Post # 1
Hey Everyone, I NEED HELP!
Well, I found "THE Dress" today and I am sure you all know that feeling of excitement, especially when you have been looking for a long period of time like me! The dress I found was made by Barbara Allin, a designer out of Canada (that I have never heard of.) She doesn’t have a website, and apparently only a few stores carry her line. I am really excited about the dress, however I am a little hesitant to dish out the HUGE sum of $2500 without knowing the prices of her gowns! This was more than I wanted to spend, but I would be fine with it as long as I feel confident I have found the best price possible! The only problem there is that most bridal stores will not quote us over the phone ;( I haven’t however tried with this particular line yet. So, do any of you have any words of advice, or have any of you bought a Barbara Allin wedding dress??
I have searched the internet high and low, with not much luck, so any help would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks soooo much!
Post # 3
Have you thought about having the dress custom made for you? Sometimes that costs less- my sister fell in love with a 4,000 dollar dress. She was lucky enough to find an amazing dressmaker who made her almost an exact replica for around 900 dollars. I think Mrs. Pomegrante did something similar to this!
Post # 4
Thanks for the suggestion! I just really love this dress, and I think I am just going to take my chances that the fabric is really worth what I am paying for the dress. I tried to contact the 4 stores that google directed me to when I entered Barbara Allin, but none of them still carry her line. ;(
Post # 5
this shop in toronto carries barbra allin:
you could call them and tell them your situation — that you live in the US, and wanted to get a sanity check on the price from another retailer? if they refuse to quote an exact price, see if they will quote a range? eg. ~$2000 or ~$1000, etc.
Post # 6
I live very close to Becker’s Bridals so if you can’t get an answer let me know! I haven’t tried on any Barbra Allin dresses though….I will say that $2,500 US seems a little steep considering the price range they qoute on the website (see the link sleepyapollo posted above), which seems they would be between $1,500 and $2,000 Canadian. Since they have the ranges on the website, they should give you a more specific number for the particular dress you are interested in if you call!
Note: I think Barbra Allin is the ‘house designer’ for Becker’s Bridal so they might have different prices than the American stores.
Post # 7
Thanks everyone! I found a in New York who had the dress and quoted me a price range 2,000-4,000 for my dress! I loved the ladies at the bridal store who helped me, and I really did trust them…so once I heard that price range I bought the dress! Thanks for all the help!