(Closed) Paloma Blanca disappointment. What would you do? LONG.

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What would you do?
    Go for the custom-made "replica" : (18 votes)
    82 %
    Begin the search for a new dress : (4 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
    916 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I remember you posting that dress!  If I were you, I would go for choice 3: get the dress without the train.  You don’t need a train with that gorgeous ruffle in the back, seriously.  Also, you should post pix of the front and back!

    Post # 4
    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    This is a tough situation because I had a custom gown made and it took forever!  The seamstress said it would take only 3 months, but it doesn’t (especially if you are losing weight before your wedding).  It took about 15 fittings to get the dress right and a little over 7 months to finish.  Also, many seamstresses do not have the commercial equipment manufacturers have and that adds to the time it takes to create a gown from scratch.

    Is it possible for your seamstress to order extra material and add a train to the existing dress?  I had a detachable train (4 feet) added to my gown and took it off before cocktail hour.  It did cost $400, but we used Duchess satin.  Another option could be to add a hem and train from different material (i.e. lace, satin faced taffeta, etc.)….

    Good luck!

    Post # 6
    1037 posts
    Bumble bee

    If the seamstress is really as good as you say (and I believe she will be) then rather than making the dress from scratch and making a long train couldn’t she just make an alteration to the bottom of the original dress and add the train?

    Post # 7
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    that sucks! have you considered getting the dress and adding a cathedral length veil? that way you still get the train.

    if that’s not enough, i would go for the replica. it would depend on the cost of the replica though…what did she quote you and how much was the paloma blanca?

    Post # 9
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Option #5 – stick with the Paloma the way it is….the train is only the main attraction for the ceremony and then it gets bustled anyway.

    If that’s a deal breaker, then I’d keep looking, but that’s just me.  Personally, I’d stick with the Austin you have because it’s a GORGEOUS dress that I would consider if i could afford it. 

    Post # 10
    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @MrsMoksha: You obviously have your heart set on this dress, if the train is so important to you that you’d rather have another dress than this one without the train, well… seems to me that option 2 is the only one that will give you both.

    Personally though, I’d just keep the dress the way it is.

    Post # 11
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I agree with @irin997 and @jayce : Honestly, is a train THAT important to you? $1000 worth? My dream dress doesn’t have a train, and I compromised with a sweep train because I love everything else about the dress. It’s ultimately up to you, but I don’t think it would be worth having it a) completely made from scratch 6 months out and b) costing $1000 extra just for a train.

    Just MHO.

    Post # 13
    249 posts
    Helper bee

    This is intresting I am going to have to ask my sales rep at Paloma Blanca about this. My thought is to have a detachable train made onto the dress, it would be so easy to make a train out of the same material I would ask them what they could make for $350 because that is the price you agreed to pay for the extra length. Best of luck to you! That is a beautiful dress and if you can’t make the dress have a longer train have you thought of wearing a chapel length veil?

    Post # 14
    9053 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Is there any way you could have it made for a “tall” girl and then hem it to create a bit of a train?  Still wouldn’t be hugely long, but better than nothing if you’re in love with the rest of the dress. 

    What would they do if Mrs. Scissors at 6’3″ or whatever she is had wanted to order this dress?

    Post # 15
    301 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @SapphireSun:  That seems like a great idea to me!

    Post # 16
    249 posts
    Helper bee

    I asked my sales rep and he seems to think the train length can be added so this is all a bit strange. Usually when they order extra lenght for a tall bride it is only made longer in the front of the dress it typically does not effect the length of the train however it would be worth asking.


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