(Closed) Has anyone bought a Maggie gown??

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

just the store locater and if they are an authorize dealer, you should have no problem

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I hate to be the one to break this to you, but pretty much every wedding gown is made in China. Please don’t think for a moment that if you had spent $10,000 on a Vera Wang that Vera herself would be staying up all night hand stitching it for you. This is one of the reasons why The Wedding Industrial Complex is such a crock. Before you make ANY other purchases, I highly suggest you get your hands on a copy of the book "Bridal Bargains." It lays all of this stuff out for you. You totally got ripped off on your gown – while there is nothing you can do about that now, you have it in your power to make sure it doesn’t happen again with any other part of your wedding.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2009

If your bridal shop is listed as an authorized dealer you should be getting an authentic dress. Every Maggie gown comes with a certificate of authenticity also. I tried my dress on at a local shop in Florida then ordered it for $150 less from an authorized dealer in Conneticut. My dress came with the certificate and I have no doubt its a real Maggie. Like CarolineG said, a huge majority of wedding dresses are made in China so that definately doesn’t mean it’s a fake. You may want to tell the shop you ordered from that you found it for $500 less and ask if they do competitive price matching. It never hurts to ask. Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I had a Maggie Sottero dress for my wedding, but I didn’t have to wait for it. My "CoCo" so happened to come in brand new in a size 6, lucky me.  All Maggie dresses are made in China so I wouldn’t be too worried.  I would definitely talk to the bridal shop about the price.

Post # 7
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Bata85

Where did you buy your dress at? I am also interested in a Maggie dress especially the mirabella and sabelle. I’m looking in the plymouth/ann arbor area and found a store called "I do too". The store has awesome customer service and the Maggie dresses are reasonably priced. Plus is you buy a dres there you get major discounts on all bridal accessories, bridal party, mother of the bride and a free special occasion dress.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you do your research you can get a deal on any wedding dress.  Buying it without doing research just means that you pay the sticker price –same thing goes for cars.  I wore a Maggie Sottero dress and loved it.  Since it was shipped from china it did take some time, but it was well worth it.  If you love the dress you purchased and it makes you feel like the bride you want to  be, then it doesn’t matter what you paid for it.  If you had the money at the time, then money isn’t the issue.

I suggest (for anyone interstested in Maggie Sottero) to find the the dress you like, call Pearl’s Place, get a price quote (they will only do it over the phone, not email) — then use that price to negotiate with whatever bridal salon you choose to purchase from.  This is what I did and it was well worth it!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I ordered a Maggie Sottero dress from an authorized dealer in Chicago.  I looked around online at the "discount" bridal companies and went in aware of the pricing.  The bridal shop offered the dress at the same price as other online companies. I purchased the dress and am waiting for it to be shipped currently.  Purchasing a gown from an authorized dealer made me feel better.  If something happens the shop is able to assist with crisis management.  Plus, I did not feel comfortable buying a replica from some random online business.  In the end you get what you pay for.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I ordered mine from a small shop near home and it was $800. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

i bought mine back in august and it hasn’t arrived yet, suppose to be here by end of this month, early jan!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

To echo some of the PPs, once I knew which Maggie I wanted, I called a few shops to see what they would charge for that gown.  The place I originally saw it in wanted $800 for the gown, plus alterations – $75 for the bustle, $75 for the hem, and $125 and up for taking in the sides (I anticipated losing weight, but they wouldn’t order the dress smaller, just in case).  So I was really looking at $1075+ plus tax.  I called up a few other shops and ended up getting my Maggie for $800 including tax and alterations.  I then ordered the Bridesmaid or Best Man gowns from the same place and the shop gave me 20% off each gown!!

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