Broke-Ass Tag: budget wedding dress

11/28

Affiliate Disclaimer NewThe holidays are in full swing, but reader Amy’s got more than turkey and cranberry sauce on her plate; she’s on the hunt for two Temperley London gowns! She writes:

“Hello! HEEELLLLPPP! I love your “Can’t Afford It? Get Over It!” column, and I fell in love with two dresses from Temperley London that I definitely can’t afford. They are very unique, so I thought others might benefit from a comparison. They are the Jules dress and the Saffron dress. I loved the sleeve length on both of these, and the flowing plain silk skirts are divine.”

In my search for look-alikes, I looked for the same soft and flowy feel that the Temperley London gowns have. Since Amy loved the sleeves and plain skirt, I also focused on short sleeves and simple skirts. Most of the Get Over It gowns are more similar to the Saffron dress, but I’ve thrown in a few Jules-inspired dresses as well. Let’s check them out!

Can't Afford ItTemperley London Jules DressTemperley London “Jules” Dress, ~$4,300

Temperley London Saffron DressTemperley London “Saffron” Dress, $3,395

Get Over ItChiffon Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace Sleeves at David's BridalChiffon Wedding Dress with Illusion Lace Sleeves (Style: WG3749), $224.99 at David’s Bridal

Vintage Style Modest Lace Wedding Dress with Short Sleeves by Etsy seller ieieVintage Style Modest Lace Wedding Dress with Short Sleeves (Style: Elina), $429.95+ by Etsy seller ieie

Ronnie Gown from BHLDNRonnie Gown By Saja (Style: 38488565), $500 at BHLDN

Wedding Dress with Lace Sleeves at David's BridalWedding Dress with Lace Sleeves By Galina (Style: WG3817), $449 at David’s Bridal

Empire Waist Wedding dress by Etsy seller myHoneymoonDressEmpire Waist Wedding Dress, $330 by Etsy seller myHoneymoonDress

Bella Dress from Kennedy BlueBella Dress, $190 at Kennedy Blue

Modest Short Sleeve A-Line Wedding Dress at David's BridalModest Short Sleeve A-Line Wedding Dress (Style: SLWG3811), $649 at David’s Bridal

Vintage Ivory Lace Wedding Dress Chiffon Wedding Gown Short Sleeves Zipper Back by Etsy seller Valiant WangVintage Ivory Lace Wedding Dress Chiffon Wedding Gown Short Sleeves Zipper Back, $199 by Etsy seller Valiant Wang

Off White Embellished Chiffon Long Dress for Homecoming 2016 at Unique VintageOff White Embellished Chiffon Long Dress (Style: P27146), $120 at Unique Vintage

Short Sleeved Empire Waist Chiffon Wedding Dress at David's BridalShort Sleeved Empire Waist Chiffon Wedding Dress (Style: SLV9743), $499 at David’s Bridal

Exquisite1970's Paris Inspired Ivory White Vintage-Style Wedding Dress by Etsy seller LAmeiExquisite 1970’s Paris Inspired Ivory White Vintage-Style Wedding Dress, $167.14+ by Etsy seller L’Amei

What do you think, Amy? Many of the above gowns share the relaxed feel of the Temperley London gowns, but for a fraction of the price. Let us know if any of these steals work for you in the comments.

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.

 

  • 7/7

    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.
  • 6/4

    It's that time again! Today's CAI/GOI request comes from Melanie, who commented on this post a little while back looking for a different House of Mooshki-inspired gown. Her dress of choice? The lovely Juliette, a fun and functional two-piece mid-length lace dress with detachable tulle train. Melanie wrote: "Hi There. I'm also in love with a House of Mooshki gown...Juliette. I love the option of the…

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    5/28

    Reader Katelyn challenged the BAB team to help with her search after seeing this post: Hi, Lisa! I about died when I read this post. I have the exact same affliction but with a different dress. It's the Sadi gown by Rue de Seine. Baseline cost is $3,000 at the retailer closest to me. My baseline budget is 1k but I would prefer not to go over…

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    5/19

    When BAB Cynthia hit us up on Facebook, she had a solid idea of what she wanted. As we set out to give her some inspiration, a disappointing fact became obvious: even though more and more brides are opting for some color on their wedding day, designers don't have nearly as many offerings for the plus size ladies out there, especially not at budget-friendly prices. As time…

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    4/30

    You know that feeling when something fits just right and makes you feel like anything is possible? (You say Cinderella, I say Goldilocks. Or Catwoman.) It’s a huge buzzkill when that thing is then discovered to be unattainable for some reason, say, a price tag 2-3 times your budget. Reader Kim had just such an experience when she tried on the Justin Alexander Style 9764 gown: I loved the…

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    10/9

    Hey BAB's! This week we have a twofer! Lauren wrote in requesting two, beautiful gowns by Christos Fall 2015 line. Christos Yiannakou is the woman behind the brand. Christos was established in 1984 and after retiring in 2005, Christos asked Amsale (Keep yo eyes peeled for Amsale in the very near future) to take over for her. These dresses are timeless and very beautiful. They're known…

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    8/21

    Why, hello there, BAB's! This week we are featuring another fabulous Watters gown! R.J. wrote in about "Odette" and how she just can't get it off of her mind. Where do I begin? This dress is romantic, light and airy, ethereal, soft and unique. Did I forget anything?! Here's what she had to say: "Hi ladies! You provide such great alternatives! I love the tiered…

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    7/14

    The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you'd like to donate your gown, here's how. If you're in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns, and you should most definitely check it out when it rolls…

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