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#1111 RunningBride24

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    Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:09 PM

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    Originally Posted by Bride2Be21
    Hi Ladies, I decided to take the plunge and emailed gianinar a dress request. She got back to me superfast. My question is, did you go somewhere to get measured?

    Right there with you!! I JUST put down the deposit yesterday and also emailed them my measurements to Gianinar. I went and got measured, just because I wasn't sure how to do it. They measured me without a bra, but I have fake boobies (sorry if that's TMI) so it didn't really matter. I'm SO nervous/excited about the dress. Hopefully by July I should have pictures. What does your dress look like? Keep me posted and GOOD LUCK!!!
    ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

    #1112 RunningBride24

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      Posted 11 June 2010 - 01:12 PM

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      Originally Posted by LadyTrunck
      Hey everyone! I know I got you excited when my dress came in and I promised to post pics. FI is at our new house, and I’ve tried SEVERAL times to get a good photo by myself, and cannot get one. I promise when we’re back in the same house, I will post. As for the dress. It’s pretty good….. fits a little weird in the boob area, a little uneven in the back, the beading is obviously nothing compared to the Maggie, it has weird stitching on the ruching, but all of this is pretty minor. It’s a perfectly good dress to trash I unfortunately, chose to have one made that had some specific details. I am thinking I should have done a more simple one but it’s TOO late now!!
      I can't wait to see pictures! Where did you order from? You sound in the same position as me, the Sottero and Midgley one has a lot of detail and beading so I'm worried about how that will turn out. LOL, mine is for the TTD but if it turns out good enough I might just wear it for the ceremony. LOL. 2 dresses are better than 1, right??
      ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

      #1113 Mimi83

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        Posted 11 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

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        Originally Posted by Bride2Be21
        How exciting! Keep us posted!
        I will! :) I chose the color ivory...hopefully it won't be champagne or something. Lol.

        #1114 hockeymom97

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          Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:34 PM

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          Originally Posted by D14me
          Hi everyone,
          I have read this entire thread to kind of figure out which company to go with for my dress. Unlike you ladies,I will not be getting married,but renewing our wedding vows. I wanted a dress that wasn't white,& fell in love with Vera Wang's "Diedre" in pale nude. Of course there is no way I can justify buying it for that price,but started looking at different websites that made replicas. These past 2 days,I have been in contact with 3 different companies(Duosheng-Gianinarbridal-Dress Times),but none of them had a pic of their version of the Diedre to email me. Anyone ever ordered from Dress Times?
          I'm leaning toward Gianinarbridal though not only because of the price,but because they send proofs of the dress so you can decide whether to buy it or not. Does Duosheng send proofs also? I've gotten 3 different quotes for this dress:
          Dress Times:$289.99 (+ $200 extra if I want high quality fabric) but they don't have any pictures of an actual Diedre dress that they actually made to email me. They sent me pictures of other dresses to see their work instead.
          Duosheng: $399.87 for the high quality fabric(the only option I was given).
          Gianinarbridal:$150 ($80 non refundable deposit,& pay the rest after proofs if I decide to buy).
          I have to say that I don't care to add extra money for the high quality fabric,but would it be that much of a difference for organza and tulle? Your advice would be greatly appreciated.
          Here is the dress in pale nude and also in white:
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          I love this dress - it's beautiful and very unique!!

          I've kind of been lurking on here...still trying to decide if I should go with a knock off or not. Based on all the posts it sounds like you really can have a gorgeous dress made and not break the bank!
          Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

          #1115 Bride2Be21

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            Posted 11 June 2010 - 03:45 PM

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            Originally Posted by RunningBride24
            Right there with you!! I JUST put down the deposit yesterday and also emailed them my measurements to Gianinar. I went and got measured, just because I wasn't sure how to do it. They measured me without a bra, but I have fake boobies (sorry if that's TMI) so it didn't really matter. I'm SO nervous/excited about the dress. Hopefully by July I should have pictures. What does your dress look like? Keep me posted and GOOD LUCK!!!
            I'm nervous/excited too! I keep emailing her pictures and questions bc I'm afraid :/

            Here's the dress I'm hoping to get!
            Allure : Style 8683 From AllureBridals.com

            What did you ask for?

            #1116 Cindy*

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              Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:11 PM

              Nikki, so you ended up ordering from Gianinar. I'm sure it will be come out nicely, good luck and keep us posted.

              #1117 wendyjd

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                Posted 11 June 2010 - 04:38 PM

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                Originally Posted by Cindy*
                Nikki, this is the dress I love for my TTD. For TTD I want something really light and flowy. Its Mori Lee 6310:

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                I'm an 8 but Mori Lee run smaller so I'm looking for a 10.
                Cindy, not exactly the same but what do you think about this dress:
                David's Bridal - Crinkle Chiffon A-Line Gown with Beaded Waist

                #1118 RunningBride24

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                  Posted 11 June 2010 - 06:26 PM

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                  Originally Posted by Bride2Be21
                  I'm nervous/excited too! I keep emailing her pictures and questions bc I'm afraid :/

                  Here's the dress I'm hoping to get!
                  Nikki, so you ended up ordering from Gianinar. I'm sure it will be come out nicely, good luck and keep us posted.
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                  Cindy, not exactly the same but what do you think about this dress:
                  David's Bridal - Crinkle Chiffon A-Line Gown with Beaded Waist

                  Thanks girls!! I'm so nervous/excited! I can't wait to get the first pictures. I like everyones help, makes me feel better! :)
                  ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

                  #1119 RunningBride24

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                    Posted 11 June 2010 - 11:06 PM

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                    Cindy, not exactly the same but what do you think about this dress:
                    David's Bridal - Crinkle Chiffon A-Line Gown with Beaded Waist
                    LOVE THIS DRESS!!! There's a Maggie that's very similar, I even tried it on and it fits great!

                    RD1044 - by Maggie Sottero
                    ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

                    #1120 Cindy*

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                      Posted 12 June 2010 - 01:07 AM

                      Wendy, I like that dress too. I am planning a trip to David's bridal so that I can try on dresses there and I will definitely try that one. Thanks.




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