(Closed) Dress Obsession

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

How much is your overall budget? What will you have to sacrifice to get the dress? (You’ll have to sacrifice something – either cutting back somewhere else, raising your overall budget/putting in more money from savings or work, whatever.)

If that tradeoff is worth it to you (ie: I would be willing to have smaller centerpieces to afford this dress; or I would be willing to put $200 more per month in wedding savings), then do it! It sounds like you have sat on it, researched around, and can’t get it out of your head.

Post # 4
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2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Oh, and have you investigated a replica from Jasmine’s Bridal? 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

@magicmoments:  have you actually tried the dress on? I mean it’s one thing to love it on a mannequin/model it’s another to put it on for yourself

Post # 6
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3417 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I agree with PP.  If you feel you could sacrifice other areas of your wedding to help pay for the dress than by all means go for it.  Or if you could buy a similar dress and alter it in ways to make it more like the Vera dress that may be the option too.

Good luck!

Post # 8
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Wow, I could easily get over it if that’s the second hand price!  No way that’s too much!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know this isn’t what you want to hear, but I would buy it. I’m the worst when it comes to talking people out of not buying their dream dress, I spent more than $1000 over my budget on my dress.

My thought is, its the most important dress you will ever wear and you will remember it for the rest of your life. If can can afford to cut other areas of the budget then its absolutely worth it! You can always try selling it after the wedding!

Post # 10
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10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

@AmyFarrahFowler:  +1

If you will regret not doing it, you should do it. Yah it’s just a dress you wear once, but if it is THE one then you won’t be happy with anything else. And then you might get dress regret and waste money getting multiple dresses or even buying the Gemma at a higher price. Sounds like the $3000 is a good deal, so I’d go for it personally. 

Post # 11
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205 posts
Helper bee

Go for it. I’m pretty sure that you would be able to sell it easily since it is a Vera Wang and also because you will be getting it at such a great deal. Just be sure the deal is legitimate! I always want people have their dream dresses. Please get it! 

Post # 12
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665 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Just buy it!! Its your big day! as long as its not putting you into debt I say go for it! Im sure once youv got it you wont regret it 🙂 

Post # 14
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205 posts
Helper bee

@magicmoments:  If possible, ask the seller privately if she could reserve the dress for you for a few days or longer while you think about it. 

Post # 15
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506 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I also have fallen madly in love with a Vera Wang. And I personally can’t imagine dropping 3 grand on a dress (let alone the 8 my love costs). If you’ve allocated it for other parts of your budget save heartache and don’t buy it. If you think you can swing it without sacraficing the quality of your wedding vision/guest comfort than totally do it. It’s your  one wedding dress ever and you obviously love the dress.

 

I have the same issue with copycat sites. I’m just 90% sure I’m violating some dress law and pretty sure violating human labor/right laws. 

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