Broke-Ass Tag: wedding dress


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.
  • 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

    Cyber Monday Deals for Your Broke-Ass Wedding

    While 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…

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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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    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? is having a London Trash sale: Knock 50% off with code LT50. These…

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    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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