March 15, 2009

Affordable Couture Wedding Gowns

After my appearance on WE TVs "Platinum Weddings," I've gained tremendous national attention.

Brides from all over the country email me daily, asking questions as unique and diversified as they are...but one consistent question that I get is "where did you find that gown?" Unfortunately, the gown that I wore is no longer being produced, but in an attempt to help more feature brides find their perfect dress, I thought that I'd pass along the info on the company that helped me find my perfect gown. We've moved! Please find the rest of this post at: Ariel Yve Design

Kim Hoffman, owner and founder of
Your Dream Dress, has been helping brides realize their couture fantasies (at amazing prices) for over a decade now. She is extremely knowledgeable and customer service oriented. Whether you have a platinum budget, or an aluminium budget, saving money on your designer wedding gown just makes sense.

Here are a few of my favorites deals currently listed in the
Your Dream Dress inventory:

Amsale Blue Label M565 Couture Bridal Gown YDD Price:$995 (85% off retail!!!) Love the sweetheart neckline...and the bustle is drop dead gorgeous!

Anne Barge La Fleur LF144 Couture Bridal Gown YDD Price:$1,250 (66% off retail) This gown has an undeniable, Old Hollywood "Glam" factor.

Carolina Herrera 34308 Couture Bridal Gown YDD Price:$995 (75% off retail!!!) I love the wearability of this bias cut gown as well as the modern detailing on this gown's plunging back line.

Kenneth Pool for Amsale K159 Couture Bridal Gown YDD Price:$650 (85% off retail!!!) Though I tend to be drawn toward more dramatically designed gowns, I just had to make note of this classically styled Kenneth Pool gown. At $650, you can wear a fabulous designer gown for less than what it would cost to buy an off the rack David's Bridal Gown.

Reem Acra "Joy" 3123 Couture Bridal Gown YDD Price:$2,450 (57% off retails)
Yes, this gown has a similar silhouette to my wedding gown, but, the embroidery and detailing aren't quite the same.

Anne Barge 399 Couture Bridal Gown- Blush YDD Price:$2,190 (50% off retail)
I absolutely love the pleating, pick ups and ruffle edge detailing on this dress. Had I not been able to find the Reem Acra gown that I'd been dreaming about for over 4 years...this gorgeous gown was going to be my plan B.

Whether or not you're a bride to be...looking at wedding gowns is just plain fun. Check out, and pass along this website to every girly girl you know.


  1. They have some beautiful dresses on that website and the prices were beautiful as well! :-) Thanks for the info!

  2. I just bought the Carolina Herrera at the Running of the Brides at Filene's Basement!!! $250!

    What kind of veil would you wear with it? A birdcage veil perhaps?

  3. Congrats Anonymous!

    You really got a bargain!
    A birdcage veil would be fab. If you're getting married in the fall or winter, a plush faux fur shrug would be a divine addition as well.


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