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#1 shellb

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    Posted 22 April 2008 - 05:53 PM

    I am torn...saving money versus the dress...

    One of the reasons we chose to do the DW was to save money. Therefore, I can't justify spending a large amount of money on my dress, even though I am ever so tempted. I was browsing around on the weekend and absolutely fell in love with Sottero & Midgley SSM5049.
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    So I came to my #1 resource BDW and noticed that some of you have already tried on this dress. By chance while dress shopping, have you you seen something similar but less expensive? I have yet to go dress shopping and am afraid if I walk into a bridal shop without knowing there are comparable dresses with a smaller price tag, I'll just have to say the hell with the budget.

    #2 kt2434

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      Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:08 PM

      Sottero & Midgely & Maggie Sottero have tons of gowns; many of their dresses are similar to this design. You still have some time, so you can wait a few more months to look for another dress & shop around for pricing. Both of these labels have websites, take a look at their other designs & pricing, maybe you can find a similar design for a few hundred bucks less by shopping around.
      In the end, make sure you buy the dress you really love.

      #3 Spazz

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        Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:16 PM

        I don't know what price you saw it for, but I found it here for $849: Sottero & Midgley by Maggie Sottero Wedding Dresses and Bridal Gowns Collection, Spring, 2008 from The Bridal Shop, thebridalshop.com SSM5049

        #4 Spazz

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          Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:17 PM

          Or I found a girl who is selling it here: WEDDINGBELLS Message Board Community: FS: 2007 Sottero Midgley Dress *SSM5049*

          #5 cheese_diva

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            Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:21 PM

            How much it too much? There are websites that also price match + a discount. I bought my Casablanca on e-bay as a sample dress from a salon.. sometimes you'll find something at a local salon when the new styles come in too.

            Also, I found a bridal salon in a less expensive area (a few towns in the other direction) and the price difference was $300 (for a Maggie) so it pays to call around.

            Have you tried on the dress?
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            #6 Spazz

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              Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:22 PM

              Here is another: WowBridal.com - SOTTERO AND MIDGLEY - Style Code SSM5049 - Discount bridal dress, discount bridesmaid dress, discount prom dress

              #7 shellb

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                Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:28 PM

                Lizz, thank you for looking.

                I am looking to stay in the $300-$600 range...which is really hard. I think I am going to end up giving in.

                I don't feel comfortable buying a previously worn dress. Afraid I'll buy it and there will be something wrong with it. Also I am sure if I buy online, I will get nailed with duty charges when it crosses the US-Can boarder.

                I am going to keep searching...there has to be something similar out there.

                #8 shellb

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                  Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:36 PM

                  Haven't tried it on, afraid if I do there will be no going back. I know my shape and that the dress will work.

                  To my knowledge, only one store in Nova Scotia carries Sottero & Midgley...the next closest is in the next province 3 hr drive and I've heard the owner of that place is so horrible to deal with. I do have plans to head to the US in the fall to visit my MOH and to pick out her dress. I will definitely look when I am there. The prices you girls get in the US are so much better.

                  #9 Jamaica08bride

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                    Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:45 AM

                    My gown is Sottero Midgley and very similar to that. I initially found it at a little boutique and fell in love with the dress but not the price. I ended up going to a "lower end" bridal shop and while they did not carry the dress they were able to order it for me and it was $250 less than the boutique. So I say try going to other places and see if you can find it cheaper. Also the Sottero Midgley dresses come in a few fabric selections. Going with the cheapest fabric can cut the cost as well.

                    #10 ErinB

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                      Posted 24 April 2008 - 09:05 AM

                      Quote:
                      Originally Posted by shellb
                      Haven't tried it on, afraid if I do there will be no going back. I know my shape and that the dress will work.

                      To my knowledge, only one store in Nova Scotia carries Sottero & Midgley...the next closest is in the next province 3 hr drive and I've heard the owner of that place is so horrible to deal with. I do have plans to head to the US in the fall to visit my MOH and to pick out her dress. I will definitely look when I am there. The prices you girls get in the US are so much better.
                      I would at least go try it on first. I had found what I thought was my dream dress. I went to 6 different stores in 3 states trying to find it. FInally one of them called me to tell me they got a sample in. Well, on my body, it looked awful! Not flattering at all! SO, I waited so long to find "the dress" that I didn't order one for the wedding. Now, my dress isn't due to arrive until May 25th and we leave on JUne 15th! I'm now having to pay out the a$$ for alterations because I had to find a place that could rush them.

                      Thant being said, I wasn't trying to talk you out of your dream dress. I just wanted to share what happened to me. It was heart-breaking that "my dress" really wasn't.




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