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Affiliate Disclaimer NewToday’s CAI/GOI post was super fun to put together! Reader Marta emailed us asking for something a little non-traditional. She wrote:

Help! I am not your conventional bride and am having such a hard time finding a dress. I love this one on BHLDN but of course this is their only dress at $2500: . Really like a low back but BHLDN’s dress in particular is a bit daring with the see through stomach. Anyway, looking for something rose gold/champagne (basically not white or ivory) that is interesting, unique and fun! Prefer a sheath/column dress over trumpet. Have any suggestions? Would love to find a dress between 500 – 750. I have officially tried on tooooo many dresses and i’m stuck. Thank you thank you thank you for any help you can send!”

I’ve rounded up all sorts of gowns for this request, focusing on gowns in rose gold or Champagne (with some pinks and metallics thrown in for good measure). Most are also sheath or otherwise curve-hugging silhouettes. A few are maybe a little bit out there, but we’ve got unique and interesting covered! Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItGabriela Gown from BHLDNGabriela Gown By Patricia Bonaldi (Style: 37874377), $2,450 at BHLDN

Get Over ItOleg Cassini High Low Colored Lace Wedding Dress at David's BridalOleg Cassini High Low Colored Lace Wedding Dress (Style: CWG617), $499.99 at David’s Bridal

Adrianna Papell Floral Beaded Godet GownAdrianna Papell Floral Beaded Godet Gown in Blush (Style: 8556281), $119.99 at 6pm

Brisa Dress at BHLDNBrisa Dress By Needle and Thread (Style: 38003919), $370 at BHLDN

Mignon Embellished Illusion Neck GownMignon Embellished Illusion Neck Gown (Style: 1643140), $468 at Bloomingdale’s

Bella Luna Sequin Octopus Infinity Wrap Dress by CoralieBeatrix on etsyBella Luna Sequin Octopus Infinity Wrap Dress, $249.99+ via Etsy seller CoralieBeatrix

Enchants Encounter Dress in Peach at ModClothEnchants Encounter Dress in Peach, $175 at ModCloth

Glamour by Terani Couture Beaded Top & Organza Two-Piece BallgownGlamour by Terani Couture Beaded Top & Organza Two-Piece Ballgown in White/Nude (Style: 5052062), $298 at Nordstrom

Truly Zac Posen Embroidered Wedding Dress at David's BridalTruly Zac Posen Embroidered Wedding Dress in Champagne (Style: ZP345017), $449.99 at David’s Bridal

Badgley Mischka Sequin Cowl Back GownBadgley Mischka Sequin Cowl Back Gown (Style: 8720491), $337.99 at 6pm

Kay Unger Embroidered GownKay Unger Embroidered Gown (Style: 1695603), $640 at Bloomingdale’s

Rene Ruiz Off-The-Shoulder Ombre Gown

Rene Ruiz Off-The-Shoulder Ombre Gown (Style: 393318301), $638 at Bluefly

Long champagne wedding dress with braids by Tonena on etsyLong champagne wedding dress with braids, $690 via Etsy seller Tonena

All Aisles on You Dress in Champagne at ModClothAll Aisles on You Dress in Champagne, $250 at ModCloth

Sue Wong Beaded & Floral Embroidered Tulle GownSue Wong Beaded & Floral Embroidered Tulle Gown in Blush or Beige (Style: 0474132235171), $177.48 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Mac Duggal 'Gladys' Embellished Lace Two-Piece GownMac Duggal ‘Gladys’ Embellished Lace Two-Piece Gown in Blush (Style: 1195619), $598 at Nordstrom

White by Vera Wang Matelasse Floral Wedding Dress at David's BridalWhite by Vera Wang Matelasse Floral Wedding Dress in Blush/Gold or Champagne/Gold (Style: VW351213), $499.99 at David’s Bridal

2016 Steel Blue Bridesmaid Dress with Champagne Lining by Renzrags on Etsy2016 Steel Blue Bridesmaid Dress with Champagne Lining (Style: HW173), $369 via Etsy seller Renzrags

x REVOLVE The Ballroom Dress Lovers + Friendsx REVOLVE The Ballroom Dress by Lovers + Friends in Champagne (Style: LOVF-WD615), $498 at Revolve

Hazel Dress at BHLDNHazel Dress By Aidan Mattox (Style: 38596474), $500 at BHLDN

Luxe Embroidered Lace Champagne Flower Wedding Party Dress by L'Amei on etsyLuxe Embroidered Lace Champagne Flower Wedding Party Dress, $475.02+ via Etsy seller L’Amei

David Meister Lace V Neck GownDavid Meister Lace V Neck Gown (Style: 1731802), $595 at Bloomingdale’s

Perfect, As Planned Dress in Champagne at ModclothPerfect, As Planned Dress in Champagne, $175 at ModCloth

TERANI COUTURE Bridal Beaded Long Chiffon GownTERANI COUTURE Bridal Beaded Long Chiffon Gown (Style: 1000066756), $299.99 at T.J. Maxx

Champagne Whimsical Empire Lace Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves and Open Back | Charissa by ieie on etsyChampagne Whimsical Empire Lace Wedding Dress with Cap Sleeves and Open Back | Charissa, $459.95+ via Etsy seller ieie

Phew! I’d say that’s a lot of unique gown options; what do you think, Marta? Offbeat wedding gowns are some of my favorites! And don’t forget, a gown doesn’t have to be labeled as a “wedding” gown to be YOUR wedding gown. Until next time, good luck and happy 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.
  • 5/27

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    Clutches are one of my very favorite wedding day accessories for a few reasons — I think they’re super cute, they’re totally versatile (like, use it for all the pre-wedding parties and events well after the day) and look amazingly chic with your wedding day ensemble. Not to mention they carry the shit you’ll find yourself wanting — lipstick, tissues, vows, bobby pins, mints … your basic emergency goodies that you may not want to stick your brigade with. Bonus: If you opt out of flowers, clutches make a great substitute for something pretty to carry! Here are five of my faves for under $100.

    Etsy ModDotTextiles Ivory and Gold Clutch

    Gold and Ivory Clutch, $38 from Etsy seller ModDotTextile

    These come in so many different patterns and designs, but I’m hard crushing on the angular one in the center.

    Macys Style & Co Floral Clutch

    Style & Co. Lily Pansy Floral Clutch, $21.99 at Macy’s

    Bold florals make a beautiful statement, and will jazz up any outfit after the wedding. ModCloth Hooked on Symphonics Clutch

    Hooked on Symphonics Clutlch, $49.99 from ModCloth

    A shoulder strap makes this clutch totally versatile from hand-held to wearable.

    Nordstrom Glint Metallic Clutch

    Glint Metallic Envelope Clutch, $48 at Nordstrom

    Classic gold with sleek lines is a perfect choice for your wedding day and will be sure to shine in photos.

    Etsy DavieandChiyo Rose Gold Sequin Clutch

    Rose Gold Sequin Clutch, $55 from Etsy seller DavieandChiyo

    Rose gold? Check! Sequins? Check! Under $100? CHECK! This clutch covers like, ALL the bases of being a totally amazing accessory.

    Which one is your favorite? Are you planning on carrying a clutch on your wedding day?

  • 2/19

    ModCloth Perennial Dress

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    Foreo Luna 2

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    The Broke-Ass Bride's 2015 Gift Guide For the Libation Lover

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  • 11/5

    Rosa by Katya Katya Shehurina

    Happy November, BABs! Reader Amanda has been bitten by the lace gown bug, and left a request on this CAI / GOI post: I have been searching for a vintage-inspired gown that fits my budget. I can't see spending over $1000 for a dress (and would feel more comfortable if I spent under $1000). Most of the dresses that I like are made by designers…

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    Rue de Seine Violet

    Happy Thursday, BABs! Today's CAI/GOI request is from reader Sarah, who is searching for a Rue de Seine "Violet" look-alike for under $700. She writes: "Honestly, I don't want to spend more than $700 and am even hoping to spend considerably less, if possible. But I'd love to see anything in the $100-$800 range in case there's anything I might be able to find on…

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    Naomi Neoh Clementine

    Is it really Thursday again? You bet! And that means a new CAI/GOI post is in order. This week's request was from reader Shannon, who wrote in looking for a gown like the "Clementine" from Naomi Neoh. Her request posed two challenges, as the "Clementine" is only available in the UK and it retails for £2,900 ... that would be over $4,400, a wee bit…

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