Post # 1
So these are the dresses that I have absolutely fallen in love with. Unfortunately, I cannot afford either of them especially not in time for my January 2013 wedding. I have not found a dress this far that has even compared, they have all stated to look the same and its driving me insane. Has this ever happened to anyone? Anyway, I was wondering if anyone knew of a replica site that can make either of these being that these are pretty intricate or maybe a discount site which still probably won’t be within budget seeing as how I don’t want to spend more than $1000-$1500. Or even a dress maker in the Bay Area that could manage to create something like this. Thanks you guys!!
The dresses are Enzoani: Elena and Elie Saab: Erato
Post # 3
Have you looked for the dress used? I purchased my dress used for about 25% of the retail price.
Post # 4
@asscherlover: I have via Ebay and a few other sites, but to no avail. The cheapest I’ve found for the Elie Saab dress used, however, was $4k 🙁
Post # 5
My suggestion would be to purchase a preowned Enzoani lace dress and get someone from etsy to create you a “angel back lace sheath jacket” (which is how the Ellie Saab dress was described by another bride.)
Here’s some lace bridal shawls/jackets and maybe if you find something similiar you could contact that etsy person and see if they would recreate it to wear over your enzoani dress?
There’s some Enzoanis for sale on Ebay for low.
I know it’s scary buying something online sight unseen. I bought my dress from Ebay and it shockingly was perfect. ($2400 Watters gown for $116!!) I suggest “knowing” what looks good on your shape. I knew I needed ruching! And if you get it, make sure they have a return policy. 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 6
@Shae_Baby: There are some great reviews for Jasmines Bridal Shop. Do a search. I had my daughter’s dress made by them and it was 100$ perfect and only cost 25% of the real dress. Not sure how they would go with the lace, but it is worth asking the question.
Post # 7
with this you’re paying money for the quality of the lace. i just don’t think you’ll be able to recreate this with the same type of lace from scratch with your budget. best recommendation would be to buy used and spend the rest of your budget on alterations. vintage lace can be so lovely!
Post # 8
@atlbride2013: Agreed, the quality of lace plays heavily in an original vs knockoff.