(Closed) Did you visit any high end dress shops?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
3369 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I went a high end boutique with intentions of getting a Lazaro replica as well, and wound up walking out with an authentic Paloma Blanca sample. When I tried it on, I was totally swoon  and knew that the material that I was so in love with wouldn’t be included on a replica. The sample wound up costing me $1152 (retailed for $3k).

When I went in there, I felt SO out of place. All of these gorgeous $3k+ dresses in a couture bridal boutique…I didn’t belong there, but I’m so glad I went. 

I would say go ahead and go in with the replica mindset. If you wind up getting the opportunity to get a sample, go for it! But I certainly cannot justify spending $3k or more on a dress that I’m gonna wear for 8 hours. I totally understand why you’re worried, but honestly, go! You might be surprised with what happens. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 7
Member
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@03KM0:  Glad to hear it, would love to see your dress!

Post # 8
Member
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Go. Enjoy it. Pretend like you belong there on the sunny side of the street. Aside from the craftsmanship and liability in case of “oops” in ordering, etc, a brand name dress will have better resale.

Post # 9
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1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I went. My mom is paying for my dress as well and for my mom, the shopping was most of the fun. She wanted to be there with all the high end dresses with me because it was HER experience too.

We walked in with a $3K budget but walked out with a $2K Bellisima Couture dress.

I felt so guilty, but my mom was having a BLAST and that made me happy x2.

Post # 11
Member
8695 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I didnt think I went to any high-end shops but every shop I went to had Rivini or Lazaro or Reem. However, when I think of high-end I think in the $10k+ range so I guess I dont know.

Post # 15
Member
413 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

stunning!!!!! I love Bellissima gowns. They are incredibly well made. Congrats!!

Post # 17
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3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@03KM0:  Your dress is beautiful and you look stunning. What lovely dress shopping story too, the owner sounds like a sweetheart. Seems like one of those meant-to-be things. Congratulations!

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