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Light In the Box....Cheap wedding dresses!

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#1 trayce2222

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    Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:08 PM

    OK, so I have read the reviews of buying a wedding dress from China, online, replica's, etc... However, I want to share my story with all of you looking for an inexpensive wedding dress or a TTD. I looked and looked everywhere for a TTD and couldn't find something I really liked without it costing at least $400+. I already have my main gown, which is a Maggie Sottero and I LOVE LOVE it! Anyway, I wanted to find something with kinda the same look....strapless, corset back, etc.

    Anyway, I found a dress on Light in the Box for $139.99! I knew it just had to be very cheaply made or something, but it was in my budget and I figured if it was too awful I could take it to my seamstress and have her do something with it to make it better. I debated for about 2 weeks on this and their delivery time said it would take 18-20 WORKING days to make, another 3-5 working days to ship and then however long it takes to get from China to Dallas. I knew I was really pushing it since I am getting married May 3, so I went ahead and placed the order. I really didn't want to pay for a ton of alterations, so I paid a little extra ($20) to have them make it to my exact measurements....I am very short and big busted! Their standard length from hollow to hem is 60 inches....I had them make mine at 54 inches!

    I placed the order on March 5th and the sweet little UPS guy (my new BFF from all of my wedding ordering! ha) delivered it to my house today,
    March 26th! I immediately ran to try it on and inspect it to see what it looked like and I was amazed! It looks exactly like the picture and fits me perfectly! I also paid another $9.99 for a garment bag and they through in a garter, gloves and a veil! The total cost of the dress, custom made, garment bag and accessories, shipping and insurance came to $231.14!!!!

    If any of you are looking for dress on a buget, I would highly recommend this place!!! Let me know if you have any further questions! I will post a pic of the dress from their site and will post one of me in it as soon as someone is here to photograph me! lol This dress is perfect for my TTD session....I can't wait!

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    #2 budgetjamaicabride

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      Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:52 PM

      How exciting. The dress is beautiful. I wish I had not just purchased my dress!

      #3 Carolyn

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        Posted 26 March 2009 - 08:56 PM

        The dress looks so pretty. It sounds like you find the perfect match for the TTD!

        #4 jmb0902

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          Posted 26 March 2009 - 09:09 PM

          Trayce-- do you have any pics of you in the dress? Or just the actual dress? Thanks girl, what an awesome deal!

          #5 Jacilynda

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            Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:32 AM

            Oh hun I know the feeling!!! I ordered mine from the girl who does wedding dress,prom gown and bridesmaid dress by landy bridal I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!! I only paid $190 (included shipping, bag, insurance) I didn't have it made to my measurements cause then I couldn't return it if I didn't like it and I was really hesitant so I had a standard size done, but she doesn't charge any extra for custom measurements.


            #6 trayce2222

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              Posted 27 March 2009 - 08:41 AM

              I know....it's so exciting when you get a great deal on something! I will take some pics of the dress and me in the dress this weekend (my MOH is coming in town for the weekend so she can take 'em) and will post them soon! YEA!!!

              #7 SgtPepperette

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                Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:01 PM

                Would you recommend geting a wedding dress or just a TTD from this site? It seems to good to be true!

                #8 BachataBride

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                  Posted 27 March 2009 - 04:19 PM

                  WOW!! It's beautiful!! And to make the best of it - CHEAP!!! (or should I say inexpensive!) Great find sweetie!!

                  #9 ~Nicole~

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                    Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:05 PM

                    Wow! What a great deal! I was looking through the site and they have some gorgeous dresses!
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                    #10 Betsy


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                      Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:08 PM

                      That is a great deal! Congrats! That comment about your UPS guy was too funny, I felt the exact same way with mine!!

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