I'm sure you've heard by now that Vera Wang just launched White by Vera Wang at David's Bridal. Urban Outfitters, Inc. just launched BHLDN. Both join a long list of designers and retailers (Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Black House|White Market) selling wedding dresses for a few hundred and no more than $1500.
I've heard too many stories of women buying discounted wedding dresses at sample sales because the price was right, not because the dress was right.
If you buy a wedding dress - even for a few hundred dollars - but you're heart's not in it you may find yourself buying another dress and losing the cost of the first dress because the store won't take it back and you can't sell it.
When planning a wedding, on any budget, a few hundred dollars is a lot of money. So whether you're shopping for a wedding dress off the rack, at David's Bridal, at a sample sale or at a bridal salon, make sure the dress you're buying is really the one you want.