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#3331 Lindy S

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    Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:30 PM

    Wow...both dresses are absolutely beautiful! I love them, thanks for sharing!



    #3332 Lindy S

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      Posted 22 June 2011 - 07:33 PM



      I love them both! They look like they are very well made and so beautiful. Thank you so much for posting pics and letting me know how things turned out. I hope you decide which dress is the best! I know you will :)

      Originally Posted by gracimurano 

      Okay girls.. I now have 2 dresses and can't decide wich one to wear, because my first dress with tulle is beautiful but i don't like the way they did the breast, but I love the beading.. the second dress arrived today is not as romantic or elegant as the first one, but fits me perfectly, I don't need to do a single alteration! and it's exactly like the inspirational photo... what do you girls say?

       

      Lindy: my sister's dress that is made with chiffon is WOnderful.. it also fits my very well, the quality of the fabric is great (much better than their tulle or organza), so I can totally recomend Babyonline for a chiffon dress...gra2.jpggra2.jpglau3.jpg

       

      Mys sister dress: lau1.jpg
       



       



       



      #3333 misskim_red@msn.com

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        Posted 22 June 2011 - 08:16 PM

        I've learned from a few attempts at this that detailing like the ones you see in the pic are unlikely to fulfill what you want.  Especially b/c you've never seen the dress.  I agree it's gorgeous but I think pics always outdo the real dress and the replica will fall short of that. 


        'Gra geal mo chroi'

        #3334 MrsMontazemi

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          Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:29 AM

          Hey, prettypigpig... Any chance that was a response for me? 

          WOW..nice dress!!!Very classic!



           



          #3335 MrsMontazemi

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            Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:42 AM


            Thanks, JQLong!  I appreciate the words of support.  I simply can't stop looking at it.  I've been inexplicably drawn to it since I stumbled across it.  I had already talked to Jasmine's about the dress I'd shopped originally, so I've asked them if they think they can do this dress and at what cost.  I'm waiting anxiously to hear what they have to say.  I've also asked Topspartner and Babyonline whether they think they could do it and, if so, for a quote.    Worried though that they'll all tell me they're confident, but it's really too much to take on or that no one will want to tackle it because it is complex.  All but holding my breath till I hear back. 

             

            If anyone has any suggestions of other vendors that my be capable, I'd sure love to hear their plugs.  :-) 
             

            Originally Posted by JQLong 


            Hi there MrsMontazemi....

             

            The dress absolutely beautiful!  There is no such thing as "too much" for your wedding day.  Wear what makes you feel beautiful.  There are so many great sites that offer dresses for ladies (like us) on a budget.  Here comes my plug....... I used JasminesBridalShop.  The customer service was AWESOME!  And my dress was amazing.  Some ladies on this thread have complained about the lack of customer service or having to wait for a response regarding their dresses....To me....that is a deal breaker.  Jasmines was great at answering my SEVERAL questions in a timely manner.  Check out their website www.jasminesbridalshop.com. 

             

            What ever site you use....good luck!

             

            But.....check out jasmines!



             



             



            #3336 MrsMontazemi

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              Posted 23 June 2011 - 07:46 AM

              Thanks, misskim_red!  I think managing my own expectations for any dress are a critical part of deciding to go the knock-off route.  I also must agree that falling in love with a professional picture is not ideal.  I've seen several pictures of gowns that I no where near loved when you seen them in person or on real people.  I guess I had kind of thought not seeing it would actually help me not expect too much or too similar of embellishments.  Maybe not, eh?  I'm so confused! 

               

              Originally Posted by misskim_red@msn.com 

              I've learned from a few attempts at this that detailing like the ones you see in the pic are unlikely to fulfill what you want.  Especially b/c you've never seen the dress.  I agree it's gorgeous but I think pics always outdo the real dress and the replica will fall short of that. 



               



              #3337 torilynnsmith

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                Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:10 AM


                Thanks for sharing, it is so so nice!!!!!

                Originally Posted by gracimurano 

                I paid 130 dollars for her dress.. here is the link:

                (Sorry if this is a duplicate!  It doesn't appear to have gone through, but it's my first post, so not sure I did it right. )

                 

                 

                OK, Ladies...  I figure I've lurked in the shadows long enough.  :-)  Let me start by saying I've read (and re-read) the hundreds of posts contributed to this topic and I can't thank you all enough for sharing your experiences!  Based on everything I read, I've worked up enough courage to take the leap and hopefully enough knowledge to do so intelligently. However, I was all set to order my gown, but find myself at a cross roads now and would REALLY appreciate some objective feedback.

                 

                For reference, I visited several local bridal salons and tried on countless gowns.  Well, I found nothing I loved, but I learned a lot about my taste in gowns.... For my body type (5'10", street size 4, but with a butt and boobs), I definitely want a mermaid silhouette.  I do not, however like shiny fabrics. I love things that remind me of Old Hollywood have an antique or vintage vibe.  I fully intend to wear a French net, birdcage veil and will likely carry a broach bouquet.  My fiance's only request was that I not hide the girls, so I've been leaning towards a sweetheart neckline.  When I found nothing I loved in the shops, I basically spec'd out a composite picture of a gown composed of elements from other gowns I liked, and started shopping my gown (two tone, mermaid gown  in ivory lace and netting over dark champagne satin, with a deep sweetheart neckline and brush train),  based on the recos found here. 

                 

                And then...  just before I was ready to make a decision on maker and pull the trigger on ordering, I stumbled across a picture of a new gown.  It isn't even in stores yet and won't be until fall, so I couldn't look at it in person if I wanted to.  I can't seem to insert pictures here, but you can see large pictures of it here --> http://www.bestbrida...large/C184.html   

                 

                So... (finally) my questions...  I'd like some honest feedback on the dress I stumbled across.  Is it "too much"? Overdone? Too blingy?  Even if it could be replicated, do you think I'd look back at pictures of it later with regret?  I'm not sure if it's just my anxiety over ordering online that has me second guessing and considering something new or not.  If this new gown really is my gown, have I just killed the idea of having it custom made?  In other words, is there a reliable shop out there that may be able to pull it off? 

                 

                I'm SO confused!  Any and all feedback would be welcomed!  Thanks in advance! 

                 

                 

                 



                #3338 torilynnsmith

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                  Posted 23 June 2011 - 10:10 AM


                  Thanks for sharing, it is so so nice!!!!!

                  Originally Posted by gracimurano 

                  I paid 130 dollars for her dress.. here is the link:

                  (Sorry if this is a duplicate!  It doesn't appear to have gone through, but it's my first post, so not sure I did it right. )

                   

                   

                  OK, Ladies...  I figure I've lurked in the shadows long enough.  :-)  Let me start by saying I've read (and re-read) the hundreds of posts contributed to this topic and I can't thank you all enough for sharing your experiences!  Based on everything I read, I've worked up enough courage to take the leap and hopefully enough knowledge to do so intelligently. However, I was all set to order my gown, but find myself at a cross roads now and would REALLY appreciate some objective feedback.

                   

                  For reference, I visited several local bridal salons and tried on countless gowns.  Well, I found nothing I loved, but I learned a lot about my taste in gowns.... For my body type (5'10", street size 4, but with a butt and boobs), I definitely want a mermaid silhouette.  I do not, however like shiny fabrics. I love things that remind me of Old Hollywood have an antique or vintage vibe.  I fully intend to wear a French net, birdcage veil and will likely carry a broach bouquet.  My fiance's only request was that I not hide the girls, so I've been leaning towards a sweetheart neckline.  When I found nothing I loved in the shops, I basically spec'd out a composite picture of a gown composed of elements from other gowns I liked, and started shopping my gown (two tone, mermaid gown  in ivory lace and netting over dark champagne satin, with a deep sweetheart neckline and brush train),  based on the recos found here. 

                   

                  And then...  just before I was ready to make a decision on maker and pull the trigger on ordering, I stumbled across a picture of a new gown.  It isn't even in stores yet and won't be until fall, so I couldn't look at it in person if I wanted to.  I can't seem to insert pictures here, but you can see large pictures of it here --> http://www.bestbrida...large/C184.html   

                   

                  So... (finally) my questions...  I'd like some honest feedback on the dress I stumbled across.  Is it "too much"? Overdone? Too blingy?  Even if it could be replicated, do you think I'd look back at pictures of it later with regret?  I'm not sure if it's just my anxiety over ordering online that has me second guessing and considering something new or not.  If this new gown really is my gown, have I just killed the idea of having it custom made?  In other words, is there a reliable shop out there that may be able to pull it off? 

                   

                  I'm SO confused!  Any and all feedback would be welcomed!  Thanks in advance! 

                   

                   

                   



                  #3339 prettypigpig

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                    Posted 24 June 2011 - 04:27 PM


                    yes, it was for you.  hahaha

                    first, do u know if the original dress is within ur budget? or can u find it off the rack at a sample sale? If yes, buy the original. If no, continue reading

                    second, have you tried on mermaid dresses with similar cut, color and style? If yes, continue reading...if no, go out and try on dresses. 

                    it is a dress that requires a lot of hand work, but not complex...just a lot of hand stitching...

                    so...I think Toppartner or Monica Bridal can do the job.  but you won't get it for $100, maybe for $400, you will get smth very nice.
                     

                    Originally Posted by MrsMontazemi 

                    Hey, prettypigpig... Any chance that was a response for me?    I hate to presume, so IF SO...  any thoughts on whether there's someone out there capable of a close approximation in your opinion? 


                     



                     



                     


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                    #3340 DabblingCrafter

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                      Posted 24 June 2011 - 11:16 PM

                      Anyone looking for a challenge?

                       

                      I'm looking for this dress for my vow renewal..Monique Lhullier's Resort Collection 2012 Picture.jpg

                       

                      Does anyone know where to find this dress? I'm not going to pay a thousand + for a vow renewal dress. I thought about sending it to someone to see if they'd make it, but there really isn't a link to send since it's a flash website.






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