Jessica
Just Said Yes January 2022

Dress on a budget

Jessica, on April 11, 2021 at 11:54 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 31
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I'm really struggling to find a dress that isn't super expensive. We're doing a beach thing with a handful of people until we can afford a bigger wedding where we have all our friends and family. So I dont want something crazy expensive for that reason. Anyone know any online stores that aren't scams and are decent quality?

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Latest activity by Ingrid, on April 20, 2021 at 9:53 AM
  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah Online ·
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    Check out Azazie. David's Bridal also has that $99 dress sale sometimes.
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  • Natalie
    Devoted January 2022
    Natalie ·
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    Lulu's bridal section in particular has some great beachy dresses.

    BHLDN sale section . They also have a separate sale section for more casual white dresses .

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  • Apryl
    Devoted March 2022
    Apryl ·
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    Try looking at white formal gowns at department stores like Macy's and Dillard's.
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  • Day
    Expert July 2021
    Day ·
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    Poshmark, StillWhite, and JJsHouse are all great places to start. Make sure you do your research before settling on something.
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Be careful with JJ's House based in China as it is hit or miss. Many posters have mentioned their seamstresses will not touch the dresses to alter them. The rest are legit.

    Check out bridesmaid dresses at Cocomelody and Azazie which come in white and are under $200. Most of Azazie bridesmaid dresses are under $100.

    If you have a wholesale shopping district in your city, you can get dresses there very inexpensively.

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  • JA
    Devoted March 2022
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    Cocomelody, Fame and Partners, Azazie

    Also worth checking out your local consignment or sample stores, and Etsy

    Depending on budget I love Alamour the Label. They are a tad more expensive, but still not bad and they always have stuff on sale.

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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    Look for a bridal consignment shop in your area. Also Facebook market place or David’s bridal has $99 sales.
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  • Kj21
    Dedicated May 2021
    Kj21 ·
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    I follow the lulu wedding IG and love a lot of those dresses. You could also check stillwhite if you found one you love and remember the style. It’s like a Poshmark for bridal dresses. My future sister-in-laws best friend bought hers there because her budget was $1k and you would have never known. I actually didn’t know until she told me when dress shopping... I asked because I loved her dress. I attended the wedding and had no idea (she was the MOH and helped pick the dress)!! It looked way more expensive.
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  • Rebelle Fleur
    Rockstar July 2021
    Rebelle Fleur ·
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    Stillwhite, nearlynewlywed, preownedweddingdress, Asos, FashionNova, eBay, ModCloth, cocomelody.
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  • Patty
    Savvy October 2021
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    I bought my dress through Stillwhite, had no issues at all with the whole process.

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  • Shakovia
    Savvy September 2022
    Shakovia ·
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    Hi Jessica, checkout this Website www.hebeos.com
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  • Natalie
    Super November 2020
    Natalie ·
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    This time of year, you could most likely find a white prom dress that would easily pass as a wedding dress. If looking for something softer, a white chiffon bridesmaid dress would be perfect for a beach wedding without breaking the budget!
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  • Jai
    Rockstar May 2020
    Jai ·
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    Even Amazon has simple white dresses too. I would see if David bridal has a sample sale or even a clearance sale too
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  • A
    Just Said Yes December 2021
    Aoife ·
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    Hi Jessica, My name is Aoife. I'm a bride to be myself & I adore all things bridal. I'm a fashion stylist based in New York, originally from Ireland. I specialize in non-traditional bridal styling and partner with local brands in New York, Ireland and the UK. I work with all budgets and I'm a pro at finding affordable pieces. Some of the brands and retailers provide me with discounts too. My work can be viewed via my instagram @aoifepiggottstylist I'd love to help you source your dream dress. Reach out if you need some styling help Smiley smile

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  • Amber
    Just Said Yes October 2021
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    I don’t have any great suggestions for online retails but I was looking for an inexpensive dress and found one at a consignment shop near me. Ended up pay less than $500.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Both of these are great recommendations!
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  • Betty
    Dedicated July 2021
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    I am kind of doing the same thing... We have a Dillard's outlet near us (no returns allowed & they won't hold anything for you) ~ I stopped in a couple weeks back thinking I was looking for a "summer sundress" style dress (beachy feel both of us married before so wasn't planning to wear white). LOL They had a Ralph Lauren originally $300 dress for $20 ~ white with lace bodice with a tie back & cap sleeves (even has pockets). Fits like it was made for me except the hem (even though I wouldn't have tried it on IF I hadn't seen other things I wanted to try on ~ ended up buying it & I am still sticking with it even though I have tried at least 20 others in various price ranges. Moral is just keep looking in your travels and something will call you! Amazon also has some "Hawaiian printed white on white" dresses which are very cute ~ I have a couple in my cart both under $100 which I am planning to order and try to see if I like those better than my bargain dress! Smiley smile

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  • Kaitlyn
    Just Said Yes July 2021
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    I just bought mine in person at Davids Bridal - under $400 without tax.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    Azazie is a great option!

    SHEIN actually sells it too and they have free returns. i will say that SHEIN is legit but that the quality and fit are not a guarantee. i've gotten lots of stuff on there and i'm never 100% happy with each but it's so cheap and they do have real reviews and they do free returns, so if you aren't happy then you can return it.

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  • MIWM
    VIP June 2019
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    You should check out your local mom and pop bridal shops.

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