Our Favorite Gowns Under $2,000

While most wedding gowns at anna be are over $2000, we do have some great options for under $2000.  Here are a few of our favorites:

 

MADE WITH LOVE 'FRANKIE'

The Frankie gown is what put Made With Love bridal on the map, and anna bé was the first in the country to carry this amazing gown! The Frankie’s deep V in front and back, figure hugging shape and dramatic train make this a must-try when you visit anna bé.

DAUGHTERS OF SIMONE 'LAURENCE'

The Daughters of Simone 'Laurence' wedding dress is the epitome of Colorado wedding style. It is light, ethereal and flowy, and is perfect for a relaxed mountain wedding.  We love the off the shoulder detail and delicate lace!

WILLOWBY 'WREN'

The 'Wren' gown by Willowby is an anna bé fave. The lace is perfectly placed to flatter every body shape and we love that you can do the skirt either sheer or lined!  

MADE WITH LOVE 'INDIE'

The 'Indie' gown by Made With Love is an amazing option for a destination wedding or for any bride who wants something a little less traditional. The front slit is perfect for showing off your wedding shoes or walking along a sandy beach!

 

If you're looking for more gowns on a budget, check out our Favorite Gowns Under 3K page here!

3 Things to Consider before Trying on Sample Gowns

Wedding dress sample sales can either be a dream come true or a bridal nightmare depending on a few important factors.  At anna bé we always want to ensure the sample sale is a good fit for the bride, and we have found the more information we can give our brides the more successful their sample appointment will be!  Here are a few questions you can ask yourself when deciding whether to attend a sample sale:

1. Are you comfortable wearing a gown that has been worn by other brides?

Sample gowns are not new gowns. They have likely been tried on many times by brides in the shop and are not in pristine condition. Sample gowns are discounted from the original retail price based on wear and tear, and many will be priced over 50% off. Another thing to consider is size and length. Most of our sample gowns will work for anyone size 2ish to 8ish depending on the designer. If you are over 5’9”, your selection will be smaller as not all of the gowns will be long enough for you.  

2. Are you ready to purchase your gown that day?

Sample sales work best for brides who have tried on wedding gowns prior to their appointment. That way, you will have a better sense of what you want and can make your decision without wondering what else is out there. There is only one of each sample dress, so once it is gone, it is gone forever.  We don’t hold any gowns, so if your mom/bff/cousin etc. can’t make it you will have to decide without them! If you know you cannot make your decision that day, it is best to schedule for when you are ready to purchase your gown. Keep in mind that we have sample gowns available year round, not just on sample sale days!

3. Is finding a deal on your wedding gown more important than having a traditional bridal experience?

Sample sale appointments are shortened to just 1 hour, and you are expected to make your decision within that time. You will likely be sharing your fitting room with another bride, and your guests will be asked to remain in the viewing area. You will have a stylist dedicated to you, however, you should not expect the typical bridal experience that anna be is known for. If you are a bride that loves a deal, we promise all of this will be worth it as you will have the opportunity to find your dream dress at a fraction of the original cost!

We hope this information is helpful! Our stylists are always on hand during business hours to answer any questions you have or help you schedule an appointment. And don't miss our Super Sample Sale with sister store a&bé bridal shop for our biggest sample sale of the season!

 

Designer Feature: Sara Gabriel

Our love affair with Sara Gabriel began almost 10 years ago, just as we were opening
anna bé and learning all about bridal accessories.  Over the years, her collection has been essential for anna bé brides looking to elevate their wedding day look.  From painstakingly crafted veils using exclusive fabrics and laces to jewelry & accessories that flow perfectly with the anna bé gown collection, Sara’s pieces are among our favorites in the shop!  And, to top it off, Sara’s collection is made right here in Denver.

One of the things we love about Sara is that she occasionally attends trunk shows to meet with brides, and uses real bride feedback to help grow her collection (trust us, very few designers actually do this!!).  Each piece is then made “completely by hand, one at a time and just for you from beginning to end. Every veil is individually cut, every crystal is hand placed and every lace appliqué attached one at a time”.  Want to get to know Sara a little better?  See below!

10 Questions With Sara Gabriel:

Heels or flats?
Oh how I miss heels...after a lifetime in them, it's all flats for me now!

Studs or chandeliers?
Studs for everyday...chandeliers for dress up!

Favorite brand?
Chanel

Favorite accessories trend?
Mixed metal, polka dots and iridescence!

Guilty pleasure?
Ghirardelli chocolate malts

Go-to karaoke song?
Teenage Dirtbag--Wheatus

Early bird or night owl?
My two kids turned me into an early bir

Sweet or savory?
Swee

Dogs or cats?
Dog

White, rose or yellow gold?
Falling for ellow gold lately

Beach wedding or mountain wedding?
Beac

Pizza or burgers?
Burgers! Yum!

Lillian Veil by Sara Gabriel

Lillian Veil by Sara Gabriel

Bliss Skirt by Sara Gabriel

Bliss Skirt by Sara Gabriel