- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I apologize for starting my own thread about this, but I am looking for lots of answers to specific questions regarding my custom dress inquiry with Jasmine’s Bridal and I wanted to make sure that my queries didn’t get lost in the other 4 part thread (I did post there already, and will rejoin once I get going on this dress, but for now, I need to be “me, me, me.” Sorry!!)
Hey Ladies! I’m seriously considering joining the bandwagon of Jasmine’s Bridal Dress Shoppers!
I’ve submitted a quote request, and heard back from them today. I’m so excited!!
I need some advice, though, on a few of their questions that I’m not sure how to answer.
First, I’ll show you my inspiration and ideas:
I love the dress above. The simple nature, the flowy bottom, the lace bolero. All of it. I’d like to make a small change, though, to the skirt, and have the back fit a little more snugly, as seen in the dress below: (It looks as if the back of the skirt is “pintucked” in order to make it fit snugly, and flows out at the bottom).
Now, what I’m seeking advice on is:
1. I had originally thought of changing the neckline to sweetheart, but my BFF pointed out that that scooped neckline is really flattering on me (she’s right — regular tanks look great on me because of the “scoop”) so I’m thinking of leaving it as is, as seen on 1st and 2nd photo (Louise Selby dress). This dress has spaghetti straps, though, and I’d like it to be strapless. Thoughts on this? Will the neckline work with a strapless dress?
2. The fabric for the bodice. I love the plain, smooth design of the bodice in the first and 2nd photo (Louise Selby dress). They want to know what fabric I would like to use for the bodice. I know that I don’t want something with a sheen (so satin is out, for example) but I don’t really know what I *do* want. I need some guidance on this.
3. They said that the fabric on the Jenny Packham Willow Skirt (3rd photo) is Tulle, but the skirt on the 1st and 2nd photo look like chiffon to me. I love the flowyness of the skirt and want to preserve that, but definitely want something that will look good pintucked and *slightly* fitted. Thoughts???
4. I added a photo of the front of the skirt too. Do you think it’s possible to achieve the effect (slightly fitted but still flowy) without beading?
5. Underlayer of the skirt? Ideas? Charmeuse? Crepe de Chine? Something else?
6. Color of the fabrics. I know that colors look different on different monitors, but does the color of the first dress look like soft white? (Is that even a color?) I don’t want bright white, but I also don’t want a true ivory…. I’m going for something in the middle that looks clean, not dingy. And the color of the skirt in the first picture?
7. I’m thinking of going with no embellishments (ie. not going with the beading on the skirt as seen in the JP Willow dress). I am quite sure that the lace bolero, a hair piece, earrlngs, and a dainty dainty dainty necklace would be best.
8. And lastly, and most importantly, do the fabric and craftsmanship need to be upgraded? (if it makes any difference, I’ll be wearing the dress twice, once in New York, and once for our wedding in Turkey). One or the other? Upgrade both? Help!
I know, I know. Da** girl, that’s a lot of questions! But I REALLY appreciate all of your input!