(Closed) I am in LOVE!! and I’m so screwed!

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Tre Bella, Mesa, AZ

Chinese replica? I know a lot of bees have done custom China dresses and gotten something they’re really happy with. Do some searches on the bee. You have plenty of time to have one made with spare time if it doesn’t work out (and typically they are way cheap).

Post # 5
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thats gorgeous. The website says there is a retailer in arizona… might be worth a road trip? And if they don’t have it in stock, maybe they can order it for you. Otherwise, you could find a great local dressmaker?

Post # 6
194 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t know where you can get it, but that dress is STUNNING!  i really hope you find it.  Hell, you make me want to find it!  Good luck!

Post # 7
1074 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s a very pretty dress, if you feel strongly about it, I’d work on getting more photos of it and find a dressmaker to bring the cost down to your price range.  I think it could be replicated nicely πŸ™‚

Post # 8
1 posts
  • Wedding: August 2011

Contact the designer directly. Their phone number is on their site.

Post # 10
5 posts
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had a similar dilemma!  I fell in love with a Sottero Midgley dress online and while a lot of stores carry this line, no one had the specific dress.  I literally called every bridal shop within 4 hours of my mom’s hous as well as my future in-laws!  Many stores offered to order it but I was scared it would come in and I wouldn’t like it, I really wanted to try it on first.  I finally found an amazing bridal shop that ordered it, I put half down, and if I didn’t like it when it came in, I could put my money towards any other dress in their store (which had a great selection). Fortunatly, when it came in 3 weeks ago, I was in LOVE!  Maybe a shop near you will do something like that…it’s a worth a shot to ask! Good luck!! The picture of your dream dress is beautiful!

Post # 11
11 posts

The only shop that had my designer didnt have my dress. Contact the company and see if the Designer is doing a trunk show and if so have them send the dress in for the trunk show. Thats how they did it for me =]  I completely understand the out of price range but have to have…good luck!!!

Post # 13
372 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you are interested I know of a seller that shows pics of the real dresses that their factory makes and they are amazing, the best that I have seen anywhere online and I have done A LOT of searching. If you are interested let me know and I will give you thier name. Here is a pic of theirs that I love and is kind of like your’s

Post # 14
1884 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If your not comfortable going the chinese replica, what about a good tailor?  It doesn’t look like it’s TOO difficult of a dress (not super elaborate or lacy) I’m sure they could come up with something that looks similar (if not exactly) with a less expensive fabric you could probably get away for quite a bit less than the original.

Post # 15
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

ohmy that dress is fabulous!! I hope you get ahold of it or find something similar! You have great taste! πŸ™‚

Post # 16
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I had a lot of difficulty locating my dress as well. What worked for me was calling the stores closest to see if they had it, and if they  I didn’t asked them if it was a new dress or if it was from past collections. My dress was brand new so I ended up tracking my dress down at a trunk show in NYC. Also some stores offered to get the dress from the designer for me but it would take a little bit of time.  Overall, for me it was worth it… i tracked down my dress and it was the one

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