Post # 1
I love my dress! I bought the sample, so I have plently of time to think about alterations, but I would love to hear your opinion about alterations and accessories. Especially if I have a dress twin out there.
Don’t mind the cell phone pictures. We were clearly not prepared. I am going to replace the bows on the train and shorten the train. I don’t want to lose all the drama, but as is it doesn’t seem pratical. Any advice with super long trains?
Also I love catherdral veils, but the one I’m wearing is close to $600. That seems crazy. What’s the difference really betwen the such an expensive piece of tulle and something in the $150 range?
Post # 3
In general, there is very little difference between a 600 dollar veil, a 150 dollar veil, and one you make at home for 20 bucks (unless your DIY skills are meh or the veil is crazy complicated then the DIY might not be quite as high). The extra price is often just for the name on the label. There are some great veils on etsy, including custom ones for under 100 if you want something simple (there are also less simple ones for more money, and a few for 500+).
Post # 4
Thanks! Etsy is God-send. I just wanted to make sure before I bought online.
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2012 - Padua Hills Theater
Beautiful dress! Good luck finding your veil!
Post # 6
Thanks, Castle. You have great taste, so that’s a good sign!
Post # 7
Your dress is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Good luck with the veil hunt!
Post # 8
Got my chapel length veil on Etsy for about $250 (which to me even seemed like an obscene amount of money for a veil). However, my veil was absolutely gorgeous and stunning and MADE my look.
Post # 9
What shop did you buy from? I am definitely overwhelmed by the options.
Post # 10
I love this dress!! I tried it on last month and can’t wait to go back and try it on again with my mom. Have you seen any other pictures of real life brides with this dress??
Post # 12
I hope you did not cut the train yet. My sister got the same dress for her wedding (it is gorgeous!) and she got a great idea from the sales person. It was just to fold the train and add it to the dress with invisible safety pins (paring a bow of the train, with a bow from the body of the dress). I am not explaining myself that well (English it’s not my first language, obviously), but I hope you can imagine what I am trying to say. You could leave the entire train for the ceremony and fold it for the reception. It may sound strange, but it really looks great!!! It is like having two dresses!