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wedding dresses on a budget....

15 replies

allthreerolledintoone · 15/01/2007 11:45

wheres the best place to go i would like it to be white and a-line style though open to other ideas would like to spend no more then £500

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Skribble · 15/01/2007 11:47

Monsoon often have some stunning simple designs

PeachyClair · 15/01/2007 11:55

monsoon on ine have some decent ones in your budget, yes

Also try e-bay- they're not second hand, they're usually made to measure just without the designer tag

The other option is to browse American dress sales and then get the final adjustments done here, they're ridiculoudly cheap compared to here in the UK.

Also- £500- have you been to the Sales yet? Coz they're usually pretty good! And £500 isn't that small a budget tbh.

MamazonAKAfatty · 15/01/2007 11:55

my sister was looking for a ball gown and she looked on ebay....there were thousands of wedding dresses. all brand new and they were offering to alter them to your own measurments free of charge.

deffinatly wortha look

PeachyClair · 15/01/2007 11:57


if you can get to Somerset they ahve a concession at Clarks Village which sometimes has stuff in

maybe geta size bigger, then have it adjusted so you get that expensive cut to fit look?

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MrsBadger · 15/01/2007 12:02

Also try Debenhams bridal - they have some fab stuff. And (don't laugh) BHS .

For what it's worth, my dress was a pukka silk bridal-shop one (Pronuptia as it happens) and was reduced in the sale to £250, and their in-house people did all the alterations to make it fit perfectly for about £70, so don't discount bridal shops as there are often bargains to be had.

schneebly · 15/01/2007 12:03

I got an amazing dress on ebay - fitted perfectly because it laced up at the back and sooooo cheap! will find shop for you

schneebly · 15/01/2007 12:04


wurlywurly · 15/01/2007 12:06

try some of the charity shops, i know our local richard house shop gets given all the end of line dresses from a lot of the local bridal shops, these are brand new dresses that just havent sold and the shops are making ways for new lines.

GooseyLoosey · 15/01/2007 12:08

Harrods sale - 11 years ago I got a £2000 dress for £100!!!

Never been to shop before or since but there were some real bargains

MrsBadger · 15/01/2007 12:13

oh yes, Oxfam even have specialist bridal shops

sauce · 15/01/2007 12:15

My mum paid a fortune for my wedding dress & since the Big Day it's in a box, collecting dust. Dd might wear it in about 20 yrs time but probably not. If I had to do it again, I'd rent a dress or get one second-hand. Definitely.

GrumpyOldHorsewoman · 15/01/2007 12:43

I would have given you mine, only I've lost it! (moved that many times...)

MIL is getting married in July, and despite being 61, grey, seperated for 20 years, then widowed, with 4 sons in/approaching 40s and 5 grandchildren, is going for the full-on church wedding (?!)

She has just this week bought a dress in Monsoon's sale for 80 Euros (In Ireland) which SIL tells me is absolutely gorgeous and very simple.

Aderyn · 15/01/2007 12:53

I hired mine. There was an option to hire it or buy it, so I hired it. Cost less than £300.

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