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#441 sungoddess_08

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    Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:51 AM

    Well I will be taking it to another seamstress this week hopeflly -- but I realized that to avoid the length (it's made of chiffon) I am going to try to find some white heels. I wasn't planning on wearing shoes, but I will need some for the reception anyways...so I may aim for that and then avoid taking it up at the bottom.

    I would recommend getting it online if you aren't too worried - my FI sister did and her dress was AMAZING and a few other people as well. However, I would not order from Milanoo....and I would also recommend buying it far enough in advance that you have time to play with it. I don't regret it, I just hope I can find someone who will take it in! :) Even with alterations it will still save me 650 dollars!!

    #442 christinak82

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      Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:55 PM

      Hi girls,

      yippiiieeh.... I just got an offer from gianinarbridal. they will make my dream dress... it is a combination of a bonny (nr. 853) and maggie dress (fiorella). they gave me two fabric options with different prices. now I am confused. one is polyester taffeta ($150) and the other is silk taffeta ($350). seems like the silk taffeta has a better quality?! I dont know what to order... I prefer something that looks similar to satin but is not so heavy. does anybody know the difference between those two taffeta types or is there any other fabric that looks satin-like I dont know about?

      I also have to say that I am really impressed by their quick and nice response and their service. I will definitely post some pictures as soon as I get them.

      #443 christinak82

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        Posted 02 February 2010 - 12:55 PM

        did anybody else already get their dresses. I love looking at the pictures.

        #444 KJT1985

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          Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:20 PM

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          Originally Posted by christinak82
          Hi girls,

          yippiiieeh.... I just got an offer from gianinarbridal. they will make my dream dress... it is a combination of a bonny (nr. 853) and maggie dress (fiorella). they gave me two fabric options with different prices. now I am confused. one is polyester taffeta ($150) and the other is silk taffeta ($350). seems like the silk taffeta has a better quality?! I dont know what to order... I prefer something that looks similar to satin but is not so heavy. does anybody know the difference between those two taffeta types or is there any other fabric that looks satin-like I dont know about?

          I also have to say that I am really impressed by their quick and nice response and their service. I will definitely post some pictures as soon as I get them.

          I went with the cheaper taffeta. I didn't see how the other material could be that much better that it would warrant spending twice as much. I LOVE the material. It's really soft, not like I expected when the other MUCH more expensive option had "silk" in the name. I think it's actually fairly silky and a MUCH better taffeta than say... Davids Bridal which I thought sounded like tent material when it moved. It's semi-thin but I don't know that the other material would be better regarding thickness. I think it's really just up to you and what you want to spend. Think of it this way, you're not really going to ever know what the other option is like. So if you're comfortable spending twice as much thinking the product is much better, then do it! If you don't think it'll matter then save some more money. Just my two cents..

          #445 christinak82

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            Posted 02 February 2010 - 01:32 PM

            thanks for your help, kjt. would you say that the polyester taffeta looks shiny or is it more matt-looking? my only concern is that the fabric could look cheap in comparison to satin which always looks more fancy and elegant. but I agree with you that it is a little too much to spend more than double of the price to go with the silk taffeta.

            #446 KJT1985

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              Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:10 PM

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              Originally Posted by christinak82
              thanks for your help, kjt. would you say that the polyester taffeta looks shiny or is it more matt-looking? my only concern is that the fabric could look cheap in comparison to satin which always looks more fancy and elegant. but I agree with you that it is a little too much to spend more than double of the price to go with the silk taffeta.
              No, my dress is fairly shiny. Here's some pictures:

              with flash I think:
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              Just in our living room one afternoon, blinds closed.
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              another for reference
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              #447 christinak82

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                Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:02 PM

                wow, its absolutely beautiful and exactly the "shine-level" I want
                thank you so much for posting those pictures. it helps me a lot. I think I will go with the cheaper one.

                just to make sure: your dress is also from gianinarbridal, right? what color did you choose?

                #448 KJT1985

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                  Posted 02 February 2010 - 03:22 PM

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                  Originally Posted by christinak82
                  wow, its absolutely beautiful and exactly the "shine-level" I want
                  thank you so much for posting those pictures. it helps me a lot. I think I will go with the cheaper one.

                  just to make sure: your dress is also from gianinarbridal, right? what color did you choose?
                  That's correct! I went with "light ivory". In person and against white things you can tell it's not off white. But I never really like off white dresses on me because they didn't compliment my skin tone. My fiance threw a fit about it not being "white" (hasn't seen it though) but I really don't think you can tell in the pictures. And i'm sure once i'm out in the bright sunlight you definitely won't be able to tell. Still, I won't have that off white clash against my skin! I ordered a veil online and there was no light ivory option so I just ordered ivory. I think because of the transparent-ness of a veil you can't really notice that the dress isn't full on ivory like the veil.

                  #449 christinak82

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                    Posted 04 February 2010 - 02:08 PM

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                    That's correct! I went with "light ivory". In person and against white things you can tell it's not off white. But I never really like off white dresses on me because they didn't compliment my skin tone. My fiance threw a fit about it not being "white" (hasn't seen it though) but I really don't think you can tell in the pictures. And i'm sure once i'm out in the bright sunlight you definitely won't be able to tell. Still, I won't have that off white clash against my skin! I ordered a veil online and there was no light ivory option so I just ordered ivory. I think because of the transparent-ness of a veil you can't really notice that the dress isn't full on ivory like the veil.
                    thats so awesome I got an answer back from gianinarbridal offering me the possibility to use a type of satin which is 100% polyester and therefore not so heavy. they said that its basically just a little thinner but it has the same look as the heavy satin. and the best thing about it is, I get it for $150. DECISION MADE
                    I will go with ivory as well. I think it just makes your skin tone look nicer. and a big advantage is also that if you dont have those crazy bleachy-white teeth the contrast wont be that crazy in pictures and your teeth wont look yellowish.
                    kjt, I think your dress color is beautiful. and your husband wont see the difference. I hope he wont wear a white suit though ;-)

                    #450 KJT1985

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                      Posted 04 February 2010 - 05:18 PM

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                      thats so awesome I got an answer back from gianinarbridal offering me the possibility to use a type of satin which is 100% polyester and therefore not so heavy. they said that its basically just a little thinner but it has the same look as the heavy satin. and the best thing about it is, I get it for $150. DECISION MADE
                      I will go with ivory as well. I think it just makes your skin tone look nicer. and a big advantage is also that if you dont have those crazy bleachy-white teeth the contrast wont be that crazy in pictures and your teeth wont look yellowish.
                      kjt, I think your dress color is beautiful. and your husband wont see the difference. I hope he wont wear a white suit though ;-)
                      Haha I don't know what he's wearing (um yes, my wedding is like 19 days away). He had a white shirt for our pre-wedding reception (I had a WHITE dress too) but he said he wants a new one for the wedding. I'm not too worried about it either way...

                      Yes, my dress isn't very heavy at all which is great. It's heavy enough that it doesn't feel cheap but not so bad that i'll get sick of hauling it around the airport!




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