Post # 1
Hi ladies ,
I am completely new to the board but I am in desperate need of advice .
I will give you a bit of an insight on my dream wedding . I love purple so of course I decided the colour will be purplish for the flowers, decorations and bridesmaids dresses .
I had my heart set on this Emily Riggs gorgeous gown
But it was way out of our budget as we are already having a destination beach wedding and by that time I didn’t know that you can get such gorgeous replica wedding dresses ( only realised this now when I was reading here ).
Everybody told me if I will have this dress I wouldn’t be able to have the rest purple , but I was thinking if everything is darker purple it should be ok .
The dress you see it’s what I ended up with , all paid for with no chance of being able to return or exchange .
I am not loving it at all ! I probably hate it but I am too scared to admit it …
It hasn’t been altered yet so what you see in the pictures is what I have at home , I kept on saying that once is altered and I remove the sparkles from the waist it will be nice and beach suitable .
But I still dream about my purple dress !
Would it be too much to have everything purple ? Or should I keep the dress I bought and go ahead and have it altered ?
Here is the dress on a model , it really is gorgeous, I don’t like the sparkly bits at the waist and was thinking of removing them
and adding something else , maybe pearls .
Post # 2
I don’t know what the right thing for you to do is, but I just wanted to say that I really love the dress you currently have. It’s very flattering and unique. It’s a really pretty dress.
Post # 3
Get the dang purple dress. I would maybe go with white flowers personally but my goodness, you love that purple dress. Get it.
Post # 4
Get a replica dress made in whatever purple design you want! It is your day to be extra beautiful and special. Don’t have any regrets.
Post # 5
If you love the purple dress then get that one!! I’m sure you can sell the other dress online and recoup a bit of money.
I think for flowers, just ask for a variety of purple shades so that it has some visual interest! If anything, stick with white for your linens and any candles or other accessories you may choose to decorate with.
Do what YOU want, its your day and you should look exactly how you want to!!
Post # 6
that is is exactly the kind of bouquet I want , like the first one with anemones .
please , those of you who have experience with some good if not excellent replica shops , send me a pm .
Post # 7
I absolutely don’t think it’s too much for you to wear the purple dress and the bridesmaids to be in a very dark shade of plum. Just make sure the flowers are not the same shade the person is wearing.
Have you thought about your veil?
Could you love your white dress with a purple sash and a purple veil? Or add purple appliqués on the dress?
Post # 8
You keep mentioning removing the sparkly bit and replacing them. Are you good at sewing? And do you have lots of time to put into it? If so, here’s an idea. Remove the waist ribbon part completely and replace it with a lavender ribbon with some kind of medium to dark purple detail. Then get smell beads, or sequins, or whatever you prefer in purple (possibly a few shades) and then remove all the silvery sparklies and replace them with purple ones.
Post # 9
The dress you have is beautiful. It fits you well and is very unique. If you really are unhappy you should deffinetly not wait and fix the issue. Whether or not to buy a new dress is up to you. Do you have room in your budget to have a seemstress alter it? After alterations would you be happy?
The two things that make the pruple dress unique is the purple lace with a nude lining for the bodice and an ivory lining with purple tulle overlay for the skirt. A skilled seamsterss could help you get an idea of what changes you can do to your current dress to get it closer to your dream dress. For instance the tulle overlay could be changed to purple. You could even dye the applique and have it attached to the new purple tulle overlay. Of course this all depends on teh materials your dress is made of, your budget, time and what you want. It never hurts to ask.
Post # 10
i am rubbish at sewing , I was going to ask the seamstress that would’ve altered it for me to do it .
The idea of accessorising it with purple doesn’t appeal to me at all but thank you so much for your input .
Post # 11
Could you dye any of it make it purple?
Purple is such a fine colour and if you want a purple wedding then make it happen.
Post # 12
just wanted to chime in and say I love your dress!! Also, I too love purple and I used eggplant as our primary color in our (winery, read: more purple) wedding. I had a white dress but the bms all wore purple, we used purple in all the flower arrangements and bouquets, used purple overlays, sequined purple accent tablecloths, etc and it was just the right amount of purple! I think if I had had a purple dress the wedding may have drowned in purple, lol. So I definitely encourage you too look for other ways to get your purple fix if the dress is out of the question! It’s very doable! Good luck!!
Post # 13
- Wedding: November 2016 - New Orleans, LA
OMG that purple dress is to die for! Get it girl. Get it and don’t regret it!!
Post # 14
I think your body shines more in the white dress you’ve chosen and paid for. It lifts your bust, slims your waist and is generally stunning on you. I really love the back view. Great dress. Really!
However, if purple is more important to you, get the replica. You don’t want to sell out on your original vision if the colour is your real priority over fit. Looking at the original dress you posted by Emily Riggs, I can see it’s beautiful but as a hourglass myself I would never wear it and I know it would be unflattering on me- the pleated skirt would make me look frumpy and hippy, the bustline would look a bit too revealing and would limit what bras I could wear (hence I wouldn’t get a good lift).
The last dress is nice and if you can get a purple one, then it ticks the box. I don’t like the dress nearly as much as your current one though- it lacks the wow factor in terms of the way it’s cut. And then it also isn’t very similar to the Emily Riggs one either (it’s very traditional/glitzy rather than boho) so I’m not sure what you’re really gaining.
My suggestion that came to me as I wrote this was to get a lilac underskirt put into your current dress. It wouldn’t be too expensive and it would give a nice illusion of purple without being overbearing. The lace would be more visible too, much as it would be in a lace over blush dress. Or look into dying it. I can’t see any reason why you can’t do dark purple flowers with it.
Post # 15
Thank you for all your input ladies .
I still don’t know what to do .
I should probably put the white dress on as I only tried it on before I purchased it . When I look at it , it is gorgeous!
I just keep on thinking is not the purple one … and I find faults : like it’s too big for a beach wedding etc etc