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Reader Rachel is searching for a dress for her fairy tale wedding:

“Avina Valenta Style 9616.   Any dress you can recommend similar to this dress, which is over $2500 and I can’t spend over $400 on a dress, but I want something sexy yet fairytale for my wedding!
🙂 Love your blog,
Thank you,
Rachel”

Thanks for the love, Rachel!  I hear you, this dress is sparkly and gorgeous and I can see why you love it.  I’m going to focus my search on a sexy fairy tale gown for your wedding, with beading or crystals in the bodice, a sweetheart neckline, and a full tulle skirt.  If I can, I’ll include some blush colored options.  Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford It

Avina Valenta Style 9616

Alvina Valenta Style 9616; $2,500+

Get Over It

Davids Bridal WG9927

Satin and Tulle Wedding Dress with Bodice Beading; $299 at David’s Bridal

Etsy Seller customdress1900 - 1

Elegant White/Ivory Sweetheart Wedding Gowns Handmade Crystal Beading Tulle A-Line Sweep Train Wedding Dress; $269 by Etsy Seller Customdress1900

Etsy L'Amei Simple Ivory Wedding Ballgown

Beaded Corset and Tulle Skirt Ivory Ballgown, $115.71 from Etsy seller L’Amei

Davids Bridal WG3750

Strapless Tulle Over Lace Sheath Wedding Dress (Style #WG3750); $399 at David’s Bridal

Etsy Seller customdress1900 - 2

A-Line Sweetheart Handmade Crystal Beading Tulle Wedding Dress White/Ivory Sweep Train Elegant Wedding Gowns; $289 by Etsy Seller Customdress1900ballgown with lace corset davids bridal

Ballgown with Lace Corset Bodice (Style #AI10012320); $398.48 at David’s Bridal

etsy KPhillipsClothier Romantic Ivory Tulle Ballgown

Ivory Tulle Ballgown, $200 from Etsy seller KPhillipsClothier

So, what do you think, Rachel, did we find the sexy fairy tale dress for your wedding (and wedding budget)?

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.
  • 12/16

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewIt’s that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we’ll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you’re shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you’re going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list. This week Ryan’s bringing you a little something for the guys.

    ‘Tis the season for list-making and gift-giving. We’re dashing through our lists with some of our top favorites of the year. Stumped on what to add to your list? Check out this Ultimate Gentleman’s Gift Guide for some serious inspirations.

    The Broke-Ass Bride's 2016 Gift Guide The Ultimate Gentleman

    Top row, left to right:

    Drink up, in a delightfully macabre way.
    Skull Decanter, $33.08 from Etsy seller JayEngrave

    Pineapples are still having a moment.
    Pineapple Jam Pocket Square, $15 from The Tie Bar

    Art + Science = Perfect home decor.
    Atmosphere Print by We Are Brainstorm, $45 from Upstate MN

    Middle row, l to r:

    It’s a knife! It’s a corkscrew! It’s a lifesaver for all situations!
    No. 10 Knife and Corkscrew by Opinel, $32 from Upstate MN

    There’s no better way to start your day with a classy AF cup of French Press coffee.
    White Ceramic French Press, $75 from J. Crew

    Bottom row, l to r:

    A burgundy tie for each holiday party!
    Basic Burgundy Gift Set, $39 from The Tie Bar

    For the artiste, the doodling game just leveled up with a 3D doodler.
    3D Doodler, $69.99 from Michaels

    For the music lover and collector of vinyl who has a knack for tech.
    EP-33 Bluetooth Turntable with Speakers, $169 from Urban Outfitters

    Anything you think we need to our lists this year? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram @thebrokeassbride.

  • 12/15

    Nicole Miller Ashley Gown

    Hey BABs! This week, we have a request from reader Katelynn who commented on this post saying: Nice Work! I love BAB!! I've got my own CAI/GOI conundrum: I've fallen in love with the Ashley bridal gown by Nicole Miller (http://www.nicolemiller.com/as... but it's more than I wanted to spend at $1800. Ideally, I'd love a dress between $500-$800. I love the lace, low back, and halter…

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    12/2

    The Broke-Ass Bride's 2016 Gift Guide: A Snuggly Winter

    It's that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we'll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you're shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you're going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list.…

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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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  • 10/27

    Galia Lahav Loretta back

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a seriously gorgeous Galia Lahav gown. Reader Jasmine commented on this post asking for some help finding a "Loretta" lookalike. She writes: "Hi! I too am in love with a Galia Lahav "Loretta" dress. Would like to keep my budget around $3000 (and lower if possible :D) but there might be some wiggle room if truly necessary ;). I am…

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    9/29

    Ashi Studio S_S 2015

    Man, oh man, today's CAI/GOI post may be the most challenging request we've had yet! Reader Teneasha commented on this post with: "I need help. I've never seen a bridal gown that felt like the gown for me. I'm starting to lower my expectations to a gown that is slimming because there's no way that I can afford my dream gown that's rumored to be…

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    9/21

    Danielle Invites 2

    As a DIY, oh-so-poor bride, I have always planned on making my own invitations. I have been fussing with designs, envelopes, and patterns for about two years solid. I even went through a phase where I planned on having an Etsy shop to give brides invitations on the cheap. Then I realized I have no artistic ability. Sadly, that’s kind of a prerequisite for being a…

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  • 8/4

    Galia Lahav Antonia

    Reader Tempest has a CAI/GOI request for a hot, hot Galia Lahav-inspired number. She commented on this post with: "I am in love with the Galia Lahav La Dolce Vita collection; in particular the Antonia. I could also go for the Galia Lahav Empress Collection -- the Juno -- but with a satin fabric, lace is not really my thing. My ideal budget is to…

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