Need Bee dress and wording support Please!!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I think your orginal dress idea is beautiful and very 50’s retro.Looking at her sketch,she created a softer flowy look.Still pretty but doesn’t seem like the look you were going for.I say you be persistant if you’re really in love with your original dress and try to get her to make that.My biggest question is have you tried on dresses?Specifically the style dress that you have pictured? As a seamstress I usually try muslin “mock ups” on the brides I work with for a set price before they commit to getting the real thing made.This way,they can get a feel for the shape and style of the dress and both parties (seamsrtress and bride) can adjust the muslin dress and go from there.I hope that your seamstress understands your concerns. It really is a big day for you.Good luck!

Post # 5
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52 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I totally understand what you mean but don’t feel guilty about going out and trying on a dress or two.I’ve worked in a bridal salon for years and only get annoyed if a bride clearly wants to play ” dress up”.After 10 dresses it gets old.I’ve never had a problem with a bride saying she wants to try a few things to get ideas.Do you have any other options? Maybe finding another seamstress close to you who speaks better english? Lol. You have a good chunck of time before your wedding and your dress is pretty simple.What’s your budget for having it made ?

Post # 7
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m glad you’ve enlisted help from your SIL! But I thought maybe my two cents could help. I’m an American living in Poland with my Polish fiance, and I bought my dress last week! My Polish is also not great, so I was really hesitant about shopping here. Plus I was afraid I wouldn’t find the styles and selections that I’d expect from shopping in the States, so I was seriously considering putting it off until I plan to take a trip back around Easter…but that would give me less than six months until the wedding, and I definitely can’t afford to fly across the ocean for fittings! So I bit the bullet and went dress shopping here.

And I have to say, it was great! I went to five different shops over two weeks and got to try on one of everything. They had plenty of Polish labels and brands I didn’t know, but also Allure, Maggie, Pronovias, etc. When I entered a store I would tell them my name, my wedding date, that I don’t speak Polish too well and whip out my cell phone to show them pictues of things I liked. I also memorized a couple of handy words before I went out for the first time, like “waist”, “neckline”, and “lace”. Then it was just a matter of pointing at different parts of the dress and saying “I like this/I don’t like this”, “too much/not enough”.

The consultants were all really sweet and fawned over me for moving abroad and learning Polish to be with my fiance. There was no pressure to buy – at the end of my fittings not one of them asked me if I was ready, they only asked if they should write down the names and prices of the gowns I liked so I could go home and think about it. This gave me the confidence to keep looking until I found “the one”, a Justin Alexander dress, cheaper than I could have found it new in the States 🙂

Sorry, that ended up being longer than intended! The point is, please don’t be afraid to go shopping, especially if you can bring a native speaker with you! There’s nothing to be afraid of, and I really believe seeing the dresses on you can be a big help. Either way, good luck, I’m sure you’ll look beautiful!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@prahajess:  

In my opionion I think you should definitely look at dresses and try them on. Before I got engaged I envisioned a lace, sweetheart neckline, mermaid, white gown and after trying them on (and every other dress known to man) I ended up purchasing a light ivory, organza, ruffled, handkerchief neckline with a jeweled sash. (Mind you, I went into these appointments HATING jewels…now I think it is my favorite part of my dress! lol)

Good luck with everything, I am sure it will work out great. Just make sure to not lose sight of the vision you have for yourself on your wedding day. It’s the most important day of your life afterall =)

Post # 11
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270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@prahajess:  

I know a polish dress designer agnes bridal they have nice dresses, not many short but a few and they are very cute, and I think they are not to expensive.

http://www.suknieagnes.pl/english.html

under where to buy, you can see stores in Czech.

Post # 13
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141 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@prahajess:  For sure! I wasn’t looking for one myself so I can’t give you specifics, but there were a couple of short dresses on display in just about every shop I visited. Happy hunting! 🙂

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