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Yay! Wedding season is coming! You’ve gotten a stack of Save the Dates all stuck on your fridge, your calendar is filled out and you’re looking forward to it. It’s so full of love, fun, friends, reunions, Champagne …

And wardrobe worries.

With all these weddings, ranging from black tie to destination to cocktail dress codes, what’s a broke-ass to do? The same getup surely won’t suffice for this range of occasions.

Luckily, the Gilt Wedding Event is going on RIGHT NOW, which means you can score a plethora of designer duds for a fraction of the retail price. Add a little bauble here, a strappy sandal there and mix in a new LBD … and voila! You’re stylin’ and high-profilin’ without breaking the bank!

With the Gilt Wedding Event offerings, you can easily find super affordable pieces to update your current wardrobe, or if you sleuth hard enough, you could emerge with a whole new range of options just for this season’s events!

Black Tie

The wedding budget might be high, but that doesn’t mean you need to bust your own budget finding the right outfit! Here are 11 pieces we love under $150:

Lotus Threads Floral Brocade Dress, $123.99 | Kenneth Jay Lane Triple Wire Ball Statement Earrings, $25| ABS by Allen Schwartz Lace Scalloped Inset Gown, $129.99 | Halston Heritage Jersey Twist Keyhole Dress, $114.99 | Lucca Couture Off Shoulder Maxi Dress, $65 | Kenneth Jay Lane Pearl Textured Oval Statement Ring, $25 | Ava & Aiden Bow Back High Heel Sandal, $79 | Amarita Singh Karina Drop Earrings, $14.99 | Ava & Aiden Cutout Leather Sandal $119 | Cara Couture Jewelry Black Line Drop Earrings, $39

Daytime / Destination

There’s nothing quite like a light, airy dress, fun pops of accessories and generally looking amazeballs in broad daylight. Here are some of our favorite items for under $150:

Walter Baker Derdra Floral Dress, $99 | Shoshanna One Side Seam Fit and Flare Dress, $89.99 | Likely Avalon Pleated Midi Dress, $99 | Adrianna Papell Embellished Pleated A-Line Dress, $125 | Gorjana Mae Shimmer CZ Pendant Necklace, $35 | Ava & Aiden Gathered Flare Dress, $65 | Seychelles Thyme Wedge Sandal, $75 | Amrita Singh Sonia Cuff, $25 | Jules Smith Gemma Drop Earrings, $35 | Paper Crown Mesa Dress, $119 | Paper Crown Maricopa Dress, $109 | Elorie High Heel Two Piece Sandal, $69 | DVF Soiree Small Leather Crossbody, $109 | C/meo Collective Hold Tight Slip Dress, $65

Cocktail Hour / All Dolled Up

Somewhere between the more relaxed daytime event and the swanky black-tie soiree is the uber glam yet still fun cocktail hour wedding. We dug up 14 pieces perfect for one of these fun affairs for under $150:

Rachel Rachel Roy Ombre Sequin Sheath Dress, $85 | Pure Navy V-Neck Choker Sheath Dress, $99 | Ava & Aiden Bow Back High Heel Sandal, $89 | Pure Navy Off the Shoulder Dress, $125 | Amrita Singh Cleo Drop Earrings, $25 | Rachel Rachel Roy Striped Sequin Shift Dress, $99 | Amrita Singh Ayla Drop Earrings, $29 | Schutz Glassy Strappy Leather Sandal, $89 | Cara Couture Jewelry Blue White Crystal Drop Earrings, $29 | Renvy Sequin Sheath Dress, $99.99 | Pure Navy Halter Fit ‘n’ Flare Dress, $49.99 | Kenneth Jay Lane Faceted Emerald Crystal Teardrop Earrings, $49.99

Of course, these picks are only a small smattering of the options available, and if you have a little more to splurge, there are plenty of haute pieces available. Gilt is also a great destination for those wedding gifts, whether you’re building your own registry or buying for friends. But hurry! The Gilt Wedding Event ends in 2 days!

Click here to shop the Gilt Wedding Event today!

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  • 3/1

    We love us some good wedding stationery. And we love us a good sale. It's like pure wedding planning bliss, though, when the two collide. Enter: Wedding Paper Divas' sublime Anniversary Sale. Let's back up a bit. See, our friends at Wedding Paper Divas don't mess around when it comes to stationery. They have perfected the fine art of making wedding paper goods approachable, affordable and…

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    Credit: Essence Photography Wedding planning can be stressful enough with plenty of time to plan, but when you're short on time and also short on the perfect vendors to fit your vision and budget, the stress can get real and real fast. Perhaps your ideal photographer booked up quickly or ended up being outside of your budget, and you put off your search until you…

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    Finding wedding stationery that suits you and your partner's style while not costing an arm and a leg can be one helluva daunting task, especially as stationery is the first taste your guests will get of your wedding style. With options ranging from huge mass-printing sites to small bespoke boutiques, it's easy to get overwhelmed and not even know where to begin. Which is why…

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    As a special treat this month, we’re partnering with David’s Bridal to bring you four special edition Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! posts (catch the first three here, here and here), featuring their very own gorgeous styles. David’s Bridal, a name synonymous with affordable wedding gowns in a huge variety of styles, has been dressing women for all types of special occasions for over 60 years —…

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    Original photo: Shaina Sheaff Photography So you've decided to tackle the wedding food on your own (or a very gracious friend with mad skillz has stepped up to the plate). Go you! It's a great way to save some money and add a very personalized touch ... but it can be a helluva task. Timing, preparation, serving and not to mention cost ... the biggest cost,…

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    DIY wedding flowers can be a tough project to take on -- especially when it comes to figuring out where the hell to order your blooms from. Putting your trust in a wholesaler you're not entirely familiar with could potentially result in flowers that are a bit off-color (uh, peach and hot pink aren't the same, y'all) and it can be tough to find bulk…

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    After the Champagne has been drunk, the dress preserved and the top tier of the cake has been stored for later eating (or not, because: cake) and you and your partner transition from Broke-Ass nearlyweds to Broke-Ass newlyweds, logistical life stuff takes front and center. You might be starting to shop for a home, changing your name or combining your accounts and looking at ways to…

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