Post # 1
So I completely am in love with this Pronovias Leiben. I just want to be 100% sure. I am being super rushed in my decision because this dress is out of my budget, but I was offered the sample dress for 20% off with free alterations! Which brings it down perfectly within my budget, I just need to decide asap (In the next few days). I really think it is too good of an offer to pass up and I do love the dress.. I just feel rushed and slightly nervous. I dont want to have any regrets. I wanted to add a poll but the button isnt there anymore?
The only other dresses that comes close are Maggie Sottero’s Aurora and San Patrick’s Sandrine, but it is from the 2015 line and I have called EVERY store in my area and the earliest any of them will have the dress is January.
So I am really leaning on buying this dress! I dont want to miss out on such a great opportunity. If I wait to try on the other dresses I will have completely missed out on ever being able to get this dress. … and honestly the prices havent been released yet on the 2015 lines so I am not even sure if they are in budget..
So here is the Leiben on me.
Here is Maggie Sottero Aurora
and here is San Patrick Sandrine
Post # 2
I like the beading on the middle one, the best. I’m not that big into lace, plus I love that color. But that’s just my personal taste.
Post # 3
futuremrsJR: “I really think it is too good of an offer to pass up and I do love the dress.. I just feel rushed and slightly nervous”. <br /><br />
Don’t buy the dress just because its a good deal, don’t feel obligated and especially bc you are feeling rushed! You should buy the dress because you actually love the dress and you without a doubt can picture yourself walking down the aisle in this dress. Never rush into something bc you will end up regretting it if you continue looking at dresses after you have purchsed one already. I feel like a lot of brides that have dress regret, get it bc they continue looking at dresses when they bought one already. When you buy a dress, stop looking! Lol
I think its beautiful, especially on you. Do I think you should get it? Yes but only if you are confident in your decision
Post # 4
The Leiben is fabulous on you! And I love the second sash option…the gold floral sash is all I notice in the first picture. If it’s a good deal and you truly love the dress go for it! With that being said, if you have any doubts I would wait.
Post # 5
I think the dress is stunning in you!!!
I second not buying it though just bc of the deal. Do you love it? if yes-go for it! It looks fantastic on you!!!
Post # 6
Daizy914: I DO love the dress! I cant stop thinking about it. and I am also worried that if I dont buy it, I will regret it. So I am torn
With the Sandrine being extremely similar to the Leiben I am not really concerned about it. I would choose the Leiben over it.
Its just that Aurora and the blush and gold detail that I really like, but I might try it on and think its too much though. And if it is over $1800 then its completely out of the question anyways. Has anyone heard pricing on the Aurora?
Post # 7
jenm2be: Thank you! yes I definetly like the champagne floral sash with it!
Mrs.Z.: Thanks!! I dont feel like it would be settling or me buying it because of the deal. The deal has only made it an option for me. Just need to decide fast lol.
Okay and I dont think I would necesarily regret buying the dress I do LOVE this dress and I would never say I hated it and totally regret buying it… I am just really being that bride and what if I like the Aurora a tiny bit more?
Post # 8
If you do buy this dress, definitely do NOT go try on the Aurora after. It’s just asking for trouble.
I stopped trying on dresses the second I picked mine.
In terms of pricing, can you try to get the Maggie Sottero on trunk show pricing? I found that Maggie Sottero dresses were trunk-showing at a few stores in my area, and tried it on at one store, thought about it for a week, then went back to the other store and bought it. It’s a great way to save without having to make a decision that day!
Post # 9
NOTLBride: Yes if I buy it I would definetly not be trying on anything else! That would be a disaster lol! and No there arent any trunk shows anywhere near me. all the stores I have called said they haven’t been released the pricing yet.
Post # 10
The dress looks amazing on you and the others are so similar IMO…I’d go for it.
Post # 11
futuremrsJR: I LOVE the Leiben as I happen to be a Leiben bride myself! It looks great on you and it looks like that sample was made for you! That being said, buy it because you love it and feel good in it, not because of the discount. You don’t want to have any regrets. I felt nervous at first too, making such a big purchase. But then I realized how much I loved it and knew it would all work out in the end. Maybe you should sleep on it. 🙂
If you wanted more of a comparison to the other dresses: When considering the Maggie Sottero one, I think it really depends on if you prefer beading. I am not a beading kind of gal and I think the ruffles in that skirt look really odd. So I would axe that and narrow it down to the Leiben and the San Patrick.
I think the Leiben and the San Patrick dress pictured are quite similar so I would go with the Leiben since you know the price and it will be ready for your wedding. Both are very similar so it is really up to your preference and what works for you.
Good luck and keep us updated!
Post # 12
Leiben looks great on you ! I would buy this dress. Alterations can be very pricey, the fact you can get them done for free and remain within your budget, rocking this gorgeous dress, is a big YES.
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Post # 14
If you love it, buy it! It’s beautiful & looks great on you. Don’t just buy it because it’s a great deal, though.
And if you do buy it, stop looking at dresses. 🙂 (just a friendly tip)
Post # 15
To be honest I don’t really like how it sits on your body… It makes your shoulders look broader than thay are. That silhouette is great, but I think you can do better 🙂