(Closed) Help me Choose my Perfect Dress! (pics included)

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Keep the first dress and save the money. : (19 votes)
    22 %
    Buy the crazy expensive dress and cut corners elsewhere. : (29 votes)
    34 %
    Try and find a knock off of the dream dress. : (38 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Oooh I like the new dress a lot more! I would try to find a knockoff, a similar style, or a sample gown if that’s what you like more! I don’t think you should pay that much for it if you have a $9k budget since that will likely cause a lot of stress with other wedding details.

    Post # 4
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I do like the second one better. I would try and shop around online. I found something very similar on preownedweddingdresses.com

    This dress is brand new and was $1248 and they are selling it for $350

    http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/35488/Alfred-Sung-107-Size-8.html

    This san patrick is $800

    http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/dresses/39056/San-Patrick-Risia-Size-12.html

    I would also post a listing in the classifieds section saying you are looking for a specific dress. You would be surprised how fast you find it.  Good luck!

    Post # 5
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    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I LOVE the second dress. They are definately two totally different styles, but I prefer the second. It looks a lot more classic nd sophisticated in my opinion. Its GORGEOUS

    Post # 7
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would keep the first dress but do some major alterations such as remove the flower, drastically reduce the amount of tulle in the skirt and then add a crystal sash.

    Post # 8
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    116 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Omg the 2nd dress looks amazing on you! I love it!! I say try to find a knock off to keep within your budget.

    Post # 9
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    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I hate to say it, but I LOVE the second one.  I think you should try to find some way to find it cheaper and get that one!  Buying used is a great idea!  That’s what I did 🙂

    Post # 10
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    15 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I vote to try and find a similiar version of the second dress online or used. I’d be really careful with a knockoff especially if you notice fabric quality, so only buy a “replica” if you can somehow see it in person or get samples or they have a return policy.

    preownedweddingdresses.com is amazing and you’ll have to do a lot of hunting but there are a LOT of this style on there! good luck!

    Post # 11
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    17 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    If you feel uncomfortable and not happy in the original dress then this is not the one!!

    However having said that, this is the type of dress I personally love & I think you could make it work.

    • Remove the flower
    • add some amazing beading around the neckline 
    • add a beautiful beaded sash around the waist 

    It is a very fashion forward dress but you need to accessorise to compliment this look!!

    The other dress is more traditional so you need to work out what look you are wanting to achieve and would be happy wearing…

    I have done the opposite, I bought a SAFE option dress – all over lace, beading fitted / clight mermaid style and regretted it!!

    I have now chosen an amazing heavily beaded bodice and messy tulle skirt (similar to your skirt) & i absolute love it so it is totally up to you and how you feel.

    Good luck… but here are a few amazing tulle skirt dress which may inpsire you to keep it!!

    Post # 12
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    For the new dress, it looks similar to what I had for my wedding, except with sleeves- there are many dresses that look like this but without the sleeves. Maybe you can find a pre-owned dress for less but with the same high quality, that looks similar and get it altered/sleeves added. 

     

     

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