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#1321 pamphilia

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    Posted 02 August 2010 - 07:04 PM

    you look GREAT!  so glad to hear you are happy with your dress!


    ~pam

    #1322 emilyk78

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      Posted 03 August 2010 - 10:03 AM



      Originally Posted by RunningBride24 

      Here they are! As you all know, it's difficult to take a picture of yourself, lol! I was trying to do it before FI got home. The dress is about 2 sizes too big, but I guess it's better than being 2 sizes too small! I couldn't be happier! I had to post the last picture because that is the package the dress came in! I was terrified! But they did an amazing job!

       

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      Gorgeous!!!


      ~*~*~Emily & Chuck~*~*~ January 10, 2011~*~*~ Carnival Inspiration~*~*~

      #1323 RunningBride24

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        Posted 03 August 2010 - 11:12 AM

        Ah, thanks ladies!!! I really would recommend them to anyone! Your comments all made me smile! I'll post more after I get it altered in about 2 weeks. I can't wait to see everyone elses!


        ~The future Mrs. Thompson~10*10*10

        #1324 Eden

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          Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:01 PM

          That looks great, Running Bride! It's good to see that they can do the complicated straps like that. You went through Gianinar, right?



          #1325 RunningBride24

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            Posted 03 August 2010 - 12:33 PM


            Yep! I was worried at first because the straps were complicated but they came back great! The material and quality is even good. I was worried it might look cheap but it doesn't at all.
             

            Originally Posted by Eden 

            That looks great, Running Bride! It's good to see that they can do the complicated straps like that. You went through Gianinar, right?




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            #1326 magirl

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              Posted 03 August 2010 - 01:01 PM

              sooo glad I found this thread! looking though landy site now there are sooo many!

              I founda  few on lightin the box that I love but ther reviews werent that great so I think I will avoid them. I have three appts this week to try on wedding dresses, one ia an appt at the Vera Wang sample sale, I hope I can fit into some of those samples!

               

              Anyway it will give me an idea of what I like right?



              #1327 J&E2011

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                Posted 05 August 2010 - 07:59 AM

                I also tried on a Vera Wang dress and the minute I tried it on, I knew it was the one! I did not want to take it off!  I cried hysterically! I loved it so much that I bought it right then and there :)

                Here's my advice: try on dresses from the previous season, for example, my dress is from the spring 2010 collection, just as her spring 2011 collection came out and I got a great deal! 20% off! 

                I'm not sure if a Vera knock off can come close to the real thing... it's worth a try, but definitely try looking for the real ones on sale first.

                I dream of the day I can finally wear mine (knowing it's the real thing)!  ;) 

                 



                #1328 prettypigpig

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                  Posted 05 August 2010 - 03:58 PM



                  Originally Posted by J&E2011 

                  I also tried on a Vera Wang dress and the minute I tried it on, I knew it was the one! I did not want to take it off!  I cried hysterically! I loved it so much that I bought it right then and there :)

                  Here's my advice: try on dresses from the previous season, for example, my dress is from the spring 2010 collection, just as her spring 2011 collection came out and I got a great deal! 20% off! 

                  I'm not sure if a Vera knock off can come close to the real thing... it's worth a try, but definitely try looking for the real ones on sale first.

                  I dream of the day I can finally wear mine (knowing it's the real thing)!  ;) 

                   



                  Totally agree with you! If you can afford the dress or find some love ones to take the burden, buying the original dress on sale is a great option.  Vera Wang's dresses, unlike Pronovias, LaSposa, San Patrick, Maggie Sottero, are all made in USA with silk and hand stitched appliques, it is hard for a chinese dressmaker to replicate it but her dresses can be complexe.

                   

                  I had my eyes on the Vera Wang's Diana and Doris for a long time, but my FI would never understand why people would spend so much on a wedding dress.  In fact, he laughs his head off when we watch Say Yes to the Dress together.  He buys $2000 tailored made suits, and $70K on my engagement ring, because he sees them as investments...and the wedding dress is a depreciating asset (according to his math).  So I had the choice of a Vera Wang dress or a tennis bracelet as gift...I picked the tennis bracelet...heehee...after all, diamonds are girls' bestfriends.

                   

                  I envy Vera Wang brides.

                   


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                  #1329 breeze616

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                    Posted 06 August 2010 - 04:54 AM

                    Lucky for me, my Mom is a designer/dressmaker and I've always known since I was little she would be making my wedding gown. I've been designing it in my head since then and I will get exactly what I want with the highest quality materials without having to pay for her 'name' to be on it.

                     

                    But being the daughter of a designer also means that I know quality, and I love fashion, and would never be able to pay $2k for a polyester dress. If I didn't have my Mom, I'd be buying high-end for sure.



                    #1330 prettypigpig

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                      Posted 06 August 2010 - 05:30 AM



                      Originally Posted by breeze616 

                      Lucky for me, my Mom is a designer/dressmaker and I've always known since I was little she would be making my wedding gown. I've been designing it in my head since then and I will get exactly what I want with the highest quality materials without having to pay for her 'name' to be on it.

                       

                      But being the daughter of a designer also means that I know quality, and I love fashion, and would never be able to pay $2k for a polyester dress. If I didn't have my Mom, I'd be buying high-end for sure.

                      ah...Lucky you! 

                       


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