(Closed) ‘The Dress’ or just any dress

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I suggest going to a few more places to see how you feel in other dresses and if it doesn’t compare, then you know which dress is your dress.  However, if money is a really big issue for you why not get a replica made? 

Post # 4
664 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I second the idea of getting a replica. I bought a dress from Dressilyme that is a fabulous dress. But it’s also not “the one” I fell in love with. I really wanted a sheath dress from David’s Bridal, but it cost too much. I was going to order a replica of the one I really wanted, but ended up going for a dress with a corset in the back because it’s more forgiving than a dress with a zipper.

Post # 5
1854 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Another option is, depending on family tradition and how sentimental you are, you can go in anticipating selling the dress after you’ve worn it.  With that price tag, you could easily sell it for 500+ and make back the difference.  Alternatively, see if you can find the same dress used on preownedweddingdresses.com or somewhere similar and get a major price break!

Post # 7
2583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Hm, honestly I’ve never tried on a dress outside my budget for this very reason. I’d be pretty upset if the consultant brought me a dress that far out of my range.

That said, it depends so much on the person. Some people I know would go for it because if it’s THE dress they have to have it. I think I personally lean toward not spending more than my budget, no matter what, but that’s my personal comfort level. So it completely depends on YOUR comfort level, and your FI’s.

As someone said, if you sell it you could probably make up the difference.

I’m curious what dress this is, would you be willing to say? 🙂

Post # 8
1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Would you be willing to buy a used one?  That could put it into your budget. 

Because if you are in love with the quality as well as design you are not going to be happy with a replica.

What is the dress?

Post # 9
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you should either move money around in your budget or find it used. If this is the dress you will have major regret down the road. Some people never have the “THE dress” feeling, I didn’t really. So I say go for it!

Pre-ownedweddingdresses.com is a great place to look for a used dress. Mine was used and you never would have guessed it.

Post # 13
1986 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How long was the sample on you?

Maybe if you found the right shoes…

Post # 15
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@lucyh2bee: I’d call a good seamstress – I bought a sample dress that had the same issue with the lace, and my seamstress was able to do it. Ended up spending about $275 on alterations, but I still saved a ton even considering that.

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