Broke-Ass Tag: alfred angelo

3/20

Danielle C. wrote in to tell us about her Disney Princess Wedding Dream Dress. This is what she had to say:

”Oh man. I definitely need your help for a CAI/GOI!! I went dress shopping tonight for the first time EVER in my life, and I fell in total, gross, lewd, sparkle-tastic love with this dress at Alfred Angelo: Style 205. It’s actually their “Cinderella” dress, and as soon as I put it on it was so BEYOND glittery and ball gown-y and magical that I knew I had to have it!! The only problem: $949. Ugh. Like, DOUBLE the budget for a dress. It’s hard to see in the photos of the dress, but in person the beading on the bodice is so shiny and glittery it’s breathtaking, and the tulle skirt is glittery! It’s like the 5 year-old me died and went to heaven… in this dress. Can you please find me something just as rhinestoney-y and pouf-tacular but waaaay cheaper? Thank you 1000 times over!!!”

How could anyone not answer this plea for Broke-Ass Bride Aid?! I mean, really! Okay Dannie Girl, think of me as your very own Fairly Awesome Godmother…only way W-A-Y younger!  I love this CAI/GOI! I’m certain that there are other brides out there, besides you, who are in love with this gown. “How can I be so sure, you ask?” Well, I use Pinterest boards to do my research for these little weekly romps through Wedding Dress La-La Land.  I posted this dress to my “Cinderelly” board and, with in 2 hours, I had 77 re-pins and 20 likes! My e-mail in-box was blowing up! This is going to be a slammin’ installment of Can’t Afford It/ Get Over It!  So, Dannie Girl, Are you ready?

Can’t Afford It?

Alfred Angelo

“Cinderella” style # 205     $949.00

Bibbity Bobbity Boo!

As your self-appointed Fairly Awesome Godmother, I would be remiss if I didn’t give you the straight up gospel truth before I tried to make your pouf-tacular dress dreams come true. So, here is a bit of REAL for ya! Alfred Angelo’s price point for this dress is actually pretty reasonable, as wedding gowns go! I know you only budgeted yourself for about 500 bucks, and there are wedding gowns out there to be had for under a grand!  The fact that this dress exists is proof of that! The likely-hood that you or I could find a dress exactly like “Cinderella” by Alfred Angelo for $500.00 or less is minimal at best. What I can do is find you a dress with the same cut & feel for your targeted ticket tariff.  

First you have to know what you are looking for. In dress speak, you are looking for an A-line, strapless, sweetheart neckline, with a gathered or draped bodice, a natural waist, and a tulle ball gown skirt. Wow, that’s a lot of descriptors! But that’s it in a nut shell. That’s how you might describe it to a designer, seamstress, or tailor. So lets get down to the nitty gritty. Here’s what I found.

Get Over It

David’s Bridal

2 in 1 Beaded Taffeta Gown $499.99

The full skirt is removable to reveal a sassy pencil dress which you can wear out on the town for years to come!

etsy.com

seller elegance50’s $495.00

Absolutely Stunning Haute Couture 50’s Style Custom Wedding Dress

etsy.com

elegance50s $375.00

A 50’s Inspired Wedding Gown, Intricately Detailed Corset Cocktail Dress

Both of the elegance50s dresses are completely customize-able! It wouldn’t take much to make either of these dresses resemble the Alfred Angelo “Cinderella” Dress! Swap the tea length skirt for a floor length skirt, add some bling/beading to the dress with the pleated/gathered bodice or add some gathered fabric to the bodice of the dress that is already beaded! A can of spray glitter on your tulle skirt and you are good to go! Seriously…think about having elegance50s be your very own team of house mice!

Etsy.com

SMKCoutureBridal $390.00

The Perfect Princess Dress

This one has a drop waist, not a natural waist.  But it has the bling you are looking for on the bodice and skirt!

Ann Taylor

Silk Strapless Vintage Wedding Dress $550.00

Ann Taylor

Silk Georgette V-Neck Gown $550.00

Any seamstress worth her salt can add volume to these skirts with fabric and a poofy slip!  You can also add your own bling by having it added to the dress itself, you could bejewel your own self, or you could get a bedazzled cardi or bolero to add your desired amount of bling!

9lover.com

Sleeping Princess Dress 411203 $310.50

9lover.com

Sweet 16 Dress 017 $214.20

I can’t vouch for 9lover.com as a place for quality work or customer service standards like those held by the BBB. But they do list pretty pictures for cheap! Have any of our B.A.B. readers ever ordered from 9lover? If so, What is your opinion of their web store?

Danielle, I hope this post helped you out. If you didn’t find what you were looking for from your Fairly Awesome Godmother, may I suggest you begin searching for Prom & Quinceanera Dresses? You are most likely to find what you are looking for for your price point if you search in those categories. Best of luck, Dannie Girl! And thanks a bunch for writing in and getting that “Cinderelly” song stuck in my head!

 “Cinderelly!  Cinderelly! We’ll make a lovely dress for Cinderelly!”

  • 5/9

    Whenever I had heard of Disney Weddings. I always imagined it was a wedding in which someone was attempting to chase the childish thrills of their youth. Surely a Disney Wedding was only for someone who still loved the idea of Mickey Mouse greeting guests at the chapel. Boy Was I Wrong! We had the honor of being invited to Disney Weddings 20th Anniversary and while there we had all of our preconceptions dashed.  Disney is not about re-creating magical memories of your youth, its about making new ones. No matter your age, no matter your desires, Disney has the rare ability to to make that dream come true.

    Before heading into the wedding pavilion we were met by tables and tables of colorful candy. It was buffet of beautiful cavity conjurers.

    Comment if you find me in this pic. (Hint: I can’t see you)

    We enjoyed a glass of champagne as we made a whole bunch of new friends! The ladies rocked bridal ears as I was pimping the mousy but manly top hat. I have to say that Mickey’s got style.

    The Disney flare really started to show when we were greeted by our “hosts” of the evening. Two  bundles of energy burst out of the crowd and started hollering about how happy they were that Dana and I had arrived. I am great with faces but for the life of me I couldn’t figure out how I knew these two. But they seemed so affable, entertaining and warm AND they knew my name. I later realized they were a couple of the hundreds of performers you can have be a part of your Disney Wedding. Today we were treated to Franck from Father of the Bride, and Sona from the Incredibles.  But how did they know my name?!

    These two were so smooth, I didn’t realize they were reading my name tag. (DOH!)

    We then headed into the wedding pavilion and were greeted by our real host Disney Wedding’s Development Director Korri McFann. She told us a little about Disney’s newest weddings and honeymoons location in Hawaii. In the immortal words of Liz Lemon, “I want to go to there!”


    We all drooled a bit and then she introduced us to a former couple who had the pleasure of being married at Disney World one year ago. And… wait for it… Were having a surprise wedding vow renewal AND WE WE’RE THE GUESTS! Dang, it was like an Oprah moment up in there.


    While the re-bride-to-be was getting ready we were introduced to one of the newest dresses in the Disney Dress collection from Alfred Angelo.

    Yowsers! Did they bring in an actual princess?

    And get ready for another Oprah moment cause here comes Disney’s Celebrity Expert (and tv reality star) DAVID TUTERA! David has designed several wedding themes and styles that couples can choose from, or be inspired by, when planning their Disney Wedding. But enough talk, lets get this re-wedding on the road…

    Everyone knows the best way to start a wedding is with the wedding party and… wait wha…. are those… PROFESSIONAL DANCERS dancing down the aisle! Wow, that’s a cool idea. And they were just warming up the crowd because they raced back up the aisle to reveal…


    Our blushing bride! There was a sense of fun in the room the entire time and boy could you see it on our bride’s face when she appeared.


    She met her groom under the grand arch of the pavilion with the famous Disney Castle in the background. They exchanged vows and the crowd cheered. And to turn it up a notch…

    They exited to daytime fireworks! My mom always said when it was sunny but raining, it’s “a monkeys wedding”. So when it’s sunny and there are fireworks you know it’s a Disney Wedding.
    Our couple left the pavilion and was greated by their magical Cinderella chariot.

    A Cinderella carriage pulled by tiny horses!

    And they were off! A magical chariot surely must take them somewhere amazing…

    Italy?!?! Well almost, we were whisked away to the world of Epcot. Little did I know the celebration had just begun.

    With a lakeside dinner we had a view of the entire world. If felt as if we were in the heart of Venice but with Mexico, Germany and Epcot Center on the horizon. The party was in full swing and with all this world travel the two of us were thirsty…

    I really did not think it could get more, awe inspiring, romantic and just plain fun. But Disney had one more trick up their sleeve. A front row seat to one of the most amazing firework displays I have ever seen!

    Our amazing friends at Disney Weddings enjoy their job almost as much as we enjoy being their guests.

    You might say, “Hunter, that looks awesome but there is no way that that kind of luxury can be Broke-Ass.” Well, Disney Weddings start at $10,000. Since the national average is way over twice that, your dreams becoming a reality suddenly became a little more realistic.

    Thanks again to the entire Disney Weddings cast! The enthusiasm, kindness and hospitality you showed us was contagious to everyone we met and everything we did. We can’t wait to come back!

    christen
  • 5/12

    When launching our cake collection with the Kick-Ass Cake Bash with Fantasy Frostings, an awesome spot for wedding cakes in Los Angeles, our goal was to pack the entire venue to the brim... with WOW.  We had some amazing ideas for design, but really wanted to make sure it felt  "Kick-Ass Wedding-y"... since we were, after all, launching an exclusive wedding cake line with Fantasy Frostings.…

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    3/4

    I've been trying to find words to tell you about the Kick Ass Cake Bash event  (celebrating the launch of our Fantasy Frostings' Broke-Ass Cake Collection which are one the best wedding cakes in Los Angeles), and describe the way it felt - but distilling it into words feels impossible this soon afterward. I'm deep in recovery mode after a whirlwind month of prep, and…

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