(Closed) still no dress, still hate shopping, going slightly crazy

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I tell my consultants tomorrow?

    Pretend it's your first appointment so they'll be more excited for you.

    Explain everything and beg for help.

    Act reasonable at the beginning, but have crazy in your pocket ready to go.

    Just glue gun a bunch of glitter and rhinestones onto a potato sack sewn to a bedsheet.

  • Post # 32
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    2285 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @TrousseauHorse:  Have you considered Casablanca?

    I mentioned them because you can customise their dresses by combining two different dress designs. It’s not just adding straps but actually getting a dress that looks like the straps belong to it. 

    Here is @flying_hearts’ customised dress (I hope she doesn’t mind me posting hers!).

    This is her original dress:

    and the same, with straps added. 

    As you can see, the straps look an integral part of the dress instead of just added on. They add the straps when the dress is being made instead of at the alterations stage. 

    This means, for example, that you could combine this dress/skirt:

    with these straps

    :

    It might be worth a try if the other options don’t work for you. 

     

    Post # 35
    Member
    1530 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    Have you looked at Maggie Sottero? They tend to have more bling.

    OP, are you partial or against lace?

    Jayla
    Sweet-heart neckline, spaghetti strap, tulle, lace-applique.

    http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=12533


    @TrousseauHorse:  Could this MS dress be “her”? It’s got a supportive and romantic illusion sweet-heart neckline. Suggested retail price: $1,898.00

    Tasha Marie (http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=3MW780MC)

    Description

    Traditional and timeless. This ballgown is the epitome of romance, with Swarovski crystal beading sparkling throughout the Chic organza and tulle skirt. Finished with illusion bateau neckline and signature corset back closure.

    Colors Available

    White, Ivory (shown)

    Post # 36
    Member
    7813 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @TrousseauHorse:  That’s so weird. There must be a local shop that has the dresses you want, or else a road trip may be in order 😉

    Post # 39
    Member
    65 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @TrousseauHorse:  You should definitely make a trip up to NYC! First of all, there’s a Pronovias here. Second of all, you should also go to The Cotton Bride in Long Island City. They custom make dresses for a great price (in America) and I bet if you went in there with your pictures, and your previous stories, they would give you everything you want. I went there yesterday and the visit was amazing! I was basically like can you do this? How would this look on me? Can you do this? And they were having me try on dresses, and mocking up sketches as we went. 

    Also RK Bridal – so many dresses, all for reasonable prices!

    Post # 40
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    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @TrousseauHorse: hey ! I feel your pain lol I thought I wanted a lot if bling but I fell in love with Lazaro 3309 with the sleeves tucked in ! So it’s more of a sweet heart I didn’t want straps I also I added a bling belt and it looks amazing it made the dress even more beautiful !  I might be getting it Sunday since they are having a trunk show and she said it will be around my budget with the 20% off I have pics if you want to see it on someone 

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