(Closed) Dress Dilemma – Buy it now? Or wait?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get this dress now?
    Yes, get it! The price is too good to be true and it's a style of dress that you love! : (21 votes)
    53 %
    No! Girl, stop being crazy! You have well over a year to find a dress. You don't want dress regret! : (19 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 3
    3521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Go for it, but order a little bigger if you can. I’ve ordered dresses online that “should” fit perfectly according to my measurements, only to find that they’re too snug because of the style or whatever.

    Post # 4
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My alterations for my dress came to $360 but that is quite high for alterations I think. It is a size 14 and I am a size 2. (Sample dress) So they are taking in the sides (has lots of boning), hemming it, adding bustles, adding bra cups, taking out some tulle, and doing something with the bust area but I don’t remember what it is called. So that is alot to be done! I think hemming it is probably one of the cheapest things in alterations that can be done but not sure how much just the hemming is. Usually hemming a dress doesn’t take as much work so it is cheaper I believe??? I kind of say go for it but at the same time I almost feel like you should wait and try on dresses. Alot of stores offer discounts and things more than you think but at the same time if you really love this dress……….hard choice!

    Post # 7
    2538 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    You will never find a dress that fits 5’4 without being hemmed…so get it!  Hemming prices depend on how many layers there are so simpler is cheaper.  My total alterations were 399…If you just need a hem I’m sure you can find someone for $200 or less…

    Post # 8
    566 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    If you absolutely love this dress you’ll regret NOT getting it. Worst case scenario: You buy it. Don’t really like it. Sell it and make back some or all of your money and then get something else.

    Post # 9
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If you love it, get it! It seems like an amazing deal and shouldn’t cost that much to hem it.

    Post # 10
    350 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If all you need is a simple hem you can definately get that done for under 100. Talk to others in your area and find a good independent seamstress.  

    Post # 11
    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No matter waht dress you get it will probably need altering, so I’d go for it!

    Post # 13
    241 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Get the dress! When getting alterations, stay away from any seamstresses who work exclusively on wedding dresses–their prices will be higher. I found a local seamstress who runs a general clothing alterations business, but also was reviewed as having done a good job with special occasion dresses. Her prices are a lot lower than what I had been quoted at bridal seamstresses and the work was high quality. Brides on a budget have to do a little more leg work to get a good price, but it is worth it in the end! Good luck.

    Post # 14
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @RayRayFurious: Seriously find a local seamstress to ask for the price. That’s more realistic. I can tell you I live in BC (Vancouver Island), my store told me that with everything (e.g. hemming, sizing and the bra), at most $200. But some big cities like NY, I bet it is a lot more.

    Whether you should get the dress or not… ask yourself

    1. How much do you like it?

    2. Will you still look at other dresses after you buy this one?

    3. Is this dress something you are looking for?

    4. Does it look good on you?

    In the meantime, don’t wait for your family and friends, maybe go to some stores to try some other dresses to give yourself some ideas what you are looking for. I went to 5 stores, there were couple of times I thought I found a dress I really liked… but afterwards, I chose the one from the last store because it has everything I like and I LOVE !

    Don’t make a decision so fast, you will regret very soon.

    Post # 15
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Is this a temporary sale or will that dress always be that price? I think you might be surprised how many amazing dresses pop up AFTER you purchase your dress. You don’t want your wedding dress to be an impulse buy!

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