Broke-Ass Author: Lisa

12/1

Affiliate Disclaimer NewWhew, you guys. These posts are super tough for me. Y’all have some exquisite taste! This week, we’re tackling reader Maria’s request on this post:

We are looking for a gown “inspired” by the designer Matthew Christopher. The exact gown is called “Tiger Lily”. We perused all the websites in your great article – do you have any other websites or resources for this $5,000 gown? Thank you!

All right, girl. I had my eyes open for an asymmetrical trumpet gown with some sort of drapey-diagonal detail on the bottom and a ruffled-curved skirt all for under $2000. Let’s see what I came up with!

Can't Afford It

Matthew Christopher Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily by Matthew Christopher, $5000

Get Over It

etsy alenafede trumpet wedding gown

Taffeta Trumpet Wedding Gown, $980 from Etsy seller AlenaFede

etsy idocouture chiffon trumpet gown

Pleated Chiffon Trumpet Gown, $1550 from Etsy seller IdoCoutureetsy isellebridalstudio taffeta turmpet gown

Sample Sale Taffeta Trumpet Gown, $288 from Etsy seller IselleBridalStudio

ti adora strapless mermaid gown

Strapless Mermaid Gown, $875 from Shoptiques

etsy lobeihandmade nicole gown

Nicole Gown, $599.90 from Etsy seller lobeihandmade

etsy maudecouture trumpet gown

Organic Hemp Silk Bridal Gown, $1500 from Etsy seller MaudeCouture

Truly Zac Posen Geometric Corded Wedding Dress

Truly Zac Posen Geometric Corded Wedding Gown, $1358+ at David’s Bridal

etsy weddingdressfantasy organza wedding dress with straps

Organza Pleated Wedding Dress, $999 from Etsy seller WeddingDressFantasy

pronovias feather bodice gown

Feather Bodice Gown, $1260 from Shoptiques

zac posen satin corseted wedding dress

Truly Zac Posen Satin Corseted Wedding Dress, $758 from David’s Bridal

ti adora layered trumpet gown

Layered Trumpet Gown, $945 from Shoptiques

Finally, this one is just a bit over budget — but just by a bit!

etsy desireespice trumpet wedding gown

Tulle Wedding Gown, $2080 by Etsy seller DesireeSpice

What do you think, Maria? Did I come close?

Any of you BABs out there think you can do better? We’re looking for a couple of frugal fashionistas to take on the task of helping our readers #GetOverIt! If you’re interested, send an email to info@brokeassbride.com with subject #CAIGOI and a link to a Pinterest board of a designer dress and your broke-ass worthy alternative finds!

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.

 

  • 11/3

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewBeach weddings call for gorgeous, relaxed dresses that harken to the feeling of digging your toes into the sand. Reader Marisa emailed us looking for a scalloped lace dress for her sandy nuptials.

    I recently fell in love with this dress by anna Campbell “coco”. I love the scalloped lace look – I’m having a beach wedding so it seems fitting! I love the sleeves too. I don’t think the pearl beading is as important. this dress is around 2400.

    I would like to stay under 1200 but if I needed to go to 1500 I would for the perfect dress I would.

    Girl, I got you. I’m all about that beach wedding life. Since the beading isn’t what sets your heart a-flutter, I’m going to focus my efforts on the scalloped lace, slight sleeves and airy silhouettes. Here we go …

    Can't Afford It

    CocoFrontSoftTulle

    Get Over It

    Etsy dressmesewchic cream v neck dress

    Cream Cap Sleeve Lace Gown, $250 from Etsy seller Dressmesewchic

    Unique vintage Nataya fairy rose tea sress

    Nataya Fairy Rose Tea Dress, $348 at Unique Vintageetsy cicadabridal ivory lace gown

    Ivory Lace Gown, $995 from Etsy seller CicadaBridal

    Modcloth memorable matrimony

    Memorable Matrimony Dress, $250 from ModClothetsy dressmesewchic bohemian cream lace dress

    Bohemian Cream Scallop Lace Dress, $350 from Etsy seller Dressmesewchic

    BHLDN Marivana

    Marivana Gown, $650 from BHLDN

    etsy goldenlotusboutique white floral lace dress

    Vintage Lace Dress, $150 from Etsy seller GoldenLotusBoutique

    Unique Vintage Lace cap Sleeve mermaid gown

    Lace Cap Sleeve Mermaid Gown, $260 at Unique Vintage

    ModCloth Grand Staircase Entry

    Grand Staircase Entry dress, $175 from ModClothetsy mermaid bridal scallop neckline tulle dress

    Backless Scallop Neckline Tulle Dress, $269.99 from Etsy seller MermaidBridal

    Unique Vintage Ivory beaded v neck gown

    Ivory Beaded Gown, $311 from Unique Vintage

    BHLDN Jade

    Jade Gown, $600 from BHDLN

    etsy mermaidbridal backless chiffon wedding dress

    Scallop Wedding Dress, $258.99 from Etsy seller MermaidBridal

    Modcloth some girls have all the luxe

    Some Gals Have All the Luxe Dress, $525 from ModCloth

    BHLDN Aurora

    Aurora Dress, $1000 from BHDLN

    Well, Marisa, how’d I do? I think that first MermaidBridal gown with the illusion neckline really smashes it out of the park, but there are some seriously stunning options out there.

    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.
  • 10/20

    Ok, guys, I'm giving this column a go until I get one of you worthy darlings to step in for me (plz, do that. Email info@brokeassbride.com with #CAIGOI as the subject to apply. Details can be found here)! Until then, I'm scooting into the fashionista seat to see how I fare at finding you baller-ass Get Over It gowns. First up: Reader Sarah commented on this post asking:…

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    10/14

    Cash Wallet, $56 by Etsy seller BlackArrowStudio I've been wracking my brain to come up with some truly epic wedding advice for you, BABs. This being my last advice post for The Broke-Ass Bride for the moment, I'm feeling some (self-imposed) pressure to get it right! ? I hope you enjoy it, and remember that you can always reply in the comments or email BAB directly…

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    10/6

    Hey BABs! Much as I'd love to play Fairy Godmother and conjure each of you the perfect gown with a flick of my sparkly wand, I am but a mere mortal, confined to hunting for wedding dresses from among those that already exist. It's been my honor and pleasure being a #GownHunter for you, but now it's time for me to pass the torch. This will be…

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    9/30

    Marathon Runner Cake Topper, $205 by Etsy seller Clayphory Pre-post disclaimer: If you're looking for fitspiration, you've come to the wrong place. This is not a post about losing weight, working out, or changing your appearance for your wedding day. Instead, this post contains tips to (hopefully) keep you from passing out on your wedding day. These are general tips, not medical advice. As always, consult your doctor or nutritionist…

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    9/22

    Hey BABs! Thanks so much for hanging in there as we work our way through all the requests for help with finding alternate gowns. While you're waiting for us to get to your request, don't forget that you can use the search bar in the upper right to see posts we've written about your gown's designer, or just pop in "can't afford it" to see all the…

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    9/16

    Credit: Lucky Photographer from Kate & Daniel's Real Wedding One of the decisions that can significantly impact your wedding budget is about how you'll serve your guests. This applies whether you're serving dinner, appetizers, cake and punch, breakfast-for-dinner or any other type of meal. So let's break down some of the options, shall we? Buffet Pros: This is typically a more cost effective option if you want to offer…

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    9/8

    Sometimes distance is a bigger issue than budget. BAB reader Mary explains in her comment to this post:  Hi! I need help getting over an Amelia Sposa gown: Nova. My budget is $2,000. This dress is under that, but it is strictly online ordering from Italy, and I need to physically be able to try on the dress so this one is out. My specifics: 1.…

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