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Hi Brides :)

 

I've been a lurker, but wanted to post my dress story as I used this thread a lot in my decision-making process! I found the following dress and could not get it out of my head even after looking at all the REAL designer dresses: http://www.inweddingdress.com/style-de035.html

 

I'm getting married April 9 in Jamaica, and this dress seemed perfect for what I envisioned. The skirt reminds me of rolling waves :) I figured the worse that could happen is I'd be out $300 (I paid extra for rush service and it arrived in exactly two weeks!). It arrived rolled up in a ball, but I guess that cut down on shipping costs. It unraveled to full form, and will require some steaming to get the skirt to lie flat, but I am very happy with it. It's much more substantial and heavy than I expected, fully lined. The seaming on the inside is not high end, but no one can see it. The bodice fits perfectly to the measurements I sent in (I ordered custom sizing), however I think they cut it almost 2 inches longer than I requested so I'll probably have to hem it unless I switch to 4-inch heels!
 

My biggest complaint is that the organza tiers are starting to fray in some spots (they're not hemmed). My project this weekend is to buy some Fray Check (used in crafts to keep ribbons from fraying when cut) and treating EVERY layer. Will take quite a bit of time, but I guess since the dress saved me about $1000 it's a small price to pay. Also, the skirt itself is fuller than in the picture, but I'm OK with that.

 

All in all, I'm happy with my purchase. It's exactly what I envisioned for my beach wedding, and cost me $300 total after shipping and rush service.

 

** Photos aren't loading correctly here, so see my album in my profile for some pics of actual dress I received.

 

 


 

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Oh my god, NHKinNegril, your dress is gorgeous! Congratulations! you are going to be a lovely bride! I can't wait to receive my dress!! It's taking forever!!

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NHK I love that dress. I was looking for a dress with ruffles but couldn't find one I liked and the bottom on that dress is great. It looks more like chiffon in the pic rather than organza.

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The things we do to satisfy our men.... FI didn't want my dress to have a sweetheart, and he didn't really like the mermaid cut... it's not my fault that the sweetheart looks better on me and the mermaid is more flattering.... I just didn't want a ball gown. I hope you can come up with something you love. Fingers crossed for both of us.

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I'm just not telling FI anything about my dress and saying it's a surprise.. if he doesn't like it.. TOO BAD! neenerneener.gif
 

Originally Posted by mochamakes3 View Post

The things we do to satisfy our men.... FI didn't want my dress to have a sweetheart, and he didn't really like the mermaid cut... it's not my fault that the sweetheart looks better on me and the mermaid is more flattering.... I just didn't want a ball gown. I hope you can come up with something you love. Fingers crossed for both of us.



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My FI doesn't know anything about my dress, current or future, I just asked him what he liked and didn't like. I don't want his thoughts to be, "why would she pick something like that?" Even though he has told me that it doesn't matter and I will look gorgeous in anything.

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