Broke-Ass Category: Shopping

6/24

Sponsored Post DisclaimerAs a special treat this month, we’re partnering with David’s Bridal to bring you four special edition Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! posts (catch the first three herehere and here), featuring their very own gorgeous styles. David’s Bridal, a name synonymous with affordable wedding gowns in a huge variety of styles, has been dressing women for all types of special occasions for over 60 years — in fact, 1 in 3 brides end up walking down the aisle in aDavid’s Bridal frock. Hell, I was a David’s Bridal bride for my first wedding! And few things are better than when David’s Bridal busts out a huge heap of summer savings, as they’re doing through June 28. Select clearance wedding dresses, normally in the $300-$600 price range are now $99 while select wedding dresses originally $750-$1650 can be found for $499.99 and all clearance accessories, dresses, shoes and gifts can be snagged for up to a whopping 70% off — with dresses starting $19.99 online and $29.99 in store and shoes, accessories and gifts start at $9.99. All clearance wedding dresses — yes, even designer frocks! — are up to $500 off their original price.

Can't Afford It

Short and sweet is the name of the game for our last post in the series (see our previous posts featuring mermaid, ballgown and halter styles), which I’m stoked on because I loooooove short wedding dresses. Our Can’t Afford It? dress is a boatneck, cap-sleeve Oleg Cassini for David’s Bridal exclusive, adorned with beaded lace appliques that will run you about $750. Couldn’t you just imagine twirling the night away in this stunner (complete with some killer shoes)?Oleg Cassini Cap Sleeve Illusion Wedding Dress from David's Bridal

Oleg Cassini Cap Sleeve Illusion Wedding Dress (CMK513), $750

Get Over It

Strapless Tulle and Lace Tea Length Dress at David's Bridal

Strapless Tulle and Lace Tea-Length Dress (KP3701), $399.99-$449.99

Truly Zac Posen Lace High Low Tank Wedding Dress at Davids Bridal

Truly Zac Posen Lace High Low Tank Wedding Dress (ZP341412), normally $1250, sale price $399.99

Melissa Sweet Short Lace Wedding Dress

Melissa Sweet Short Lace Wedding Dress (MS251101), normally $900, sale price $499.99

Oleg Cassini Tea Length Lace Tulle Wedding Dress

Oleg Cassini Tea Length Lace Tulle Wedding Dress (CWG663), normally $850, sale price $499.99

Love these styles? Head over to David’s Bridal to take advantage of their Sensational Summer Clearance sale through June 28!

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  • 6/23

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewWe’ve got lots of CAI/GOI requests in our queue these days thanks to you, our lovely readers! We’re pretty excited about that, but keep in mind, your requests may take a bit of time to get to as we add them to our calendar. Nevertheless, keep those requests coming! We are here to help.

    Reader Jennifer is getting married at the end of summer and commented on this post with her request:

    “Your “Get over it Posts” are amazing! I made the mistake of looking at Monique Lhuillier whom I love from Rent the Runway and fell for the L’Amour dress. I love the plunging V-neck line and body fitting form while still having the removable more traditional overlay for the ceremony that blends seamlessly when it is on (instead of an afterthought like other removable skirts). I thought I found a great alternative in Zuhair Murad’s Theodora with skirt until I found the price! Help I’m getting married at the end of the summer and need to pick something soon. Ideally my budget would be under 3500.”

    Thanks for the love, Jennifer! You’ve got two beautiful gowns to inspire our search today. Both the “L’Amour” and the “Theodora” feature a curve-hugging embroidered lace gown with detachable overskirt. In my search, I focused on finding gowns with similar body-hugging silhouettes, lace, and a V-neckline. I will first show you gowns, and the second half of the post will be options for overskirts. When shopping for separate pieces, remember to coordinate your colors. And if you think the skirt looks too much like an afterthought, you could always make or purchase a belt to bring it all together. Let’s check out some beautiful look-alikes!Can't Afford It

    Monique Lhuillier L'Amour

    Monique Lhuillier “L’Amour,” Spring 2016, $6,000+

    Zuhair Murad The Theodora Zuhair Murad “Theodora,” Fall 2016, $8,000+

    Get Over It

    Jensen Gown from BHLDNJensen Gown By White One by Pronovias (Style: 38836425), $1,200 at BHLDN

    BLISS Monique Lhuillier Chantilly Lace Open Back Wedding DressBLISS Monique Lhuillier Chantilly Lace Open Back Wedding Dress (In Stores Only) (Style: 919091), $2,860 at Nordstrom

    Katie May Geneva Gown with Removable TrainKatie May Geneva Gown with Removable Train (Style: KATIM30010), $3,440 at Shopbop

    Amalia Gown from BHLDNAmalia Gown By Eddy K (Style: 38020814), $1,600 at BHLDN

    Watters 'Lexington' Beaded Tulle Mermaid GownWatters ‘Lexington’ Beaded Tulle Mermaid Gown (In Stores Only) (Style: 1177870), $3,150 at Nordstrom

    Nicole Miller Janey Lace GownNicole Miller Janey Lace Gown (Style: 8732361), $1,900 at Zappos

    Shea Gown from BHLDNShea Gown By Eddy K (Style: 38020517), $1,800 at BHLDN

    Watters 'Ashland' Illusion Lace Mermaid DressWatters ‘Ashland’ Illusion Lace Mermaid Dress (In Stores Only) (Style: 1177885), $2,010 at Nordstrom

    Tulle A-Line Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neck from David's BridalGalina Signature Tulle A-Line Wedding Dress with Plunging V-Neck (Style: SWG722), $1,250 at David’s Bridal

    Watters 'Somerset' Open Back Lace Mermaid GownWatters ‘Somerset’ Open Back Lace Mermaid Gown (In Stores Only) (Style: 1177897), $2,190 at Nordstrom

    Sexy Deep Neckline Wedding Dress by LaceMarry on etsySexy Deep Neckline Wedding Dress, $344 by Etsy seller LaceMarry

    Rosa Clara 'Volga' Beaded Tulle Trumpet DressRosa Clara ‘Volga’ Beaded Tulle Trumpet Dress (In Stores Only) (Style: 5104083), $2,312.50 at Nordstrom

    Tulle Wedding Dress with Floral Lace Applique at David's BridalTulle Wedding Dress with Floral Lace Applique (Style: WG3712), $399.99 at David’s Bridal

    Watters 'Farah' Tulle, Lace & Charmeuse GownWatters ‘Farah’ Tulle, Lace & Charmeuse Gown (In Stores Only) (Style: 863530), $2,295 at Nordstrom

    And now, for skirts …

    Organza skirt by makemydresses on etsyOrganza skirt, $299 by Etsy seller MakeMyDresses

    Lazio Skirt at BHLDNLazio Skirt From Willowby by Watters (Style: 37597804), $260 at BHLDN

    Tulle Overskirt by 2live2love on etsyTulle Overskirt, $174 by Etsy seller 2live2love

    Almira Skirt from BHLDNAlmira Skirt By WTOO by Watters (Style: 37596848), $810 at BHLDN

    Applique lace detachable train by makemydresses on etsyApplique lace detachable train, $399 by Etsy seller MakeMyDresses

    Amora Skirt from BHLDNAmora Skirt From Willowby by Watters (Style: 36526234), $600 at BHLDN

    Detachable Bridal Skirt by PTBridalHandmade on EtsyDetachable Bridal Skirt, $400 by Etsy seller PTBridalHandMade

    Lace Detachable Train by MakeMyDresses on EtsyLace Detachable Train, $359 by Etsy seller MakeMyDresses

    This last option already comes with its own overskirt!

    INES DI SANTO 'Margeaux' Lace Tulle & Organza Ballgown Overskirt with Detachable TrainINES DI SANTO ‘Margeaux’ Lace Tulle & Organza Ballgown Overskirt with Detachable Train (In Stores Only) (Style: 5098682), $2,490 at Nordstrom

    That’s all I’ve got for you today, Jennifer! What do you think? Have you found the perfect pairing of gown and skirt? Let us know in the comments.

    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. Please be aware, though, that because you guys love this column so much, we can often build up quite the queue and it may be a while before we can get to your dream dress. Rest assured, though, Team Broke-Ass is on the case!

    *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.
  • 6/22

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    Disclaimer: A very easy way to save money = skip save the dates. I know this. Social media makes it super easy to spread the word of your wedding date and location, and wedding websites are an amazing way to keep people informed. As a Broke-Ass, I was obviously looking for ways to cut costs, so we did consider forgoing a save the date. But because we…

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    6/20

    Catering Your Own Wedding Do It on the Cheap with Sam's Club

    Original photo: Shaina Sheaff Photography So you've decided to tackle the wedding food on your own (or a very gracious friend with mad skillz has stepped up to the plate). Go you! It's a great way to save some money and add a very personalized touch ... but it can be a helluva task. Timing, preparation, serving and not to mention cost ... the biggest cost,…

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    6/17

    Melissa Sweet Illusion Lace Mermaid Wedding Dress at Davids Bridal

    As a special treat this month, we’re partnering with David’s Bridal to bring you four special edition Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! posts (catch the first two here and here), featuring their very own gorgeous styles. David’s Bridal, a name synonymous with affordable wedding gowns in a huge variety of styles, has been dressing women for all types of special occasions for over 60 years…

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  • 6/16

    SS2016 NEW YORK BRIDAL

    Hey BABs, did you know that the Can't Afford It? column is crazy-popular right now, thanks to our awesome readers and requests from BABs like you?! We love helping you to find your dream gowns, so thanks for your patience while we work our way through the backlog of requests! Here's one from reader Alice:  Hello! I was wondering if you can help me look for a gown…

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    6/13

    Personalized Snapchat Filters by XO Bespoke

    We're huge fans of social media here (#duh) and have totes been guilty of Instagramming erry-little-thing, tweeting out cool stuff and (over?)sharing on Facebook. Why would our weddings be any different? That's why we're totally loving the customized, affordable Snapchat GeoFilters created by our homies at XO Bspoke. The stationery company, which should be high on any broke-ass's radar because of its DIY-friendliness, knows that…

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    6/10

    Oleg Cassini Organza Veiled Lace Wedding Dress from David's Bridal

    As a special treat this month, we’re partnering with David’s Bridal to bring you four special edition Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! posts, featuring their very own gorgeous styles. David’s Bridal, a name synonymous with affordable wedding gowns in a huge variety of styles, has been dressing women for all types of special occasions for over 60 years — in fact, 1 in 3 brides…

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  • 6/9

    Evelyn Bridal Style 234

    You guys, I cannot believe it is June already. Craziness! Today's CAI/GOI request comes from reader Domonique, who emailed with: "First, thanks for the blog, I am a broke ass bride and I am so thankful for you. We're getting married next April and I've been planning my Atlanta wedding from Virginia. It's been a challenge to say the least. So yesterday, I was trying…

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