Post # 1
Funny story: I found Weddingbee because I was searching for images of “real” women wearing Casablanca 2033. The rest is history!
I ordered my dress March 31, shortly after my engagement March 10. Part of the reason we chose October as our wedding month is that I knew that was JUST long enough to order a custom cut dress and have at least one alterations cycle. My actual dress is scheduled to come into the shop in early September, but I couldn’t wait until it comes in to post! This floor sample fit relatively well, but obviously there’s a few places it’s a bit off.
Oh, and did I mention I’m having the entire train cut off? I know it’s unconventional, but I actually like the look of a trainless gown, and I won’t have to worry about it dragging on the ground during my outdoor ceremony.
The pink band in this last photo is the measuring tape.
I’m not wearing heels in these photos, so I’ll be about 4″ taller. I added a beaded sash made out of netting the shop had that matched the beading on the bodice really well, which balanced out my proportions (I’m short and busty, so I generally look terrible with a drop waist).
What do you guys think? I’m debating whether to ask if it’s possible to have the neckline made a little more sweetheart, but I have no idea if that’s even possible to do after it’s already made or how long it would take.
Post # 3
Beautiful! I think the slight sweetheart neckline as is works well with this dress!
Post # 4
I’m sure they could make it more into a sweetheart shape for you. I guess the only issue would be the beading. It’s a gorgeous dress though and you look amazing in it!!
Post # 5
@sienna76: It makes me feel a little better having that validated, especially since you can tell the slight sweetheart is there from the photos. Since it’s not STRAIGHT across, I know I could live with it either way.
@shirasagi: Thank you! The beading is what made me think it might be tricky as well.
Thank you, ladies!
Post # 6
Sooooo gorgeous!!!!! I love it, looks amazing on you too.
Post # 7
It’s beautiful! I would keep the neckline as is, I’d be nervous about messing up that beautiful beading.
Post # 8
The dress is beautiful!
I also ordered a custom Casablanca without the train. I am very happy with my decision! While trains look good on some people I don’t think it was really my style or would photograph that well on me.
Post # 9
Ahh how I love Casablanca gowns! Tha thown looks fabulous on you. Casablanca are great about changing necklines, etc, so you shouldn’t have a problem having it changed!
Post # 10
@star_dust: I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who went train-less and that it worked out so well for you!