Post # 1
I’m stressing over something minor, but big to me since it involves my wedding day look!
The Allure dress that I ordered comes with a belt that has a flower on it. Multiple people have told me to keep it on, but I’m not in love with it. It does not photograph well and I think adding a small rhinestone belt will suit me better. In fact, I’ve tried on several belts with this dress and found one that I love. Completely in love with. Looks a little different from the normal “clusters” of rhinestones on bridal belts. The problem is, the sash is $350 from a horrible wedding salon that I don’t want to give my business to (older posts of mine will explain why). I can’t imagine paying $350 for a small cluster of rhinstones anyways!
I have scoured Etsy and online sites for rhinestone appliques to re-create the look, but I cannot find anything close enough. Does anyone have ANY advice or suggestions on what I should do? I have a month until I get my dress altered and will need my belt by then! Worse comes to worse, I leave the flower belt attached…but I really really would prefer a little bling.
Here are pictures to help:
The sash I love:
Any help would be super appreciated. This is such a first world problem- but it’s my WEDDING DAY look! It’s important! Ahhh!!!
Post # 2
wlphilli: You can go to a fabric store that sells bridal fabrics or a millinery store and choose the appliques you like yourself. They can be attached to a simple satin ribbon.
You can get individual appliques or clusters that have a fusible backing.
You can hand sew this yourself or have a local seamstress do it for you.
If you can’t find the appliques locally, you can buy them online.
Post # 3
wlphilli: Where are you having alterations done (if you have any?) My seamstress told us that she could make any sash we wanted, just to bring in a photo for a quote, or if we found something we liked but it wasn’t a sash bring in the supplies and she’d make it work. Is this an option? (She’s making a sash for my MOH’s dress.)
Post # 4
sostobe: I’ll have to ask her. My seamstress is SO busy that she can only take my dress to get altered a month before my wedding. Yikes!
@julies1949: I have looked for appliques online like crazy, I just can’t find one similiar-enough. I like that it is more spaced out, leafy, and larger stones. I didn’t think this would be so hard to find!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens
The place I contacted about alterations can actually make sashes like this from scratch. Any design. Have you asked your alterations place for ideas? They may be able to help.
Post # 6
wlphilli: I agree that $350 is bit too much for a sash, but I understand how hard it can be to find something similar. Especially since it looks like a specific shade of ivory too. Have you tried Tradesy or eBay to see if someone is selling that particular sash used?
Post # 7
vip0802: I don’t have a style number or company name for the sash (which, is the reason why that bridal shop is so horrible, covers all of the tags up with their name!)
Post # 8
wlphilli: Ugh, how frustrating! I know you may be dead set on that style sash but if you can’t find anything, maybe you can get your seamstress to remove the flowers from your existing sash and replace it with a rhinestone broach or two.
Post # 10
Nordstrom has sashes like that. Their return policy is so ridiculous you could literally wear it and return it noone would bat an eye.
I got a hole in my Long Champ and I brought it back to the store a few years later without a receipt. They handed me a brand new bag and I walked out.
Here is a similar style from nordstrom:
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nina-ornate-crystal-sash/3223677?origin=category-personalizedsort&contextualcategoryid=0&fashionColor=Ivory&resultback=2500&cm_sp=personalizedsort-_-browseresults-_-1_7_C<br /><br />
Post # 11
Welp, my alteration lady said she could not really help since my sash did not look like it was just an applique, but instead, sewn crystals and beads.
I think I sat on Etsy for 3 hours last night looking for similar appliques.
Does anyone have any other ideas? New websites? Stores to try? Similar bridal sashes I could find online?
Post # 12
wlphilli: Find another bridal store you do like and look at their samples. If you find a sample you like, ask if you can buy the sample at a discounted price. That’s what I did!