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Your dress is beautiful!

I would find out exactly what alterations are included. Is it just the hem & bustle, or other things as well.

I bought a maggie and ended up paying 235 for alterations. I am really short and I couldn't order petite because I had limited time to get it and petite was going to take longer, and she needed to adjust a couple of areas, put cups in, etc... Because I had the corset back even if I lost some weight before after I was measured, it didn't really change how it fit very much.

Is the dress on ebay the size you would order?

One good thing about the bottom of your dress is that you don't have any beading, so that will make it a lot easier for hemming.
Yes it gives me the option to order the size I want based on my measurements.

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I think you'll be making the smart decision. The last thing you'd want to chance is your dress. Everyone loves to save money but your dress sooo important and you wouldn't want to chance it! It's a beautiful dress I love the details!

 

Best of luck!

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FYI chiffon is notoriously hard to alter.

 

I would stick with the salon. It's still a good price for a dress, especially a Sottaro.

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Yes it gives me the option to order the size I want based on my measurements.
hmm, I order on ebay a lot, and I researched wedding dresses a lot on ebay as well.

If you do go with ebay make sure that this is actually a maggie sottero dress and not a knock off, also make sure its not made in china.

I know you mentioned you've never bought off of ebay before so those are two things I can think of off the top of my head to look for.

Your best bet, like the other girls mentioned, might be to call around and also google to get some prices and see if they'll price match. If not, maybe you'll find another salon that carries it at a lower price.

If you post the ebay listing here, I'll take a look at it for you, to see if there's any red flags about it.

I don't know if you've already made a decision or not.

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I think you should go with the Bridal shop, you have free alterations and I would also tell them you saw your dress for less. I have a feeling they'll compromise.

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hmm, I order on ebay a lot, and I researched wedding dresses a lot on ebay as well.

If you do go with ebay make sure that this is actually a maggie sottero dress and not a knock off, also make sure its not made in china.

I know you mentioned you've never bought off of ebay before so those are two things I can think of off the top of my head to look for.

Your best bet, like the other girls mentioned, might be to call around and also google to get some prices and see if they'll price match. If not, maybe you'll find another salon that carries it at a lower price.

If you post the ebay listing here, I'll take a look at it for you, to see if there's any red flags about it.

I don't know if you've already made a decision or not.
Thx for the info...I think I'm going to stick with the bridal salon but here is the link if you still want to take a peek at it...I'm curious anyway about this whole "ebay business"...
MAGGIE SOTTERO TAYLA New Wedding Gown 2-16 - eBay (item 280200186616 end time Mar-12-08 19:39:26 PDT)

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Thx for the info...I think I'm going to stick with the bridal salon but here is the link if you still want to take a peek at it...I'm curious anyway about this whole "ebay business"...
MAGGIE SOTTERO TAYLA New Wedding Gown 2-16 - eBay (item 280200186616 end time Mar-12-08 19:39:26 PDT)
They do actually look like a good ebay seller. There are several websites that sell wedding gowns at lower prices than salons and I think they are similar to those. But they have really good feedback and it does say they are authentic gowns from the manufacturer. It's always good to read through everything when you're buying on ebay because sometimes there are things written in the fine print that you didn't know about.

Good luck with the salon!

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They do actually look like a good ebay seller. There are several websites that sell wedding gowns at lower prices than salons and I think they are similar to those. But they have really good feedback and it does say they are authentic gowns from the manufacturer. It's always good to read through everything when you're buying on ebay because sometimes there are things written in the fine print that you didn't know about.

Good luck with the salon!
Thx for the info, I appreciate it :)

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I ordered a Maggie Sottero dress too. I called Lee Philips Bridal which offered the lowest price for the dress ($692 vs. $1000+ before tax in Texas). I then took that price to Christy O Bridal shop and they beat the price by 6%. Christy O is an authorized bridal shop and it is actually in NJ. I am not sure which bridal shop you're going to but you should check them out since it is local to you. And I thought in NJ you don't have to pay taxes? I didn't pay when I ordered from Christy O just $20 for shipping.

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LOVE the dress! It's beautiful!

 

I would definitely try to negotiate. The bridal salon will want your business. Just have in writing a copy of the SAME dress on eBay with the price. if you don't get a price match, they will likely agree to lower the price for you ... which would likely end up being what you'd pay w/ alterations if you went the eBay route.

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