(Closed) Vera Wang’s ‘Gemma’ Dress aka Hilary Duff dress

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 482
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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Post # 483
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cupcake728:

I ordered an ivory chapel-length veil from Vera to go with my beaded ivory gown.

However, now I’m considering changing the order and seeing if I can have a drop veil instead. I didn’t originally want a blusher, but I love the simplicity and sheerness of a drop veil.

I don’t know what I want to do for the reception though. I will remove the veil after the ceremony, but I’m undecided about what to wear in my hair for the reception. 

Post # 484
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Worker bee

@VeraGirl: I’m wearing a drop veil as well! It’s fingertip length from Cheryl King (Amore isshe style) its ivory, and it has this subtle horsehair banding around the bottom that looks amazing against Gemma ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 485
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@shoegal_622: OH MY GOSHHH, that sounds so amazing!! The horsehair band, especially! I must google it!

Post # 486
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

My gown is in the hands of FedEx. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

@shoegal_622: Just googled that veil. Stunning!!!

I’m wearing an ivory fingertip veil from VW. ๐Ÿ™‚

I would love a firsthand account of a first fitting experience at the VW alterations department if anyone has been through it. I’m working with a stylist named Liz.

Post # 487
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@cupcake728: Hi which page is the picture of the dress (with belt) you are referring to on? I’ve posted a few ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 489
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Worker bee

@techie & 

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@Vera Girl: Thanks ladies! Techie I’m glad you found it! I meant to type “Amore is the style”, not the garblmessing I put instead! Lol! The veil on the website is white, but I want it in ivory. Also, I tried it in fingertip length, but when I go back in March, I’m going to try it in chapel length. Think I’ll end up with the fingertip to show off the back detailing. 

Any thoughts on that, ladies? Anyone going with fingertip vs floor length because of the back? I wasn’t a huge fan of the “Gotham” bride’s blusher/floor length combo, and I’m madly in love with the ethereal effect the drop veil gives…just not sure the blusher/floor length look won’t take away from the drama of the gown

Post # 490
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Worker bee

Garblmessing?! Really, girl? I’m a ditz :-p

Post # 491
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@shoegal_622:

I had the same argument regarding the chapel vs fingertip length with myself in my own head, haha.

In the end, I opted for the chapel length because:

1. I love the drama of a long veil

2. I love the effect of a sheer veil lightly floating on top of the rosettes of the train

3. My ceremony venue calls for some drama in the veil – my aisle is a clear platform on top of an infinity pool at a cliff top – so I wanted the veil to be long and pretty dramatic

4. I’m only wearing the veil for the ceremony and first look photos. I’m taking it off afterwards, so I figured the dress will be on show at pre-dinner cocktails and the reception anyway!

The other veil I really love is a poufy bubble veil, but I think the tulle at the bottom of our gown calls for something a little more streamline in the veil.

Post # 492
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Vera girl – considering your ceremony having the chapel lenth veil sounds amazing! It will be ver dramatic!!

I’m on the hunt for a sash, I would like it to be vintage with crystals. Any thoughts?? Also a friend of mine told me she had a bra built into her dress. Is anyone doing this???

Post # 494
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m wearing the ivory fingertip length with mine. 

@ techie: can’t wait to hear about your fittings since i’ll be doing the same a few months after you. 

Post # 495
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi girls…. Today I’m writing to vent…

I told you all before I’m not from the US, and am going to nyc for rush fttings.. I knew all along there would be extra fees, but yesterday I got some unnexpected news.

I have been exchanging emails with VW’s alterations girl for a while, trying to work on my fittings schedule. I told her basically that my dates, specially the return, were depending on the dress schedule, that the shorter the better.

After a couple of emails, I told her I would be able to fly to ny on a Thursday night, leaving Fri morning for my 1st fitting. She replied, saying it would work great, and that I would be able to pick up my dress on the next Thu morning, just as I requested, making this a 7-day trip to ny.

At the end of the email, she added: because they would have to do this in less than the regular 5-day rush order, there would be a $1,200 fee added to my base alterations. (!!!) 

Meaning: 1,200+550 (base alterations) + 600 (rush fee)

I wrote her back to confirm this, but I really dissapointed. First, I think maybe she should have mentioned this before, it’s cheaper to prolong my trip for a day than to get the dress earlier. And second, am I crazy, or does $1,200 for ONE day seem a little steep??

Anyway, I’m waiting for her reply… Let me know your thoughts…

Post # 496
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@ivyy: Hi Ivyy~  

I ordered a Gemma replica from ebay and I just got photos yesterday.  It was $170 including shipping!!!  I think I got a heck of a deal and while it’s not exact—it’s close enough for me.  I am removing the sash she put on there and I am ordering a sparkely belt from Etsy.  Also–I’m having her make a slightly sweetheart neckline instead of the straight across it currently is.  I posted pictures she sent of my finished dress in another forum here so I will send you photos.  ๐Ÿ™‚ It was made it china—the seller’s name is Vivian.  Sometimes her english wasn’t great, but she was a very responsive seller with 100% positive feedback.  I can give you her email address if you want.  But for less than $200 I’m very happy.  ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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