(Closed) Was the designer important in choosing your gown?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

designer is not important to me at all, most important is that I feel great and that it looks looks great.

Post # 4
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756 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not dress shopping yet, but when I do, it will not be about the designer. It will be about the price. I want an inexpensive dress, because I know I’m only going to wear it once, and as long as I feel good and look good, I’ll be fine.  There are so many other aspects of the wedding that the money could be better spent on. The day will be about family and about us. It’s not about what I’m wearing.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

The designer was very important to me.  I wanted a well made gown, good fabric, and I love good service.  At first I considered going for any gown that I could look good in, so I went to David’s bridal and was very disappointed in their selection of ‘plus sized gowns’.  I wanted a dress that didn’t look like it was meant for a plus sized girl.  This includes but wasn’t limited to:

  • Thick straps or sleeves
  • gathering everywhere, to hide the more of me to love
  • Generic dsigns

I didn’t want to feel like a plus-sized girl.  I fell in love with one of their dresses but it is only made to size 12!!!!!  Those bastards!  It had intricate beading and it was just lovely.   At that point I gave up on David’s bridal.

I had always loved pronovias gowns.  They were always slightly different than mainstream gowns, the details on the dresses are gorgeous, and lucky for me they had just opened a flagship store in NYC the month before I was engaged.  Even better, they carry all their gowns in two sizes for trying on.  A 6 or 8 for smaller brides, and 14 for us larger ladies, and I fell in love and I’m still in raptures, I have my first fitting in 1 week.

They serve champagne, they have private dressing areas that fit all of your friends and their attention to detail is perfect.  I could never go to a David’s bridal again.

 

Post # 8
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Actually in the end I did get some gathering but the top of the dress is to die for.  I have Helena.  It’s the 2009 collection and since I went to their flagship store I was one of the first people to order the style in the US.  The best part is the flagship store doesn’t charge you for alterations as they want to keep control of the style of the dress.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I knew I loved Jim Hjelm gowns.  I would have definitely bought a "knock off" (Not that Jim Hjelm is a super high end designer or anything) if the quality of material were equal.  Material was as important to me as the look of the dress!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t care at all about the designer, there was just a look I had in my head and that’s what I was looking for…just never quite found.

Post # 12
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Well Lillindy, it looks like although you didn’t find the dress you found one that still made you happy, you look beutiful in your avatar pic.

 Thanks Mrs.Leopard.  I know Nardo is a beautiful dress too.  I’m sure you looked amazing.

Post # 13
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963 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

Chela – I tried that dress on and LOVED IT! Gorg!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

I didn’t care about designer, but I guess if I had my DREAM wedding with no budget, I might choose a specific designer. 

I just wanted to make sure I loved the dress–the way it looked and the way it felt on.

Post # 15
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778 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Ali, have you chosen a dress yet?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I didn’t care about the designer at all.  I honestly don’t even know the designer of the dress I bought.  It was some exclusive to the bridal shop.  I just loved the way it made me feel!

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