Broke-Ass Tag: claire pettibone


Happy Friday, Broke-Asses! I love this time of year, when all the new wedding-y stuff starts making the Interwebz rounds, because it increases my ogling time significantly … and lucky me! A good portion of my job is to find and ogle pretty things! This week, in honor of amazeballz wedding dress designer Claire Pettibone’s new invitation line with Wedding Paper Divas, I hand-picked my 5 favorite designs to share with you! 

Earthly Paradise, starting at $184 for 100.

Fairytale Romance, starting at $239 for 100.

Fluttering Forever, starting at $239 for 100.

Rustic Vineyard, starting at $194 for 100.

 Soaring Love, starting at $174 for 100.

Aren’t these gorgeous? Head on over to Wedding Paper Divas to check out the full collection and tell us which is your favorite!

  • 3/20

    Krista definitely deserves an amazing dress for her big day, but her budget is keeping her from living the couture dream.


    I’m a mom. I put my wedding on hold for almost three years because our son is a regular at sick kids’ hospital and my fiancé and I wanted to focus on him and his health and put everything else on the backburner. Now that he is doing much better, the wedding plans are back on, and I’ve found a dress. I think about it in my sleep. I scour the internet in hopes of finding either a decent replica or pre-owned… It is stunning and I am irrevocably in love with it. 

    I present to you the Claire Pettibone “Versailles”. I swear Claire Pettibone is the devil trying to make all poor brides cry… Help me get over it. I cannot throw $7,000 at this. That’s nearly half the budget.  


    Don’t worry Krista, lots of BABs fall victim to the Claire Pettibone lust trap! Consider checking out this post or  this post for more dresses inspired by the same designer. Those picks were inspired by a different designs, of course, but you never know if one of those options might be your next dream dress. Then we have the following dresses, of course, chosen to match your inspiration.


    Claire Pettibone Versailles ($7,000+ through Claire Pettibone)


    Divine Downpour Gown ($1,300 at BHLDN)

    Alexandria Gown ($749.99 at Ruche)

    Rose Petal Spaghetti Strap Wedding Dress ($750 at Ann Taylor)


    Carolina Lace Wedding Dress (£550 at Phase Eight)


    Tulle Gown with Lace Applique and 3D Flowers ($1,100 at David’s Bridal)

    Straps Sweeatheart A-Line Tulle With Flowers ($255 at Lemandy Wedding Dress via Etsy)

    Cap Sleeve Fit-and-Flare Lace Gown ($950 at David’s Bridal)

    Falling in love with couture often means zeroing in on a detail you love best then trying to match that. You could always add a gold sash, for example, to a dress that has the appliqués in the amazing inspiration gown. Also, often times Etsy shops have wonderful sample sales. If you shop for your size on Etsy, you could find beautiful gowns like the Lauren from Natural Bridals.

  • 12/6

    Claire Pettibone gowns are things of beauty.  But they're also ass-expensive. Today's bride is having this very dilemma. So I'm about to throw her a (petti)bone and help her out.  Let's see what bride Nora had to say: I have fallen hard for this Claire Pettibone wedding dress. I love the lace and the sleeves and the back.  It's perfect.  It is also outside of…

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    This week's CAI/GOI request comes from a bride who's got her eye on a Claire Pettibone boho stunner, but the $6,000 price tag is way out of her budget. Hi! I recently got engaged and have been totally counting my blessings. Finding the Broke-Ass Bride is on that list! Unfortunately, no matter how hard I try, I can't find the money-tree in the backyard, so…

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