(Closed) Pronovias Taffeta wedding gown.

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lupe123: Which pronovias gown did you order? I tried on a bunch and they were all great.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lupe123: One of my friends got married last year in a Pronovias dress very similar to that (in the taffeta fabric) and it looked AMAZING. The fabric looked rich and gorgeous. You  have nothing to worry about.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lupe123: I don’t have a picture, but I saw her wedding photos and it photographed beautifully. It looked very expensive.

I didn’t see it in person so I don’t know about the noise.

I think the noise issue is more with cheap taffeta. Pronovias makes fantastic dresses, I’m sure yours will be stunning.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Pronovias dresses are good quality- I tried on their taffeta, didn’t think that it made noise, nor did I think it looked cheap. I think you run into issues with the fabric looking cheap more when it’s satin– that can look really bad really quickly. Taffeta’s fine though.  

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@lupe123:OMG, I have the exact same problem. I have ordered the Mercadal dress too. At first I thought it was silk because I had told the lady that I wanted raw silk and nothing else,so when she showed me that dress I thought it was silk. When I saw the tag and realized that it was actually a taffeta, she told me that it also comes in silk, but it was not until the actual paying day that she told me the silk one is double the price and I had already told my fiance the price and couldn’t double it! I cried for a whole day, but after that the more I thought about it the more I realized I was just being obsessed. If there was a big difference I would have noticed it when I was trying it on, but honestly I didn’t notice a big difference. I think we should be fine, but I would also want to know other people’s experiences. So if anyone has worn a Pronovias taffeta please let us know how it felt and looked in the pictures. The thing that I am most worried about is that it would look shiny in the pictures. I hate shiny and I hope it doesn’t look shiny. Shiny looks cheap!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011
Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Don’t listen to people that say all taffeta is cheap, they don’t know what they are talking about! Obviously there are ranges in quality of any fabric, taffeta, satin, tulle, etc. Personally I HATE the look and feel of cheap satin, it’s gross to me! But high quality is soft and buttery. Same goes with taffeta. Cheap taffeta can be overly shiny (same with satin!) and cheaper taffeta also has a more coarse texture which causes the noise. You friends who said this probably have only seen cheap taffeta, such as in a Bridesmaid or Best Man or cocktail dress.

All taffeta has a bit of a soft sheen to it, which I like because I think it photographs beautifully, catching the light just enough without looking cheap. The great thing about taffeta is that it is a material that has structure to it, but it is still light. It allows you to do thinks in design that satin is too heavy for, or that something like chiffon doesn’t have the structure for. I also think its great because a big dress made of taffeta is a million times lighter and less hot to wear than a big dress made of satin.

My dress is Pronovias in taffeta, and I didn’t notice it being loud either time I have gone to try it on. Pronovias is a good qaulity line, and use good materials, so stop worrying!

Also, just to give a bit of a reality check, I search some gowns on the Kleinfeld’s website and clicked budget of $10K and up, here are some examples of taffeta gowns I found:

http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/index.cfm?pid=52&item_id=12980&rowid=190&page=16

http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/index.cfm?pid=52&item_id=11029&rowid=145&page=13

http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/index.cfm?pid=52&item_id=12569&rowid=95&page=8

http://www.kleinfeldbridal.com/index.cfm?pid=52&item_id=12857&rowid=89&page=8

Not sure if those links work but those are some gowns WAY out of my price range by Pnina Tornai, Michelle Roth and Amsale that are all made of taffeta. Do you think those designers would use a “cheap” material on a dress that costs more than $10K? No way!

Sorry about the rant, it’s just really annoying me when people assume all taffeta is cheap.

 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@FutureMrsSitler:Thank you so much for your post. I am very much relieved. I myself tried a gown for $6000 and it was taffeta. I am persian and I know that taffeta has come from Farsi(my language) and in Farsi it is considered a very nice and luxurious fabric, but I was not very sure if it has the same meaning here. Apparently it does, so I will try not to worry about my dress and start focusing on other aspects of the wedding. I have not bought my veil yet. Does anyone has any suggestions on veil? Lke what fabric would be good?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Everyone who says you have nothing to worry about is RIGHT! My gown was taffeta and the fabric was gorgeous, very high quality, and looked amazing. It had just the right amount of sparkle and made a lovely swishing noise as I moved (bit it wasn’t loud). Taffeta is one of the many kinds of fabric that can be made out of silk, and silk taffeta is very commonly used in wedding gowns. You’ll love it!! Nothing to worry about!

Here’s a link to our wedding trailer — at the very beginning you can hear my gown swishing 🙂 http://vimeo.com/21582471

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@gol: Glad I can help! I’m sure you will look and feel fabulous in your dress!

I am getting a Italian silk tulle fingertip length veil with my dress, I liked the feel of it and it has a soft drape to it, which was what I was looking for since my dress is very detailed I didn’t want to overdo it with the veil. If you want a veil with more volume though, you may want to look into a stiffer material, like nylon and others. I didn’t go in looking for a particular type of veil though (some people are really particular about veil material, I’m not) but I just happen to like how the silk veil looked with my dress. It amazingly was cheaper than some of the synthetic veils too!

@lindseymagen: Love your dress, and that is an awesome video! My second runner up dress was a one shoulder, and I LOVE yours with the flowers on the shoulder! Swoon! Hope you had an amazing time at your wedding!

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