Post # 1
Hi everyone! I was recently engaged and have set the date for July of 2010. I have 15 months to plan, but feel I will need all of that to find my different dress! I work in retail and have already heard comments from most of my family and friends about how they can’t wait to see my dress, so the pressure to find something fabulous is on! I am pretty settled on finding a te-length wedding dress and want to wear Christian Louboutin Madeleine slides in pale pink satin. My dream dress is Melissa Sweet’s Billie…I’m in love with the craftsmanship and the couture look of it. I am on a budget, so any help with inexpensive dress websites would be helpful!. Also, tea length is not popular, so any stores/names of dressmakers would help. Has anyone else had a tea length dress? Where did you get it?! Thanks girls!
Post # 3
Oooh! that dress is beautiful.
Have you considered looking for it used, or if not having the dress made by seamstress or dressmaker?
What area are you based in?
Post # 4
Here are a few online dress shops that have a lot of really cute tea length dresses:
Hope that helps!!
Post # 5
Billie was MY dream dress too! I stalked it for a year and never once saw it for sale second-hand, so unfortunately you may just have to pay full retail price for it. I couldn’t afford it so I had to pick a different dress for my wedding. I hope you get it, it’s a fantastic dress!
Post # 6
Melissa Sweet totally has the tea length covered. All of her dresses are to die for! Have you thought about looking at high end bridesmaids dresses in white. They usually don’t have the long train that is typical with some wedding gowns. In the meantime, check out this amazing post on tea length dresses: http://kenziekate.blogspot.com/2007/11/time-for-tea.html
Here is the website referenced in the blog post: http://stephaniejamescouture.com/ and you’ll find all sorts of tea length dresses! My pesonal favorite (besides the Melissa Sweet dress you picked out) is the Audry.
Post # 7
I am going tea lenght also… Here are a few…
First one is Morilee 735
Third Stephanie James
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Post # 8
Where are you located? It’s a long shot, but my dress-maker in SF (Atelier des Modistes) has a super cute t-length design.
Here’s also a website I found:
Post # 9
Thanks so much for all of the links everyone and I apologize it has taken me weeks to get back on here. Its been about a month since I’ve gotten engaged so I’ve been busy with finding a reception site (which was finalized this past weekend!). I am still obsessing over the Billie dress and, in staying within my budget, am considering having it made. I have found two sites though that do designer dress knockoffs. I was wondering has anyone used dressmake4u.com or lightinthebox.com? They are both so inexpensive, but I’d be interested to hear from anyone who has actually used them! Also, if anyone lives in the MIlwaukee area, have you heard of any dressmakers in the area? Thanks again!
Post # 10
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony: Catholic Church, Reception: Hotel Ballroom
annie — I’m in the Milwaukee area, and have heard great things about Becky’s Custom Sewing in Bay View. She really does alterations, but maybe she would consider doing a custom dress for you? She did alterations for a bridesmaid dress for me and was extremely reasonable (and nice, too!). Just a thought. A google search of her name should bring up her info. Give her a call and chat — it’s worth a shot!
Post # 11
Thanks so much for the tip on Becky’s in Bayview! I just got off the phone with her and it looks like its a go. I am still going to get an estimate with Delanie Couture, but I’m SO excited that I have options and can get the dress I love:) Thanks for your help!