(Closed) BEES, I am kind of FREAKING OUT

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you were to cancel the order, would you get your deposit back? That’s the first thing my mind goes to. Would losing your deposit and ordering the Maggie gown still be less than what you owe on the dress?

I would talk to the boutique and see if they can negotiate on the price or use your deposit on accessories instead of the dress so you can get it somewhere else for less.


Edited to add: The pics didn’t load for me before I posted, but the Maggie dress actually looks higher quality and has more detail so I find it hard to believe that they’re charging MORE for the dress on you in the pic, especially without disclosing that it is a replica. That sucks. I would talk to them about it and see if they can lower the price on it or something. I would be beyond mad if I were you. I’m sorry they did that to you!

Post # 4
3364 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@mrsbruff2b: did the boutique offer you any suggestions or ask if you rather have th Maggie?!

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

It doesn’t look the same to me. They are similar but lots of wedding dresses are. I think you look beautiful in it and the fact that you loved it is all that matters.

Post # 6
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

There was a recent thread about designers knocking off other designers. It happens in the industry (and in others too). The dress looks great on you. I personally like yours better than the Maggie. The neckline is more flattering, and I prefer the appliques on the skirt better.


Post # 7
8145 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

if you love it, does it really matter if its a replica? will anyone attending your wedding start whispering behind your back? return if you feel uncomfortable now… but if you love it, then keep it!! its just some pretty white fabric covering your body  🙂

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you mind saying how much it was? If you got a good deal on it I would just keep it, but if not I would cancel if possible.

Post # 10
630 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If the dress that you already reserved is actually LESS than the Maggie one, then I think you should keep it. It is similar enough and if you love the one you tried on, then that’s all that matters.

I would be upset if they charged you MORE for the replica than the actual thing. I would be upset not so much about it being a replica (I dont’ care what the name on my label is) but I would be more upset about the price being more than just buying the actual dress.

Post # 12
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

People are selling their used dresses for less than your brand new replica, am I reading that right?  Because that makes sense to me… I would pay more for a brand new dress than I would for a preowned dress, brand name or not.  But that’s just me.  FWIW, I can clearly see the differences in your dress and the Maggie, and I like yours better.

Post # 13
299 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I second that if it is less, then keep it. You can probably get it used for less but you will have a used dress. No one goes looking at labels to see if its a Maggie. It is definately insprired by the Isadora and when I saw your first post the other day i thought it was the real deal too. You look incredible in the dress you are in. I would keep it and don’t let the lack of a label sway you.

I’ve tried on the real isadora when I was looking and the only thing I can add is different is more sparly lace along the hemline and a corset, othewise looks just like yours.

If you want to splurge for the actual Isadora, then do it. I think you want to have the label anyways and there is nothing wrong with that.. We can all be picky brides and this type of thing can eat at any of us.

Post # 14
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I like your dress a lot more the the MAggie. I like the neckline better and the lace at the bottome is just too much. Your dress is beautifull on you, stick with it and quit looking at dresses!

Post # 15
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Maggie Sottero actually is notorious for sometimes copying styles from the higher-end designers (and then her designs get knocked off by DB and AA), so it is possible that your dress is actually the original ones. If you already put down a deposit, the dress shop should be willing to tell you the designer.  

Post # 16
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i think your dress is beautiful! who needs a name brand anyway? no one will know, unless all your guests are as wedding obsessed as we are – id save yourself the headache and move on, it looks great on you!

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