(Closed) What would you do? (kinda long and pic heavy)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which would you choose?
    Dress 1- Primavera. Suck it up and quit looking. It's pretty : (138 votes)
    63 %
    Dress 2- Devenport Even if it means sacrificing other parts of the wedding to afford it. : (81 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ok, if I’m being honest, when I looked at the pictures I thought the FIRST one was the dream one and the second one was the one you already had. Call me crazy, but I love the first one so much more on you.That skirt is GORGEOUS. They can’t make it a sweetheart neckline? 

    Obviously, it’s up to you. But the first dress is NOT by any stretch a “white potato sack”

    Post # 4
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    5786 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I really think the Primavera looks awesome on you!

    What was your original dress budget? I know a lot of girls on the bee blew their original budgets but I would just never be able to do that. I don’t think you have to “settle” but you do have to be realistic. What would you be sacrificing to make the Davenport fit into your budget? Without knowing more I think I would stick with the Primavera if I were in your shoes.

    Post # 5
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    2433 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    @whitwhit: I actually felt the same way! After I read your story, I expected the first dress to be really plain and, for lack of a better word, a bit boring.

    But, wow! The detail on the bodice and on the hemline is so elegant and pretty. I like the first one much better than the second, but the second one is also pretty!

    Only you know what you’ll be most comfortable in on the big day, but I think you found a winner in the original dress.

    Post # 6
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    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I too love the 1st one and think the 2nd one has less of a wow factor.

    But you have to love it…not me…lol.

    Post # 7
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    3378 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @whitwhit: I honestly had the same reaction.

    The Primavera is a beautiful dress, and doesn’t look remotely “inappropriate” for a garden wedding to me.  I think you could totally get it altered to have the type of neckline you want, and it would look beautiful.  If your budget is already tight, is it worth it to spend sooo much more on another dress?

    Post # 8
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    3978 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    The bottom of both dresses is really similar and basically the only thing that makes the first less “shabby/chic” is the shiny satin. Maybe you can get an orverlay of lace on the top of the first one to make it less shiny?

    I’d stick with the one you already have and can afford, it’s beautiful and looks amazing on you and it’s so similar to the second one that I think you’d regret it in the end if you spent more money for another dress thats so like the one you can afford.

    Post # 9
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    14316 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think they have a really similar shape and both look great on you, so you cant lose either way.  Personally, I like the Primavera a little more.

    Post # 11
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    395 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    The first dress is STUNNING! It fits, it’s elegant and perfect!! The second one definitely lacks any type of “wow” factor, for sure. 

    Just my opinion. They’re both beautiful. Like you said, I’m sure you’ll take your FI’s breath away either way! 

    Good luck! 

    P.S. Adding a poll would be helpful! 🙂 

    Post # 14
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    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    They are both beautiful dresses!!!  I love them both on you!  You would look absolutely gorgeous in both of them!

    Post # 15
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    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i would cover the whole bodice of the first one in lace or rouched something-or-another to take the shine out, then i think it is the perfect dress again, once the neckline is sweethearted and scalloped with the lace edges… i like the way #1 sits on you so much better than #2… #2 just sorta STOPS all of a sudden from the bodice texture on you? they’re both pretty dresses, though! 🙂

    Post # 16
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    937 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

     I agree with kala_way. The bottoms of the dress look very similar to me. I would take the picture of the dress you love to the seamstress and see if they think it would be possible to alter your exsisting dress to that one. If they say yes, you may end up saving yourself ALOT of money. :o)

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