(Closed) Buying a Wedding Dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yes, definitely try a different store. I’ve never heard of a store that only carries samples in size 1 or 2. Most stores carry 8’s or 10’s and if they’re too big they clip you in. You should not have to order a dress from a boutique without trying it on, that’s absurd.

Are there any consignment or thrift shops in your area? I would try that, or look here in our Classifieds section, or try preowned dress websites as well. Definitely go try on dresses in different styles at a boutique to see what silhouette you like best, and then you’d likely feel more comfortable buying one online preowned. You could definitely get a great dress for under $1000!

If you’re buying new, it’s not unusual for a dress to take up to 6 months, if not more, to come in. I think my Enzoani was about 8 months.

Lastly, I had an outdoor wedding and my dress did not get ruined. It had a tiny bit of dirt along the bottom hem, but it really wasn’t as bad as I was expecting. If you don’t traipse through the mud you should be fine, and even able to sell it afterward getting it professionally cleaned if you wanted to!

Post # 4
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ this point, I would look for ready to wear wedding dresses.  My FI and I decided to get married in July instead of Oct so I found a dress in less than 2wks.  You’re a sample size so you should easily fit in a 6 or 8 depending on the designer.  

Purchasing a dress online is definitely the answer.  Check out preownedweddingdresses.com.  On there you will be able to find brand new, once worn as well as sample dresses. I highly suggest you do that.  I purchased my dress via yourdreamdress.com cause I’m a sample size and the ladies are wonderful. 

I also would suggest you check out the wedding lines of JCrew, BCBG, and Ann Taylor. 

You can always purchase a BM dress and have it made in white.  Check out Amsale.  

There’s also going via Ebay to get a dress manufactured in China.  There’s a ton of threads about ppl’s experiences.

Hope this helps.

Good Luck. 

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