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#1911 josietoms

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    Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:54 AM

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    Originally Posted by prettypigpig
    I traced shippments and country of origin of many dresses that I found in Bridal shops here. It is like going up on the food chaine.
    I would say 95%+ of them (LaSposa, Pronovias, San Patrick, Maggie Sottero...even Vera Wang) are from China, so I start to look where those manufacturers are located. Almost all of them are located in the Suzhou/Hanzhou area, where they produce silk as well. God created the world, and everything else is made in China.
    Your dress looks lovely and love the fact you are customizing it to exactly what you want.

    My dress should have been delivered last week but the designer here in the UK had to fly to China and Taiwan to source material for her autumn / winter designs as the original supplier had gone into adminstration due to the credit crunch! Luckily my dress is not affected as it has already been made. I now collect it on the 25th - woo hoo :-)

    Agree with you - 90% of the dresses are made in China - the lady who has designed my dress and runs her own company is Chinese and gets her designs made in China; then shipped here to the UK. She said she uses the same suppliers as many of the designer gowns available here in the UK and they charge a fortune for them - Maggie Sottero being one of them!

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    #1912 knitgirl13

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      Posted 06 June 2010 - 11:55 AM

      I'm jumping in here... September 2011!

      #1913 Soon-to-be-McRae

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        Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:23 PM

        Hey Knitgirl13......Welcome to the forum

        #1914 Nicyx

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          Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:39 PM

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          Originally Posted by Lindobride14
          Love your dress, Bonnie . . . very, very unique -- and a great price! Can't wait to see you in it!

          So I met with my three "mom's" today and we picked out the bridal shower venue! Remember the whole open bar dilemma I posted a few weeks back?? Well, we decided to do sangria and Corona's as our signature drinks :) I am very happy with that. Anyone that knows me knows of my love of sangria!!

          The venue is beautiful and the menu looks just wonderful! Butler passed hors d'oeuvres: Assortment of bruschetta (olive, tomato and roasted pepper with feta) Soup: Cream of mushroom with pasta. Main course: Stuffed chicken breast - stuffed with spinach, garlic, & roasted pepper; Garlic whipped potatoes; and roasted vegetables. Dessert: Fresh strawberry cheesecake with chocolate sauce.

          Making me hungry just thinking about it :)

          We went with white table linens with criss-crossed table runners in hot pink and coral satin (our colors) and alternating coral and hot pink chair sashes.
          Sounds wonderful :-) Making me hungry too !! HAhaha x Loving the Corona idea... Mmmmmm x Love the lay out too... Oooo its going to be fantastic x
          This all sounds so lovely - you have put so much thought into your bridal shower; all your friends and family will love it.
          I have to say a bridal shower seems a little more organised and extravagant than the 'hen parties' we do here in the UK.
          Yes i was thinking that about the bridal showers :-) they sound fab!!

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by josietoms
          Your dress looks lovely and love the fact you are customizing it to exactly what you want.

          My dress should have been delivered last week but the designer here in the UK had to fly to China and Taiwan to source material for her autumn / winter designs as the original supplier had gone into adminstration due to the credit crunch! Luckily my dress is not affected as it has already been made. I now collect it on the 25th - woo hoo :-)

          Agree with you - 90% of the dresses are made in China - the lady who has designed my dress and runs her own company is Chinese and gets her designs made in China; then shipped here to the UK. She said she uses the same suppliers as many of the designer gowns available here in the UK and they charge a fortune for them - Maggie Sottero being one of them!
          Roll on the 25th :-) So excited for you, Who/where did you use again? (sorry as you will all have prob guessed i have a memeory like a sieve) xox

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by knitgirl13
          I'm jumping in here... September 2011!
          Welcome :-) SO who, what where & when? Im so nosey!!!! :-)

          xoxo

          #1915 Lindobride14

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            Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:40 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by josietoms
            This all sounds so lovely - you have put so much thought into your bridal shower; all your friends and family will love it.
            I have to say a bridal shower seems a little more organised and extravagant than the 'hen parties' we do here in the UK.
            Thank you! From what I gather hen parties are the equivalent of our bachelorette parties. In the US bachelorette parties are typically a more casual party held at someone's home followed by a night out, dancing, etc. Typically only close friends and family members are invited. Usually, the bridal shower tends to me a more formal event held at a restaurant and all women invited to the wedding attend the bridal shower.

            I am getting so excited now that we are finally making some firm decisions . . . I can't wait for my site visit in July (going for 4 days with my mom) so I can start making some preparations for our actual wedding, most importantly, the reception venue!

            #1916 Lindobride14

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              Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:32 PM

              OK- dumb question, but I cannot figure out how to start a thread. Can anyone clue me in ??

              ahem, ahem . . . Nicy, you did start this thread after all -- hahaha

              #1917 Nicyx

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                Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:48 PM

                On this page

                Riviera Maya, Cancun & surrounding areas - Best Destination Wedding Forum ~ The Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource (hope it works)

                Just above the sticky's on the left there should be a "new thread" button to click on. Just slightly right of the advertisements on the side of the page....

                Hope this helps?

                xox

                #1918 Soon-to-be-McRae

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                  Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:09 PM

                  Could any of you lovely ladies advise me on how i upload a pic to a thread, i want to post a pic of the bridesmaid dresses i have in mind and see what you lovely ladies think

                  #1919 Lindobride14

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                    Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:36 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Nicyx
                    On this page

                    Riviera Maya, Cancun & surrounding areas - Best Destination Wedding Forum ~ The Ultimate Destination Wedding Resource (hope it works)

                    Just above the sticky's on the left there should be a "new thread" button to click on. Just slightly right of the advertisements on the side of the page....

                    Hope this helps?

                    xox
                    Thanks, got it :)

                    #1920 SunnyDBride

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                      Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:38 PM

                      If I were you, I would book now. My destination planner said that if 2011 rates are not yet published, resorts will lock you in at the 2010 rates with a group agreement. It could save you a little money.




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