Post # 1
While I was out shopping for my wedding dress yesterday, I was having a little bit of difficulty describing my perfect dress. I knew that I liked quite a few Maggie dresses, and that I definately want a corset or lace up back. That’s when the woman I was working with mentioned Caseblanca dresses. She was telling me that they are extremely flexible with the dresses. She was saying that they would make any zipper dress a corset for a small fee, which was nice but I had heard it before. Then she told me something very interesting, that they would take any top part of a dress I like, and any bottom part of a dress I like, and make a custom dress for me! I had never heard of that.
So my question to all of you is have you ever heard of that? Also does anyone have any suggestions for any other designers who may do something similar?? Has anyone ever done this with any designer, and if so how did it turn out??
Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!
Post # 3
I could be wrong, but I’ve always thought that most higher end designers did that. I know that when I got married (before we eloped) I would go to a bridal salon and when trying on dresses (Reem, Vera, Melissa Sweet, etc.) they would always mention that I could combine elements, take away things, add a bow, etc. I always thought that it was normal. We’re renewing our vows in two summers and I’m actually planning on having my whole dress made by this girl… http://www.heidielnora.com She was on Project Runway a couple of years ago and she’s from my town! She’s made some really great dresses and while she doesn’t do exact copies of dresses (it’s illegal to do that), she’ll combine a bunch of elements that you like into one dress. I’m very excited!
Post # 4
My dress is by Anne Barge and it’s a mixture of a couple of dresses and I’ve done a couple of custom changes. I haven’t seen it yet, but can’t wait! I did try to do that with my orignal pick for a dress…I just wanted to make a skirt fuller and a train longer with a Blue by Enzoani, but that designer wouldn’t do it. I think the designers who do are very smart because they are making even more sales when they are flexible with their brides. So, I would just ask about the dresses you are thinking about to see what the designer will and will not do.
Post # 5
I think most any bridal boutique will do that at a price. You can get just about anything done for the right amount of money. All you really need is a great seamstress to make you look fantastic in anything!!
Post # 6
I would proceed with caution in this area. I have seen several "combined" dresses for sale on secondhand sites like craigslist and savethedress, and some of them really don’t look right. The entire dress is a composition and the parts need to tie in together. I’ve seen some where the top has a diagonal, severe composition and the bottom has a vertical, loose composition, etc. I would be very cautious in making sure the entire composition is harmonious. If you have a friend who is an artist, it might help to get their opinion on the combination.
Post # 7
I think Casablanca and Jasmine both do the custom thing, and they’re both in approximately the same price range. Give it a shot!
Post # 8
this sounds great! i’d jump on this opportunity.
i found my dream dress by Allure and requested a corset back and they said no problem. it was an additional $150 for me, but i was happy to pay it to get the dress made exactly how i wanted it.
Post # 9
<!–StartFragment –> I did just what you described. I liked 2 casablanca dress, so I ordered the top and neckline of one and the rest of another. It turned out very beautiful and exactly what i wanted. it also fit better since the salon owner ordered the top bigger than the bottom which has saved me on alterations. I am very pleased with my experience. But I was very comfortable with the salon owner and trusted her advice. It only cost and extra $100 for the customization. She did say that casablanca was very flexible and does this kind of thing all the time, but not to do too much as some things are easier to fix with alterations. If you feel comfortable with your salon and whomever is helping you, then I would say go for it!