the hunt for the wedding dress begins.
let me first define my wedding style as budget-chic. start to finish my wedding will be 4 hours max, including ceremony and reception. i'm not having bridesmaids, or any frills whatsoever (buying our house > wedding).
as much as i'd love to walk down the aisle in monique lhuillier, not happening.
i feel like every bridal boutique i've gone into i can't find a thing under $1000. I'm looking to pay max $800 and as soon as i mention this, the eager sales people seem to have no interest in helping me!
does anyone know of any places with fashionable, but affordable (and not cheap) dresses? i'm not looking for a princess ball gown with lace and crystals and a 12 foot train - something very simple. i've considered just buying a white dress at bcbg or holts if i can find something good enough. even j crew (in the states) has $400 bridesmaid dresses, that come in ivory. but i'd love to find something local.
i welcome any suggestions, merci!