What if you could find a dress for under $300?
One of the websites I frequent regularly sells wedding dresses. I'm not a fashionista by any means, but they look like a lot of the dresses I see at weddings every week.
I don't know about the quality or sizes, but I do know these are very inexpensive. I've purchased some electronic gadgets from them and the quality is usually pretty good on their products. The shipping time varies from less than a week to 3 weeks depending on where it's coming from. You'll most likely need to hire a local tailor to do any alterations so factor that into the cost.
If you do order one from them, please let me know what you think. Good luck and I hope this helps some of you!
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