Posted 02 July 2007 - 07:21 PM
My dress is $798, I fell in love with a dress that was $1500 and just didn't want to spend that much for something I'd wear once. So I ended up looking on the designers site and finding the $1500 dress with a slight change, making it a different dress and half the price! So I'm very happy I found it because its almost exactly the same and I love it.
Also, let me tell you from past experience that I got very frustrated with the whole dress thing, not wanting to spend a lot, and just wanting to buy something. So I bought a dress on ebay, a sample from a bridal salon for $225. It is an absolutely gorgeous dress, fits perfect, but it wasn't the dress from the store that I kept thinking about.
I don't know if I knew right away that it was the one, I knew I really liked it, but I am also so indecisive about everything. When I couldn't stop thinking about it, I knew I had to buy it.
So, the moral of the story is don't become a two dress bride, lol! I'm going to sell the one I bought originally to make some of my money back.
If you have to modify this dress that much, I would keep looking, you'll probably find something else that will be perfect.