Post # 1
Just curious how many ladies purchased their gown from a bridal shop…and how many of us (like me) that went another route (and why)?? I purchased an original Maggie Sottero sample off Ebay because of my love of her dresses and lack of budget. I paid $500 for a gown that retails for $1250….aside from 1 loose bead on the strap, it is in perfect condition. I have to say that I would have loved to have the experience of trying on multiple dresses at a bridal shop with my mom and bridesmaids…but it wasn’t in the cards. Where is your dress from?? (and a pic if you want to share)
Post # 4
I bought mine a small independent bridal salon. I had the skirt changed from the original design. Because I can’t resist posting a picture, here it is:
Post # 5
Local bridal salon for me. I had a great experience there and had all my alterations done. They also cleaned it for free when it was stained pre-wedding.
Post # 6
I voted none of the above – my dress is being custom designed and made for me by a seamstress I found on Etsy! I had previously bought a Renaissance costume from her (which I loved) and I knew that she also did custom work so when I got engaged I asked her to do my wedding dress too. It’s been fun working with her so far to pick out fabrics, figure out style elements and such. I can’t wait for it to be done!
Post # 7
Local bridal salon. I had shopped around online before I went to try on dresses though, so I knew I was getting a great price.
Post # 8
I didn’t buy my dress, my mom gave me hers (yay for a free dress!)
Post # 9
Other, ordered through Netbride (online retailer through a bridal salon).
Post # 10
I ordered my gown from a bridal salon in my area. I liked knowing that I would have access to a very experienced seamstress to perform my alterations.
@misskittykakes: Your dress is beautiful and looks awesome on you!
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: You look absolutely gorgeous! I love your gown!!
Post # 11
The Nordstrom Wedding Suite!
Post # 12
I bought mine from Davids Bridal.
Post # 13
I bought my vintage 1970’s dress on Ebay from a bridal salon (sallies_bridal) that sells some of their dresses on Ebay. It’s brand new and has never been worn other than being tried on.
It was $50 and retailed for $400 when it was for sale in the 70’s.
BTW, you have such a pretty dress! It fits you beautifully!
Post # 14
A bridal salon – a great experience compared to the one I had earlier in the day. I got what I asked for not what they thought I’d look good in. Meruange dresses don’t look good on 5 foot brides!
Post # 15
I went to bridal shops, but ended up purchasing a new dress from preowned.com!
Post # 16
I found mine on Ebay, brand new which was being custom made to fit in China. Scared at first but what a bargain!. It has arrived exactly like the picture. I couldn’t be happier. It fits perfectly.