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Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Sottero & Midgley Inspired Gown For Under $800

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Hello BABs! It’s that time of the week again where I make someone’s wedding dress dreams come true!  This week we’re helping Nickie who had a few dresses in mind and finally narrowed it down to the lovely Sottero & Midgley gown, “Simone.” This gown features gorgeous swarovski crystals, something Maggie Sottero is known for. Nickie, I know you had some other gowns in mind, too. I actually did a post about that BHLDN, “Onyx.”  Now let’s help you get over this dress!

Can't Afford It

SOTTERO and MIDGLEY www.sotteroandmidgley.com “Simone” by Sottero & Midgley $2,899

Get Over It

Etsy380Mermaid Gown With Lacy Open Back & Sweetheart Neckline $379 at ThingsInLove on Etsy

BHLDN400Lace Gown With Sheer Chiffon Crossing The Bodice (Style: 30924260) $400 at BHLDN

Etsy425Hand Beaded Flower Applique Lace Gown $425 at Lace Marry on Etsy

BBP438Strapless Sweetheart Beaded Tulle Over Lace Gown (Style: 97012) $438 at BestBridalPrices.com

Ruche550Mesh Overlay With Silver-Toned Beading (Style: 38466) $550 at Ruche

BBP598V-Neck Gown With Cap Sleeves Embellished With Silver Tones (Style: 82112M) $598 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP630Lace Tulle Gown With Chapel Train (Style: 11583) $630 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP798Lace & Tulle Gown With Cap Sleeves (Style: 78844D) $798 at BestBridalPrices.com

BHLDN800Embroidered Gown With Gold Thread & Cap Sleeves (Style: 31167885) $800 at BHLDN

I hope I was able to help you Nickie! I know that last gown is a little splurge-worthy but it’s just so purty I had to include it AND it’s actually a $2,400 Jenny Yoo gown so, it’s quite a bargain.  Treat yoself 2015!!! Let us know if we can help you with any other aspect of your wedding planning. Until we meet again, 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! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700

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Hello my lovely BABs! Are there any Bostonians out there? I don’t know whether to be thankful the midwest hasn’t seen THAT much snow, or jelly because of how much fun yous guys are having. I mean, snow tunnels to get to work?! Sledding off roofs? C’mon, can it be that bad? OK, I know snow sucks but at least you’re having fun with it, East Coast. So, I’m excited because we’re featuring a designer that hasn’t been requested before – Saja Wedding. Saja in Korean means “the lion.” They were founded in 2000 by Yoo Lee and if you’re as obsessed with BHLDN as we are, you’ve more than likely seen some of her dresses. Her gowns are simple yet timeless and won’t break your bank. So, they’re a must for any BAB-to-be. The dress we’re helping Erin with this week is for someone who wants to make a statement without being too flashy. It’s got a little bit of Greek goddess flair because of the beautiful dropped shoulder. Here’s what Erin had to say:

 “Help me please! I’m head over heels for this dress (http://www.sajawedding.com/collectionpages/hb6285.html), but costs twice as much as my budget! If you can find a more affordable alternative I would be eternally grateful!”

Can't Afford It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Saja Wedding (Style: HB6285) $1,200

Get Over It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Reem Acra’s “Florence Gown” Rent for $70 at Rent the Runway (Retail Price: $3,000 !!!)

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Crepe Gown With Wrap Neckline & Fluttering Sleeves (Style: b6547) $188 at J. Crew

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700A-Line Gown With Metallic Lace Shoulders (Style: 33208661) $260 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700A-Line Gown With Crisscrossed Sweetheart Body (Style: 1046170) $280 at Nordstrom

(These straps can be worn conventionally, off-the-shoulder, as a halter neck or removed altogether.)

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Shoulder Skimming Neckline With Ruched Bodice (Style: 428527) $295 at Nordstrom

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Flowing A-Line Chiffon Gown With Plunging Neckline (Style: 624233) $340 at Asos

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Draped V-Neck Wedding Gown With Crossover Front (Style: 294718) $400 at Ann Taylor

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700Off The Shoulder Organza Gown With Chapel Train (Style: 0113824) $420 at For Her and For Him

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Saja Wedding Inspired Gown For Under $700A-Line Gown With Off The Shoulder Lace & Sweetheart Bodice (Style: AT4575) $481 at BestBridalPrices.com

Hopefully I was able to give you some ideas. Did you SEE that Reem Acra gown Rent The Runway has for only $70?! I can’t believe it. More and more women are using this type of service because they usually end up packing their dress away and never wearing it again anyway. I encourage everyone to check them out. I know when I buy a nice dress for an occasion it’s rare I’ll ever put it on again. However, if you really want to save your gown, that’s totally OK, too. Do what makes you happy! Let us know if you need some guidance with anything else big day related. We’re always happy to help! 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! House Of Mooshki’s “Zara” For Under $1,000

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Hey der, BABs! I’m super excited to help Clare get over this retro, tea length gown. I think tea length gowns are MY favorite, too. I think it’s so feminine and vintage annnnd your shoes are probably fabulous on your wedding day so everyone needs to see them. Also, it’s easier to get around without a long train. Hello, dance floor! Not that trains aren’t lovely but to each their own. As Clare mentions, I have done another CAI/GOI featuring a House Of Mooshki gown. Olivia Wright is their head designer and no two dresses are ever the same. However, each dress is insanely detailed and beautiful and I want them all … NBD. So, I’m ready to help you get over it, girl! Clare wrote in:

“Love your CAI/GOI posts, they’re my favourites! I think you did a great job on this one.

Could you help me out? I love ‘Zara’ by House of Mooshki but really only wanted to spend under $1000 (its over $2k here in Australia). I know you’ve done one of their dresses before but I like different specific things about this particular gown; the higher tea length and the open yet sweetheart neckline (wanna show a little bit of cleavage ;) ). I do like the long sleeves and the limited lace (many tea length gowns seem to be all lace…) but they are secondary considerations. Your help would be much appreciated :)”

Well, aren’t you the SWEETEST! Thank you so much. I really love helping you ladies out with such an important purchase.

Can't Afford It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000House Of Mooshki’s “Zara”, $2777

Get Over It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000V-Neck Tea Length Tulle Gown (Style: 002014379) $165 at JJsHouse.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000Tea Length Tulle Gown With 3/4 Sleeves $270 at 50Timeless on Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000Tea Length Wedding Gown With Lace Sleeves (Style: H7001 Marina) $380 at ieie on Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000Tea Length Gown With Lace Sleeves (Style: Jocelyn N13004) $380 at ieie on Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000Lace Tea Length Wedding Dress  (Style: Divan LG140303) $390 at ieie on Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000Full Length Tea Gown With Rho Lace & Netting (Style: Rho6741E) $670 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000Taffeta Dress With 3/4 Sleeves & Gathered Detail (Style: Janie Jones) $850 at ThePeppermintPretty on Etsy

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! House Of Mooshki's "Zara" For Under $1,000Silk Tulle Skirt With Tailored Bodice & Delicate Lace (Style: 32196206) $850 at BHLDN

What do you think, Clare? I talk a lot about bridal toppers like this one. I noticed there were a lot more options for tea length dresses that didn’t have sleeves so a topper could end up giving you more dresses to choose from.  Sometimes I’ll add more dress options in the comments if I come across something good after I’ve posted it, so be sure to check back. Good luck in your search and let us know if we can help you in any other way! With Valentine’s Day coming up, I expect even more dress requests! <3 Until next week, BABs … xo.

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 Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600

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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.”

 

Can't Afford It

 

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 $600Convertible Dress With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 33364852) $275 at BHLDN

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

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

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

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

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

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Jim Hjelm Inspired Gown For Under $1,000

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 and she has her eye on something strapless. More specifically, a strapless Jim Hjelm gown. He is known for his unique and delicate embroidery. This gown is oh-so lovely. The tulle cascading in the back has beautiful lace, floral embroidery. Did I mention how romantic it is?  The back is truly unique. I look at dresses allllll the time and I haven’t seen many out there with this design. I really lerve this one.  *Sigh* But enough about me, this gal is gettin’ hitched in June! Also, since the wedding is going to be country, rustic and the bride will be wearing her boots (which I love, by the way!) I tried to find gowns that would look kick-ass with some cowgirl boots! I am blessed in the chest region, too, so I know the importance of finding the right fit for your body type. Strapless is actually a great style for the girls. I focused on a sweetheart neckline because something that is dipped is better than something going straight across your bust line. We don’t want the girls looking like a shelf on our wedding day if you know what I mean. Also, as Christen added in the comments, adding a strap isn’t a costly alteration. It’s all about what you feel your best in. You want to feel beautiful but still be comfortable. You’ll definitely need a good, strapless bra although some women do just fine with the built-in cup. Here’s what Gloria wrote in:

“My sister is getting married in June 2015 and has found the dress.  The problem is she is quite endowed in the chest department and the dress is strapless.  What would you suggest for a cheaper alternative that would look great on her petite (large chest) frame?  The dress she has found is Jim Hjelm style 8002.  The dress is gorgeous but the price and the fact that it’s strapless is a concern.

Thank you,

Gloria”

Can't Afford It

jim-hjelm-spring-2010-wedding-dresses-deep-sweetheart-hints-of-lace-flower-applique.fullJim Hjelm (Style:JH8002) $3,700

Get Over ItForHerAndHim410Strapless A-Line Wedding Gown With Layered Skirt (Style: 0113878) $410 at For Her and For Him

BHLDN480A-Line Gown With Scalloped Tiers Swirled Soutache (Style: 30613871) $480 at BHLDN

BHLDN600Floral Lace Gown With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 32065971) $600 at BHLDN

(This sash is currently sold out but they have plenty of others that would look amaze.)

SimplyBridal640Romantic Gown With Princess Body (Style: 80326) $640 at Simply Bridal

TulleAndChantilly690Mermaid Lace Wedding Dress With V-Neck (Style: TCCMD1006) $690 at Tulle & Chantilly

AnnTaylor795Lace Spaghetti Strap Gown (Style: 358266) $795 at Ann Taylor

BBP799Strapless Tulle & Organza Ball Gown (Style: 4973) $799 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP850Tulle Gown With Lace Appliques (Style: 50315) $850 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP853Tulle Ball Gown With Shimmery Bodice & Lace Motifs (Style: Agatha 13074) $853 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP899Tulle Ball Gown With Crystal Beading (Style: 5302) $899 at BestBridalPrices.com

BBP950Tulle Ball Gown With Alencon Lace (Style: 3178) $950 at BestBridalPrices.com

So, Gloria, do you think your sister will like some of these alternatives? BestBridalPrices has some REALLY amazing dresses and a HUGE selection. I use them a lot because I know they’re a good company with fantastic ratings/reviews and quality dresses. They have some great prices, too, and a lot of these gowns come with a free veil & shoes! Doesn’t get much better than free!  Has she been to David’s Bridal? They have really been bringing the pretty lately and you can always find something within your budget there. I hope she is able to find something soon because June is right around the corner. We’re here if you have any other 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! 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! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000

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Hey BAB’s! I don’t know where y’all are at, but here in Chicago or “Chiberia”, it’s BRRRRZZ. So, stay warm and drink lots of hot toddies, and watch all of the ’90s cheese on Netflix, (’cause there’s a lot of it) while you still can. Anywho, the real reason we’re here: Berta strikes again. I did a request a while back featuring some Israeli designers and I believe she was included. Her designs have captured the heart of reader Ashley and nothing has been quite the same since she saw this dress. Well, we have to do something about that! With all the pretty out there, surely we’ll be able to find something for you, lady! Here’s what Ashley had to say:

“Hi! Hopefully you can help. Thanks to the all powerful…and EVIL…Pinterest, I have fallen in love with a wedding gown. A Berta Wedding Gown. An $8,580 Berta Wedding Gown. And every dress I have tried on since, does not remotely compare! My budget for the dress is below $3K. HELP PLEASE!”

Damn you, Pinterest! But also, THANK YOU you evil, evil thing … but so awesome. The Pinterest struggle is real, you guys.

Can't Afford It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Berta 2015 Collection $8,580

Get Over It

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sparkling Venice Lace Appliques On Chiffon Georgette (Style: 5306) $1,050 at BestBridalPrices.com (Satin Belt Not Included)

Free Veil & Shoes

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Majestic Embroidered Appliques Combined With Chantilly Lace (Style: 2725) $1,120 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Modern French Lace Gown With Handmade Rosettes $1,164 at Grace Loves Lace

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sheath Gown With Lace Illusion Sleeves (Style: Inga) $1,189 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000A-Line Lace Gown With Swarvoski A Crystal Belt (Style: Darla 5MW108) $1,199 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sheath Gown With Scalloped Lace & Plunging V-Back (Style: 33349630) $2,000 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sheath Off-The-Shoulder Gown With Fringe Accents (Style: 2169) $1,235 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Lace Sheath Gown With 3 Dimensional Flowers (Style: Dahlia 5HS158) $1,349 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Fit And Flare Gown With Venice Lace Appliques (Style: 2701) $1,350 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Embroidered Lace On Tulle Over Orlando Lace (Style: Anastasia 4SW933) $1,889 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Berta Inspired Dress For Under $3,000Sheath Gown With Sheer Tulle Neckline & Deep V-Back (Style: 34787713) $2,890 at BHLDN

I know you really like the long, lacy sleeves so I tried to stick with that, but I wanted to include a couple different options still featuring those lovely lace details. Plus, since BHLDN just released their new line, I HAD to include something from them because: PRETTY. ALL OF IT. SO MUCH. I hope I gave you some ideas to help you find that perfect dress! Please let me know if I can help in any other way. 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: Under-$1000 Gowns from BHLDN’s Secret Garden

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With a new year comes a new line from BHLDN and this one makes us weak in the knees. Over 30 new dresses were introduced as part of the “Secret Garden” line, and while many are $1500+, BHLDN holds true to the reason we well in love in the first place: They have gowns as low as $280 and a very large amount are nicely in a BAB-friendly zone of under $1000. Behold, our BHLDN faves:

Five for Friday: Under-$1000 Stunners from BHLDN's "Secret Garden" -- Alhambra Gown

Alhambra Gown, $800

I love love love the intricate lace on Alhambra. Paired with breathtaking earrings, it’s perfect for a formal or casual wedding.

Five for Friday: Under-$1000 Stunners from BHLDN's "Secret Garden" -- Daphne Dress

Daphne Dress, $280

Calling all boho brides! Daphne is simple and classy. The deep V back is a little unexpected, in the best way possible.

Five for Friday: Under-$1000 Stunners from BHLDN's "Secret Garden" -- Melinda DressMelinda Dress, $220

I’m sure BHLDN intended for this to be a bridesmaid or MOB dress, but I would LOVE to see a bold BAB wear the Melinda Dress for her wedding. Because OMG.

Five for Friday: Under-$1000 Gowns from BHLDN's Secret Garden -- Aria Gown

Aria Gown, $800

Hello, glamour! This slinky number shines with beaded detail and brings a sexy sophistication to any event.

Five for Friday: Under-$1000 Stunners from BHLDN's "Secret Garden" -- Viola Dress

Viola Dress, $485

Again, I don’t think Viola was intended for brides specifically, but it SHOULD be. Pockets? Sleeves? Super-flattering silhouette? Yeah, she nailed it.

BHLDN’s “Secret Garden” collection includes a number of gorgeous accessories as well, like these glitter shoes (#duh) and this amazing cuff. And when a company introduces a new line, they usually mark down some of the older stuff, so you should get your booty over to BHDLN’s sale section to see what goodies are now a total steal.

Which of the gowns from the new line is your favorite, BABs?

 

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800

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Hey BABs! I hope you lovelies had a fabulous and sparkly New Years with lots of sequins (’cause you can never have enough). We’re already one week into 2015! I feel revived and ready to conquer all of your CAI/GOI requests so BRING IT! Starting with Candace: She is having a navy/gold wedding and wants those colors incorporated in her gown. She has fallen in love with this GORRRG single shoulder Enzoani gown with polychromatic lace in blue and beige. Enzoani is mega swoonworthy. They’ve been successfully designing wedding dresses since 2006 and have a flair for mixing traditional and modern European styles. Here’s what she had to say:

“My name is Candace and I’m a Broke-Ass Bride! I have absolutely fallen in love with the Enzoani 12409 dress, especially because of the a-line shape and the intricate and colorful lace (my wedding colors are navy and gold). I really want to find a similar dress with navy and/or gold lace accents over a white or ivory a-line or similarly shaped dress. Can you please please help?! My budget is $800.”

 

 

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Enzoani (Style: 12409) $$$$ at

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Camille La Vie Wedding Dress $200 at Tradesy

If by luck of the wedding Gods you’re a size 6, the above dress would be amazing.

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Beaded & Embroidered Gown With Ruched Bodice (Style: 35670) at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800A-Line Gown With Stunning Lace Overlay (Style: 32869075) $430 at BHLDN

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Floor Length Gown With Beaded V-Neck (Style: 15171) $434 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Nude Tulle Gown With Colored Lace Overlay (Style: 15091) $458 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Strapless Tulle Gown With Sweetheart Neckline & Blue Sequins (Style: S7611) $458 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800A-Line Gown With Lace & Organza (Style: 15-112) $498 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Matte Satin Print Gown With Pockets (Style: 8008) $498 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Tulle Mermaid Gown With Gold Accents (Style:15196) $506 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Sleeveless Tulle & Mermaid Gown With Illusion Bateau Neckline (Style: 115961) $518 at BestBridalPrices.com

Can't Afford It? Get Over It! An Enzoani Inspired Gown For Under $800Strapless Lace Trumpet Gown With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 21993) $672 at BraruvaProm.com

Well I hope you liked what I found for you, Candace. Since you’re going the nontraditional route, have you thought about doing something like wearing a navy wedding dress with gold bridesmaids dresses? I saw more beautiful navy gowns than anything when I was putting this together.  Just a thought! Let us know if you have any other 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! 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! A Matthew Christopher Inspired Gown For Under $500

Hai Der, BABs! Does everyone have their holiday shopping done? I don’t, but I shop better under pressure anyway. And speaking of shopping, I really want to help Jen find something she loves because her big day is only 7 months away! She is really smitten by “Sofia” by Matthew Christopher.  It is full of lovely lace and intricate details. So who is this designer? Matthew was raised in Iowa on a pig farm and started sewing with his grandmother at a young age, winning blue ribbons in the local 4-H. When he was in high school he went to a bridal shop with a friend and met Lou Miller who would become his mentor. He knew right away he wanted to do bridal. He went to the Art Institute in Chicago, got an internship at Vera Wang and finally wound up at Galina Bridal where he met Martha Barbour, a patternmaker and designer who had 30 years experience working with names like Christos and Jim Hjelm. He and Ms. Barbour have created a beautiful collection together. BAB Jen really wants something with beautiful, unique lace detail. Here’s what she had to say:

“HEY BABs! I am in love with the Matthew Christopher Sofia dress but it is about 5 times my budget. I love the textures, stripes, polka dots, and bold LACE! I would love to keep the dress under 500. I love dresses with interesting lace like the Rivini Dari, and Pronovias Umana. I have been hunting pre-owned dress sites, but haven’t found anything even close to my budget. I’ve seen you do such a great job with others Please HELP! I’m 7 months out from my wedding!”

Can't Afford ItOriginalMatthew Christopher’s “Sofia” $$$$ 

Get Over It

LightInTheBox150 Lace Trumpet Gown With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 01128411) $150 at LightInTheBox

LightInTheBox200Tulle & Lace Trumpet Gown With Spaghetti Straps (Style: 00604683) $200 at LightInTheBox

BHLDN240Strapless Gown With Eyelash Lace Details (Style: 31907009) $240 at BHLDN

JJHouse247Organza Mermaid Gown With V-Neck (Style: 002031865) $247 at JJsHouse

RainingBlossoms260Strapless Mermaid Gown With Sweep Train (Style: RB-0075) $260 at RainingBlossoms

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RainingBlossoms300Mermaid Wedding Dress With Lavish Appliques (Style: WD-3120) $300 at RainingBlossoms

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JJsHouse313Satin & Organza Dress With Lace Beading (Style: 002000249) $313 at JJsHouse

RainingBlossoms320Strapless Lace Gown With Chapel Train (Style: WD-1691) $320 at RainingBlossoms

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BHLDN480Beautiful Lace Gown Made From original Edwardian Lace (Style: 30850945) $480 at BHLDN

BAB480Strapless Gown With Scalloped Tiers Of Swirled Soutache Embroidery (Style: 30613871) $480 at BHLDN

Hope I was able to help, Jen! Lace on a budget can be tricky but there are a lot of great gowns under there. Have you looked at Etsy? There are a ton of great shops there with lace options under $500. Well, my lovelies, I will see you in a couple of weeks in a brand new year. I hope to come back to new requests. Just leave them in the comment section or on our Facebook page. Happy Holidays! Eat, Drink & Be Merry (Holidays). Xoxo.

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.