(Closed) Custom gown?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

don’t compromise what you want – Dolly does great work, so go ahead and see if they can make the perfect dress!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I love the idea of the top of the JA and the bottom of the Dolly dress together. It can’t hurt to ask to have it custom made.

Have you felt the tulle of a new JA dress? Iwonder if the tulle feels rough because they’re samples? 

Hopefully other bees that have had the JA dress can chime in?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

This lady has a lot of great gowns for reasonable prices on etsy – ellanacouture.

I was going to buy one from her (she did one with whtie lace over light blue like I wanted). She will customize.  Just an idea.

I love your choices!  I wanted a tea length dress too. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think those would look great together!  I do love that JA dress though but totally understand not entirely loving the tulle.  I like your proposed dress mash-up!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011 - Epworth UMC & Ward Pavilion

If there’s ever a time in life to get a custom dress, your wedding is it! I think it would be an awesome combo. I like both the dresses separately, too. (Avila Bay is my favorite Dolly. I might have to do a vow renewal in a few years just to have an excuse to wear it!)

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Miss Tattoo: They’d look GORGEOUS together!!!  If Dolly can’t do it, check out some of the Chinese places mentioned around the Hive! ๐Ÿ™‚  AND you might be able to get a softer underskirt that way, too!!!  Sure can’t hurt if Dolly can’t do it, right??? ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love putting the two dresses together.  I’m just not a fan of tulle because it can be quite scratchy.   Do you want to go w/ the tulle skirt to give the fullness?  Or would you like more of an overlay on the dress.

Also check out Stephanie James Couture.  Her styles are very similar.

My reception dress was actually an off shoulder tea length dress that I had made in China.  If Dolly will not make the dress, you can always go that route or have a local seamstress make it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Dolly will make it, they like happy brides.  I went back and forth with Nickie for a good 7 months before I even ordered.  I also didn’t have any tulle under my dress,  at all.  Only 3 chiffon petti’s, which gave much more fullness, and was super soft and breathable.

Post # 14
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I love this idea!  Go for it girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ohh I am excited to see if they can do it!! I think it will look amazing if you combine them. Better than both the originals ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If you did the 2nd gown’s top with the first one’s bottom – would you do the flower/lace that comes down a bit?  If so, it might be neat to extend that up a little onto the bodice for uniformity.  Would you use the belt/sash?  I like the 2nd dress a lot – I love the peak of lace that comes out the bottom.

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