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Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Jenny Packham’s “Tease” Inspired Gown For Under $2000

Hey BABs! This week we’re helping a lovely lady get over “Tease” by Jenny Packham. She is one of my absolute FAVORITE designers. Not only does she make some of the most stunning wedding gowns you’ll ever see, she also designs amazing ready-to-wear clothing. You’ll see all of Hollywood royalty from Angelina Jolie to Kate Winslet wearing her gowns and even Princess Kate who is, ya know, ACTUAL royalty. Jenny Packham is British herself and has been making these stunning creations since 1988. I become more and more obsessed with all things British each day so it’s no surprise I adore her. So, the gal we’re helping has her eye on two Jenny gowns but I’m going to save the other one for next week so you’ll have to wait … but I promise it’ll be worth it! Here is what she had to say:

“Could you help me get over these two Jenny Packham dresses? Budget 2000 or less, but prefer to be 1500 or less. They are both unique and I haven’t seen anything else like them. Your help would be amazing!”

Well, lady, there is a reason you haven’t seen anything else quite like them … because WOW. The neckline makes it truly unique. I am in love with all the vintage flair it has. Probably why Dita Von Teese (fashion ICON) herself rocked this gown

Can't Afford It

OriginalJenny Packham’s “Tease” $6,400

Get Over It

SimplyBridal2A-Line Chiffon Gown With Beaded Bateau Neckline (Style: 80356) $306 at Simply Bridal

BestBridalPrices2Chiffon Gown With Sparkling Crystal Beading (Style: 6773) $650 at BestBridalPrices.com

BestBridalPricesDress With Swarovski Crystal Beading Draped Neckline (Style: 4MS840) $1189 at BestBridalPrices.com

BestBridalPrices4Romantic Sheath Dress With Swarovski Crystals (Style: 4SW044) $1,198 at BestBridalPrices.com

BestBridalPrices3Dress With Beaded, Embroidered, Sheer Neckline (Style: 11219) $1,348 at BestBridalPrices.com

BestBridalPrices5Satin Wedding Gown With Beading At Illusion Neckline (Style: 10182) $1,490 at BestBridalPrices.com

BHLDN Silk Gown From Ranna Gill (Style: 33060351) $1,800 at BHLDN

The back of this gown is insanely gorgeous and this dress, also by Ranna Gill, is very similar and on sale!

I hope I was able to give you some ideas. I will help you get over Jenny Packham dress #2 next week so STAY TUNED. Until then, 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.

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Theia Collection’s “Emma” Gown for Under $700

Hey, BABs! This week we’re helping Brianna get over the lovely “Emma Gown” by Theia for BHLDN. Don O’Neill is the designer/creative genius behind the Theia Collection, which was created to “bring out a woman’s inner goddess.” Theia, a Titaness in Greek mythology, possessed the power of light. So, basically, she made everything sparkle and we here at BAB lurve our sparklez. This particular gown was inspired by the blossoms of the Japanese cherry tree. This petals were designed by using the laser cutting technique. This technique has been around for a long time, butack in the day you would have to spend beaucoup bucks as laser cutting was only used mostly for couture clothing. Now you can walk into most clothing chains and find something using this technique. So now that you know a little bit about it, here’s what Brianna had to say:

“Hello! I love this column and hope you can help with my own search. I absolutely love the detailed and textured look of the BHLDN Emma dress, but the price is a bit high for me. Something under $700 (honestly, the lower the better) would be awesome. Ombré or solid color, any help is welcome!”

Can't Afford It

OriginalEmma Gown by Theia Bridal for BHLDN (Style: 31233463) $1,295 

Get Over It

NordstromJS Collections Floral Applique Gown (Style: 564325) $240 at Nordstrom
RainingBlossoms3Taffetta & Organza Sweetheart A-Line Gown With Beaded Flowers (Style: RB-0032) $274 at Raining Blossoms
RainingBlossoms2Tulle Softly Curved Strapless Neckline A-Line Wedding Dress With Floral Decorations (Style: WD-2393) $319
at Raining Blossoms
RainingBlossomsTulle Softly Curved Strapless Neckline A-Line Wedding Dress With Floral Element Design (Style: WD-3264) $319
at Raining Blossoms
NeimanMarcusSue Wong Beaded & Floral Embroidered Beaded Gown (Style: 0474132235171) $510 at Saks Fifth Avenue
BestBridalPricesStrapless After Six Wedding Dress With Heirloom Lace & Full Shirred Skirt (Style: 1037) $540 at Dessy
AnnTaylorAnn Taylor Rose Petal Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress (Style: 256364) $650 at Ann Taylor

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Brianna, I certainly hope I helped you find a great alternative for that gorgeous gown!

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.

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN’s “Kayleigh” Inspired Gown For Under $500

Hello, BAB’s! How y’all doin’? This week we’re helping KAYlin get over BHLDN’s KAYleigh (I had to).  When I first saw the dress I was like, “Grecian Goddess.” I know it’s been a while with all the amazing requests coming in, so I hope you’re out there, girl. Kayleigh wrote in saying:

 “Help me BABs, you’re my only hope!
I fell in love with the Bhldn “Kayleigh” dress, but it’s both way out of my budget (below $500) and discontinued! I’ve been scouring the internet for a comparable dress, but I can’t find anything. I’m in love with the simplicity and softness of the dress. Long time fan!
Thanks for all you do!”

 I won’t keep you waiting …

Can't Afford It

Original“Kaleigh Gown” Catherine Deane for BHLDN (Style: 2653000) $1,200

Get Over It

LightInTheBoxMermaid Sweetheart Halter Lace Wedding Dress (Style: 00604657) $142 at LightInTheBox.com

DailyLookLine & Dot Lace Halter Dress (Style: 112672) $171 at Daily Look

RainingBlossoms2Chiffon Halter Neckline Sheath Wedding Dress With Beaded Waistband (Style: WD-3269) $190 at GoodCheapWeddingDress.com

CastlePromAndBridalBeautiful Satin Gown With Sheer Lace Overlay by Alfred Angelo (Style: 7281L) $219 at The Castle

BestBridalPrices4Strapless Floor Length With Soft Net Over Lace (Style: 8614L) $239 at BestBridalPrices.com

BHLDN2Romantic Dress With Soft, Light Tulle by Jenny Yoo (Style: 31062417) $260 at BHLDN

Crystal Lattice Sash $180 sold separately.

BestBridalPrices2Lace Halter Dress With Scalloped Edge Detailing (Style: 2043) $270 at BestBridalPrices.com

BestBridalPrices3Elegant Gown With V-Neckline & Sash At The Waist by Impressions (Style: 11655) $298 at BestBridalPrices.com

BHLDNFull Ball Gown Skirt With Layers Of Tulle by Tadashi Shoji (Style: 30369367) $300 at BHDLN

RainingBlossomsLace Sweetheart Strapless Sheath Wedding Dress With Bow Back Waistband (Style: SI-0066) $320 at Raining Blossoms

JCREWBeautiful Gown With High Cutaway Neckline & A Bias Cut Skirt (Style: 69879) at J. Crew

Instead of focusing on the halter neckline (which is silk charmeuse, btw!) I tried to focus more on the soft, lace detail. I almost didn’t notice it when I first looked at this dress, but the Kayleigh dress is beautiful simplicity. Keep in mind, too, that finding a strapless sheath might be the way to go, and then have your seamstress or tailor add the halter strap — since straps are super easy to add to wedding dresses.

I hope I was able to give you some good ideas. Be sure to check out the websites that are featured ’cause you’ll probably find even more options. 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.

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Watters “Odette” Inspired Gowns For Under $700

Why, hello there, BAB’s! This week we are featuring another fabulous Watters gown! R.J. wrote in about “Odette” and how she just can’t get it off of her mind. Where do I begin? This dress is romantic, light and airy, ethereal, soft and unique. Did I forget anything?! Here’s what she had to say:

“Hi ladies!
You provide such great alternatives!
I love the tiered skirt (without ruffles) and the detail in the bodice. What’s a broke ass bride to do?!
Thanks!”

D’awww. Thanks, R.J.!!! It’s always fun helping all you BABs out. Finding your dream dress can already be pretty friggin’ stressful, especially when you do and it’s wayyy out of your budget. You ladies know! Some of you have tried on dozens of dresses and are still longing for that moment when you just KNOW. I always tell my friends I don’t know what I am going to do when I have to pick out my dress. I have trouble deciding what sammich to get at Jimmy John’s so can you imagine? I’ve even joked about getting married in a T-shirt and jeans. (Don’t worry, J/K!) Anyway, R.J., I might have thrown in some dresses you weren’t expecting, but these prices are AMAZINNNG. Vera Wang for $350 … say what?!

 

Can't Afford It

 

OriginalWatters “Odette” (Style: 2073B) $2,940 

Get Over It

LightIntheBoxA-Line Strapless Court Train Tulle Wedding Dress (Style: 00168303) $119 at LightInTheBox.com

TBDress1Gorgeous Sweetheart Tiered Chapel Wedding Dress (Style: 10526905) $234 at TBDress.com

RainingBlossomsSatin Sweetheart Neckline A-Line Wedding Dress (Style: WJLM-0057) $250 at Raining Blossoms

RainingBlossoms2Organza Sweetheart A-Line Tiered Wedding Gown (Style: WT-017) $260 at Raining Blossoms

TBDress2Gorgeous Strapless A-Line Tiered Gown (Style: 09685099) $267 at TBDress.com

RainingBlossoms3Chiffon Strapless A-Line Gown With Tiered Diagonal Skirt (Style: WD-3294) $270 at Raining Blossoms

DavidsBridalSatin Faced Organza Fit And Flare Gown (Style: VW351020) $350 at David’s Bridal

( Vera Wang Gown was $1,200!!)

BHLDNBeautiful Gown With Tiers Of Tulle & A Layered Skirt (Style: 31200777) $400 at BHLDN

(Badgley Mischka Gown — was $1,000!!!)

Pair with a sash like this one.

DessyGroupStrapless Organdy Dress With Draped Bodice (Style: 1044) $550 at Dessy

So, what do you think, R.J.? I know you have a little over a year before your wedding day so if you see something you like you should have enough time to try it on, even if you have to order it online. Have you gone to any of your local bridal boutiques yet, or are you just starting to look? I really hope I was able to help you out! Let us know what you think. 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!

*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.

Cant Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki’s “Evie” For Under $1,000

Hey BABs! I’m pretty excited about this week’s Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Reader Shannon wrote in about “Evie” by House of Mooshki.  Owned by Vicki McCarthy, House of Mooshki is a team of people in London who cater to the modern day bride but with a dash of vintage flair. I discovered them earlier this year and I’ve pretty much been OBSESSED ever since. Sadly, they don’t have any stockists in the US but a little birdie told me that will probably change in the future! “Evie” is an elegant, tea-length gown with tiers of tulle & hand-dyed guipure lace. This dress reminds me of the way women used to dress. All you need is some lace gloves and a veil and it’s perfection. I hope you like what I’ve found for you!

  Can't Afford It

 

Original“Evie” by House Of Mooshki. $2,600

 

Get Over It

 

 

ModclothA-Line Silhouette With Layers Of Tulle & 3/4 Sleeves (Gilded Grace Dress) $140 at ModCloth

ForHimAndHerTea Length Gown With Illusion Neckline (Style: 0117134) $280 at ForHerandForHim.com

SimplyBridalSatin Tea Length Gown With V-Neck & Scalloped Lace (Style: 80464) $288 at SimplyBridal.com

UniqueVintageEmbroidered Lace Tea Length Dress With Jacket (Style: P9515) $298 at Unique Vintage

BestBridalPrices2Tea Length Wedding Dress With Sweetheart Neckline & Tulle Skirt (Style: 6749) $394 at BestBridalPrices.com

BHLDNGlimmering Lace Dress With Shear V-Neck (Style: 31882756) $420 at BHLDN

BestBridalPricesTea Length Tulle & Satin Bridal Gown With Zipper Back (Style: 1550) $658 at BestBridalPrices.com

(Free Veil & Shoes!)

BestBridalPrices3Mid-Century Inspired Tea Length Gown With Rho Lace (Style: Rho 6741E) $670 at BestBridalPrices.com

253225-JJ_Davids_Bridal_03_008Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress With Illusion Neckline (Style: CMK513) $700 at David’s Bridal

EtsySweetheart Neckline Floral Ivory Embellished Dress With Gold Sequin Detailing $700 by Amanda Archer

I would definitely look further into Etsy, too. There are so many bridal shops, just when I think I’ve found them all, I discover 50 more. There are so many styles to choose from for every budget. Let us know if you have anymore questions. 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!

*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.

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Naomi Neoh’s “Fleur” For Under $1500

Hey there, BABs! This week we’re helping Cassie get over a very pretty, very romantic gown inspired by the style of Audrey Hepburn. The designer is Naomi Neoh from London. She debuted she first bridal collection in 2008 and has been wowing us ever since.  She likes to use only the very best fabrics available. “Fleur” is actually one of the most popular designs from her collection, with its pale blush corset and removable French lace long sleeved jacket. Both jacket and sash can be removed to switch up the look. Here is what Cassie had to say:

“Hello,

I’m trying to find a look alike dress for the Naomi Neoh “Fleur” style. My budget is around 1500, and I’m IN LOVE with this dress, but they won’t ship to the U.S. :(. Do you have any suggestions?

Thanks so much,

Cassie”

 

I got this, Cassie!

Can't Afford It

OriginalNaomi Neoh’s “Fleur” from her 2014 Secret Garden Collection. Her gowns range from $3,382 – $5,073.

Get Over It

SimplyBridalBall Gown With Scalloped Illusion Neckline & Lace Sleeves (Style: 80723) at $306 at Simply Bridal.

JJsHouseOrganza Ball Gown With Long Lace Sleeves (Style: 002015462) $317 at JJsHouse.com

Etsy4Illusion Back Lace Wedding Dress (Style: W40403) $400 at Etsy (Flower belt not included)

Etsy2A-Line Lace Wedding Gown With Removable Beading Sash $438 at Etsy

BestBridalPricesIllusion Beaded Bodice With Lace Appliques & 3/4 Illusion Sleeves (Style: AT4576) $586 at BestBridalPrices.com

(This dress comes with free shoes & a free veil!)

EtsyFitted Lace Gown With Lace Sleeves $727 at Etsy

Etsy6Lace & Silk Chiffon Wedding Gown $1,305 at Etsy

Etsy3Ivory & Cream Silk Gown With See-Through Back $1,055 at Etsy

You’ll have to let me know what you think, Cassie. If you can’t find the right dress for you there are also cover ups like this one at BHLDN. It actually resembles Fleur very closely. There area also a TON of flower sash/belts available, too, in whatever color & style you could ever want. Check out Etsy for literally thousands of options. I hope this helps. It really is a VERY beautiful gown. Let us know if we can help with anything else! 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.

Get Inspired: Glitzy, Vintagey, Eclectic Backyard Wedding

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Hey, BABs! It’s been a minute since we’ve had a good dose of inspiration around here. And these summer nights sitting under twinkly lights at the local watering hole, kicking back with my favorite people and basking in the love and friendship around me had me majorly inspired to dream up a pretty backyard wedding inspiration board. A beautiful, light gown paired with muted and understated earrings and a simple headband. Eclectic table accents include a sparkly runner and a lacy blue runner to highlight the varied tableware patterns and colorful glassware. A proper amount of gold and color to delight and luxuriate.

Broke-Ass Hacks:

Varied and gorgeous serveware and dishes can often be found for uber cheap at thrift or secondhand stores, and you can re-donate when you’re done. The table runners and paper lanterns easily translate into gorgeous home decor items … or you can pass them on to a bride you know who would enjoy them for her wedding.

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Chinese Lanterns, Luna Bazaar | “Aurelia” Hoop Earrings, Ruche | “Marvelous Maven” Heel in Mint, ModCloth | “Inside Out” Bowl, Anthropologie | Sequin Table Runner in Gold, Koyal Wholesale | “A Lace for Everyone” Table Runner, ModCloth | “Mira” Gown, BHLDN | Brass Flora Indie Headband, Ruche

What do you think of a pretty, intimate wedding under the stars with your nearest and dearest?

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Elie Saab’s “Louisse” Inspired Dress For Under $1,500

Hello my BAB’s! I hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July weekend filled with plenty of sparklers! Summer sure is flying by. We’ve been getting lots of requests from you ladies which is so awesome. This week we’re helping a BAB get over this very lovely gown from the 2014 collection of Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias. I have spent many days just staring at Elie Saab dresses, trying to lift my jaw off the floor because they’re … perfect. He started designing wedding dresses over 30 years ago and every collection is more beautiful than the last. There are always some beautiful, intricate details that make his gowns really stand out.

 

Can't Afford It

ElieSaabElie Saab’s “Louisse” $8,800 at Pronovias

Get Over It

JJsHouseV-Neck Floor Length Chiffon Charmeuse With Ruffle Lace Beading (Style: 017019722) $176 at JJsHouse.com

*Comes In Ivory, too.

LightInTheBoxV-Neck Charmeuse Court Train Wedding Dress (Style: 01538210) $250 at LightintheBox.com

BHLDNFull Ball-Gown Skirt With Delicate Lace, Tulle & Crystal Embellishments (Style: 30369367) $380 at BHLDN

UniqueVintageBeaded Ruched Bodice & Cap Sleeves Are Embellished With Exquisite Crystals (Style: P4672) $538 at Unique Vintage

AnnTaylorA-Line Gown With Lace Cap Sleeves & V-Neck With Lace Inset (Style: 325062) $750 at Ann Taylor

HouseofBridesA-Line Gown Gown Made In Royal Duchess Satin & Tulle Overlay (Style: BL083) $776 at HouseofBrides.com

BestBridalPricesCrystal Beading Trims The Embroidered Lace On Organza (Style: 5202) $1,049 at BestBridalPrices.com

BestBridalPrices2Crystal Beaded Embroidery & Alencon Lace Appliques On Net With Wide Hemline (Style: 2616) $1,180 at BestBridalPrices.com

I hope I was able to find some other dresses you can love just as much. Let us know what you think! 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.

Five for Friday: Five BHLDN Looks for Under $1500

Happy Friday, BABs! You know how much we love BHLDN, so I’m sure you can only imagine how excited I was when the gorgeous wedding retailer got in touch to collaborate on this Five for Friday! The team and I brainstormed to bring you not just dresses or accessories, but 5 full ensembles for your wedding day, for budgets ranging from $500 to $1500! Because girl, we’ve got your back and your budget!

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Annabelle Dress, $260 | Stardust Heels, $69 | Petite Crystal Drops Earrings, $60Crystallized Satin Sash, $100

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Hanna Dress, $450 | Fleur-Pearl Bracelet, $60Joyau d’Orsay Heel, $225

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Seraphina Gown, $600 | Mint Sprig Booties, $110 | Perle Bracelet, $60 Silverbloom Comb, $150 | Sea Flora Posts, $50

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Corsica Sandals, $160 | Dewed Vines Hairpin, $140 | Droplet Earrings, $80 | Rosemary Dress, $600

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Dakota Gown, $1,035 | Addison Heels, $180 | Rosaceae Sash, $160 | Arabella Drops, $120

Just because you’re on a budget, BABs, doesn’t mean you can’t pull together a stunning look for not too much money.

What do you think? Which of these looks is your favorite?