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4/9

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Greetings, BABs! My name is Caitlyn, and I’m the newbie tackling your requests for The Broke-Ass Bride’s Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! posts. I’m excited to be here, so let’s go ahead and save you some $$$.

Bride Bex wrote in asking us to find her a gown similar to BHLDN‘s Emma for under $700. A part of the Theia collection, the Emma gown features a cherry blossom inspired look, with laser-cut petals appliqued onto a tulle base. This beautiful dress comes in ivory or blush ombré and usually retails for $1295. Before I get into some Get Over It options though, I wanted to point out that if you happen to be a size 10 (ivory) or a size 4 (blush), you are in great luck, because the real deal Emma gown is on sale RIGHT NOW for, wait for it…..$600! Not your size? Fret not, as I’ve listed a handful of options below that I think are pretty similar to the Emma, all under $700.

Can't Afford It

32930570_011_aEmma Gown by Theia Bridal for BHLDN, originally $1295, on sale for $600

Get Over It8719068_fpxAidan Mattox Gown – Bustier Bodice & Rosette Skirt, $365 at Bloomingdale’s

imagesTemperley London Long Petal Dress, $685 at Shoptiques.com

_10333767Adrianna Papell Embellished Petal Chiffon Ballgown, $278 at Nordstrom

imageServiceRose Petal Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress, $499.99 at Ann Taylor

dbi_s13_kp3519_whisperpink_frontTulle Wedding Gown with 3D Floral Details, $299.99 at David’s Bridal

cdd6a2731b76f808b1013214928e5c05Tulle Gown with Lace Applique and 3D Flowers, $249.99 at David’s Bridal

Well, Bex if you can’t get ahold of the Emma gown, I hope the options I’ve shown you fit the bill for your dream wedding dress. The BAB has actually featured the Emma gown before in a CAI/GOI post, so you can check that out for even more suggestions! 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.

*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.
  • 1/29

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    Hello my BAB’s! BHLDN strikes for a 3rd time since I started writing this column. Don’t worry, though, in this case 3 strikes doesn’t mean you’re out. We love you too much here! I am not surprised one bit either. They always have a super stunning collection of gowns from some totally amazing designers. This week we’re helping Katie get over a WTOO by Watters gown. “Persephone” was the goddess queen of the underworld and “Persiphone” is the gown we’re helping Katie get over.  This dress is definitely fit for a greek goddess, or any goddess really.  It has tons of lovely tulle (which never gets old IMO) and pretty sequins all over the bodice. You guys know I love me some Watters and I know you do, too, as this is definitely not the first time Watters made someone fall in love only to experience sticker shock. Well, it’s cool ’cause that’s what I’m here for and it’s always a blast trying to help you ladies find something you can feel special in, without breaking the bank. That’s what I did for Katie. At least I hope so. Here’s what Katie had to say:

    “Who can I submit a “Can’t Afford it” photo to? I’ve become slightly obsessed with this WTOO by Watters ‘Persiphone Gown’ but the $1350 price tag is about twice what I was hoping to spend. I love the whole look and if you can help me find something similar for less than $600 you will be my wedding heroes.”

    Can't Afford It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600“Persiphone Gown” WTOO by Watters for BHLDN (Style: 34509968) $1350 

    Get Over It

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600

     A-Line Gown With Beaded, Mesh Illusion Neckline – Currently on sale! $174.99 (30% Off!) at ModCloth

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Convertible Dress With Sweetheart Neckline (Style: 33364852) $275 at BHLDN

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Floor Sweeping A-Line Gown Covered In Shimmering Beads (Style: 932750) $298 at Nordstrom

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600A-Line Crinkled Silk Chiffon Gown (Style: 86996) $310 at Nordstrom

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Sleeveless A-Line Gown With Illusion Neckline (Style: S7533) $398 at Zappos

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Chiffon Dress With Sheer Neckline & Embroidery (Style: 21005) $438 at BestBridalPrices.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Floor Length Tulle Gown With Stunning Hand-Fashioned Embroidery (Style: 33161548) $480 at BHLDN

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600A-Line Gown With Swarovski Crystals On Neckline (Style: T626) $548 at BestBridalPrices.com

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Strapless Lace Gown Over Sequin Bodice (Style: 1049) $550 at Dessy

    Can't Afford It? Get Over It! BHLDN Persiphone Inspired Gown For Under $600Floor Sweeping Silk Chiffon Gown With Crossover Neckline (Style: 08899) $595 at J. Crew

    Am I your wedding hero yet? I certainly hope so. BHLDN has other dresses that are similar to the one you love and the two from BestBridalPrices.com are really close. Please let me know what you think and if you have any other questions for us here at Broke-Ass Bride! 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.

    *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
  • 12/19

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    Hey BABs! I hope y'all are surviving the holiday crush with your sanity intact and glasses of bubbly to help. While I would say any time is a good time for sparklez, I seem to see more shimmering happiness during this time of year, which drives me wild with the -- oh! shiny! So, of course, for this last Five for Friday until the 2015, I…

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    9/4

    Hey, BABs! This week we're helping Brianna get over the lovely "Emma Gown" by Theia for BHLDN. Don O'Neill is the designer/creative genius behind the Theia Collection, which was created to "bring out a woman's inner goddess." Theia, a Titaness in Greek mythology, possessed the power of light. So, basically, she made everything sparkle and we here at BAB lurve our sparklez. This particular gown was inspired by the…

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    8/1

    **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  Whew. I don't know 'bout y'all, but it's been a heck of a week. But, since it's Ten for the Weekend time, that means the end is nigh and it's time for a little retail therapy! This week, we've got gear for guys, personalized gifts,…

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  • 7/25

    Y'all, I love helping people out. That's part of the reason why I love working at BAB. So when my girl Becca sent out a Facebook plea for help in finding shoes to go with this dress in Ocean Blue that she's wearing as a bridesmaid for a wedding, I was all over it. Because: Duh. I could help her and I had a great mission for my Five…

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    6/12

    Bonjour to all of you fabulous BAB's out there! This week we're helping a fellow BAB to get over this super cute, Delphine Manivet dress. Delphine is a French designer and her latest 2014 collection is very versatile. This collection is definitely vintage-inspired with most of the dresses capturing the style of the early 20th century. You'll see sheer, long sleeves and the popular '30s…

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  • 1/30

    This week’s request is particularly special – well, for me. It comes from an adopted little sister of mine. Leann is my high school boyfriend’s little sister. I still picture her as a girl in middle school, despite the fact that she's a beautiful, independent woman now. She knows she can ask me for help anytime. This week, I got a request from her via…

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