Broke-Ass Tag: Budget Wedding

6/23

Affiliate Disclaimer NewHappy Thursday, BABs! Today’s CAI/GOI request is from reader Jenny, who is searching for a Rue de Seine “Haze” look-alike for under £1,000 (approximately $1,300) and available in the UK. She writes:

“Hi, I really love Rue de Seine’s Haze dress but only have a budget of max £1000. Do you know of any similar but cheaper dresses out there & available in the UK?
Thanks, Jenny”

The Rue de Seine gowns are very popular with BABs, and it’s not hard too see why. Each of the gown designs are gorgeous and have a unique flair to them. In this case, the embroidered skirt look provides an extra Je ne sais pas to make it truly unique. Jenny, you are in the UK, and I will try my best. Most online shops will ship worldwide, but I’ll do my best to look around for UK shops as well. I’ll focus on that textured skirt that the Haze gown has going for it. Wish me luck!

Rue de Seine’s Haze gown

 

Pandora Wedding Dress; £495 (approx. $640) by Phase Eight

The Josephine; $850 (approx. £650) by Fame and Partners

The Kensie; $700 (approx. £540) by Fame and Partners

Naya Dress; $350 (approx. £270) by BHLDN

Aurora Gown; $1,000 (approx. £770) by BHLDN

A Star is Born Embellished Sheer Insert Long Sleeve Maxi Dress; $550 (approx. £425) by ASOS

Pearl Katherine Wedding Dress; £395 (approx. $510) by Phase Eight

Anabella frilled bridal dress; £360(approx. $465) by Nine by Savannah Miller Ivory

Aura wedding dress; £550 (approx. $710) by Phase Eight

Andi Lace Dress; £364 (approx. $470) by BCBG MAXAZRIA

Marilyne swirl lace cutout gown; £300 (approx. $400) by BCBG MAXAZRIA

Isolde; £950(approx. $1225) by Rebecca Ingram

Each of these textured or embroidered gown offers something unique.  What do you think, Jenny? Anything strike your fancy?

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.
  • 6/9

    Welcome back CAI/GOI lovers!  Today’s request is from reader Terri, who commented on this post:

    Hi! I landed on this page while searching Amsale-inspired dresses! I’m in love with the Amsale-inspired May, specifically the minimalistic style and elegant sheer look and buttons on the back, and am hoping to find an alternative for under $1000! Please help!!

    Hi Terri! We are happy to see more Amsale dresses on CAI/GOI, as they are all beautiful! This dress has an illusion tank neckline, a full length button back and a slim fit-to-flare silhouette. I’ll try to focus this search on minimalist slim-fit-to-flare or sheath styles with the higher neckline, and hope for some button or other details to add a little something special. Remember, if you find a strapless gown you love, you can talk with your seamstress about altering to add an illusion top. Here we go!

    “May” by Amsale; $4,000+

     

    Christina Wu Brides Style 15629; around $900

    Amsale’s “Alyce” gown; $310 at Nordstrom

    Mikado Sweetheart Dress; $700 at Camille la vie / Group USA

    Chiffon A-Line Dress with Beaded Bodice; $130 at David’s Bridal

    Embellished Halter A-line Gown by Betsy & Adam; $280 at Macy’s

    White by Vera Wang; $800 at David’s Bridal

    Style 8553; $1000 at Alfred Angelo

    Drape Back Crepe Gown by Katie May; $295 at Nordstrom

    Sawyer Gown; $800 at BHLDN

    Trumpet Hem Maxi Dress; $300 at ASOS

    Short-Sleeve Beaded Bridal Gown by Adrianna Papell; $390 at Dillard’s

    Beaded Embellished Neck Mermaid Gown by Terani Couture; $560 at Dillard’s

    Let us know if any of these help you out, Terri.  That first one is lovely and had a gorgeous button back detail you were seeing in the Amsale May gown.  Until next time!

    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.
  • 5/31

    Hello my fellow BABs! Greetings from Connecticut! My name is Kimberly and I am a 36 year old Database and Office manager. In addition to being the lucky mom of a fabulous 18-month-old daughter, I am also the momma of a 14-year-old grumpy pug. My fiance, Antonio, and I are planning a romantic, garden themed wedding for (hopefully) 100 guests. Our wedding will be taking place…

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    5/4

    Welcome BABs! We have another CAI/GOI for you today with a gorgeous Rue de Seine gown inspiration. Reader Haley commented on this post looking for a boho dress for her wedding: Rue de seine Blake or Raven for under $1000. I like the bohemian, festival, hippie style. Thanks! Haley Okay, Haley -- I hear you on these great Rue de Seine gowns! These gowns are both lovely…

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    3/7

    Pros-Cons Organizer Notepad available from Etsy seller KaufmanArt When we left off, I was already projecting that we would go over-budget. Womp, womp. But we were about to make some decisions that could potentially alter how much I had to sacrifice. We agreed that we'd have about 100 people come to the big day. That would keep it "small" but "big" and would help keep…

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    2/7

    Now that we're introduced, let me tell you about some details of our wedding! There were two reasons that I hesitated when it came to starting the wedding planning adventure: 1) When I Googled "how to plan a wedding" (yes, I seriously did that), the one big thing that every site said we "must" do was figure out a budget. Money is gross. Budgeting is…

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    10/31

    Credit: Carole Cohen The word cliché is the last word you want to use to describe your wedding. But the fact of the matter is weddings are full of clichés because they are time-honored traditions. Most weddings have a number of similarities since they consist of traditional elements that are largely shaped by religion, law and cultural norms. Some brides buck tradition, but even the most…

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    10/27

    Today's CAI/GOI request is for a seriously gorgeous Galia Lahav gown. Reader Jasmine commented on this post asking for some help finding a "Loretta" lookalike. She writes: "Hi! I too am in love with a Galia Lahav "Loretta" dress. Would like to keep my budget around $3000 (and lower if possible :D) but there might be some wiggle room if truly necessary ;). I am…

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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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