Broke-Ass Tag: wedding

8/17

Hi again BABs!  Today we bring you a bridge in love with a unique sparkly gown. Reader Natz Hay commented on this post looking for her dream gown:

Thank you for what you do! I just discovered your site and it’s helping me figure things out since my recent engagement. I have fallen in love with the Galia Lahav – Bella dress but the pocket hasn’t caught up with that price yet. It would be a big help if you could find similar alternatives for less than $3000 especially in that color. Thank you.

That’s gorgeous, no wonder you fell in love! This gown is particularly special in it’s materials. It is sewn clear beading on top of a nude colored fabric to give the impression of sparkling water. Other than the clear sparkly beads and the nude underlay, I don’t see any other color, so that is what I am going to work on for you. I’ll try to find some gowns for you that have a similar feel, of a nude underlay with beaded or lace on top to give a somewhat sheer and sexy look. Let’s see what I can scour the internet to find, Natz …

‘Bella’ by Galia Lahav; $10,000+

Ivory and Nude Lace Backless Long Sleeve Bridal Dress JB32987; $1,500+ by Jovani Bridal

Nadine; $2,000+ by Calla Blanche

Galina Signature style SWG719; $1,000 by David’s Bridal

Roberta; $1,500+ by Adrianna Papell

Jasmine gown; $2,500+ by Calla Blanche

Lucia; $2,500+ by Eddy K

Florinda; $1,500 by Sottero and Midgley

Long Sleeve Illusion Lace Wedding Dress; $1,400 by David’s Bridal

Couture Style CT165; $2,500+ by Eddy K

Ivory/Nude Floor Length Beaded Dress, style 37687; $1,500+ by Jovani Bridal

How’s it looking, Natz?  Do any of these hit the mark for the sexy, shimmery, beaded lace  look you liked in the Bella gown?

-Jennifer

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.
  • 11/25

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    Got some kids on the list? Tea Collection has great deals sitewide.

    For the curvy ladies, Kiyonna’s $40 doorbuster dress sale is going on now! This only happens once a year!

    BHLDN is taking 20% off sale items! 

     

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  • 8/9

    Pillow available from Etsy seller NanaNewHandmade I have been wondering lately how to balance a demanding career, part-time small business, a child, a fiance, cohabitation, all the hectic chaos of basic adulting and still remain excited about planning a broke-ass wedding. Honestly, for me, its been easier said than done. I find myself so exhausted by the end of the work day, and even more…

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    4/11

    Hello, everyone! It's been just under six months since my wedding day, and I'm finally back to do a recap. You'll see my pro pics soon, but I thought I'd share some of the moments captured by friends and family here. What a crazy weekend it was! Friends and family started pouring into town Friday morning, and we had our rehearsal dinner that night. We weren't…

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    8/4

    In just over one week, Jersey and I will be cheesing it up in front of our photographer for our engagement shoot. No need to remind us that it's only been ... oh, NINE months since we got engaged and we are just now getting this done. Trust me, we know. Our schedules have been impossible to coordinate, but at this point I'll be happy if…

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    6/16

    After I got engaged, one of the first things I did was find someone to do pre-marital counseling. At the time, I felt very strongly about it, and after almost completing all of our sessions, I feel even more strongly that all couple should do some sort of pre-marital counseling. Melvin E Via Flickr Creative Commons At first, I was a bit stuck, as I…

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    5/19

    I am admittedly not the craftiest beaver on the block; and it's true, many a craft has beaten my ass to the ground and screamed in my face "Martha Schmartha, yo!" But that doesn't, for some reason probably linked to estrogen and my passion for all things glittered, squelch my lofty craft ambitions and attempts at greatness. Or, more accurately, attempts at not-complete-failure. I used to be…

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    4/21

    Often times, when we're in the throes of wedding planning, we forget what's on the other side of the tulle, peonies, Champagne and sparklez. We forget that there have been fights, anxiety, uncertainty ... and there will be more of those. Because marriage takes sweat, fortitude, compassion and sometimes fear. As this post from Momastery points out, sometimes we lose the butterflies, and it takes work to…

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    3/24

    I was over the moon when Jessica emailed me to say that she'd won free wedding photography from Beyond the Ordinary Photography's contest because she'd read about it in our newsletter, because it's always exciting when the work I've done has helped to make a real difference in someone's life. If you're already subscribed to our newsletter, you know that Beyond the Ordinary Photography is…

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