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#3541 ericka417

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    Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:54 AM

    Thats awesome.  I will definitely try them out!!!!!!!
     

    Originally Posted by noelles 

    oooo I love new friends for life, I found a place that custom makes shoes, I have incredibly wide feet and thought, I am not gonna have anything pretty at all, prices are reasonable any style u want custom made for you...I know right

     

    https://www.milkandh...0sf2486sm9fv855
     



     



     



    #3542 FutureMrsLewis

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      Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:03 PM

      Well ladies, all is not COMPLETELY lost!  My awesome seamstress is able to repair my dress!  She will remove the front panel and replace it with a new piece of chiffon.  And my replacement tiara arrived with a pearl "apology" necklace, the tiara was in okay shape but a few of the stones had come loose and I had to fix them.  Nothing terrible this time thankfully!

       

      Now the bad news... It's going to cost me $350 or more to fix my gown   I can have the rip just tacked in place and it would only cost about $150, but I would still have those ruches!  If I was a super-skinny bride I may not care about having a wrinkly belly.  But there is enough emphasis on my belly already, I don't need that ruching to draw attention to it.  So, my $250 gown became a $300 gown which is now a $650+ gown... *sigh*... I need a drink!



      #3543 atalanta

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        Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:42 PM

        But a very well-made $650 gown, awesome hand embroidery and unique colored accents. When it's done it will be worth every penny.

         

        Offer the seamstress $300 and enjoy that drink!

         

        Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis 

        Well ladies, all is not COMPLETELY lost!  My awesome seamstress is able to repair my dress!  She will remove the front panel and replace it with a new piece of chiffon.  And my replacement tiara arrived with a pearl "apology" necklace, the tiara was in okay shape but a few of the stones had come loose and I had to fix them.  Nothing terrible this time thankfully!

         

        Now the bad news... It's going to cost me $350 or more to fix my gown   I can have the rip just tacked in place and it would only cost about $150, but I would still have those ruches!  If I was a super-skinny bride I may not care about having a wrinkly belly.  But there is enough emphasis on my belly already, I don't need that ruching to draw attention to it.  So, my $250 gown became a $300 gown which is now a $650+ gown... *sigh*... I need a drink!



         



        #3544 erinmc

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          Posted 14 August 2011 - 12:10 PM

          Beautiful dress!! Who did you go with??
           

          Originally Posted by tdmaus 

          Hello,

          first off: i love this thread! I've been reading this thread from the first post til this page 331. Took me two days,but I did it. :)

          I'm also thinking about getting a replica dress. I've tried on this Demetrios dress and totally loved it (I've tried about 15 dresses so far). Unfortunately, the Demetrios dress is $1400!! I cant afford that - since we're paying for our own wedding. So after reading this thread, i've decided to contact some of your recommendations for replicas.

          1. Giannar bridal: very slow response, but dress quote was only $180

          2. Babyonline via dhgate: fast response, dress quote: $230

          3. wywedding via dhgate: very slow response, quote: $160

          4. bigdaydress.com: fast response, quote: $331

           

          now I'm just torn, since i dont know, whom i should contact. I do like the fast response and customer service at babyonline and bigdaydress. I read great reviews from bigdaydress on other forums. However, they are a big pricier for the dress. My second choice would have been giannar, but they respond so slow - I'm not sure if that will be improved, once i pay my deposit or not... who you would you recommened from your experience??

           

          This is the dress i want, but i also wanted some beadings on top of the bust of the dress and two beaded lines going across the dress...similar to a pic someone posted earlier on the thread. 3170-012.jpgfront.jpg



           



          #3545 Aruba Bride

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            Posted 14 August 2011 - 01:43 PM

            I love dress #2 so beautiful! 

            Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 


            I am deciding between 2 dresses from babyonline. Can anyone give me input on which one you think they have more of a shot of making best?
            I love both, so would be happy with either, so think I will make the decision based on which one may be easier for them to make.

            Thoughts?

             

            Dress 1 :

             

            TTD Dress 1 Front.bmp  TTD Dress 1 Back.bmp

             

             

            Dress 2 :

             

            TTD Dress 2 Front.jpg   TTD Dress 2 Back.jpg

             

             

            I want to order this tonight or tomorrow at the latest so please let me know what you think! Hopefully Bonnie will log in today and let me know what she thinks!!

             

            Thanks girls!!

             



             



            #3546 FutureMrsLewis

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              Posted 14 August 2011 - 04:26 PM



              Originally Posted by atalanta 

              But a very well-made $650 gown, awesome hand embroidery and unique colored accents. When it's done it will be worth every penny.

               

              Offer the seamstress $300 and enjoy that drink!

               



               


               

                   I guess that's how I need to keep looking at this whole situation... Thanks for helping me see that the glass is actually half full



              #3547 Agus

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                Posted 14 August 2011 - 10:29 PM

                Hello Brides and Brides-to-be!

                 

                I really have enjoyed this thread. I am awaiting a dress that I ordered a remake of from an online company. Here's the thing, I'm not really a girly girl, but in this case I love the Poof! My FI, was looking over my shoulder when I was randomly looking at dresses and he absolutely LOVES this dress. Although I LOVED it too, I said I didn't like it and when he FINALLY left the room, I ordered it. Ever since I have been using a decoy pic of another dress to show him. He thinks I got the decoy. But I hope this dress will work out for me. I am really curvy and I hope they stick true to my measurements.

                 

                Here is the dress I am going after... I should have it by the 7th... I will re-post this pic and the actual too when it comes so that women who are into the ball gowns can have a reference too. I love the color in the pic, but I feared that it wouldn't be the same in actuality so I ordered it in white.

                 


                #3548 JoanneIreland

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                  Posted 15 August 2011 - 06:47 AM

                   

                  OK ladies, I just placed my order with Babyonline, and went with dress number 2 !!

                  Online chat has been great. They say it will be ready to ship in 18 days. I promise you keep you girls updated and will post pictures when it gets here!

                   

                  Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 


                  I am deciding between 2 dresses from babyonline. Can anyone give me input on which one you think they have more of a shot of making best?
                  I love both, so would be happy with either, so think I will make the decision based on which one may be easier for them to make.

                  Thoughts?

                   

                  Dress 1 :

                   

                  TTD Dress 1 Front.bmp  TTD Dress 1 Back.bmp

                   

                   

                  Dress 2 :

                   

                  TTD Dress 2 Front.jpg   TTD Dress 2 Back.jpg

                   

                   

                  I want to order this tonight or tomorrow at the latest so please let me know what you think! Hopefully Bonnie will log in today and let me know what she thinks!!

                   

                  Thanks girls!!

                   



                   



                  #3549 torilynnsmith

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                    Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:11 AM


                    I think recognizes that people come in all shapes and sizes is really important, I understand overseas that they may not be "used" to the size range we know here but "Mutant" and "x-men" generation just seem hurtful!

                    Originally Posted by prettypigpig 

                    yeah..I know hormone injected meat, genetically modified vege, junk food don't help much.  My 16 yrs old cousin in Australia too turned into a monster size chick, with arms that are the size of my legs, and her torso is so thick that I don't think a bullet could fly thru.  I swear..even the great white sharks won't bite her because they may have a heart attack after one bite.  My dad nicknamed her..Gozilla! LOL

                     

                    To be fair, my dad is a very skinny chef who looks like a 40 yrs old man because of his diet, a lot of organic vege, low carb, high protein diet.  I was fed like this since I was a  baby, so I don't like bread, rice, pasta...I love soups, fish, and lean meat...oh..and red wine in general..I am a very picky eater too.  Thus, it is no surprise that I am a 00p, or Gap kids size 12, much much skinnier than Chinese chick's average, the dressmakers were a bit shock.

                     

                    I guess the dressmakers will eventually get used to X-men generation brides. However for now, if any bride is at the outer range sizes, she MUST be clear and precise with the dressmaker or else...the dress may have a weird cut or fit.


                    Well said, diets vary so drastically around the world and diet is not always to blame for "weird sizes" sometimes medical issues, metabolism and other factors play a role!!  There is nothing WRONG with bread and pasta, and like you said the "healthy stuff" is not exclusive, you can like both!

                    Originally Posted by anapoa27 

                    You know, I never comment here, I just like reading the posts and admiring the beautiful pictures. But I just had to say something about the whole "weird size" thing.

                    I love pasta and bread and that doesn't prevent me from loving the healthy stuff as well - fruit, veggies, etc. But I also LOVE my curves, as so does my boyfriend. I think all of us should love our body, our shape and try to keep healthy above all things.

                    I'm definetly not petite and I sure don't think I'm "weird sized". If you asked me, I'd say 00 is quite a weird size, too.



                     


                    And here I thought my size 10s were HUGE!!! Glad to know I am not alone out there!!!

                    Originally Posted by ericka417 


                    BIG FEET WOMEN UNITE!!  Let mew know where you can get 12's outside zappos and ill be your friend for life



                     

                     

                     

                    I will have to check it out, I can generally find shoes in my size online but instore that 1 pair of 10s sells out quickly!!!

                    Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis 





                     






                    Ladies, I have good news (especially if you're American), I found my shoes on Barefoot Tess (barefoottess.com) and they have some GORGEOUS shoes and only carry sizes 9 and up!!  Here are my fabulous shoes, I bought the shoe clips on Etsy so they'd match my necklace:

                     



                    Well ladies, all is not COMPLETELY lost!  My awesome seamstress is able to repair my dress!  She will remove the front panel and replace it with a new piece of chiffon.  And my replacement tiara arrived with a pearl "apology" necklace, the tiara was in okay shape but a few of the stones had come loose and I had to fix them.  Nothing terrible this time thankfully!

                     

                    Now the bad news... It's going to cost me $350 or more to fix my gown   I can have the rip just tacked in place and it would only cost about $150, but I would still have those ruches!  If I was a super-skinny bride I may not care about having a wrinkly belly.  But there is enough emphasis on my belly already, I don't need that ruching to draw attention to it.  So, my $250 gown became a $300 gown which is now a $650+ gown... *sigh*... I need a drink!



                     



                    #3550 ericka417

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                      Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:10 AM

                      Joanne

                      what is the best time to catch them for the online chat?






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