I am the first to admit that I love me some designer gowns, buuuuut I am also a realist. I understand that not everyone can drop 6,000 dollars on a gown. And I fully believe that you can shop on a budget and still have an AH-mazing wedding gown. For some reason stores like David’s Bridal have this stigma attached to them which I totally don’t understand! I mean, you can style a $12,000 gown to make it look cheap... and I fully believe that you can take a 500 dollar gown and make it look like a million bucks. Aaaannnnnd, if people wanna be haters than they don’t need to be invited to your wedding. So here are a few of my favorite gowns styled up to make you look super fancy. All under 950 dollars!!! Seriously, you are gonna look hot.
Gown, David’s Bridal, $400
Shoes, Badgley Mischka Randi, $215
Headband, Etsy, Kristen Kuehn Designs, $75
Jewels - earrings, Etsy, Hot Pins, $8
bracelet, Etsy, Ann’s Crafts, $17
Gown, David’s Bridal, $600
Shoes, Kate Spade Lucia, $275
Veil, Etsy, Kathy Johnson3, $16
Jewels - earrings, Etsy, A Finishing Touch, $10
necklace, Etsy, A Finishing Touch, $46
Gown, David’s Bridal, $550
Shoes, Steve Madden Feelixx, $90
Veil, Etsy, Marisol Paricio, $25
Earrings, Etsy, Two Tightly Wound, $162(they are pricey, but that can double as your something blue)
See! It’s so incredibly easy to look super chic on a budget. You can still have fancy shoes or handmade earrings, you just have to to be picky! Make sure that you are styling yourself to look like a million bucks!!! Nothing “cheap” here, look for up-and-coming jewelry designers on Etsy, you can get an amazing product for unbelievable prices.
Until we meet again, stay bridal and don’t be a label snob, you could really miss out on beautiful things you can actually afford...