Post # 1
My brother and sister in law offered to pay for half of my wedding dress as a wedding present. From pictures, I fell in love with the vera wang gemma.
I finally found a salon near me that carried it and the sample was completely destoryed… It was falling apart, didnt even look like the dress. It was heartbreaking. I tried on a few more dresses and ended up falling in love with the lazaro 3201.
I wanted to think about it before I purchased it but lately I’m just having serious guilt about wanting to spend that kind of money on a dress. I’ve looked into buying it used but brother and sister and law dont seem too crazy about that idea.. Does anyone have any recommendations about similar dresses? I’m loving the lazer cut bottom.
**sorry, these images arent of me. just ones i found on google.
Post # 3
You shouldnt have guilt if nobody has made you feel guilty. There is nothing wrong with buying an expensive dress if you have the opportunity! GO FOR IT! Its looks amazing on you! Besides, if you dont, you will have dress regret, regardless of the price.
Post # 4
look on used wedding dress sites. I found my dream dresa brand new and an original (saw receipt and other proof pics) for $900 instead of $1500. ive been looking for months and this one just popped up! Just spend some time online and before you decide to buy really research the seller! I used tradesy.com formerly recycledbride.com but there are others. That dress is gorgeous on you, dont settle!!!
Post # 5
@corinnealisa: It is a beautiful dress. You just need to decide if it’s worth it.
Post # 6
Look online! I found my dream dress in stores but it was way expensive! Found a similar maggie sottero dress online from a bridal salon for $900! Maybe do some reaearch first, if you cant find anything worth your while then dont feel guilty about your decision! That dress is stunning on you and looks like it was made for you!! Good luck !
Post # 7
If you are seriously considering not getting that dress, this is the only dress I can think of that has a similar bodice but not the same bottom.
Post # 8
Gosh that dress is stunning on you! Call around to stores maybe you can purchase a sample for less $$. You could also have it made by Jasimes bridal they do amazing work!!
It sounds like your brother and sister and in law really wan you to be happy…..If they are offering then I am sure they want to or they wouldn’t have mentioned it!
Post # 9
@corinnealisa: Holy crap, that dress is stunning on you!
Post # 10
This is Jasmines version of the Gemma if you are thinking of the replica route. I know they make the Lazzaro as well….I just can’t seem to find a pic of it