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Hello everyone! I just signed up today after having gone ring shopping with my boyfriend yesterday… I’m so excited to have found this site!!!
Yesterday’s visit to the jewellers was our 2nd visit to the same jeweller (I live in New Zealand) and I thought I had set my mind about which ring I want the first time until I was presented with the most gorgeous ring ever… I originally wanted a princess cut ring with side stones and a chanel band.. Please excuse me if I’m using the wrong term here, I had absolutely no idea what a chanel band is until yesterday..
And now I am fixed on this ring right here
The specifications for this ring was: 1.01, E , SI1, XXX . I had never heard of this triple X specification and basically he told me that it meant perfect symmetry….I’m guessing that means just the right proportion and everything and it gives off plenty of light or something?? I could be wrong here so please correct me if I’m wrong..
I have no idea when the proposal is going to be and now that it seems pretty certain he will buy the ring I feel like it won’t be much of a surprise…especially since I’m going to think about this wedding the whole time. I spent the whole night reading articles and browsing wedding dresses when he hasn’t even proposed yet..I feel so silly
I have no idea what sort of dress I want but I seem to be drawn into this dress in particular:
Does anyone know how much it will roughly cost in USD? (I will work it out in New Zealand dollars)
Thanks for reading and I look forward to being an active member of this website! 🙂 Have a great day.
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I think I’ve read that it averages to around $1000 USD without alterations.
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Careful with the pricing in NZ though. Unless you order it online from the States, it’s unlikely you’ll find it for that price in NZ. I’ve been shopping back and forth between countries (I’m American, living in Melbourne, and marrying a Kiwi) and it’s SO much more expensive down here. What city are you near? Might be easiest to check where you can get it and give a call. Trying on dresses most places costs $50 there (I tried on in Wellington but Auckland is the same) and then that goes towards the dress if you buy from that store.
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@tksjewelry: thank you so much!! Maybe I should buy it in the States instead since our dollar is so strong at the moment.. Do you think that’s a wise idea?
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@stefka26: Thank you for your feedback! I live in Auckland and yes I think Astra bridal has the dresses and I have made an enquiry by email but being the impatient person that I am, I decided to post the question on this site.
I think I will need to go shopping overseas as well in preparation for the wedding (luckily i can get cheap flights thanks to my husband’s work). What sorta things could I get from overseas though? I mean how much could you buy from overseas? And I would be horrified if something happened to the dress while bringing it over here by plane… I would love to purchase shoes, jewellery and things like that overseas , preferably the States!!! Do you think I can find everything I need in LA? cuz that’s the destination I’m most likely to be in and for only about 3-4 nights usually.
I’m presuming that dress would cost about $2000- $3000 in NZ….Is it going to be more expensive cuz it’s Sottero & Midgley instead of just Sottero..? Silly question :p
Thank you for your feedback!!! I really appreciate it
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I haven’t done much research on the different designers (I’m planning on buying my dress when I’m home at Christmas) but I’d imagine you could find just about anything in/around LA. It might be a bit overwhelming though so it would be good to do some research online ahead of time and make the appointments in advance so you can make sure you’re able to get in where you want in the limited time you’re there. Plus it’s free to try on dresses back home, which is a nice bonus.
Lucky you with being able to fly like that. It’s worth checking the rpricing on both sides, since sometimes things catch me by surprise and are cheaper here – mostly cheaper in the States though. And plenty of people ffly with their wedding dresses. You would just want to arrange to bring it as a carry-on. Most airlines are pretty understanding of that, from what I hear.