(Closed) Finding a man, Easy…the dress is another story.

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do??
    Keep the dress I have and quit bellyaching : (8 votes)
    57 %
    Buy the tea-length Milan instead : (3 votes)
    21 %
    Wear them both (but please explain how) : (0 votes)
    I should never have backed out on my original splurge : (3 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    2434 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    I like the Etsy dress.  You could have it long for the ceremony and short for the reception?

    Post # 4
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    1356 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like the Esty dress too. Tre chic!

    Post # 6
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    5822 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Are those pics from the "Short Dress Brides" blog?  lol!  Nice!

    I say go for the short dresses!!  You’ll love it, and I don’t think it matters that it will be a winter wedding.  Unless you plan on doing shots outside in the snow, no one will even notice.

    What will you do with the Rhianna dress?

    Post # 7
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    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I personally think your original dress is the prettiest, but that’s my personal taste speaking.

    I think you should go with the dress that will make YOU the happiest and will work best for YOUR wedding. If that means selling the original, so be it. Of course, unless you’re in Florida, Mexico, Hawaii, etc. I can’t see a short dress being comfortable for a winter wedding. Just something to take into account. 

    Why not try to sell your original gown, then if you can, use the funds to buy one of the others? If your reaction to selling the original is negative, that should tell you something about how you feel about letting go of it. 

    I hope that helps! Good luck!

    Post # 8
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    20 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I like the Etsy dress best too. Did you already get it or still just contemplating.

    It sounds like you really want to wear a different dress. One that fits your style and the style of the wedding a bit better. I agree with Driftslikesmoke, why dont you try to sell that first one?

    Honestly, which ever one you end up wearing will look great. The dresses are all quite lovely.

    Good luck!

    Post # 10
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    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I agree with above! The etsy’s my fave, by far. And if you try to sell the first, how you feel about it will tell you a lot. I used to do eeny-meeny-miny-mo, not to make a choice, but to see how I felt about a choice. It can help seperate your "logical" choice from the "emotional" choice you really want. ^_^ Good luck! You’ll look beautiful no matter what!

    Post # 11
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    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I would give anything to be able to afford the Rhianna Royale….my situation is JUST like yours with the $1200 price tag AND my budget is $5000…i don’t think you did anything out of reason because the dress is very important for the pictures.  I think the DRESS, PICS, and CAKE…and the comfort of your guests is the MOST important besides the vows…..I love the Rhianna Royale with a passion but i feel like i would kick myself if i try to buy it…but i guess i could always sell after.

    I think you should wear the Milan!! The reason being is judging by your photo this dress would look excellent on you.  I think the Royale would look great too…but it looks like you could pull off the Milan very well!  I don’t think that you should try to wear both dresses…the reason is because you are putting a lot of emphasis on the Milan or the Royale with its detail work….if you change dresses it can throw people for a spin…if it was a more formal gown i could see but its like taking two very detailed dresses and trying to cram them in one night of activities.  You don’t want the detail of the Royale (which I KNOW has some of the most beautiful worked in floral designs i have ever seen) or the type of dress the Milan is to be forgotton by putting another dress on later that evening..

    But ofcourse this is just my opinion and i would love to be able to own one of those..ha ha.  I know you will have a great wedding!

     

    P.S. I JUST SAW THIS IS A WINTER WEDDING, CORRECT?  NO MILAN FOR WINTER…THIS WOULD BE A SPRING DRESS….IN MY OPINION.   ALSO THE ETSY WOULD LOOK VERY FLATTERING I BET…YOU LOOK SLENDER SO I’M SURE IT WOULD LOOK AWESOME.  BUT I WOULD HAVE TO GO WITH THE ORIGINAL ROYALE BECAUSE I THINK YOU HAVE GREAT TASTE….!  🙂

    Post # 12
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    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I like your original dress! It’s beautiful!

    I’m having a similar problem – every time I make a decision, I start to regret it or find another idea or item that would have been “better.” What I’ve learned to do now is make a decision, finalize it, and then don’t revisit anything that has to do with that decision!

    For instance, I chose my invites after months of serching. I love them. They’re great! But I’m NOT ALLOWED to look at other invites online or DIY projects or anything to make me second guess my original decision! (this also helps keep our budget down, because my first choices are always pocket book friendly, and additional ideas or suggestions tend to be more pricey!)

    Good luck!

    Post # 13
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    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t know… I have found a million dresses I love but, I live in NYC where women significantly outnumber men and most of the men are either strange, gay, or taken. Disagree! 🙁 I am in the wedding industry. Not bitter but, scared. 

    Post # 14
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    3 posts
    Wannabee

    If anyone out there is still interested in the Rhianna Royale dress, I am selling mine! Below is a copy of my posting, email me at [email protected] if you’re interested!

    Maggie Sottero Rhianna Royale Size 8 Champagne $850
    STYLE: S5094-HC

    I have a Maggie Sottero Rhianna Royale wedding dress in a size 8 (I am normally a 4 or a 6 and it fit me perfectly)…plus, the corset back can adjust a size or two up or down. The dress has hand sewn roses throughout, and is in excellent used condition. No alterations were made, but I had the seamstress attach a tulle slip to the bottom inside to give the dress a fuller skirt for a more elegant mermaid look. This slip can be easily removed if not desired.

    Bustle and headpiece (long veil attached to a comb) are included. THis piece is absolutely stunning on the body and I am still receiving compliments on this dress! I am selling all this for half the price I paid for.

     

    Post # 15
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    531 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I voted to keep your original, mainly because the Etsy dress is very pretty short, but I have to say I’m not loving it with the attachment. The other short poofy dress is cute, but not as nice the your original.

    Post # 16
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    1518 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I would go with dress one or two. I love dress one (i think it is the prettiest… because of the detail flowers… gorgeous) and but the idea of changing the 2nd dress into a shorter dress for the reception is so cool!! It is beautiful also. 

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