Post # 1
I found a dress on Kijiji with a veil for $450. It’s almost what I wanted but I didn’t want the ribbons up the back. The advantage of that is if I gain or lose weight, it’ll be no problem bcause it can be tightened or loosened.
This is that dress:
I had found a dress I love in a magazine. I love that it is purple which is our wedding colour (along with black and white). Now this dress is almost the same except it has two brooches and it has buttons in the back.
That is my dream dress. what I’m REALLY excited about is I found a bridal shop that has this collection and while I’m not sure if they have this exact dress, they aren’t open until noon so I can’t talk to someone until then.
So my question is if the purple dress is out of my price range, can I buy the white dress and get it dyed? Is that terrible expensive? Will it ruin the dress?
Post # 3
It might be worth your time (and possibly cheaper) to look into having a seamstress make you a replica of the dress you love.
Post # 4
Hmm I wouldn’t risk it in case it comes out uneven. I know some designers actually make color versions of their dresses. Maybe you could find one of these designers and find something similar? It might be too pricey, but I know Vera Wang does this AMAZING light purple dress in her new collection. I’m not going for a purple dress, but I told my FH that if I were getting married again I’d go for that one 😉
Post # 5
Whether or not the dress will take the dye all depends on the fabric. It could end up being very expensive, and I can bet anyone who takes on your dye job won’t guarantee the work. You might end up with something a bit blotchy. I’ve never dyed a dress, but I own an Oriental Carpet business, and I work a lot with textile dyes, and this has been our experience with rugs. Dresses are probably even more difficult because they don’t lie flat and have more than one side to deal with. Good luck!
Post # 6
Synthetic fabrics don’t dye well. You may also permanently change the “feel” (ie texture) of your dress. I would ask a professional about dyeing the dress or get qoutes for dress re-creation.
Post # 7
I would ask a professional seamstress/alterationist. I know my dress (Enzoani Dakota) has been dyed and worn by celebrities to events. BUT my dress is lace, I’m not sure how a different fabric would dye.
Post # 8
Okay, thanks ladies! I have been looking online and I have found the purple dress online for $860 Canadian which is in my price range. I’m going to call the bridal shop when it opens at noon and see if they have this particular dress and how much it is and if they have a sale coming up. If not, the extra $400-500 is affordable.