While most people don’t buy their wedding dresses online (I’m totally aware that I’m the exception to this rule!), the internet is an absolute gift for brides-to-be. Between Pinterest planning and the fact that you can window shop for gowns in your PJs, there’s no better time to plan a wedding.
If you’re anything like me, finding the dress was a really, REALLY stressful process. I tried on many dresses at a bunch of different salons (including a TON of dresses you still haven’t seen on the site!) and while I loved many, no dress really had that spark. Oh, and did I mention the fact that I was trying to find a knockout dress without spending Lhuillier prices? It’s a troublesome world of wedding planning, but you don’t need to panic.
Enjoy this little trip into the world of wedding window shopping, and I’d love to hear about your dress shopping process – if anything, I’d like to know I’m not the only one who was totally freaked about it!
Dresses under $300: Nicole Miller Grecian Gown ($250, Nearly Newlywed), BCBG Barbara One-Shoulder Dress ($88, Amazon), JS Collection Soutache Overlay Gown ($268, Nordstrom), Kara Laricks Leather Panel Gown ($170, Saks Fifth Avenue)
Dresses under $700: Silk Georgette One-Shoulder Gown ($550, Ann Taylor), Angelique Gown ($675, J Crew), Beyond Vintage Lace Maxi Dress ($313.60, Shopbop), Sue Wong Open Back Embroidered Gown ($598, Nordstrom)
Dresses under $1500: Farrah Beaded Gown ($1500, J Crew), Notte by Marchesa One-Shoulder Grecian Gown ($1100, Bergdorf Goodman), Temperley London Long Begonia Dress ($1123.50, Shopbop), Theia Tiered Mermaid Gown ($1495, Neiman Marcus)
Dresses under $4000: Catherine Deane Giselle Gown ($2050, Shopbop), Alessa Gown ($1800, J Crew), Theia Lace Overlap Cap Sleeve Gown ($1995, Nordstrom), Carmen Marc Valvo Charlize Gown ($3,220, Nordstrom)
Dresses $4000 and above: Monique Lhuillier Three Quarter Sleeve Lace Tulle Gown ($11,490, Neiman Marcus), Zac Posen Off the Shoulder Gown ($6993, Shopbop), Marchesa Sequined Illusion Gown ($7995, Neiman Marcus), Marchesa Couture Embroidered Princess Gown ($7500, Neiman Marcus)