(Closed) WEDDING DRESS DILEMMA – Please help me choose!!!

posted 9 years ago in Dress
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    San Patrick - Rincon

    San Patrick - Rima

  • Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    @Mzshata: Thank you! My dress will definately need to be hemmed.  I want to keep the fullness of it so I am hoping they can raise the skirt (both layers). I wish I would have asked about that. 

    Post # 20
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

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    @Mzshata:  If you’re wearing crinoline, then I don’t think you’re going to have a problem with the dress being shortened.  You’ll be able to adjust the poofiness of the crinoline to make it balance correctly and either dress will look great.  It’s a tough call between the two but I went with the second one!

    Post # 21
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I think you look amazing in both and not too short at all.  But #2, Rima is just spectacular on you!

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee

    You look amazing in both, but #1 is amazing. I love the lace, and it makes you look slimmer than #2!

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I vote screw the sales ppl as well! LMAO

    these dresses look AMAZING on you.

    I voted RIMA though; I love the banding texture it has. I like the sweetheart neckline and sash better than the first!

    Either dress is still gonna be awesome! you looks gorgeous!

    Post # 24
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I didn’t vote because I can’t decide, so I am no help, but they are both stunning and you can’t go wrong with either.

    Post # 25
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think the mermaids look great. I do prefer #1 because of the lace, and it does appear to elongate your body a little bit more than #2.

    Post # 26
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    Newbee

    i like the first one because the lace is really pretty!

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    You look GORGEOUS in both!  I love the first one, which is the one I voted for.  You do not look too short in the pictures!  I’m the same height as you, and after trying on dresses today, I don’t think I looked stumpy in any of them!

    Post # 28
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i’m actually shorter than you (barely 5’1″) and i do think that with any dress that has some kind of “separation” point, shortening the dress by 3 inches will have a reasonable impact on the balance of the dress.  I noticed that for the first time when I happened to glance at myself AFTER i got off the pedastal and started walking back toward the changing room.  It makes the dress look a lot different.  But I too was really drawn toward the mermaid shape.  I can make two suggestions – inquire as to what the dress maker does if you do a custom hem.  Some manufacturers will do a custom hollow to hem when you purchase the dress (usually for around 100, which is often less than hemming it anyway).  When they do that, they will sometimes alter the proportions of the dress.  Meaning that if that line on the dress hits you at mid thigh right now, if you get a custom hollow to hem that is 3 inches shorter, they may take two inches off the bottom, and may take 1 inch by raising that separation point (sorry, I dont’ know what else to call it).  That will kind of keep the proportions of the dress.  Note, even if you DON’T want them to do that, some dress makers alter the proportions of the dress automatically, so make sure you check and ask if you don’t want that.  Alternatively, you may be able to ask for that alteration even if they don’t automatically do it.  Having the mermaid flare out at a point higher up (like below your butt) instead of at mid or lower thigh will make you look a little taller, and will make the proportions of the dress look nicer.  One note about this – when I asked for a custom hollow to hem with a higher flare point, the dress seller insisted that this was two custom alterations.  When I pressed her to call the manufacterer and ask (it was an Allure dress, just for reference) it turned out that they only charged it as one.  So I’d make sure to tell them to call and ask.  

    Post # 29
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Both look so sunning, if have to vote for one, maybe #1

     

    Post # 30
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I am loving the second one on you. It really creates great curves and I agree that it also flows better. Both are lovely dresses tho :). From the two pictures here I personally don’t think that you look too short to wear these dresses. 

     

    Post # 31
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Too short to wear a mermaid how silly. You look so amazing. I voted for dress two since its more full at the bottom. To be honest it wouldn’t matter which dress you wore on your day cause both make you look gorgeous.

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