(Closed) No dress… wedding in 2 months Im an idiot (vent post long)

posted 4 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@janinaPK:  You could also try ordering from the UK High Street-type retailers.  I know monsoon has a lot of gowns at good price points.  You might also want to check out Ann Taylor, and Ruche.

Preowned and consignment dresses area also doable on your time frame.  You’re a common sample size, so there are tons of dresses that you could fit into.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@janinaPK:  It’s really not too late.  Call around local bridal shops and see if they have sample sales.  I purchased my new dress (Maggie Sottero fit/flare) 3 weeks before my wedding.  It’s currently in alterations and I’m getting married next weekend!

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Most salons will sell you the sample off the rack. I got my dress like 2 months before my wedding and it was fine.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@janinaPK:  No sweetie it’s not too late at all. Think of all the brides who plan their weddings in a very short amount of time. They have to get their dresses from somewhere and it’s pretty common in my area! I even had purchased my dress June 30th when I was originally planning a Nov wedding so that was like less than 4 mons before the wedding. You just have to think outside the box. I agree with others. Bridal consignment shops, off the rack (that’s how I purchased my dress), maybe Davids Bridal? You found your silhouette right? So the hardest part is out of the way believe it or not. You know you want a lighter fabric. Take that information and just run with it and see what you come up with.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have recently been looking at a website called “daughters of simone”, they have vintage and boho dresses there and seem like a reasonable price to me!

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@janinaPK:  You should have good luck with TS dresses. They run VERY long (I’m 5’9 and I wear heels) and they are perfect for me. Plus, the material is beautiful and they are so well made. I have come cocktail dresses which are awesome. I’ve found they run a little big, though. 

You could also try Rent The Runway. They have a ton of white dresses, and the best part is you don’t have to buy them. You just rent it 🙂

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have recently been looking at a website called “daughters of simone”, they have vintage and boho dresses there and seem like a reasonable price to me!

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Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

What about craisglist or ebay?

 

I found these Sue Wongs for you in a size 10 on eBay. They run street size. 

 

 

 

 

All under $300!!

 

 

 

 

 

You know I love Sue Wong. I am super biased!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you don’t mind a previously worn dress check out craigslist, also as the other girls said dress wedding dress shops chill sell off the rack, and the local one I looked in took nearly $300 off a $1200 dress 🙂 you have time still 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

@janinaPK:  don’t worry. I found a dress I like at Davids Bridal. Online or the store I visited didn’t have my size but I called other Davids Bridal locations and finally found my size off the rack and got delivered. Because it was started to discountinued, I got almost $500 off from $1200 dress.

But I think it will be better to visit and try. Many dresses look a lot different when you try. That probably is why you didn’t have a luck so far. Good luck!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

@janinaPK:  also try http://www.lightinthebox.com. They make them to order, but I got mine within a month (with custom measurements- god bless china). You could always pay a little extra for expidited processing. They have both traditional wedding dresses and a lot of nice cocktail style dresses.

ETA: just saw you don’t want to oder online. sorry! hopefully you will find a good store to go to. I would sriously try everywhere (nordstrom, macys, jcpenney) and just have one exhausting day of dress hunting. recruit friends to scour the store in half the time!

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