Saturday, March 1, 2008

#263: it's lovely.

when i first started researching for my faux-wedding, i had no doubt in my mind that a bride would need to drop at least $2000 for a dress worthy of wowing the future hubs. at least.

but i've since been inspired by you brilliant readers and am happy to report that i now know that i have endless lovely dress options, all of which fall within my 'budget' aka $500 or less...you know, for when it comes time to drop the 'faux' from 'faux-wedding'.

$3000 dresses are wonderful...hell, so are $10,000 dresses...but hope is not lost for those who have limited resources (ME!) and would rather put the extra money where our stomachs are (ME AGAIN!) and at the same time would prefer something a little less cookie cutterish (um, ME...).

open your mind and keep the faith, ladies.

and if i were getting married, say, this june, i'd keep the faith whilst prancing around in this $440 rebecca taylor number.



from estore.com

{thanks to the ever-stylish joanna for the find.}

15 comments:

Mary said...

i freaking love this dress!!!!!! holy cow. now. i need one for october.

S'mee said...

Any bride would look lovely in this dress, you, I'm sure, would be stunning.

Joanna Goddard said...

thanks for the link love! so glad you like this xo

perfect bound said...

Love this look. I love how it's styled with casual elements like the sweater. It's perfect for a wedding and then some.

nomi said...

This is beautiful. I (almost) think you should just buy it. :)

amber said...

This idress is really lovely. How about throwing yourself a faux wedding just so you have a chance to wear it?

Peonies and Polaroids said...

what a gorgeous dress. I love it!

slosydney said...

Wow. Gorgeous dress!

I thought that wedding dresses had to be expensive too, but managed to find an AMAZING deal from a designer going out of business (click my name for the story). If you have time to wait for bargains, keep an eye out for them and you'll find great deals.

erica said...

oh my god, i love this. if only it had existed 3 years ago!

fallonroxann said...

BCBG Maxazria often has great options for brides that are below $500. Whats even better is that department stores usually have great sales on his clothing.

Loaf said...

De-lurking for a little bit. That is a lovely dress! I spent slightly less than $200 on my dress, and it was perfect for me, and my fiancee love it. She got her dress for $90. Neither of us are as into the dress as some women probably are, but I don't think you can tell that they were pretty cheap. So if $400 is too expensive, there are even cheaper options! And not spending as much money on the dresses allowed us to spend more money on rings and reception, which is what we cared about more. (We're literally trying to do our wedding for $10,000. No more than $12,000. And boy is it difficult!)

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Britt and Sean said...

If you're looking for great dress at an pustanding price, with service to match, and you live in Western Washington, try Cynderellie's Bridal in Edmonsd. Not a single dress I tried on was over $700 and these women are fantsstic. It is definitely a world away from a warehouse of discount dresses or trying *gasp* to find one online.

Allison said...

This dress is absolutely gorgeous and a great price. Right now, I'm trying a new strategy: trying to get the dress for free! I enter a lot of contests to see if I can get any wedding items for free. For example this one, where you get the dress, bouquet, tuxedo, rings and honeymoon all paid for:

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/madeofhonor/contest/index.php

Amanda said...

How cute is that? I am so excited about this blog. I am totally not engaged either (but will be soon) and my parents just informed me that they would not ever be able to help with my WEDDING! Uncool. So, I have to start a savings/budget plan - $10,000 max. That's how I found your blog! Love it and saved it!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I know this is a little late but do you still have the link to this dress? I am dying to know where to find it!