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!”
Reem Acra’s “Florence Gown” Rent for $70 at Rent the Runway (Retail Price: $3,000 !!!)
Crepe Gown With Wrap Neckline & Fluttering Sleeves (Style: b6547) $188 at J. Crew
A-Line Gown With Metallic Lace Shoulders (Style: 33208661) $260 at BHLDN
A-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.)
Shoulder Skimming Neckline With Ruched Bodice (Style: 428527) $295 at Nordstrom
Flowing A-Line Chiffon Gown With Plunging Neckline (Style: 624233) $340 at Asos
Draped V-Neck Wedding Gown With Crossover Front (Style: 294718) $400 at Ann Taylor
Get an extra 50% off right now!
Off The Shoulder Organza Gown With Chapel Train (Style: 0113824) $420 at For Her and For Him
A-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.