where to ship my dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

My wedding is in southern california and I am living in northern california right now.  My mom has my dress I thought it would be better then carrying it on the plane.  But I will have to make a trip down 4 weeks prior to wedding for alterations. I will say however I think about my dress everyday (she has dogs).  So do what makes you feel more comfortable.

Post # 5
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92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@rawrrawr:  What a strange coincidence- my mom also lives in TX and I also live in CA. I ended up purchasing my dress in Texas because I was able to get it there for less, and I avoided paying sales tax on it, since I opted to ship it directly to CA. My mom wanted me to have it altered in Texas because she wanted to be present for the alterations, but: 

1. I would have had to fly back multiple times to attend each alteration appointment.

2. I was advised that you should do a final dress fitting right before the wedding, and I didn’t want to fly back to Texas the week before my wedding in CA. 

If you’re getting married in CA, you should probably have your fittings done here rather than Texas. As a compromise, I’m using the money I saved in taxes to fly my mom out here for my first fitting. We’re also going to use that time to meet with vendors, so this actually worked out perfectly for me. Not sure if this helped at all, but you could probably make either decision work. Good luck! 

Post # 7
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would have shippd it to my place of residence, too!

Post # 8
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92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@rawrrawr:  Wow, that is a strange coincidence!!! Don’t tell me you’re getting married at Nestldown in Los Gatos as well!? I think you made a wise decision shipping your gown here. Not to go too off topic, but if you happen to find a good wedding dress seamstress in SF or start a post about one, I would love to know about it Smile 

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