Broke-Ass Tag: wedding dress

2/15

real-bride-amy-true-north-bridal-salonAfter procrastinating for several months, I finally went and ordered my dress. My friend came along for moral support, and she agreed that was the one. So I said “Yes,” but there were no tears, no Champagne popping … because I knew what was coming next. The dreaded measurements. (Cue scary music.) I had put off the appointment with the hope that I would loose a few pounds and maybe wouldn’t feel like I was trying to fit into a children’s size dress when I went back. This was wishful thinking over the holiday season. I should have known better. No such luck.

So here I am, standing in Spanx, in front of this very nice woman, trying not to feel judged by her measuring tape. Well, my measurements were literally off the charts. She had to defer to the designer to figure out what to even order me, and the figure they came back with shocked me. I know bridal sizing is always outrageous, but four sizes above my street size?!?! And of course, there’s an extra charge for the larger sizing!

Complicating matters, I have, what professionals like to call a large or well-endowedbust. In other words, I have big boobs. It’s true, they cannot be tamed. It has made dress shopping challenging, and dress ordering more so, as they have to order the size just to fit that part of my body. Bridal sample sizes were made for teenagers, I swear. The whole dress shopping experience has been disheartening. I’m certainly not at a size I’m comfortable with, wedding or not, but I’m “average!” This process has just shown a spotlight on my discontent. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go eat a salad.

Did you get any shocks when you went dress shopping? How have you dealt with it? Share in the comments!

  • 11/30

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewWhile our Black Friday post was a hodge-podge in the truest sense, we try to focus our Cyber Monday efforts specifically on wedding-y deals, so you can get the most bang for your buck while planning your badass wedding. Being that we are The Broke-Ass Bride, we understand the too legit value of getting the v. best deal possible, and what better way to do so than from the comfort of your own chair with us dishing up the goods, just for you? None. That’s what I say. There is no better way. So, without further adieu …

    Cyber Monday Deals for Your Broke-Ass Wedding

    Gifts

    Give your brigade personalized, customized gifts from Zazzle where everything is up to 65% off and you get an extra 20% off all orders with code ZMONDAYSALES.

    For the sportsfan among your crew, Fanatics.com is taking 30% off all orders over $50 with code CYBERMONDAY.

    If you have a total foodie in your crew, up their cooking style with a killer apron from Flirty Aprons and get 60% off plus free shipping with code SHOP60.

    Urban Outfitters has some of the best shit, and now you can get $15 off your purchase of $75 or more or $50 off your purchase of $150.

    Get some great, quirky gifts for your gals and save 20% + free shipping from Swoozies.

    Beauty / Grooming

    Get your pretty on and save 50% at Julep with code YAYTODAY.

    Score some of your favorite brands at killer prices and get 26% off plus free shipping at Beauty Store Depot.

    We love us some Stila Cosmetics, and we love it even more when they have a warehouse sale with tons of sparkly goodness up to 85% off!

    Hair tools can be hard to justify, but NuMe is offering two of their classic wands for just $34 when you use code 34WANDS.

    Stationery

    Save the Dates, invitations, thank-you cards … you name it! Save 30% sitewide at Wedding Paper Divas with code CYBERSALE30.

    Get your wedding goods and holiday cards in one fell swoop: Save 25% on Minted products and 20% on holiday cards with code CM2015.

    Use one of your wedding pics for a Christmas card and save 33% on Life Moments stationery from MagnetStreet.

    Paperless Post is having its biggest sale of the year with 35% off plus free ground shipping with code SHOPNOW.

    Attire

    Get yourself set for all the parties with gorgeous separates from Kiyonna — at just $25!

    Whether for your girls or yourself, ModCloth has some great dresses for your big day, and they’re taking 25% off everything with code FUNDAY.

    If you’re considering renting your dress rather than buying, head to Rent the Runway where you’ll save $40 off orders of $100.

    Menswear can be spendy, so get your heinie over to Bonobos and save 30% on those dapper duds with code MONDAY.

    Kennedy Blue has some gorgeous gowns at already affordable levels, but now you can save 15% + free shipping with code GOBBLEGOBBLE.

    For all you boho lovers out there, Free People is taking 50% off select styles and an extra 25% off sale items.

    From super smart menswear to sleek, classic dresses, Banana Republic has great style and is taking 40% off with code BESTCYBER.

    We all know Anthro is a great spot for gorgeous goods — so go on and rejoice now that they’re taking an extra 25% off sale items + free shipping with code XTRAGOOD.

    SUIT UP! Head to Jos. A. Bank to get up to 70% off sitewide, with 25% off purchases over $100.

    Decor

    If you’re the DIY sort, head to Craftsy to save huge on both online classes and craft supplies.

    Stock up on garlands, centerpieces, placecard holders, favors and more at Beau-Coup and save 20% + free shipping.

    Did you know Fab has a wedding shop? Now you do. And now you also know that Fab has a bunch of great Cyber Monday deals that you should probz check out.

    Accessories

    Whether you’re giving them as gifts or bedecking yo-self, Stella & Dot’s delicate pieces are perfect for a wedding, and now all sale items are an extra 25% off.

    Stock up on pretty baubles from BaubleBar and get 25% off one item with code GOGIFT25 or 35% off two-plus items with code GOGIFT35.

    Make sure his steeze is on lock with 25% off sitewide at Cufflinks.com.

    Honeymoon

    Caribbean dreamin’? Sandals & Beaches Resorts are having a huge Cyber Monday sale. Get on it!

    Save up to 50% when you book your hotel through Booking.com (and there aren’t any booking fees)!

    Save an extra 5% on all bookings through Jetsetter.com.

    Team Broke-Ass LOVES flying Virgin America, and now you can too with fares up to 25% off!

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  • 7/2

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    Hello BABs! Today's CAI?/GOI! is the Part 2 to yesterday's Part 1. Check it out if you missed it - there's a fantastic reader story!  And if you're looking for more goddess-inspired gowns, you might like the ones in the Rue de Seine Sadi post. Today's Part 2 is a hunt for reader Kary's home reception gown: For our home reception, I'd love a gown like…

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    3/2

    We're all here for the same reason. We all want to find the best ways pinch pennies while planning our weddings, because let's face it: Anything with the word "wedding" tacked onto it is going to cost you a lot more than it normally would. My current favorite instance of this is transportation options. When I hear the words, "These are our wedding rates," it makes…

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  • 7/11

    Happy Friday, BABs! Summer's in session and it's a great time to be a BAB with all these killer deals! From hot kicks to cool swimwear and much more, there's a heap of amazing deals in this week's Ten for the Weekend! Wanna give a badass boost to your bridal look? Heels.com is having a London Trash sale: Knock 50% off with code LT50. These…

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    4/10

    Katrina expressed her love for this Eden Black Label Wedding Dress (STYLE: BL093) and can you blame her? It's stunning! With its lovely tulle and crystallized beading, this dress is sure to make any girl feel like a true Princess Bride. She wrote, "It's beautiful but a bit over my price range." Well, every girl deserves to have her dream dress so let's find it! CAN'T…

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    4/1

    Real Bride Peach | I Found The Dress!

    Guess what, y'all?!?!  I found my dress! Wheeeeeee! As you saw from my boutique reviews, I didn't find my dress the first round. Or second. Or third or fourth or fifth!  In actuality, I found my dress on the SIXTH round of trying on.  Good grief, right? I think I stopped counting after 50-something dresses. And let me tell you, for a pretty simple, non-girly-girl, that's…

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  • 3/27

    One of the first things I did after getting engaged was find my dress. This was purely by accident. It wasn’t on my to-do list to find my dress so early, but I was glad it happened! First, I have to show some love to The White Flower where I found my dress. It was wonderful! I went twice and both times had great associates…

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