Ok, why didn't someone tell me about Ruche.com sooner?! For those of you who are leaning towards the vintage-y/classic end of the wedding aesthetics spectrum (as opposed to the rainbow carnival freakout or zombie-chic), this place is your new favorite website. Some of their stuff reminds me of BHLDN's styling, but without the $128 buckets and other overpriced pomp. Their bridal lookbooks? TO DIE FOR. They're like vintage-tinged fever dreams that I want to crawl into and pretend I'm more understated and chic than I actually am. (We all know what end of the spectrum I'M on.)

And their prices? HOLY SHIT. Cute vintage-styled dresses under $300? And sweet-ass accessories like veils and headpieces under $50. Aww, yeah.
Ok, ok. I gotta stop myself here. Seriously, just head on over to Ruche's bridal section. If you're into the vintage-looking thing, this is SO up your alley, and the prices are just right for the budget brides:

Ruche Bridal Collection

Examples of my work

Let's take a look at what they've got:

(As always, click the pictures to learn more.)
AudreyAudrey: $249
Let's line it up here…

Take a tea-length vintage-styled dress

…add sleeves (RARE!)

…add pockets (FUN!)

…add availablility up to 3X (thought they run small, so it's really only about a 12)

What do you get?

THE HOLY GRAIL OF DRESSES.

BELIEVE IT.


Addison EveAddison Eve: $75
Simple. Strapless. Straight-forward. DIRT CHEAP.


Camilla MaeCamilla Mae: $105
Another one that's pretty simple, but ooh: lookit those sleeves.


NadineNadine: $250
This one costs a little bit more, but I am adoring the 1920s-feel to the length and the scalloped edges. And those little fluttery sleeves with the detailing! It's like a butterfly decided to knit you some sleeves with its adorable tiny mandibles.

[Edited to add: butterflies don't have mandibles. They also do not knit. Offbeat Bride regrets both errors.]


OliviaOlivia: $299

Another one with SLEEVES. Oh, sleeves. You are so rare and special, when it comes to bridal gowns. This one is also right at the top of my "under $300" range, but still pretty dang affordable.

And chiffon!


Ooh, and some of their accessories…

Polka-dot veil: $54
Future-planning Polka Dot Veil

Floral crown: $44
Spirits Entwined Flower Crown

Pearl gloves: $25
True Adulation Pearl Gloves

Petunia heels: $100
Petunia Heels

Rate Range [?]

$ thrifty
$$ budget
$$$ midrange
$$$$ upscale
$$$$$ luxury