it’s always like this

April 4, 2009

not my dress(es)

Filed under: a wedding story, absolutely fabulous — notsojenny @ 10:55 am

i can’t help but continually look at wedding dresses.  no, i’m not going to buy another one.  i really do love mine.  of course there are plenty out there that i also love but i really just like finding deals on them… and the salon where i bought my dress always has some samples at really great prices.  i see alot of the same dresses stuck there that were around when i started trying on dresses last fall.  but there are plenty of beautiful dresses on there that i hope people snag some time soon.  i’ve noticed most people thinking it will cost between 2 and 3 thousand for a dress.  but it doesn’t have to.  if you have that kind of disposable cash, go for it.  but if you don’t and you’re trying to spend around a thousand it can be harder to find that dress… i know i was shocked when i budgeted $1k and had limited options at the salons.  sure, some people would roll their eyes at this and say you don’t even have to spend that much, i know you can wear a $40 dress for your wedding if you want, but let’s just go with the $1k rang for this post.

for example here are some of the beauties just waiting to be bought at my salon…
this Mikaella dress for $750!! (original retail about $1,500)
mikaella-1255

then there’s the POB collection Dolly for $1,500 (retails for about $3k)
okay, this picture is of Lindsey but it looks almost identical
pob-dolly2

how about this Sonia Cholette for $850! (retails for $1,600)
cholette-10713

then there’s this beautiful Paloma Blanca number that i have tried on before (at another store) and if it was sample priced back then it would have been a competitor at $1,050 (retails at about $1,900)
the sash is actually the same color as the dress in the sample for sale… it’s very pretty!
paloma-blanca

and this dress, check out the back on this thing!  another Paloma Blanca deal at $850 (retail about 2x that!)
paloma-blanca-38102

and 2Be (which is usually a less expensive brand anyway) has an arodable dress w. jacket for $900 (down from $1,400+)
2be-dress-w-jacket

then there’s an Amsale vision at $2,100.  yes, it’s still alot but not compared to the normal price tag 2x that price!
*this dress looks so much better in person and on someone with boobs or a padded bra than it does in this photo
amsale-mia

i’m partial to Tara Keely so this $1,300 dress strikes me as pretty compared to the $2,300 price (again, crappy photo from the brand… so much better on a real person!)
tara-keely-2750

there’s more POB Vineyard action with Emily & Sally at $1,300 and $1,600 respectively, both with original tags of $3k+
sorry, couldn’t find an official photo of the Emily so i borrowed it from someone selling it
pob-emily pob-sally

okay, since it’s the weekend this doesn’t count as a real post so i refuse to learn something today… it’s the weekend… yeesh

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1 Comment »

  1. I was casually flipping through a magazine at the store the other day while I was waiting for L and came across a dress that I loved. Now, I don’t really look at dresses yet – but this one was just amazing. And then I saw who it was by – badgley mischka. Damn. Anyway, when i got to work the next week i looked for it online to save the picture so maybe when ONE DAY comes, I could look for a similar style. The dress i drooled over was $5000+. I guess i wasnt really surprised given the designer, but still.

    I love the dress in your post with the sash. that’s gorgeous! also, why do some of the designers choose such horrible photos of their dresses. half the time i can’t even tell what the dress would look like. because really, i dont plan on spending any part of my wedding day, lounging on a chaise.

    Comment by DanceintheRain — April 6, 2009 @ 12:23 pm


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