(Closed) Dress mania…talk me down, bees?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@lilcafe: That’s a beautiful dress! I don’t think I’ll be much help though, I figure my wedding is going to be as close as I get to a red carpet and i’m spending roughly 2,500 on the dress and having a brunch reception. Wink


Post # 4
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lilcafe:  Post a pic of your dress that you already bought.  I bet it looks even more lovely on you.

Post # 6
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

*cough* I hate to play the other side here, but if it is a posh hotel..I think it’d be lovely. And it’s your wedding day, why not look fabulous? And I’m not sure of the regular price of that particular JP, but I think that’s a great deal considering it is a JP and her dresses are so extravagantly priced. If you could afford it..I say throw caution to the wind..you could always resale it..

Post # 7
1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Go back and get that dress.

I’m in your situation right now and I’m kicking myself every. damn. day.

Post # 8
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Girl! If you have the money and you won’t miss it too terribly much, buy the JP! Your KS is lovely, but sooo different from the JP. Go for it!

Post # 9
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i can’t believe you’re even conisdering paying so much for a dress! (did that help? 😉

But no honestly, I think the JP is pretty but not $2500 pretty and also i don’t think it’s very chapel-y.

Just like on scantron tests, go with your first instinct! you bought your dress for a reason! we get ourselves into trouble by “just looking.” Stop looking and remember what you love about the dress you own and what drew you to it in the first place. mmkay?

Make wise choices! LOL


good luck either way!

Post # 12
466 posts
Helper bee

I’ll help: don’t do it!

It’s a lovely dress and not too flashy for afternoon, but you could get a custom dress that’s similar, or a replica, for much less. Or even buy an existing plain dress with a similar shape (not too hard to find IMO) and add custom embroidery similar to the JP dress.

I’m with you on the car thing. I couldn’t justify spending that much on a dress, let alone a one time use dress, either.

Post # 13
533 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can understand why you would want to splurge, it is a lovely dress.


Your Kate Spade dress is so so beautiful! I bet it looks great on you too 🙂 It looks perfect for an afternoon reception!

What it comes down to is 1) Can you afford it easily? 2) Which would be greater- your regret over not getting the dress or your regret over spending $2500?

Post # 14
8701 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ll help

the JP looks like an evening dress…not very wedding-y nor something I would want to wear for your type of wedding less yet to pay $2500 for

second, I love that Kate Spade dress!!

Post # 15
120 posts
Blushing bee

Imagine your lovely KS with $2,500.00 in CASH sitting on top of it. That is $2,500.00 of Your, after-tax, after-rent dollars. What would you give yourself permission buy yourself with that $2,500.00? Diamond studs? Hawaii for two weeks? or honestly the JP gown?

Post # 16
36 posts

That looks just like the dress Gwen Stefani wore to the MTV VMA’s in the ’90s!!!!




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