(Closed) Free dress I don’t love or Pay $2k for a dress I love

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do...

    Take the free dress!

    Shell out for the one I originally wanted!

  • Post # 3
    646 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I would try to find out what designer/style the free dress is.  Maybe it’s a style you’ll love! If it’s a style you love, and it’s free, it would be a win-win situation! Otherwise, I’d shell out the money for something you love.  You deserve to love what you’re wearing on your wedding day!

    Post # 4
    271 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Look into the free dress, see if it pans out.  You never know, it could be perfect!

    Post # 5
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    i agree with the other posters. I’d say take a look at the free dress first. You have nothing to lose. If you don’t like it, then you can buy the dress that you love.

    Post # 6
    2475 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If you can, try to get a hold of the free dress and try it on.  See how it makes you feel.  You can’t beat that pricetag, so it’s worth the extra effort.  🙂

    Post # 8
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    It’s hard to see the detail on her dress because her bouquet is covering the bodice, but the dresses don’t look dissimilar.

    Could you take the photos to a seamstress and find out if it’s possible to add the rouched texture to the free dress? Maybe you can use the freebie as a basis to have the details you like added on … and it would cost way less than a new dress.

    Post # 9
    1573 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Email the gal and ask for the specifics on the dress.  Ask her the designer and the size.  Then, before the trunk show, go try on the dress at a store that has it.

    Post # 10
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    The free dress looks pretty similar to the one you liked.  I would see what can be done to it in alterations. 

    Post # 11
    5870 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    that dress is soooo beautiful and quite similar to the one you chose.  I say at least try it on – ASAP before the trunk show.  Then if you don’t feel fabulous in it go to the trunk show and buy the dress you love!

    Post # 13
    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Oh no… hopefully it doesn’t fall through!

    The free dress is very similar to the dress you want to purchase, so I would say take the free one (if she lets you). You could easily tweak the neckline to mimic the 2k dress!

    Keep us updated 🙂

    Post # 14
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Even if the girl doesn’t want to give it to you for free you can still probably pay less for your dress. On the other end it’s the one day where you don’t really want to compromise on the way you look.

    Keep us updated!

    Post # 15
    14181 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    ha, that’s awfully presumptuous of the mother to offer it up!

    I’d probably want my “own” dress and try to get it on a serious sale.

    That being said, that third pic is a VERY common style–i don’t think you necssarily have to get it at a trunk show or pay $1500 for style of dress. It’s simple and i like it; i just think that you could probably find it for more affordable if you want! Like….





    These are probably between $600 and $800 =]


    Post # 16
    2695 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    the whole “free dress” sounds fishy, I would be worried that you don’t really get it for free, or she changes her mind, and then the dress you want is no longer available. 

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