Sigh.. Help me find something like?

So far, I've stayed pretty well within my wedding expectations. I've reminded myself that we are having a small, low-budget wedding in order to support ourselves in an apartment together, to allow FI to go to grad school, to save for a family, etc etc. I've been pretty good with that. 


 


Until this dress.. 


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Allure 8634


I saw this dress photographed and wow. It's so beautiful. I've found the dress on a variety of sites for around $1,000 give-or-take. Unfortunately, that's still far outside my budget. I've read that a lot of girls on here have tried it on and loved it. Have you come across dresses with a very similar feel for a LOT less money? 

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 12:43 pm
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I think dreaday's David's Bridal dress has a similar feel (minus the bling at the waist):


Hey everybody come look at my outfit photo 1


Have you looked for a used version of our dream dress?

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 12:45 pm
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Yeah, I love the lace on both dresses best of all. I've looked around for a used, and the prices are definitely better. I was hoping for another dress that looked close, so I wouldn't be paying for the "Allure" label. 

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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Thank you, I've added her as a friend to check it out! 

Posted on January 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm
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You could have a replica made.  I had mine made at Smart and Swanky.  Some other brides have had dresses made by Dressilyme. 


Smart and Swanky: http://www.projectwedding.com/vendor/show/smart-and-swanky-bridal


Dressilyme:   http://www.projectwedding.com/groups/boards/dressilyme-dress-es

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Thanks for the help, everyone! (I'm very late on this, so I apologize!)


 


Starbux, I'm glad you had a good experience. I've read of some other ladies here that didn't have much luck with their replicas.


Annika, those links gave me some sites sites to keep an eye on for used gowns. I may snag a deal. 


Plumcrush, if I can't have the Allure, that's a really good option too! I'm liking the all-over lace. Good find. 


I'm still deciding whether to keep my original dress. I'll try to post photos soon so I can get some more opinions. 

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 4:45 pm
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EDIT: According to their website, Smart and Swanky was closed down? Yikes. 

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 4:46 pm
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I tried that dress on and she is lovely!


Preowned is definitely a great way to go. :)  Lace tends to make dresses more expensive; I decided to go the recycled route too!  A few helpful resources:


preownedweddingdresses.com


(couldn't find any on sale right now, but you can keep an eye out on the site.  Better yet, if you sign up for an account, you can set up a dress alert and the site will automatically email you when one is on sale!)


oncewed.com


http://www.oncewed.com/38683/used-wedding-dresses/size-10/allure-8634-3/


http://www.oncewed.com/37945/used-wedding-dresses/size-10/allure-8634-2/


http://www.oncewed.com/37562/used-wedding-dresses/size-10/allure-8634/


Also, I know a current PW is wearing it for her wedding...but her name escapes me right now!

Posted on January 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm
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Elegant uniquely attire-couture bridal in Rancho Cucamonga, CA has a similar dress :o)


Posted on January 22, 2011 at 6:04 pm

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