Post # 1
I’m newly engaged, and planning a smallish, casual wedding for next summer. While the wedding won’t be anything too extensive or fancy, there are still a lot of aspects for us to plan and organize, one of which being my wedding dress. The problem is, I live in remote part of nothern Canada, and there are NO places shop. In order for me to get anywhere I can shop, I need a 3 hour plane ride (and tickets are NOT cheap!), which I anticipate will make it difficult when it comes to fittings/alterations (I’m also a teacher so while I have summers off, I’m also limited to school holidays during the year as far as travelling).
I also have what some might consider a small dress budget- originally I thought $500 but after looking around online, I’m thinking $800. Of course, all the dresses I really love are over $2000, but that’s just not an option. So, here’s what I’m thinking:
– I really like some dresses in the Mori Lee Voyager collection, which I believe are in my price range- I can fly home in the fall during our week long break and try on some dresses, and hopefully order one that doesn’t need many alterations
– Try on some fancy dresses that I can’t afford, and go the Jasmine’s Bridal route.
Anyone have any insight or advice? Thanks!
Post # 2
ClaudiaKishi: Unless you are willing to risk last minute disappointment and have a fallback shopping plan, I would avoid Jasmine’s or any other replica dress maker. They dresses they make do not come anywhere close to replicating the original in quality of materials or workmanship.
It is hard to be honest with Bees who post their Jasmine dresses. Who amongst us is going to say ” the fabric looks cheap and I can see the crooked sewing”?
I would stick with your first option. Be sure to have done your research and make your appointments so you can use your time at home productively.
Post # 3
Hi hun. I would fly home and try dresses on. I ordered online and really regretted it and ending up buying another dress. Although there are a lot of beautiful dresses, sometimes they will not suit you or fit right and it’s much better to find something that you feel amazing in when you try it on. I ended up with a totally different style than I thought I would get but I’m in love with my dress and can’t wait to wear it!
Post # 4
Thanks for the advice ladies! I think what I will end up doing is having it made- my mom reminded me about a lady in my hometown who makes absolutely beautiful dresses. She has made a few dance costumes for me in the past, so I know she has great workmanship, and I’ve seen the dresses she’s made in her shop so I know the quality of her work. I don’t want anything particularly complicated so I’m comfortable with that! I’ll probably fly home to try on some dresses just to be certain of the silhouette I like, but at least this way with a custom dress there will hopefully be less room for error!