(Closed) Dress Question

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What Should I Do?
    Buy the real thing, it's expensive but you will have the peace of mind that you didn't take chances : (8 votes)
    19 %
    Buy the replica--it will come out good on this dress and you will save $ : (16 votes)
    38 %
    Go do more shopping and buy a less expensive original dress : (18 votes)
    43 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Have you thought about buying it preowned? This way you get the exact dress and for less money than buying it new.

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I would wait until you have a date/venue and make sure this dress will fit in with it. I know my date/venue greatly influenced the dress I bought.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Or I guess you could pick the venue/date around the dress. Smile

    Post # 6
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    1041 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think the real question is what’s your budget?  If you can afford the dress, you should go for it.

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If the price for the original is out of your budget, I agree that you should search preowned. That is was I did and I got the dress for 1/3 of the price.

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    @mimi123:  I generally like replicas because I am more budget than label conscious however this dress is pretty unique and I think it might be tricky to exactly replicate the puffiness of the second layer and the rigidity of the bow….Maybe they could show you some pictures of dresses theyve replicated before to see how close a match they are…. even if you think the pre-owned ones are too expensive they are still cheaper than the real deal…..think about how much you’d be willing to sell yours for if you paid full price.

    Best of luck

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @mimi123:  I think if you can trust someone to create a replica, go for it! In my personal opinion spending thousands on a dress for one day isn’t necessary. I understand some brides can afford to or are willing to go into debt for their perfect dress, but I think it is very possible to get a beautiful dress for much less 🙂

    I voted to go with the replica, or shop around for something less expensive.

    Post # 11
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I agree with PP who suggested not buying a dress until you get the venue picked out… I wanted/still want the Maggie Sottero Sabelle, but then I thought about the fact that I am having an outside vineyard June wedding in California, and this year that day was 102 degrees out haha… So I went a completely different way and got a Maggie Sottero Carissa, which is going to be WAY more comfortable and way more fitting to the location and time of year. Good luck with whatever you do ! <3

    Post # 12
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I am selling this wedding dress for $2500, including the veil which is worth $500. I was also nervous about spending that kind of money, but looking back I don’t regret it one bit. It was gorgeous! It looked like I was walking on clouds! Don’t forget, you can also sell it afterwards.

    If you are interested, please PM me. My dress is a size 16 (8 street size) taken in 2 sizes. It can be taken in further or let back out to a 16.  

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