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Jsz10 - I wouldn't feel dumb either i was so back and forth about getting a knockoff made of the Sottero & Midgley dress i wanted and in the ended i bought the real thing. Although i got the real thing at a steal i'm happy i got the real thing, no stressing about how my wedding dress is going to turn out. I know the quality is great and it's name brand.

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Lolita:  Thanks! You're definitely right!  I think that is why I decided to go that direction in the first place.  I told my bridesmaid I could get the dress for $150, and she glared at me and said "this is your wedding dress!!! Please don't buy a knock-off"  and she was right!

 

I think I just sometimes get dress "guilt" when I think about how tight our budget is...but i'm doing really well saving in other places!

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Originally Posted by Lolita29 View Post

 

Yea i do too especially when you see how pretty some of these knockoff's turn out, but im happy with my dress and sometimes a girl has to splurge. lol

 

 

Yes, chinese dressmakers can do wonders (since most of the designer dresses are..chinese/made in china too) but the stress can be too intense for a bride (imagine what if it doesn't fit or the shape is totally off!!!).  I didn't find my dress in local bridal shops, and it was very hard to "picture" myself on D-DAY in a size 10 dress with clips on. 

I am happy with my custom made dress as I added all the greedy features on it, and I have to say I am very lucky that Monica Bridal did a fab job on the dress and its matching 4 meters long veil.  However, I will goto Hong Kong and Beijing in September, over there $200 USD is the average price for a wedding dress for local brides, so I can see the dresses in person, hopefully find my second /reception dress there.

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Thanks Wendy!! I'm getting it altered next week so I'll post updated pictures.

 

Yeah, the packaging scared me!! Wow, October is coming FAST!
 

Originally Posted by wendyjd View Post



 



Freaking awesome dress.  Can't wait to see it when it fits.  Amazing that it fit in the tiny package!!!



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You just gotta do what YOU want. This dress on here is for my TTD, the dress for the ceremony is authentic. Although I did consider wearing my TTD dress for the ceremony and trashing the real one, lol. In the end I won't do it, but I have experiences with real dresses and knockoffs and I'm pleased with both! If it will make YOU happy then do it, it's your day! :)   (I'm not a selfish person in the least, but on my wedding day, I'm going to be! :P
 

Originally Posted by Lolita29 View Post

Yea i do too especially when you see how pretty some of these knockoff's turn out, but im happy with my dress and sometimes a girl has to splurge. lol



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Hey Ladies! I got my pics from Gianinar for my TTD! It looks pretty good!

 

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I'm quite happy with it but am a bit concerned that it looks short! I'm about 5'5"... I don't like that the front isn't touching the ground there... Also I wish I could see the drapey-off-the-shoulder straps. I want to make sure they drape on my shoulder and not hang straight across. So I'll be asking them about both those things.

 

Here are the pics I sent.

 

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Bree -- as for the length...I would say, it's up on a pedastool, and the drop waist may also make it appear shorter?  it looks great though! good luck!

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