Broke-Ass Tag: budget friendly

5/18

 

Hi BABs!  This week’s request comes from reader Stephanie, who wrote to us on this post and is inspired by several Hayley Paige gowns:

I’m a broke-ass-bride and I love Hayley Paige! I am trying to find a style with her signature layered, flowy skirt look, spaghetti straps with a v-neck, and some kind of shimmer or fun detail! My favorites of hers are the Laney, Chandon, and Pepper gown. All have a similar silhouette!

These Hayley Paige gowns all have a similar silhouette with an airy, modern, and romantic feel to them. They features a low-cut spaghetti strap neckline, natural waist and full tulle skirt with flounces to give the skirt shape and lightness. The Laney gown definitely has a bit of sparkle.

I’ll focus my search on gowns with full flounced and ruffled skirts. Anything with some shimmer details and straps (remember you can always add some) will take top priority. Let’s see them.

Hayley Paige’s Laney gown; $4,000-$4,500

Lace v-neck dress with organza tiered skirt; $800 at Camille la vie / Group USA

Strapless Lace Wedding Dress with Removable Train; CWG739, $800 at David’s Bridal

Style BL219 Sweet; $750+ by Casablanca Bridal

Horsehair Wedding Dress; $790 by Etsy Seller AngellureBridal

Sadie dress; $875 by Etsy seller thepeppermintpretty

Strapless ballgown wedding dress; $600 at at Camille la vie / Group USA

Lace and Organza Wedding Ball Gown with Beading; WG3830; $649 at David’s Bridal

Strapless Organza Wedding Dress with Ruffles; MK3667; $400 at David’s Bridal

And here are some options for separates, just pair these skirts with a fabulous top or bodysuit:

Almira skirt; $810 at BHLDN

Floral Lace and Cascading Mesh Two-Piece Dress; $170 at David’s Bridal

Ruffled Organza Ball Gown Wedding Dress Skirt, Style 2643; $795 by Alfred Angelo

I think the first one there from Camille la vie / Group USA hits a bunch of aspects — the V-neck with straps, definitely some sparkles and WOW factor, and the horsehair trim skirt. But there are lots of dresses in this lineup to look at. I hope this helps you out, Stephanie. Happy dress shopping!

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.
  • 11/16

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewBABs, let’s talk rings. Yeah, that ring.

    As Broke-Asses, we typically like for our ring to match our lifestyle — classy but savvy, fun but smart, stunning but brilliant. And that means finding the most bang for your buck with that all-important engagement ring. You know what you like, now you just have to find the one that makes the most sense for your taste and your partner’s (and your!) wallet. So, as your dutiful editor, I’ve rounded up 100 amazingly gorgeous engagement rings, all under $1000. With stones ranging from real diamonds to moissonite and morganite (super affordable diamond alternatives) to gemstones of any color, there’s sure to be a ring (or 20) to fit your every desire. Etsy is a treasure trove, but even the larger companies (Kay, Jared, etc.) still have stunners well under a grand.
    Addy Art Deco Engagement Ring

    Art Deco Ring, $367.19 from Etsy seller Addy

    WanLoveDesigns White Topaz Three-Stone Ring

    White Topaz 3-stone Engagement Ring, $375 from Etsy seller WanLoveDesigns

    TheresaPytell White Gold Moissonite Oval Ring

    White Gold Moissonite Oval Engagement Ring, $488 from Etsy seller TheresaPytell

    TheAladdinsCave Natural White Sapphire Solitaire Engagement Ring

    White Sapphire Solitaire Ring, $79.99 from Etsy seller TheAladdinsCave

    TANSO Sapphire Engagement Ring

    Art Nouveau Sapphire Engagement Ring, $398 from Etsy seller TANSO

    TANSO Diamond and Sapphire Ring

    Sapphire and Diamond Engagement Ring, $889 from Etsy seller TANSO

    SwankMetalsmithing New Moon Crescent Engagement Ring

    Moon Phase Ring with Black Diamonds, $265 from Etsy seller SwankMetalsmithing

    SivanLotan Unique Marquise Engagement Ring

    White Topaz Marquis Engagement Ring, $759 from Etsy seller SivanLotan

    ShopClementine Square Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring

    Square Rose Cut Black Diamond Ring, $620 from Etsy seller ShopClementine

    SellerOfJewels 14K White Gold Diamond and Padparadascha Ring

    14K White Gold Diamond and Padparadscha Ring, $579 from Etsy seller SellerofJewels

    ScotchStreetVintage Vintage Blue Topaz and Diamond Cluster Ring

    Blue Topaz and Diamond Cluster Ring, $350 from Etsy seller ScotchStreetVintage

    ScotchStreetVintage Blue Topaz Engagement Ring

    2 Carat Blue Topaz Ring, $400 from Etsy seller ScotchStreetVintage

    RockCandyCollection1 2.5 Carat Radiant Lab Cut Diamond

    Radiant Cut Lab Created Diamond, $795 from Etsy seller RockCandyCollection1

    ProvenanceJewellery Edwardian Opal Ring

    Edwardian Opal and Diamond Ring, $765.63 from Etsy seller ProvenanceJewellry

    PristineCustomRings Ruby Flower Ring

    Ruby Flower Ring, $800 by Etsy seller PristineCustomRings

    PointNoPointStudio Rose Cut Brilliant Ring

    Rose Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, $900 from Etsy seller PointNoPointStudio

    PointNoPointStudio Black Diamond Engagement Ring

    Black Diamond Engagement Ring, $600 from Etsy seller PointNoPointStudioonegarnetgirl Oregon Sunstone Ring

    Oregon Sunstone Ring, $298 from Etsy seller OneGarnetGirl

    OliviaEwing Verona Engagement Ring

    Verona Engagement Ring, $998 from Etsy seller OliviaEwing

    NinadesCriquets Delicate 18K Gold Diamond Ring

    Delicate Gold and Diamond Engagement Ring, $390 from Etsy seller NinadesCriquets

    NangijalaJewelry Silver Gold Branch Engagement Ring with Green Stone

    Green Moissonite Woodland Engagement Ring, $450 from Etsy seller NangijalaJewelry

    moonkistdesigns Victorian Filigree Lavender Moonstone Ring

    Victorian Filigree Lavender Moon Quartz Ring, $93.50 from Etsy seller MoonkistDesigns

    MinimalVS Yellow Gold Diamond Engagement RIng

    Yellow Gold Triangle Diamond Engagement Ring, $880 from Etsy seller MinimalVS

    Amazon Emerald and Opal Ring

    Emerald and Fiery Opal Ring, $399.99 from Amazon

    MinimalVS Pear DIamond Engagement Ring

    Pear Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, $680 from Etsy seller MinimalVS

    MichaelGabriels Three Stone Round Brilliant Cut Ring

    Three Stone Round Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring, $525 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    White Gold Sapphire and Pearl Ring from Amazon

    Sapphire and Pearl Engagement Ring in White Gold, $343 from Amazon

    MichaelGabriels Round Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring

    Round Brilliant Cut Champagne Diamond Ring, $200 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    MichaelGabriels Oval Diamond Engagment Ring

    Oval Diamond Engagement Ring, $549 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    MichaelGabriels Micro Pave Wedding Band

    Micro Pave Diamond Ring, $280 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    MichaelGabriels Marquis Diamond Engagment Ring

    Marquee Diamond Ring, $499 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    MichaelGabriels Halo Round Brilliant Ring

    Halo Set Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring, $549 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    MichaelGabriels Five Stone Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring

    Five Stone Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Ring, $399 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    Garnet and Fiery Opal Engagement Ring from Amazon

    Garnet and Fiery Opal Cluster Ring, $489 from Amazon

    MichaelGabriels Emerald Cut Diamond Ring with Pave Band

    Emerald Cut Diamond with Micro Pave, $899 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

    Levian Garnet Ring with Diamonds Set in Strawberry Gold, $699.99 from Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

    MichaelGabriels Diamond Bezel Cut Engagement Ring

    Bezel Set Half-Halo Diamond Engagement Ring, $650 from Etsy seller MichaelGabriels

    mastergoldcraft Round Natural London Blue Topaz

    Natural London Blue Topaz with Diamond Halo Ring, $695 from Etsy seller MasterGoldCraft

    MagpieVintageJewelry Art Deco 18K Gold Diamond Ring

    Art Deco 18k Gold Diamond Engagement Ring, $295 from Etsy seller MagpieVintageJewelry

    MaejeanVintage Antique 14K Rose Gold Ring

    Antique 14k Rose Gold 1/5 Carat Old Mine Cut Diamond Ring, $365 from Etsy seller MaejeanVintage

    LuxCrown White Sapphire and Opal Halo Ring

    White Sapphire and Opal Halo Ring, $249.99 from Etsy seller LuxCrown

    LuoJewelry Emerald Engagement Ring

    Emerald Ring, $280 from Etsy seller LuoJewelry

    LoveAlwaysGalicia Antique Gold Orange Blossom Ring

    Art Deco White Gold Orange Blossom Diamond Ring, $489 from Etsy seller LoveAlwaysGalicia

    lolide Rose Gold Moissonite Stacking Wedding Ring Set

    Moissonite Rose Gold Stacking Engagement Ring Set, $625 by Etsy seller Lolide

    ldiamondsforever Round Shape Brilliant Moissonite Ring

    Brilliant Moissonite and Diamond Engagement Ring, $602 from Etsy seller ldiamondsforever

    LaMoreDesign Rose Gold Halo Black Diamond Ring

    14k Rose Gold Halo Engagement Ring with Black Spinel, $648 from Etsy seller LaMoreDesign

    LaMoreDesign Halo White Topaz Engagement Ring with Pave Diamonds

    Halo Diamond Engagement Ring with White Topaz, $898 from Etsy seller LaMoreDesign

    LaMoreDesign Floral Aquamarine Ring

    Floral Aquamarine Engagement Ring, $798 from Etsy seller LaMoreDesign

    LaMoreDesign Cushion White Topaz and Diamond Ring

    Cushion White Topaz and Diamond Engagement Ring, $748 from Etsy seller LaMoreDesign

    LadyRoseVintageJewel Vintage Engagement Ring

    Vintage Floral Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring, $645 from Etsy seller LadyRoseVintageJewel

    LadyRoseVintageJewel Vingage Old Cut Engagement RIng

    Vintage Old Cut Diamond Engagement Ring, $695 from Etsy seller LadyRoseVintageJewel

    LadyRoseVintageJewel Antique Filigree Engagement Ring

    Antique Engagement Ring with Orange Blossom Motif, $845 from Etsy seller LadyRoseVintageJewel

    LadyRoseVintageJewel Antique Engagement Ring with Old European Cut Diamond

    Antique Old European Cut Engagement Ring, $795 from Etsy seller LadyRoseVintageJewel

    karenjohnsondesign Rose Gold White Sapphire Ring

    Rose Gold White Sapphire Ring, $664.06 from Etsy seller KarenJohnsonDesign

    JewelryAsteria Gold Topaz Ring

    Gold and Blue Topaz Ring, $349.99 from Etsy seller JewelryAsteria

    Amazon Yellow Diamond Three Stone Ring

    Yellow Diamond Three Stone Ring, $879 from Amazon

    JewelryAsteria Gold Peridot and Cubic Zirconia Ring

    Peridot Three Stone Ring, $129.99 from Etsy seller JewelryAsteria

    JewelryAsteria Art Deco Blue Topaz Ring

    Art Deco Blue Topaz Ring, $299.99 from Etsy seller JewelryAsteria

    JewelryAstaria Red Gemstone Engagement Ring

    Garnet Halo Ring, $249.99 from Etsy seller JewelryAsteria

    JamieKatesJewelry Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring Yellow

    Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring, $399 from Etsy seller JamieKatesJewelry

    JamieKatesJewelry Vintage Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring

    Vintage Art Deco Diamond Engagement Ring, $399 from Etsy seller JamieKatesJewelry

    GoldAdore Vintage White Gold Diamond and Sapphire Ring

    Vintage White Gold and Sapphire Engagement Ring, $845 from Etsy seller GoldAdore

    gispandiamonds Leaves Rose Gold Engagement Ring

    Rose Gold Leaves Engagement, $650 from Etsy seller GispanDiamonds

    gispandiamonds Art Deco Yellow Gold Ring

    Art Deco Yellow Gold Engagement Ring, $850 from Etsy seller GispanDiamonds

    GilatArtzi Diamond Past Present Future Ring

    Past, Present and Future Diamond Engagement Ring, $549 from Etsy seller GilatArtzi

    FRomaG Pear Cut Diamond Ring

    Pear Cut Diamond Ring with Pave and Black Diamonds, $880 from Etsy seller FRomaG

    FergusonsFineJewelry Vintage 1950s Engagemetn Ring

    Vintage 1950s / Mid Century Engagement Ring, $995 from Etsy seller FergusonsFineJewels

    FergusonsFineJewelry Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring

    Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring, $725 from Etsy seller FergusonsFineJewels

    FergusonsFineJewelry Antique Art Deco Engagement Ring Dainty

    1920s Art Deco Engagement Ring, $725 from Etsy seller FergusonsFineJewels

    FergusonsFineJewelry Antique 1920s Engagement Ring

    1920s Art Deco Filigree Engagement Ring, $950 from Etsy seller FergusonsFineJewels

    Kay Jewelers Black Diamond White Gold Ring

    Black Diamond and White Gold Ring, $699.99 from Kay Jewelers

    ExquisiteGem Magenta Tourmalinge Engagement Ring

    Magenta Pink Red Tourmaline Engagement Ring, $750 from Etsy seller ExquisiteGem

    ExquisiteGem Australian Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring

    Australian Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring, $550 from Etsy seller ExquisiteGem

    EngagedwithDiamonds Art Deco 1920s Engagement Ring

    Art Deco Ring, $850 from Etsy seller EngagedwithDiamonds

    EngagedJewelry Montana Sapphire and Raw Diamond Engagement Ring

    Montana Sapphire and Raw Diamond Trio Ring, $795 from Etsy seller EngagedJewelry

    EngagedJewelry Blue Raw Diamond Engagement Ring

    Blue Raw Diamond Engagement Ring, $650 from Etsy seller EngagedJewelry

    EJCOLLECTIONS White Gold Diamond Engagement Ring with Black Diamond

    White Gold and Diamond Halo Ring with Black Diamond Center Stone, $935 from Etsy seller CJCollections

    DiamondSoulShop Sapphire Art Deco Ring

    Art Deco Sapphire and Diamond Ring, $699 from Etsy seller DiamondSoulShop

    DiamondSoulShip Aquamarine Art Deco Engagement Ring

    Art Deco Aquamarine Ring, $600 from Etsy seller DiamondSoulShop

    DiamondsMine Ruby Engagement Ring with Micro Pave

    Ruby Engagement Ring with Micro Pave, $849 from Etsy seller DiamondsMine

    DiamondsMine Braided Black Diamond Engagement Ring

    Braided Black Diamond Engagement Ring, $877 from Etsy seller DiamondsMine

    DiamondsMine Black Diamond Marquise Engagement Ring

    Marquise Cut Black Diamond Engagement Ring, $864 from Etsy seller DiamondsMine

    DiamondsMine Art Deco Back Diamond Engagement Ring

    Art Deco Black Diamond Ring, $819 from Etsy seller DiamondsMine

    CypressCreekVintage Rare Black Diamond Engagement Ring

    Vintage Carbanado Engagement Ring, $398 from Etsy seller CypressCreekVintage

    CrownJewelsCo Brilliant Cut Engagement Ring

    Brilliant Cut Solitaire with Accents Engagement Ring, $749.94 from Etsy seller CrownJewelsCo

    capucinne Baguette Diamond RingBaguette Diamond Ring, $870 from Etsy seller Capucinne

    Blue Nile Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ring

    Asscher Cut Sapphire and Diamond Halo Ring, $895 from Blue Nile

    Blue Nile Morganite and Diamond Halo Cushion Ring

    Morganite and Diamond Halo Cushion Ring in Rose Gold, $980 from Blue Nile

    BelmarJewelers Vintage Diamond Engagement Ring

    Round Brilliant Vintage Engagement Ring, $695 from Etsy seller BelmarJewelers

    Jared the Galleria Levian Garnet Ring with Diamonds in Strawberry Gold

    LeVian Garnet Ring with Diamonds in Strawberry Gold, $899.99 from Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

    ASecondTime Twig Style Engagement Ring

    White Topaz Twig Style Ring, $450 from Etsy seller ASecondTime

    ASecondTime Raw Uncut Rough Diamond Solitaire

    Raw Uncut Rough Diamond and Sterling Silver Ring, $295 from Etsy seller ASecondTime

    AroshaTaglia Coral Black Gemstone Statement Ring

    Coral Black Diamond Ring, $241.80 from Etsy seller AroshaTaglia
    AlisonTitusJewelry Raw Uncut Diamond Ring

    Raw Uncut Diamond Ring, $985 from Etsy seller AlisonTitusJewelry

    Addy Art Deco Diamond Ring

    Art Deco Pierced Quatrefoil Five Stone Design, $429.69 from Etsy seller Addy

    MilaJewelryDesign Pearl Engagement Ring

    Rose Gold Pearl Ring, $260 from Etsy seller MilaJewellryDesignMilaJewellryDesign Pear Engagement Ring

    Pear Diamond Engagement Ring, $460 from Etsy seller MilaJewellryDesign

    sarajewelrystu prehnite engagement ring

     Prehnite and Diamond Ring in Rose Gold, $699.99 from Etsy seller SaraJewelryStuAmazon Round Cut Five Stone Black Diamond RIng

    Round Cut Five Stone Black Diamond Ring, $160-$289 from Amazon

    Jared the Galleria of Jewelry Levian Diopside with Diamonds in Strawberry Gold

    Levian Diopside with Diamonds Set in Strawberry Gold, $749.99 from Jared the Galleria of Jewelry

    Do you have a favorite out of these, BABs?

    christen
  • 7/30

    Upcycling and being a Broke-Ass go hand-in-hand. Add some hot color, fun designs, eco-friendliness and an Etsy seller? Looks like we've got a BAB match made in heaven with Topaz and Opal. Kim, the mastermind behind Topaz and Opal, has a history of teaching, but a passion for making these super fun, bright baubles. Her decoupage skillz give bright new life to regular items (check…

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    4/1

    The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you'd like to donate your gown, here's how. If you're in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns, and you should most definitely check it out when it…

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    3/31

    Daniel and I have three goals with our wedding: keep it cheap, keep it from looking cheap, and keep it unique. During these early stages of our planning, we’ve tried to come up with ways to save ourselves money without sacrificing our vision. Thus far, we’ve come up with several ideas that not only cut costs, but also make our wedding even more uniquely suited…

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  • 3/28

    Your wedding stationery is the first impression anyone will get about your wedding: it will give them cues about what to expect from the evening (or morning, or afternoon) and how to dress appropriately. No matter what your style, from traditional to modern, rustic to preppy, black and white to bold color, you're certain to find an invitation that suits your event and your budget…

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    3/21

    Photo courtesy of bridesmaiddressaleca Dear Heather, I need to find navy, knee-length, one-shoulder bridesmaid dresses. The catch - under $100 and something that stores carry. My maid of honor lives out of state and wants to try it on before she buys, and I totally agree! I've heard too many horror stories of online dresses not fitting right! Help me, please! Bride Seeking Little Blue…

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    3/18

    Angela and Jay had their beautiful wedding in January of this year, incorporating meaningful locations, the support of their community, and some Arizona flair. Seriously, how cute are these cactus favors? It goes to show that you don't need to spend $30,000 to have a beautiful, memorable wedding day...and since their family and friends were involved throughout, they were able to start their married lives…

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  • 3/10

    Brides Against Breast Cancer is an amazing charity that we've partnered with--they accept new and used gown donations, which they then send on roadshows across the country to sell to brides like you for an average price of $600! They also do "Run and Renew" 5K events as fundraisers, and every year, they raise around a million dollars for those impacted by cancer. Incredible, no?…

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