(Closed) Wedding Dress Karma

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2205 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

have you checked out preowneddresses.com and Weddingbee Classifieds?

The key is persistence and patience.  Hope you find the perfect dress!

Post # 4
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Wow, an Auckland designer I’ve never heard of? Although now that I’ve seen their website I recognise a lot of them from NZ Bride & Groom magazine.

Their website shows quite a range of prices so perhaps something new would be within your price bracket. They even have an ‘affordable collection’ starting at $400 NZD! Even cheaper for you since the Aussie dollar is so strong right now. Check out http://www.totaltravel.co.nz/link.asp?fid=645660

For second-hand your best place would be http://www.trademe.co.nz – the Kiwi version of eBay. There’s one online now:

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Clothing/Wedding/Wedding-dresses/Size-16/auction-286474146.htm

You could also try asking around on the New Zealand wedding forum at http://www.weddings.co.nz. The same site also has a small number of second-hand dresses for sale.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Which Karma dress was it that you saw you liked?

I think that you should read this article before you embark on making your dress, it could be very helpful.

http://myhandsmadeit.com/2010/04/20/should-you-make-your-wedding-dress/

lol. And for the record, I do think you’re kind of crazy. That’s a LOT to sew. I thought making my 2 BM dresses was a lot… Geez.

Post # 8
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234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Wow, that’s ambitious. It won’t instantly make you a bridezilla but the potential is there. If you’re having a big wedding – in fact if you’re having anything but a tiny, casual wedding – there’s a ridiculous amount of time and effort that goes into the planning, possibly more than you can imagine now. Plus it can add to stress. So the extra work, plus the extra pressure of getting them to look good, just might not be worth it.

If you’re still keen to go ahead, perhaps focus on just one thing – just your dress, or the BM dresses, or the waistcoats – and leave the rest to someone else. You can still get plenty of great bargains online or second-hand. Or make sure someone else has the main job of planning the rest of the wedding. It would probably also be a good idea to know who among your family and friends are competent sewers in case you need someone to help out.

Good luck, let us know how you go!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Wow, that’s gorgeous! Well done!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Wow….keep us updated….it’s looking great!!!!

Post # 13
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804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Wow that looks amazing! Fabulous job!!

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