Post # 1
ive been enjoying reading this blog for 6 months now, and i would always search stuff and find what u had to say about it 🙂
and now im in a major dilemma, and i need all the help i can get :s
here’s my problem, i live in Bahrain, middle east. and i need to find a wedding dress online and recieve it in 2 months!! can i make it happen or am i delusional? oh i forgot to mention that im on 1000$ budget!
there is no way i can get a dress locally, there r virtually like 5 bridal stores and all of them suck! so yes i have to take the risk and imagine how the dress is gonna look on me. and the thing is after checking gazillion gowns, i dunno what i want anymore, they all look the same to me. but i know tht i want sth stylish and different,.
now my main problem, is the fact i need to get it in 2 months, and from reading this blog, most deisgners deliver 4-6 months, which i dont have.
this sounds like a diary more than a post, but i really need help, any advice!!!
Post # 3
Look on eBay! And preownedweddingdresses.com – 99% of the dresses you will find on those sites will be worn once, but they will be individual sellers, so you will get it much faster than ordering a brand new dress from the designer.
Plus, you’ll save some $$. 🙂
Oh, and don’t forget to check out the WB classifieds!
What kind of dress are you looking for?
Post # 4
i agree with Miss Snowflake! also check out bravobride.com and oncewed.com for preowned dresses!
Post # 5
Find superstores that deliver to Bahrain. There must be something connected to the consulate that’ll ship to you. Or go through eBay – just make sure you’re meticulous with the measurements and only buy something preowned, not something that’ll be made in China to order as that might not arrive on time.
Post # 6
I bought a MOB dress within 2 months from http://www.keepmeinstitches.biz
They have a “real” store in PA or NJ, under the name Rowan’s Bridal or something like that.
I don’t know if they will mail to you, but they do have some wedding dresses.
You will have to contact their customer service, to see if they have (one that you like in your size) in stock you may get it within two months. Just make sure to get measured correctly.
Post # 7
well, ive been looking at both preownedweddingdresses.com and oncewed.com for the past couple of days, and ive already contacted a few ppl and i have some dresses in mind.
u know what, im just afraid that now coz im in a rush i will end up with a dress, that is not THE dress.
i hate tht, i keep telling myself tht its just a dress, but im really into fashion, and i always try to look my best even when going to the supermarket, so i dont wanna look just avg on my wedding day, and dont wanna look back at the pics and cringe a few years from now :S
my sister in law lives in the US, and shes on a fierce hunt for a dress for me, so do u know any designers that get the dress fast? ive found a morilee dress that i like, hopefully they have a rush order kind of thing!
2moro morning im going with my sis to check this bridal store tht recently opened, fingers crossed i find sth nice 🙂
Post # 8
you can commission a dress to made on e-bay or etsy, lots of girls do this, and i’m sure they rush order!
Post # 9
or, davids bridal has online ordering for some fantastic ultra low priced dresses!! worth a check
Post # 10
Another bee posted a thread about bridal shops three months ago, and she said Watters is among the fastest brands and can do a dress in 2 months. She didn’t mention Mori Lee, but maybe you can PM her and ask. Good luck with the search!
Post # 11
I got my dress from Romona Keveza in one month! But I was lucky that I met the designer at a trunk show and he was so insistent that I buy one of his designs that he made sure I got the dress on time and waived the rush fees.
Other than that I tried rush ordering a Marisa dress in a month – was a no-go.
I asked about an Allure and they said they could do it in a month.
I was told if you’re a standard size 8-10 you’re more likely to get it because they tend to have more of those on hand and can just push yours ahead of someone else’s. So you pay a rush fee and you basically take someone else’s dress.
I also second preownedweddingdresses.com and oncewed.com. You’ll find many fashionable designer dresses there, and I think there’s plenty that have never been worn! Brides change their minds all the time. I’m selling 2 right now and I never wore of them, a Vera Wang.
Post # 12
You could get measured and have your SIL look for a sample dress in your size. I was able to buy the exact dress I tried on and it was brand new to the store, nobody else had ever tried it on so it was still brand new. And I get 25% off because it was a sample.
Post # 13
USED! pick a shape you KNOW will look good on you. Think about a corset back–it’ll be adjustment. shoot, mine didn’t need a single alteration. And if it’s not embellished at the bottom, it’d be easy to hem. I really think you can find something that’ll fit in 2 months
Post # 14
thanx all for the help 🙂
well im size 6 and 5ft 1″ ill definitley need hemming, coz im not planning to wear 3 in heel max, but i can do whatever alterations locally.
im looking for sth stylish and outstanding yet timeless!!! if tht makes any sense!
ill try ebay, do u know any ebay seller thats good, and if u have tried any plz post some pics.
thanx a bunch 🙂
Post # 15
If you are a size 6 street, that is about a 10 in bridal. With some digging you should easily find what you want. However, make sure you know your exact measurements. I know yourdreamdress.com ships internationally. Bridepower.com is also a good resource.
Post # 16
Also check Jay’s Bridal.com — they have a “sample sale” (it’s one of the links on the left side) so you can buy a designer sample garment for very cheap.
And as everyone else said, preownedweddingdresses.com, the wedding bee classifieds and oncewed.com are also good resources. There are a lot of “new with tags” ads on there, so you won’t have to wear an used dress if you’re against it.