Yet, another dress help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do?
    Order it online! : (22 votes)
    65 %
    Local seamstress! : (11 votes)
    32 %
    Other (please explain) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    873 posts
    Busy bee

    Oh that is a gorgeous dress! That’s a hard one though, i don’t know what i would do. I guess i would talk to the seamstress more and see just how long she thinks she needs to make it and how hard she thinks it will be to make and of course how much. That way you know exactly that what your decision is based on.

    Probably I would go for the davids bridal one with the option of having it altered some by her if needed. have you eve tried any wedding dresses on, anything similiar to this one?

    Post # 5
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @AnaA:  Hmm, if I were you, I would first try to see samples of what your local seamstress has for previous wedding dresses.  That way at least you know what you might end up with.

    How particular are you on having that exact dress?  If that EXACTLY what you want, I’d just get the DB one because you don’t know if the seamstress will do a perfect replica.  If you don’t end up really liking it and you’re open to it changing a bit, you could always order the DB dress and have her do any alterations.

    Personally, I think if you’re worried about the seamstress having the time to finish a complete dress, and worried if it’ll look like what you want, I would fork over the extra money for piece of mind and order it from DB.

    Post # 8
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @AnaA:  I’m not a seamstress and know next to nothing about sewing, but could you change a zipper back to a lace up or something if need be?

    Or maybe you could have some sort of bolero or whatever they’re called to wear as a cover if you find you’re showing too much?

    Post # 10
    Member
    895 posts
    Busy bee

    Get it made. DB has horrible cheap fabric.

    Post # 11
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @AnaA:  Sorry, I meant if you had ordered it online as is, but then after you tried it on you decided you would like it changed, could you then get the seamstress to alter what you want?

    I’m thinking maybe having her only do alterations rather than a whole dress might save her some time, if you’re worried about time.  But I’m not really sure…

    Post # 13
    Member
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My advice to you takes some self-assessment.  If you are extremely particular about quality and fit, then order the David’s bridal gown.  Many cheaper seamstresses will not add boning or special touches to the gown that make the fit look truly spectactular.  You will have to have the gown altered, but it’s much simpler to alter a gown than to create from scratch. 

    If you are a person that doesn’t really notice those types of details, then have the dress made by the seamstress.  I would first ask to see photos, or ask for testemonials from other brides.  Maybe ask to see their photos.

    As I said, you really need to look at yourself.  Personally, I love wedding photos, those are vitally important to me.  I want everything to photograph beautifully, so I need a dress that hides my cleavage and my flaws, and holds me in and up.  Having a dress made by a seamstress was a route I looked at, but in the end decided to have the professional end that I knew rather than the one that would be totally unknown.

    As I said above, these may be features you don’t notice….and there’s nothing wrong with that.  But if you are very aware of small details and want a very polished look, you might just want to order the DB gown.

    If you don’t notice these and just want a nice dress, the seastress might be the way to go. 

    Good luck! 🙂

    Post # 14
    Hostess
    30315 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Oh that’s a gorgeous dress! I would be for a seamstress as well. Best of luck!

    Post # 16
    Hostess
    30315 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @AnaA:  Yay can’t wait to see it! 🙂

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