(Closed) Custom Dress… on a budget?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sunnybrook:  Depends on what you mean by “on a budget”. I had my dress made by a local (ish) dressmaker and it came in a lot cheaper than anything even vaguely similar in a bridal shop.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sunnybrook:  I know that a girl who used my dressmaker for a simpler 1950s-style-ish dress came in at £450 (mine was somewhat more but it was a very complicated outfit).

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Sunnybrook:  Obviously it’ll depend on where you’re living (a big city will probably be more expensive than a smaller town) but I found a lot of dressmakers who’d stick to that sort of budget for a tea-length dress.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

If you have problems looking locally, definitely at least check out Etsy for some custom bridal shops.  You’d definitely be able to get a fabulous custom dress for under $600 on there!  

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

A great idea! I hope to do something similar to this. I love custom work, I love giving my money to awesone small businesses instead of large soulless megacorporations, and I love getting a beautiful product at an awesome price. This seems like a win all around!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m doing this! My tea length is estimated to be about $1200 because of all the lace I want on it. I’m glad I went this route to support a local business instead of a large company. And the dress maker will do as many fittings as it takes for the dress to be perfect!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

 

@Sunnybrook:  You need to check out dolly couture.It sounds like just what you are looking for! Here’s the website! 

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