Gown what do ya think? Did you want more expensive gown and settle?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did your budget affect getting your dream gown?
    Yes, I would have wanted more : (28 votes)
    33 %
    No, what I bought was my perfect dream : (51 votes)
    60 %
    I didnt get a dream gown and cost did not affect that. : (6 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    498 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    That is a beautiful gown.  You look great.  Cheaper alterations can be found!

    Post # 4
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @diamondsragrlbf:  You look spectauclar- I think there is already WOW factor in the dress! I would shop around for alteration costs that are more reasonable as PP stated.

    Post # 5
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    That dress is GORGEOUS!

    Post # 6
    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @diamondsragrlbf:  I am an encore bride, however I never had a wedding the first time , very disappointing!


    I bought a first dress, it was pretty but didn’t make me feel like a bride ($620 dress)…


    I sold it, bought the dress of my dreams, paid a lot more…alterations alone on the second were $425 but that was bustle, side seams and bust cups sewn in ( this was a huge slap in the face for me as I did not budget for them being that high, but whats a bride to do…)


    In the end I wore a dropped waist lace ball gown, I’m 38 and I felt like an absolute princess on our day <3


    here’s a pic of mine…I think you have to go with what says you and what makes you feel like a bride.  That being said I didn’t even glance at $5000 gowns because I knew I couldn’t afford them.  The one claire pettibone I did love was around $3500-$4000 though, but I never even considered it, just moved on lol


    I wore San Patrick Resina 🙂


    Post # 7
    1013 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @diamondsragrlbf:  and you do look amazing in that dress…I dont know what the other gown you had in mind looked like but seriously stop the train girl, you found a keeper!! 😉

    Post # 8
    3280 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @diamondsragrlbf:  my friend wore that same dress to her wedding last Saturday! It was beautiful, lots of sparkle. 

    Post # 11
    380 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @diamondsragrlbf:  Hi! I just found your page when I googled “mori lee 1855.” Your new dress is gorgeous!  Just want to share my experience with alterations (so far).  I put out a plea on Facebook, and my friends gave me about 10 different names for alterations.  I’m going to a woman in my home-town who has a small tailoring shop. She’s changing my gown from a size 14 to a 10.  It’s wasn’t as easy as it may have been if I had bought and had alterations from the same salon, but so far, it looks like my alterations will be only about $150, versus $400 at the bridal salon.

    Good old Facebook!  Again, love your dress… it’s so, so pretty!

    Post # 16
    34 posts

    I had a couple of “dream gowns” in mind (Theia petal dress or WTOO Astoria) but I knew I would never find a place to try them on or even consider buying them because of the price.  So I kept an open mind and shopped the sales and found something unique that I love for only $10!

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