Cheap But Pretty Wedding Dresses

Discussion in 'DIY Wedding' started by MrsStanding2Be, May 1, 2010.

  1. MrsStanding2Be

    MrsStanding2Be

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    2
    I'm on a tight budget and want to get a really nice wedding dress, but i think bridal shops with stitch me up! can anyone sugest anywhere?

    [​IMG]
     
    MrsStanding2Be, May 1, 2010
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. MrsStanding2Be

    Becky

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    2,858
    Likes Received:
    83
    If you want a really nice dress on a budget, you could try sample sales - ask around wedding shops to see when they're on. You can usually get a huge discount, although you may need alterations doing.

    Aside from that, how about getting quotes from a local dress maker? That way you could get exactly what you want for a lot less [​IMG]

    What kind of styles fo you like?
     
    Becky, May 1, 2010
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. MrsStanding2Be

    MrsStanding2Be

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    2
    MrsStanding2Be, May 1, 2010
    #3
  4. MrsStanding2Be

    Becky

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    2,858
    Likes Received:
    83
    The ebay link didn't work for me, but I love the Orchid dress! What area of the country do you live in?
     
    Becky, May 1, 2010
    #4
  5. MrsStanding2Be

    MrsStanding2Be

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    2
    south east
     
    MrsStanding2Be, May 1, 2010
    #5
  6. MrsStanding2Be

    Becky

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2010
    Messages:
    2,858
    Likes Received:
    83
    I'm not from that part of the world, so can't give any personal recommendations unfortunately. You could start by checking out the businesses listed on Yell.com and go from there - good luck!
     
    Becky, May 1, 2010
    #6
  7. MrsStanding2Be

    MrsStanding2Be

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    2

    what do i type in? just dress makers or something else?????
     
    MrsStanding2Be, May 1, 2010
    #7
  8. MrsStanding2Be

    floatylight

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hello! Yes that should work, I just tried the same thing and it has a list of over 300. I think if you click here it should show it.

    I can't get the ebay link to work either but if you post the full page it should work ok.

    ...clicks second link... OMG that orchid dress is amazing [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] . Have you tried it on yet?
     
    floatylight, May 1, 2010
    #8
  9. MrsStanding2Be

    fall3n-ang3l

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you go to a bridal store they should ask your budget and they will work from that,if they dont ask then tell them the max you would like to spend

    sarah
     
    fall3n-ang3l, May 1, 2010
    #9
  10. MrsStanding2Be

    fall3n-ang3l

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    0
    also forgot to say that they is laods of cheap wedding dresses that are gorgeous,so you will find one out there

    sarah
     
    fall3n-ang3l, May 1, 2010
    #10
  11. MrsStanding2Be

    vhc

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Sittingbourne
    is there anyone you know who knows a dressmaker?

    These kind of things are usually word-of-mouth, as far as i can tell.

    I'm in Kent and I'm making my own dress.



    The easiest way to go about having a dress made is to find a pattern from Simplicity or such like and have it made up.



    if you were being really creative, local colleges do evening courses in dress-making (the college I went to had one that was simply making dresses and stuff from bought patterns. the teacher was ther on hand all the time to help with any problems and choosing fabrics etc)

    if you don't mind, you can email me to tell me where you are exactly and I'll see if I have any connections.... (this probably won't help much if you're not in Kent, though!)

    Email me
     
    vhc, May 1, 2010
    #11
  12. MrsStanding2Be

    MrsStanding2Be

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    232
    Likes Received:
    2

    Hello,

    I am in kent
     
    MrsStanding2Be, May 1, 2010
    #12
  13. MrsStanding2Be

    vhc

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Sittingbourne
    ooh, I'll ask around.

    watch this space!

    [​IMG]

    (i've sent you an email)
     
    vhc, May 4, 2010
    #13
  14. MrsStanding2Be

    Jaybabes

    Joined:
    May 10, 2010
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Have you had a look at Asda's newly launched bridal range???

    If I hadn't already bought my dress I would've bought mine here [​IMG]
     
    Jaybabes, May 10, 2010
    #14
  15. MrsStanding2Be

    MrsGroves2B

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    West Midlands
    I got my wedding dress last year from Roman Originals, it was being sold off, absolutely beautiful and it only cost £60! Gorgeous detail on it, just like one you'd get from a bridal shop as well! They have stopped doing that now but I walked past the window the other day and they have a new one, so it might be worth taking a look and seeing it ifs something you'd like. They don't have a large selection, (in fact one I think!) but worth a try.

    If there's not a store near you they have a website, just Google Roman Originals.

    Also, BHS have lovely dresses for about £120 ish

    Hope this helps.

    xxxx
     
    MrsGroves2B, May 14, 2010
    #15
  16. MrsStanding2Be

    vhc

    Joined:
    May 1, 2010
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    Sittingbourne
    oooh! mrsstanding!

    someone's replied to your march post on (that forum we don't mention anymore)

    have a look wedding dress

    it's a lady who's got married and has your dress for sale!
     
    vhc, May 15, 2010
    #16
  17. MrsStanding2Be

    MrsK2b

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0

    OMG!..... I'm buying my wedding dress from bridal tales too, Its called Holly and its lovely! Your Orchid dress looks Fantastic :D I'm thinking of buying my invites with them now. x
     
    MrsK2b, May 15, 2010
    #17
  18. MrsStanding2Be

    MrsBoucher2B2012

    Joined:
    May 15, 2010
    Messages:
    1,226
    Likes Received:
    63
    Location:
    Bridgend, South Wales
    Hi all im also buying my dress from Bridaltales it is called Lilly, though all of you might think i mad buying it now since im not getting married until June 2012 but it is the cheapest i have seen it and it is perfect.
     
    MrsBoucher2B2012, May 16, 2010
    #18
  19. MrsStanding2Be

    VikingWife

    Joined:
    May 17, 2010
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Try Miarose bridal, all their dresses are under £350..freya is lovely...I want it! But I have my dress already. [​IMG]
     
    VikingWife, May 18, 2010
    #19
  20. MrsStanding2Be

    LoubieLou

    Joined:
    May 13, 2010
    Messages:
    94
    Likes Received:
    2
    Theres also www.milanoo.com most of their dresses are around £100 and are stunning.
     
    LoubieLou, May 18, 2010
    #20
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.