1/14 Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Two Rue de Seine Dresses for Under $1000

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It’s that time of year when I sit down to answer your CAI/GOI requests with a mug of cocoa in hand and a fleece blanket (and usually a cat or two) on my lap. It’d be fun to say this post is cat-approved, but with all the arm-sitting, laptop-walking, and head-butting of my elbows while I tried to type, I’m thinking it’s more like they do NOT approve. But the show must go on, kitties, for there are BABs in need of help!

Reader Denise is in a pickle … or playing pickle in the middle between two equally amazing gowns. She wrote to BAB to ask: 

I would love to find dresses like Rue de Seine on a $1000 or less budget! Specifically I love these two dresses: Rue de Seine Zeppelin and Cleo. I’m obsessed with the light weight and flutter sleeve. Please help me find my dream dress on an affordable scale!

Both gowns have a ’70s free-spirited, flower child feel, with sheer bohemian lacy detailing and renaissance bell sleeves, perfect for the modern bohemian bride or a destination or beach wedding! I love myself a good gypsy-inspired gown, and ooh, honey, have I got some gowns for you!

Can't Afford It

Rue De Seine Zeppelin Gown

Rue de Seine Zeppelin Gown, >$2,500

Rue de Seine Cleo Gown

Rue de Seine Cleo Gown, >$2,500

Get Over It

Vintage Inspired Bohemian Wedding Gown by Dreamersandlovers

Vintage Inspired Bohemian Wedding Gown, $785 by Etsy seller Dreamersandlovers

Alice & Olivia Vandy Dress

Alice & Olivia Vandy Dress, $440 at Bloomingdale’s

Hippie Wedding Dress with Illusion Neckline by WearYourLoveXO

Hippie Wedding Dress with Illusion Neckline, $860 by Etsy seller WearYourLoveXO

Indian Princes Bride Wedding Dress by Fairtale

Indian Princes Bride Wedding Dress, $335.89 by Etsy seller Fairtale

Bohemian Petal Gown by BeMyBride

Bohemian Petal Gown, $860 by Etsy seller BeMyBride

Empress Bohemian Dress by TimjanDesign

Empress Bohemian Dress, $90.37+ by Etsy seller TimjanDesign

(Add a skirt underneath for longer length.) 

Simple Alternative Wedding Dress by larimeloom

Simple Alternative Wedding Dress, $951 by Etsy seller larimeloom

Vintage Hippie Maxi Gown by shoprabbithole

Vintage Hippie Maxi, $125 by Etsy seller shoprabbithole

Boho Crochet Lace Dress by rocknreconstruct

Boho Crochet Lace Dress, $240 by Etsy seller rocknreconstruct

Bohemian Symphony Gown by BeMyBride

Bohemian Symphony Gown, $895 by Etsy seller BeMyBride

White Sheer Crochet Lace Gown by SaldanaVintage

White Sheer Crochet Lace Gown, $398 by Etsy seller SaldanaVintage

White Lace Off Shoulder Gown by paulastudio

White Lace Off-Shoulder Gown, $700 by Etsy seller paulastudio

Bohemian Babette Wedding Gown by BeMyBride

Bohemian Babette Wedding Gown, $569 by Etsy seller BeMyBride

Silk Chiffon Bohemian Wedding Dress by Dreamersandlovers

Silk Chiffon Bohemian Wedding Dress, $ by Etsy seller Dreamersandlovers

Vintage 1970's Bell Sleeve Dress by atomix

Vintage 1970’s Bell Sleeve Dress, $73.95 by Etsy seller atomix

Vintage '70's Gauze and Lace Bohemian Gown by squashblossomvintage

Vintage ’70s Gauze and Lace Bohemian Gown, $168 by Etsy seller squashblossomvintage

Handmade Lace Bohemian Caftan by Dreamersandlovers

Handmade Lace Bohemian Caftan, $785 by Etsy seller Dreamersandlovers

Bohemian Petunia Gown by BeMyBride

Bohemian Petunia Gown, $1,000 by Etsy seller BeMyBride

Lace Wedding Dress by Graceloveslace

Lace Wedding Dress, $931.03 by Etsy seller Graceloveslace

Beaded Bridal Kaftan by Fairtale

Beaded Bridal Kaftan, $257.11 by Etsy seller Fairtale

And this one is slightly over budget:

Pure Silk Bohemian Wedding Dress by Dreamersandlovers

Pure Silk Bohemian Wedding Dress, $1,105 by Etsy seller Dreamersandlovers

So Denise, did any of those sleeves make your heart *flutter*? Let me know in the comments below!

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.
Lisa Paladin is the owner of Event Plan-It, a wedding planning and design company located in The Heart of It All. Lisa loves helping creative couples to plan EPIC weddings without any highway robbery, and believes there is no such thing as too much glitter. Or color. Or animal print. Lisa is a volunteer cat/kitten foster mom, a collector of neon things, an Argentine Malbec aficionado, a treehugger, a dabbler in all things crafty and a word nerd (despite excessive use of exclamation points and parenthetical statements). Follow Lisa on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest, or email Lisa at info (at) eventplanit (dot) com about your Cleveland wedding or The Walking Dead.