Broke-Ass Tag: lace wedding gown

3/19

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I don’t know about you BABs, but I am all about the big thaw just around the corner! The bunnies are out, the birds have returned, and the daffodils (and wait, weeds?!) are already beginning to pop up! We’ve survived Friday the 13th, the Ides of March and the green beer, so now it’s time for another edition of Can’t Afford It? / Get Over It!

Reader Chelsea just might be the best MOH a girl could ask for. She wrote to us for help finding her bride bestie’s dream gown: a Watters Nyra-inspired dress for under $1,500. The Nyra has a flattering sweetheart neckline and A-line silhouette, with a dose of baroque-style feminine embroidery — a modern take on a classic look. The gown comes in ivory/ivory, or two-tone combinations with an Ivory overlay and lining colors including almond, blush, champagne, and rose gold to highlight the ornate embroidery. Never fear, Chelsea, the #GownHunter is here! Can't Afford It Watters Nyra

Watters Nyra Zoom

Watters Nyra Back

Watters Nyra, Style 7085B, retails at about $3,300

Get Over It

BHLDN Gigi

 Gigi Gown by Wtoo, $1300 at BHLDN

Wtoo is a division of Watters Bridal, so this gown is made by the same company as the inspiration gown!

MS Britannia

Maggie Sottero Britannia 4MC844, $1,498 at BestBridalPrices.com

This gown comes in ivory, ivory over light gold, and an ivory/light gold ombre over light gold (shown).

BLHDN Elsa

 Elsa Gown by Theia, $1,495 at BHLDN

Christen here: Guys, I recently got the chance to try this gown on (stay tuned!) and it’s AMAZING. I felt so wonderful in it that it was sad to take it off. The beading is RIDIC.

AA 8532

Alfred Angelo Modern Vintage Wedding Dresses, Style 8532, $949 at BestBridalPrices.com

BHLDN Alhambra

Alhambra Gown by Yoana Baraschi, $800 at BHLDN

Venus

Venus Wedding Dresses, Style VE8187, $1,498 at BestBridalPrices.com

MS Arlyn

Maggie Sottero Arlyn, $1,499 at BestBridalPrices.com

Amsale Strapless Lace

Amsale Strapless Ruched-Bodice Lace Gown, $360 at Neiman Marcus

MS Chesney 3

Maggie Sottero Chesney, $850 on Tradesy

Symphony

Symphony Rhapsody, $1,375 at BestBridalPrices.com

SOTTERO and MIDGLEYwww.sotteroandmidgley.com

Maggie Sottero Maeve, $1,265 on Tradesy

MAGGIE SOTTERO DESIGNSwww.maggiesottero.com

Maggie Sottero Tuscany, $1,550 on Tradesy

This last one stretches the bride’s budget by $50, but it was too lovely to pass up!

What do you think, Chelsea? Can the bride Get Over It? I can’t wait to hear what you and the bride think of these alternatives — let me know in the comments below!

Lisa’s Bonus Pro Tip: Just like with Watters & Wtoo, if you find a designer gown you can’t live without, check to see if there’s a sister company with a version that fits *your* budget. 

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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.
  • 3/12

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    Hello darling BABs! Before we start checkin’ out all these gorgeous gowns, I wanna give a little shout out to our newest Broke-Ass Bride CAI/GOI contributor, Lisa! Welcome to the team, lady! Lisa is a wedding planner with a knack for writing and a passion to help all brides have epic weddings without blowing their budget. Perfect, right?! We thought so. Lisa did a great job on her first post helping Anne get over a stunning Ersa Atelier gown.

    NOW, let’s help another bride-to-be, Lychele, get over her dream gown, which is by Stella York. Man, the back of this dress is SICK you guys. Stella York is a design team located in Australia. Stella means star and you’re definitely going to shine like a star in one of their dresses when you walk down that aisle! ‘CAUSE THEY’RE JUST THAT PRETTY! Here’s what Lychele had to say:

    “I love can’t afford it get over it. I’m in love with this Stella York gown. It’s style 6064. I looked at it and knew it was the one but now I’m sad it’s above my 1,000.00 budget. It’s classic and sexy with a modern touch. The back adds interest. I was wondering if you could help me find something similar.”

    Can't Afford It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Stella York (Style: 6064) $$ ($1,001-$2001)

    That back, though…

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Told ya so..

    Get Over It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Gown With Sweetheart Neckline & Illusion Back $298 at RoseHauteCouture via Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Gown With Spaghetti Straps & Low Back $396 at Lace Bridal via Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Gown With Lace Straps (Style: VN6789) $418 at BestBridalPrices

    AND LOOK AT THE BACK:

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Bam!

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Gown With Alencon Lace & Open Back (Style: T627) $548 at BestBridalPrices

    Swarovski encrusted sash included.

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Lace Mermaid Gown With Sheer Halter Neckline (Style: 21389) $558 at BestBridalPrices

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Sweetheart Ivory Lace Champagne Gown $600 at ieie via Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Embroidered Illusion Taffeta Wedding Gown (Style: 1314WR) $650 at edressme.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Corded Lace Trumpet Gown With Tulle Detail (Style: MS251052) $750 at David’s Bridal

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Mermaid Wedding Gown With Straps & Plunging Back $799 at WeddingDressFantasy via Etsy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Lace A-Line Gown With Keyhole Open Back $898 at BridalBlissDesigns via Etsy

    The satin with lace overlay makes this dress very similar to your CAI gown.

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Stella York Inspired Gown For Under $1,000Guipure Lace Mermaid Gown With Tulle Skirt (Style: M442) at $973 at BestBridalPrices

    Free Veil & Gown With This Dress!

    So Lychele, what do you think? I hope I was able to help you find something you looove?! I hope so. Always be sure to check for sample sales, too. You never know what you’ll find! Please let us know if there is anything else we can help you with! Until we meet again, BABs …

    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.
    Elaine Michalek
  • 3/5

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    Hello dear BABs! I’m Lisa, the newest Broke-Ass Bride team member, and I’ll be your tour guide today in the Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! I’m psyched to be helping out with these posts every other week! This week’s CAI/GOI request comes from Anne, who has superb taste in gowns, I might add. She’s fallen in love with the Ersa Atelier "Melisse" gown, and who…

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    1/22

    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.…

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    1/15

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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…

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  • 7/31

    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…

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    7/30

    Help!  I recently got engaged and, while searching through a wedding dress look book, I absolutely fell in love with two Claire Pettibone dresses that are way out of my price range.  My fiance and I are planning an evening backyard ceremony and I love the look of the lace in these dresses.  I think it's elegant without being too formal for our outdoor wedding.…

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