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I have been searching and searching various sites for a wedding dress ... This is my second marriage and I really want something elegant, simple and cheap .. Well, I can't find a darn thing .. Until I clicked on the "Bridesmaid" section .. Now there are some nice dresses, under $200 and come in White or Ivory!! NICE !! But to wear a "Bridesmaid" dress?? Oh the horror! :o I think not .. Who cares .. As long as you love it, it looks nice and its within your budget .. then why not??

 

I have found some nice dresses on "Light in the Box" but am scared to order something online without trying it on first .. I am not a "skinny" girl and am short (5' 4") ..

 

Can anyone in the GTA/Eastern Ontario Canada region  please suggest some great dress shops that I can at least try some dresses on to get an idea of what looks nice and with any luck find my dress?? Thanks so much ... :)

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David's Bridal has a lot of selection and the dresses are cheap in price! (Or can be). They have some of their website under wedding dresses that to me are bridesmaids dresses - given that I bought all our dresses there. My dress was $500 and my bridesmaids $160 so sounds like it could be in your budget. Check them out online and if something grabs your attention make an appt :). Also try prom type stores or evening wear dress stores - I can't name any for TO but Calgary has a few. Good luck.

 

 

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My dress is a bridesmaid dress!! It wasn't something I was planning on doing but the consultant at one store new I was looking for something simple and elegant and suggested that dress. It's ivory and I added a sash and floral piece to it so it looks more bridal. It was about $250 so I couldn't argue with that price! :) I say get whatever makes you happy!

 

I actually saw the "bridal" version of my dress on say yes to the dress Canada the other night...it just has less lace on the back but was $700!

 

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I think any bridal store you go into should be able to help you. Just let them know your budget and what you are looking for!
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My dress is a bridesmaid dress!! It wasn't something I was planning on doing but the consultant at one store new I was looking for something simple and elegant and suggested that dress. It's ivory and I added a sash and floral piece to it so it looks more bridal. It was about $250 so I couldn't argue with that price! :) I say get whatever makes you happy!

 

I actually saw the "bridal" version of my dress on say yes to the dress Canada the other night...it just has less lace on the back but was $700!

 

 
 
I think any bridal store you go into should be able to help you. Just let them know your budget and what you are looking for!

 

 

This is perfect for a beach wedding!  I look forward to seeing how you felt in it when it was soooo hot out!!!  I loved my dress, but man there was no air flow LOL!!   You are sneaking up on one month!

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When I remarried 20 years ago my dress was actually considered a BM dress! Now I think as a BM dress it probably would have been too much but it was perfect for my wedding dress. I was married in a church too. Some BM dresses are very ornate.

 

Now that I'm searching for a destination vow renewal dress I'm sure to look under all dress categories, not just wedding dresses. Definitely go for it!

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KellyMiller - Your dress is awesome .. I love it .. In Ivory would be perfect .. Its pretty similar to what I am looking for .. :)

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I have been searching and searching various sites for a wedding dress ... This is my second marriage and I really want something elegant, simple and cheap .. Well, I can't find a darn thing .. Until I clicked on the "Bridesmaid" section .. Now there are some nice dresses, under $200 and come in White or Ivory!! NICE !! But to wear a "Bridesmaid" dress?? Oh the horror! :o I think not .. Who cares .. As long as you love it, it looks nice and its within your budget .. then why not??

 

I have found some nice dresses on "Light in the Box" but am scared to order something online without trying it on first .. I am not a "skinny" girl and am short (5' 4") ..

 

Can anyone in the GTA/Eastern Ontario Canada region  please suggest some great dress shops that I can at least try some dresses on to get an idea of what looks nice and with any luck find my dress?? Thanks so much ... :)

Have you checked out Etsy? I found my reception dress on Etsy and i'm paying $120 for it and it have it custom made to my exact measurements. There are a lot of dress selections on Etsy.. the only downside is that you can't try it on first to see how it would look.

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Hi Tan38! 

 

Here's another vendor that is available in the GTA area called Henkaa.

 

I have chosen the Henkaa dress for my BMs in a light peach/coral.  They do have ivory and white as well.  I love these dresses because they are convertible so they can be worn in like 100 different ways (literally) and you can wear it the best way that it suits you...you can even add accessories to it or add a skirt over it to give it more volume. 

 

They carry these dresses at Kleinfeld's (Eaton Centre The Bay 7th floor) and they also have a Henkaa show room but only by appointment somewhere in Mississauga.  They are $169.99 for the ankle length dress. 

 

I wore a convertible dress for my engagement party and loved it!!  It was a shorter version, more cocktail party but I have seen the floor length one and it is so pretty. 

 

Here is their website:  www.henkaa.com

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Thanks ladies! I do love it and can't wait to wear it! I get married in two weeks today! :)

 

calgarybride 2015 I actually had the dress you wore picked out at David's Bridal but then I found mine!

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