(Closed) Wedding in a month and half. still no dress. What would you suggest?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

What’s getting in the way of you having a dress? Have you not found one that you like? Is budget a problem?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well… I’d go shopping NOW! Lucky you, you’re in NYC so you can certainly go into a shop and find a sample you love, or look out for an upcoming trunk show. YOu can also look for a used dress or a new dress being sold by a bride or bride to be on Weddingbee.com or Preownedwedding.com (I think). Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

You need to go to David’s Bridal or find a shop that will allow you to buy a sample dress. They should be able to get them fast enough.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My ex’s sister got married in 5 days and was able to get a dress in time, so don’t stress, but GET ON THAT… She went and bought a dress from davids bridal and looked gorgeous.

Just start looking around and trying things on NOW.  Try to stay with things you can buy ASAP.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Go to some salons and have them bring samples they’re selling.  You can buy a sample off the rack and then have it altered pretty quickly.  You can also try looking at preowned wedding dresses on oncewed and preownedweddingdresses.com.  I literally just received a dress that I bought off preownedweddingdresses.com and I’m getting married the same day as you are. Just go start looking now! 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I lived in NYC for many years, if the budget is the problem there are places in Queens and out on the Island in Valley Stream that you can get a dress.

What is the problem, that’s the best place to start…is it the budget? sizes?

Don’t stress it can be done, but you need to set your goals and a deadline…like by next weekend and take it from there.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House

Try the Bridal Garden on W 21st St (same block as Kleinfelds). They sell pre-owned and sample gowns for a discount and the money goes to a good cause. They have nice stuff too. You need an appt: http://www.bridalgarden.org/

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Almost every bridal store out there offers samples for sale. So start giving a call to the local shops to see if they have anything. Good luck! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee

I am selling mine if you want it. Its in CT

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

a friend got a custom made dress from dhgate.com the sellers name was babyonline. If you were getting a dress from this site I would definitely go with this seller. dress came in just under a month and is absolutely beautiful! It really is stunning and was only $184 NZD. Looks nicer than the designer ones we looked at worth thousands.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

Get hoppin woman! Plus, being in Manhattan, you have PLENTY of places to choose from.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

How formal is your wedding?  Bloomingdales on 59th St. has a lot of white dresses if you are ok with something a little less traditional.

I wound up with a “regular” bridal gown but admired this Nicole Miller during my internet research: http://www1.bloomingdales.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=514785&CategoryID=22074

I second/third/seventh the above suggestions about getting a sample.  I wound up with a sample sale dress.  It was 60% off, and I walked out of the store with it.

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