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#1 ~*petals*~

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    Posted 10 August 2008 - 05:39 AM

    Okay, so I decided that I would find my dress this summer, because shopping in a Chicago winter is not the most pleasant experience.... My adventures started in late June, when I went to a bridal expo with my sister, and on the way back, stopped at a dress store.

    That day, I tried on a bunch of dresses, and fell in love with this Watters gown.

    This will NOT be my wedding gown... read on to find out why.

    http://xed.xanga.com....s152025394.jpg

    (Didn't know what it was until I did research on it- the store had ripped out all the tags.) It was on sale, but I had just started looking & wasn't ready to buy. The saleswoman told me I could put down about $100 to "hold the price". She said I'd get a store credit if I didn't order the dress, which I was cool with.

    Then they tried to pull the bait and switch. When I told them I wasn't getting that dress, they tried to say that they "put in the order" and the "dress was probably already cut" (even though they require 70% down to start a custom order, and my $100 was FAR from...)

    After fighting with the manager (literally, she was psycho), they FINALLY agreed to give me store credit they promised. Long story short, the place is SUPER-SHADY and I'm glad I never have to deal with them again.

    Moving on......

    I did a couple more shopping trips, one with bridesmaids and FMIL, and another with my mom and sister. My experience with this particular David's Bridal location (Norridge) was very positive, and I fell in love with a gown that was less than half the cost of the elusive Watters gown.

    On the model:
    http://www.davidsbri....s06_CT2406.jpg

    On me:
    http://xe5.xanga.com....m155553228.jpg

    I ordered it in Ivory instead of bright white, without the chapel-length train (HEAVY!), and minus the colored sash (which I might add on later, just not in that bright blue color).

    It will arrive in mid-October- can't wait to see it again!!

    #2 A10CalGal

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      Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:26 PM

      Ooooh!!! I likey! Very nice cut on you. What are your wedding colors? Would that be an option for the sash? Cuz I kinda like the idea of a sash on that dress. Beautiful!

      #3 kevsgirl

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        Posted 25 August 2008 - 03:02 AM

        Gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE lace dresses :) The Watters dress is beautful, but I like your final decision. And that is just such poor management at that store... glad you got away!
        Do you have pics of the final dress without the sash? I'm wondering what the waistline looks like.

        #4 ~*petals*~

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          Posted 11 September 2008 - 07:34 PM

          Thanks!!!

          I originally didn't think I'd like lace dresses but I love them now!

          Still debating the sash.... The bridesmaids are wearing blue, and FI is wearing chocolate brown.... since the actual dress will be ivory instead of white (as pictured), either color might be nice...

          The actual gown will be here in a few weeks, so I'll post some update pics when it's finally here. :-)

          #5 ~*petals*~

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            Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:37 AM

            The dress is here and now I'm having second thoughts!! I am thinking about selling it and going with a more fitted dress to show off the curves. I always wanted one but was scared to go for it because I have hips.. but I know my FI would absolutely LOVE to see me walk down the aisle in something like that.

            #6 horegan

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              Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:56 PM

              Stunning!



              #7 Aussie Bride

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                Posted 12 February 2011 - 10:09 PM

                brown sash would look lovely with the ivory but the detail in the dress is so amazing im sure u wouldnt need anything :)



                #8 IrishgirlinNY

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                  Posted 14 February 2011 - 11:47 AM

                  That dress is beautiful!  My dress is ivory and I bought the brown sash from Davids Bridal. It looks so nice...I am so happy with it.  We are atually doing the opposite of you.  The bridesmaids are wearing brown and the guys are wearing ocean blue. Good luck with your decision.



                  #9 ~*petals*~

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                    Posted 31 July 2011 - 08:42 PM



                    Originally Posted by Aussie Bride 

                    brown sash would look lovely with the ivory but the detail in the dress is so amazing im sure u wouldnt need anything :)


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                    Originally Posted by IrishgirlinNY 

                    That dress is beautiful!  My dress is ivory and I bought the brown sash from Davids Bridal. It looks so nice...I am so happy with it.  We are atually doing the opposite of you.  The bridesmaids are wearing brown and the guys are wearing ocean blue. Good luck with your decision.

                     

                    Thanks-- I actually ended up going out dress shopping by myself a few months before the wedding and went with something completely different-- I was SO much happier with the choice I made without the pressure of shopping with the family/friends entourage!
                     

                     



                    #10 kkimi88

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                      Posted 03 August 2011 - 05:30 AM

                      Gosh, sounds like you had a real time of it! Glad everything got sorted in the end!! 






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