4/9 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A BHLDN Emma Inspired Gown under $700

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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.
Caitlyn is a science nerd who also happens to love weddings, marriage, and sparkly dresses. Originally from NY, she is currently finishing up her graduate degree a few states over, while dabbling in beekeeping, gardening, and arts and crafts. Caitlyn believes there is no coffee cup too large, or NCIS marathon too long, and the perfect day ends with snuggling on the couch with her handsome partner and their fur babies.