(Closed) Opinions on these dresses!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

catsanddogs :  

^^ What she said. 

Here are a few more options that I think would work for you. All prices as per Bestbridalprices.

Maggie Sottero Haven – $779

Mori Lee 5108 – $705

Mori Lee 5407 – $879

Mori Lee 5405 – $949

Marys Bridal 6500 – $798

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yeah, honestly I don’t love any of those dresses….you have an amazing figure, but all of those dresses look…I don’t know, mis-matched in some way.  Like the tops don’t match the bottoms.  I feel like you could find something way better for 1K, and I think PPs have shown you some beautiful options! 

I know the budget thing is stressful.  Just know that you will find a dress for your day, and you’ll look amazing!  Get what you feel beautiful in- that’s the most important part!  

Post # 19
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Newbee

milabeehappy : 

 I like Dress B, very pretty and flattering! I ordered my DB dress online last night! Can’t wait to get it! If you buy in store vs. online you cannot return or exchange, and the dress takes 6-8 weeks to come in. Online purchases are delivered to your house and i’m getting it by next week. Buying it online just worked out better for me. 

I am also on a tight budget, spent $350 on mine and couldn’t be happier! This is it, on the model. They didnt have it in store so i tried on a similar one to get my size and fit.

Post # 20
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

Of the three, I like B best.

Post # 22
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think I remember you posting dress C before? I still say go with that. You look beautiful in all of them, but I think C will look best once it’s fitted 

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper

A and B are much more figure flattering than C. I see what people are saying about how and where they cut you off. I am seeing that more with B than with A, personally. Sometimes the angle of photos exaggerate that effect, especially pre-alteration.

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee

milabeehappy :  I know you really loved three. Do you still? Or are you up in the air about it?

Also, I went to a small shop, it didnt have a ton of dresses there, and they were very resonable, under 1,000.  The one blue one that I am looking at is off the rack, discontiuned and they are willing to sell it for 750.00.

I’m on a tight budget too, but I think there are options. DB isn’t the only horse in the race 🙂

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Maggie Sottero dresses can be found for under 1k! 

I’m not a fan of none of these. Sorry. 

Post # 27
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Helper bee

I like B the best, but none of them have that “wow” factor. But I agree, take some time looking around. The lines PP have mentioned are in your budget, and look for consignment or sample sales at shops in your area. I bought my dress at a shop that carries full price gowns but has a room of consignment and sample sale clearance dresses. Mine retailed at $1200 and I got it for $430. One of the dresses that was a close contender was a Monique Luhillier for $850! You can find some good deals if you broaden your search and take some time. I bought a $150 reception dress from DB and their customer service and alterations were abhorrent after buying–they’re super nice until the make the sale and then it’s all out the window. 

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I love you in mermaids, but none of the dresses you posted wow me. The shape of A is great, but I don’t like the bottom.    

Have you looked at BHLDN? They often have dresses that are a little less expensive, and while many of them are boho in style, they also have some lovely, more traditional styles. They typically add new styles to their sale section every month as well, so it’s possible to get a gorgeous gown for a great price simply because they need room to add new styles. The best part is that they’re returnable, so you can either try them on in a store or have the styles you like shipped to your house and return them if you don’t like or change your mind. Here are the sale styles at the moment: http://www.bhldn.com/sale-wedding-dresses/?cm_sp=LEFTNAV-_-SUB_CATEGORY-_-SALE_WEDDINGDRESSES

Otherwise I would definitely recommend a store that sells samples or a secondhand boutique. My first dress was from a store that sold samples and I was able to purchase it for a third of the price of new and still get the quality and detail of an expensive brand. The dress I’m actually wearing is a sample too. I fell in love with a dress and couldn’t afford it, so I called about 10 boutiques who carried the brand until I found one who would sell me their sample. I spent $1,200 on a $3,400 dress and there is literally nothing wrong with it except that it’s a tad too big in the bust. But that might have happened if I’d ordered the dress new as well (damn my short waist and small bust!)

So while I wouldn’t advise trying on dresses out of your price range, I just want to let you know that you don’t have to settle for something you don’t love just because you don’t have a huge budget! You just have to be creative! 

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper

I posted on your other thread but still like b the best. 

I wanted a plain dress and was on a small budget. After a disaster with a custom dress I ended up with a second hand designer gown.  Would you consider 2nd hand? 

Post # 30
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Sugar bee

milabeehappy :  you have an amazing figure. None of these do it justice. 

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