Broke-Ass Tag: etsy

7/18

For the most part, I’ve snapped myself out of my wedding planning funk. I’ve emailed my wedding coordinator to nail down a time for next Friday’s meeting to discuss menu, cake, setup, decorations, and the first half of the payment for the wedding. Chris is hopefully going to be able to take a day off (or at least part of one) to come with me and do that, which makes me happy. So I’ve now turned my attention to my next victims … my kids.

I really enjoyed wedding dress shopping at David’s Bridal, but even when we were there I wasn’t overly impressed by the flower girl selection. Everything looked either too old or too young for my girls who are 7 and 4. I also really don’t want to spend $80 on a dress that my kids are going to wear most likely once, though to be honest both of my girly girls will probably be next to impossible to pry out of something lacy and pretty. I also want them to match, not only because it’ll be cute but because if either one of them has anything even slightly different, the other one will want it and then I’ll have to referee that debacle (I’m making having kids sound great, aren’t I?). So I headed to Etsy to see if they had anything more my speed and in my price range.

Luckily, Etsy hasn’t let me down so far. The first dress I found that I fell in love with is from ElluraSage. It’s within my price range, it’s lacy and beautiful up top, and then ruffly and pretty down at the bottom. It’s short, which is what I thought I wanted because both of my girls inherited my clumsy gene, so give them less to trip over. I also love the sash with the flower, it adds a beautiful touch. It has cap sleeves, so a shawl or cover up would probably be necessary since even in Virginia — November can be cold — but that wouldn’t be a big deal to order.

Flower girl dress from Etsy seller ElluraSage

But then I found the perfect dress for my girls. It’s by PoshPeanutKids and I fell in love with it right away. It’s long sleeved, which I ended up loving. Since my wedding is in November, I think it will fit the weather perfectly. It’s long, which I was hesitant about, but I think if it’s really going to be a problem I’ll be willing to spend the little  bit of extra money to get it hemmed. It also comes with a bow, which the listing already says can be changed to match the colors of the wedding. It’s a couple of dollars more than the other one, but still under $40, which is definitely within what I wanted to spend. And the cherry on top is that both of the girls lost their little minds when I showed them, Chris got home from school and Y ran up to him telling him about “the wedding dress for us that Mommy is buying us.” If that’s not the seal of approval, I don’t know what is.

Lace flower girl dress available from Etsy seller PoshPeanutKids

Honestly, I’ll probably end up getting the kids shoes from Payless, they’re only going to be wearing them for a short while, for the ceremony, and then I guess I’ll use them as special occasion shoes. So I think, once I order the dresses, that I have the kids pretty much set! They’ll be thrilled with my sister, their Aunt T, doing their hair, and all I have to do is get some flower petals for them to throw and I’ve got that part at least down. Slowly but surely I think it’s all coming together.

Have you had any recent big wins with your planning? What are your flower girls wearing? Share below!

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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 and have a airy boho feel to them. I’ll focus on finding similar boho, hippie gowns with a crochet lace look to them.

     

    Rue de Seine gowns “Blake” (left) and “Raven” (right); Love-Spell Collection; ranging from $2,000 – $4,500

     

     

    Roane Gown in ivory; $700 from BHLDN

    Unmatched beauty white lace off-the-shoulder maxi dress; $98 at LuLu’s

    Nevena Dress in ivory; $560 from BHLDN

    Bohemian Wedding Dress Petunia Gown; $1,000 by Etsy seller BeMyBride

    Eira gown in ivory; $1,000 by BHLDN

    Bohemian Wedding Dress Petal Gown; $860 by Etsy Seller BeMyBride

    Angelica boho dress; $930 by Etsy Seller VictoriaFashionShop

    Sheer Scallop Lace Bohemian Back Cut Out Gown; $648 by Etsy Seller SaldanaVintage

    Jarlo Bandeu Maxi Lace Dress with Fishtail; $173 by ASOS

    White Rena Wedding Gown; $750 by Etsy seller BeMyBride

    Kimberley Lace and Crochet Maxi Dress; $350 by Alice & Olivia at Nordstrom Rack

    Cutout Lace Gown; $318 by Avery G at Bloomingdales

    That’s the roundup for today, so tell us what you think, Haley. I hope we found something to work for your hippie, festival style!

    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.
  • 3/2

    Reader Rachel is searching for a dress for her fairy tale wedding: "Avina Valenta Style 9616.   Any dress you can recommend similar to this dress, which is over $2500 and I can't spend over $400 on a dress, but I want something sexy yet fairytale for my wedding! :) Love your blog, Thank you, Rachel" Thanks for the love, Rachel!  I hear you, this dress…

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    12/16

    It’s that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we’ll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you’re shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you’re going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list.…

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    12/15

    Hey BABs! This week, we have a request from reader Katelynn who commented on this post saying: Nice Work! I love BAB!! I've got my own CAI/GOI conundrum: I've fallen in love with the Ashley bridal gown by Nicole Miller (http://www.nicolemiller.com/as... but it's more than I wanted to spend at $1800. Ideally, I'd love a dress between $500-$800. I love the lace, low back, and halter…

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    12/2

    It's that time of year again! Gift guides are back! From now until the holidays, we'll be rounding up some of our favorite gift ideas, mostly in broke-ass budget range (but with one or two splurges thrown in). Whether you're shopping for your best gal, your favorite dude, your family or yourself, you're going to find some stellar ideas for everyone on your shopping list.…

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    11/10

    Today's request comes from reader Jane, who is looking to help her daughter get over a charming crepe gown from San Francisco designer Amy Kuschel. Jane writes: "My daughter is in love with the Amy Kuschel 'Luna' gown, but it is wayyyyyy out of our budget. Can you do one of your great cheaper-versions of this dress??  Looking to spend about $800. Thank you!!" The…

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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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