore is holiday themed but I want it to be air-y, light, modern and sleek- but still glam and romantic! All for $5000! I would forever be grateful if you could help! Thank you!”
A holiday-themed wedding for $5000; I love it! The “Londyn” gown is definitely airy, modern, and romantic. It features a strapless neckline, natural waist and full tulle skirt with horsehair flounces, which give the skirt shape and lightness. It is a pretty dress, and the flowing skirt does remind me a bit of freshly fallen snow, perfect for a December fête!
For “Londyn” lookalikes, I’ve selected gowns that feature a tulle, organza, or taffeta skirt with similar flounce-y shape. Some are ballgowns, like the Hayley Paige dress, while some are a bit less voluminous, or have other statement-making skirt silhouettes. Let’s check them out!
Gah! That last dress is like Londyn’s little sister. And you cannot beat that price! Also, the David’s Bridal organza gown just above that, while not exactly like the “Londyn,” screams snow drifts to me. I could totally see that one at a December wedding. What do you think, Hannah? Do you see a gown you love as much (or more than!) the Hayley Paige number? Let us know in the comments. As a side note, keep an eye out for Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and other holiday sales this time of year. It’s the perfect time to wedding shop on a Broke-Ass budget!
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.