Post # 1
I’m getting married in September 2015 and I initially like pronovias capricornio and pronovias careli from the 2015 atelier collection (from looking at the collection online but it could be a different story when I try things on)!
My problem: wedding dresses are insanely expensive in my home country (Egypt) that it could be a lot cheaper (and a lot more fun :D) to travel somewhere to get the dress. you can always order the dress online for a cheaper price but I wouldn’t buy a dress without trying it on.
I’m thinking of going to either barcelona or NY for the dress shopping, mainly because i’d really like to visit these two places, does any one have an idea about the pronovias price list in these locations? can I just book an appointment in advance and buy the dress that i like over there on the spot? and are there any bridal sales?
thank you so much!! 😀
Post # 2
so the pronovias prices are the same everywhere. I have called various shops in different countries and all gave me the same price on my dress – NY, Barcelona, Madrid, London, Milan, Malta, Marseilles…yeah I know..its like I really wanted a bargain but could not get one. The main shops of Pronovias (being a spanish company) are in Barcelona and Madrid. So if you go to Barcelona, you can order it and pick it up within 3 days time. Im not sure how it works in NY but in Milan, London you have to order it and they will give you an appointment for the 1st fitting 2 months before your date and another one 2 weeks before your wedding date. (Do you want to travel x3 times for the wedding dress?). They will have to order it so it takes at least 6 months. The factory is in Barcelona next to the Corte Ingles and that is why it is only 3 days in Barcelona. Saying this, sales on new collections are out of the question. For you to get a sale on 2015 collection you will have to wait till the end of year of 2015 or the year 2016 and it will be very hard to grab a particular dress you have in mind because the sale will be on the sample dress (the dress that people would be trying on) and believe me on this, they will not be in a great condition after 2 years of people trying it on. The sample size is 12 so you have to fit in that if you want to buy a dress during the sale. Only the Barcelona shop may stock a more than 1 dress as a sample in different sizes. The flagship store in Milan just lets you try on any dress with make up on and I just went in the changing room with my boots on, on a very rainy day. If you really want a bargain and an original pronovias dress, I would check out bridal shops (not the actual pronovias flagship stores) which carry the pronovias range (you can check on their website which bridal shop stocks which range) and they will give you quite a discount. Also, the Atelier collection is not stocked in all Pronovias flagship stores (I know what Im talking about coz my dress is an Atelier Pronovias) and to find all the Atelier you have to go to not only a flagship store but the main ones – London, Milan, Paris, Barcelona and Madrid. Im thinking that maybe the pronovias range in Egypt will be the same price as in Europe. But if you want to check, you can call and all of them will give you their price on the phone. Hope this helped!