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Affiliate Disclaimer NewThe holidays are in full swing, but reader Amy’s got more than turkey and cranberry sauce on her plate; she’s on the hunt for two Temperley London gowns! She writes:

“Hello! HEEELLLLPPP! I love your “Can’t Afford It? Get Over It!” column, and I fell in love with two dresses from Temperley London that I definitely can’t afford. They are very unique, so I thought others might benefit from a comparison. They are the Jules dress and the Saffron dress. I loved the sleeve length on both of these, and the flowing plain silk skirts are divine.”

In my search for look-alikes, I looked for the same soft and flowy feel that the Temperley London gowns have. Since Amy loved the sleeves and plain skirt, I also focused on short sleeves and simple skirts. Most of the Get Over It gowns are more similar to the Saffron dress, but I’ve thrown in a few Jules-inspired dresses as well. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItTemperley London Jules DressTemperley London “Jules” Dress, ~$4,300

Temperley London Saffron DressTemperley London “Saffron” Dress, $3,395

Get Over ItChiffon Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace Sleeves at David's BridalChiffon Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace Sleeves (Style: WG3749), $224.99 at David’s Bridal

Vintage Style Modest Lace Wedding Dress with Short Sleeves by Etsy seller ieieVintage Style Modest Lace Wedding Dress with Short Sleeves (Style: Elina), $429.95+ by Etsy seller ieie

Ronnie Gown from BHLDNRonnie Gown By Saja (Style: 38488565), $500 at BHLDN

Wedding Dress with Lace Sleeves at David's BridalWedding Dress with Lace Sleeves By Galina (Style: WG3817), $449 at David’s Bridal

Empire Waist Wedding dress by Etsy seller myHoneymoonDressEmpire Waist Wedding Dress, $330 by Etsy seller myHoneymoonDress

Bella Dress from Kennedy BlueBella Dress, $190 at Kennedy Blue

Modest Short Sleeve A-Line Wedding Dress at David's BridalModest Short Sleeve A-Line Wedding Dress (Style: SLWG3811), $649 at David’s Bridal

Vintage Ivory Lace Wedding Dress Chiffon Wedding Gown Short Sleeves Zipper Back by Etsy seller Valiant WangVintage Ivory Lace Wedding Dress Chiffon Wedding Gown Short Sleeves Zipper Back, $199 by Etsy seller Valiant Wang

Off White Embellished Chiffon Long Dress for Homecoming 2016 at Unique VintageOff White Embellished Chiffon Long Dress (Style: P27146), $120 at Unique Vintage

Short Sleeved Empire Waist Chiffon Wedding Dress at David's BridalShort Sleeved Empire Waist Chiffon Wedding Dress (Style: SLV9743), $499 at David’s Bridal

Exquisite1970's Paris Inspired Ivory White Vintage-Style Wedding Dress by Etsy seller LAmeiExquisite 1970’s Paris Inspired Ivory White Vintage-Style Wedding Dress, $167.14+ by Etsy seller L’Amei

What do you think, Amy? Many of the above gowns share the relaxed feel of the Temperley London gowns, but for a fraction of the price. Let us know if any of these steals work for you 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.

  • 11/25

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    Just as we do every year, because we know and appreciate the importance of a good sale but also recognize the very real need to not want to leave your house and deal with crowds, we’ve put together an exhaustive list of Black Friday deals from our partners. There are huge discounts on wedding-y things and just regular old everyday stuff, too. Stay tuned for an equally-extensive Cyber Monday deal roundup and enjoy your weekend!BAB approved black friday sales and deals

    Skip the lines and take advantage of Target’s deals from the comfort of your couch.

    Got a geek on your gift list? Get 40%-60% off at ThinkGeek.

    Frame those wedding pics and get 20% off black frame styles at Framebridge with code BLACK20.

    Love some trendy jewelry? Get 30% off at BaubleBar with code THANKS30.

    Get goodies with your personal touch at up to 65% Off + 20% Off sitewide at Zazzle with code BLACKFRISAVE.

    Calling all sports fans! Get your team gear at 25% off plus free shipping on orders over $40 at with code BLACKFRIDAY.

    Rent those gorgeous designer duds and get 25% off $75 at Rent the Runway.

    Baking is way more fun with a cute apron. Get 50% off + free shipping at Flirty Aprons with code SHOP50.

    Adults like toys too! Marbles: The Brain Store has 20% off a bunch of cool toys sitewide.

    Get some cute gifts at 15% off or save 20% on orders over $150 at Minted with code BF2016.

    Calling all crafters! Take an extra 15% off + free shipping from Cricut with code BLACKFRIDAY.

    One of our very favorites, ModCloth, is offering 20% off your entire order with code FRIDAY20.

    If you’ve been slacking on getting prints of your wedding pics, now’s your chance! Get 55% off cards, address labels and wall decor + 45% off books and calendars at Mixbook.

    Got some kids on the list? Tea Collection has great deals sitewide.

    For the curvy ladies, Kiyonna’s $40 doorbuster dress sale is going on now! This only happens once a year!

    BHLDN is taking 20% off sale items! 

  • 11/22


    And other yummy treats! I detailed our food plan a while back, and if you recall, I was missing a fairly important detail: the total cost. We worked with our caterer to come up with the perfect menu, and we had a general price range of $12-$15 per person. We never had a contract and we didn't have to pay any sort of deposit. Kinda…

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    Shaina Sheaff Photography

    Credit: Shaina Sheaff Hello lovelies, I’ll be honest, I haven’t been thinking about wedding stuff much this week. I’ve been very hard at work and probably wont be slowing down until about April. I’m okay with that, though -- almost all of the major vendors have been nailed down. We have a venue, caterer, DJ and photographer, and I’ve got my dress. The only two things…

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    Combatant Gentleman Navy Tux

    Go vintage! Check out this 50s midnight blue tuxedo from Etsy seller StyleStash ($275) Fellas, let’s talk tuxedos. Being a groom is probably one of the few times in our lives that wearing a tux is appropriate. Some of you may want to take a little advice from Jay Gatsby and suit up for this magical occasion. And guess what? You don’t have to look…

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  • 11/16


    I have always planned on having different centerpieces at each table. I saw a photo of another bride’s wedding that had her escort cards as little ticket stubs with each person’s name on one side and the name of their table on each. I completely fell in love with the idea. Unfortunately, the Etsy seller who made her cards no longer makes them. I found…

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    Brides planning their own wedding often get inspiration from wedding-related shows and movies. You can check out a number of different wedding shows in order to learn some helpful tips, gain some insight into the industry, and even help decide your own theme, dress style, color scheme, and other wedding choices. There are 5 main wedding shows to watch that will inspire your dream day.…

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    calligraphy envelope and Epson LabelWorks printed ribbon

    Whether you're hand-writing on the envelope or using a convenient print-out label, addressing your wedding invites comes with a few *rules* that etiquette specialists still advise you follow. We don't want you to be left searching, so here's what you need to know before sending out that stationery. Before you get started, make sure to check and double-check that spelling! Your partner's cousin Ashleigh is…

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  • 11/10

    Amy Kuschel Luna Gown

    Today's request comes from reader Jane, who is looking to help her daughter get over a charming crepe gown from San Francisco designer Amy Kuschel. Jane writes: "My daughter is in love with the Amy Kuschel 'Luna' gown, but it is wayyyyyy out of our budget. Can you do one of your great cheaper-versions of this dress??  Looking to spend about $800. Thank you!!" The…

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