Beginner September 2018 Ontario

Should i wear a wedding dress?

Amanda, on 4/August/2018 at 07:50 Posted in Wedding fashion
My fh and I have on a whim changed our wedding date from 10/10/2020 to this Sept 2. And instead of having a large event our venue has agreed to do a small intimate gathering for the price of our deposit which was so helpful financially. Since we dont have a lot of time and are only having 18 guests and just a dinner after no dance. My maid of honour is just wearing something out of her closet. My fh is wearing a suit he bought for a wedding in June. I have a very tight budget of 200 my questions are, should I try to get a cheap but nice wedding gown if possible, or should I just wear this dress I wore to the wedding in june. (I'm the one on the left) it's a knee length halter dress. I am kind of hoping to surprise him with looking stunning. I'm just overwhelmed with how low our finances are and wondering if it's worth spending money on since it's so small of a wedding?

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  • Cherry
    Frequent user August 2019 Quebec
    Cherry ·
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    The dress is beautiful. I hope it will work out for you. If not, another source to consider is Facebook. I am not sure bout Ontario but I do believe it will have something similar here in BC calls Vancouver Wedding Buy and Swap. Brides are selling their dresses. decors and so many other things from their wedding on daily basis. Good luck and keep us posted.

  • Kay
    Frequent user September 2018 Nova Scotia
    Kay ·

    You can find some reasonably priced casual bridal gowns at David's Bridal. There were quite a few beautiful ones I saw when I was there picking out my dress. I'd also look for second hand ones. I'd try to find a bridal dress, before going another route. In the interest of still feeling like a bride the day of.

  • Amber
    Curious September 2019 Ontario
    Amber ·
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    That's gorgeous! What a lucky find! My friend purchased her wedding dress from a consignment store and looked absolutely stunning while staying in her budget. It's definitely a great option to purchase a pre-worn dress. Hope it all works out for you, all the best!

  • Lisa
    Curious August 2019 Alberta
    Lisa ·
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    OMG, so gorgeous! I hope it works out for you, let us know!!!

  • Amanda
    Beginner September 2018 Ontario
    Amanda ·
    So I am super excited I found this in my price range used and the best part is its already altered to fit me. The girl is my exact height and measurements. She just purchased it in spring for over 2000 and I'm getting it for less than 200 and it's my dream style. I'm so excited I go next week to try it on and buy it. Fingers crossed it as good as it looks in pictures.

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  • Allison
    Expert October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·

    You don't need to get a wedding dress, but it would be nice to wear something new! Plus you could get something at le chateau that doesn't break the bank. Another option is going to David's bridal/other bridal salons and getting something off-the-rack as is, even an ivory bridesmaid dress if they have any ready to buy. Opportunity bridal is a travelling dress shop that sells dresses right off the rack for cheap! If there's one in your area I'd definitely look into it.

  • Gabbie
    Frequent user June 2019 Nova Scotia
    Gabbie ·
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    I don't know how feasible it is for you to order from the States, there's a store called Modcloth that has simple beautiful dresses, kind of vintage-looking.

  • Brittany
    Featured January 2019 British Columbia
    Brittany ·

    I agree, you should at least be in something "new"... something he hasn't seen. But you definitely don't need to break the bank. It's end nearing the end of summer, you can almost always find crazy deals at David's Bridal when they have their clearance gowns. Like, actually under $200. Also, once you know your size, don't be afraid to look online for or .com.... that's where they'd have clearance dresses that are literally the last one of that size, and you could really get a steal! Good luck!

  • Stephanie
    Super May 2019 Ontario
    Stephanie ·
    Do what ever feels right for you!! I do think this is a great time to go out and buy yourself a nice new dress! But maybe not so much a "wedding" dress! Maybe something you wear for the first time on your wedding and could wear again?
  • Erin
    Featured September 2017 Ontario
    Erin ·

    Wear whatever makes you comfortable and happy. If you really want the bridal feeling with less financial hardship I would try regular stores for white dresses or buying a bridesmaid dress. I think that no matter what you wear the day will still be special.

  • Amanda
    Beginner September 2018 Ontario
    Amanda ·
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    That's a great idea. I would love to have that done. I didn't think of that. All you ladies are great help
  • Rachael
    Devoted October 2019 Ontario
    Rachael ·

    I'm sure you'll look great either way, but perhaps if you opt for a less expensive, all-white dress, you can use some of the money to put toward having your hair and makeup done too rather than having to spend all of that (and more) on a wedding gown.

  • Kaisha
    Devoted March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·

    I would definitely try and find something it doesn't even have to be a "wedding dress" just something he hasn't seen. I would try places like La Chateau, The Bay, Dynamite etc.

  • Amanda
    Beginner September 2018 Ontario
    Amanda ·
    Ty ladies. I will definitely buy something he hasn't seen me in before.
  • Marcia
    Super August 2018 Manitoba
    Marcia ·

    I would try to find a simple white dress, or look for a wedding dress on kijiji, there are also some stores where brides can sell their dresses for a discount, not sure if they have any in Ontario. I think it would be very romantic to surprise your future hubby with a different dress .

  • Maegan
    Super July 2018 British Columbia
    Maegan ·
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    Yes! I have lots of friends that bought white 'bridesmaid' dresses from Davids Bridal and looked stunning!

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