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#41 Samantha88k

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    Posted 10 July 2011 - 01:00 PM


    Yay!!!! Congratulations!!! I can totally relate to the "real" feeling. It is one thing to talk about a dress/getting married but for some reason once you place that order its like wow this really is happening!!

    Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 


    So amazingly well put!!!!!! It is so important to stay within your means as there are gorgeous dresses out there to suit a variety of budgets!!!!!



    I ordered my dress today  I can't believe I 1) made a decision 2) ordered my dress!!!!! I mean i was inevitable but it just makes it so real!!!! As for budget, It was $1295 and we got $100 off for purchasing today so $1195 and I LOOOOOOOOVE it!!!!!!! It is actually the sweetheart version of the first dress I tried on EVER and loved so it is P-E-R-F-E-C-T for me!!!!!!!!!! Best of luck to all the Brides who haven't found the one yet!!!!!!!! 



     



    #42 torilynnsmith

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      Posted 10 July 2011 - 01:03 PM


      Post a picture!!! I would love to see the dress you are talking about.  When I was deciding between 2 dresses one was significantly under my budget and the other was at my budget.  I was leaning toward the less expensive dress until I realized that was the only real reason.  Don't give up on your dress if 1) you can afford it and 2) you know you really love it.  If the price tag is not an issue for your pocketbook don't let you mind talk you out of it!

      Originally Posted by bruceg05 


      This is really the best advice I've ever heard...  And then I didn't follow it.   I had originally budgeted 1500 for the dress but in reality I could spend more if necessary.  I found a Jim Hjelm today that I have had my eye on for quite some time (I'm talking years).  The store had that exact dress out of their relatively small dress selection.  I thought it was fate so I decided to try it on despite it's 3500 dollar price tag.  MISTAKE.  I have the ablitiy to spend the money on it, I'm just becoming overly budget conscious because I just don't want to blow a bunch of money on the wedding.  With some reallocating of budget I can get it and stay within the overall wedding budget pretty well (give or take a couple hundred), but I'm getting cold feet on it and can't decide.  Any other bridal advice?  Is the cold feet a sign of it not being the one.  I did tear up when I tried it on, but can't decide!



       

       



      #43 coconoir1908

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        Posted 10 July 2011 - 02:52 PM

        oncewed.com

        preonwedweddingdress.com

        ebay.com

         

        This is what I have been doing to see if I could find my $4840 dress for less.  Although I have come across several brides who are willing to sell theirs (it has been too small for me).  However; none of this will discourage me from purchasing the dress that I want my future hubby to see me in!!! 

         

        talk it over with FI....and go from there
         

        Originally Posted by bruceg05 


        This is really the best advice I've ever heard...  And then I didn't follow it.   I had originally budgeted 1500 for the dress but in reality I could spend more if necessary.  I found a Jim Hjelm today that I have had my eye on for quite some time (I'm talking years).  The store had that exact dress out of their relatively small dress selection.  I thought it was fate so I decided to try it on despite it's 3500 dollar price tag.  MISTAKE.  I have the ablitiy to spend the money on it, I'm just becoming overly budget conscious because I just don't want to blow a bunch of money on the wedding.  With some reallocating of budget I can get it and stay within the overall wedding budget pretty well (give or take a couple hundred), but I'm getting cold feet on it and can't decide.  Any other bridal advice?  Is the cold feet a sign of it not being the one.  I did tear up when I tried it on, but can't decide!



         



         



        #44 bruceg05

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          Posted 10 July 2011 - 08:26 PM





          Post a picture!!! I would love to see the dress you are talking about.  When I was deciding between 2 dresses one was significantly under my budget and the other was at my budget.  I was leaning toward the less expensive dress until I realized that was the only real reason.  Don't give up on your dress if 1) you can afford it and 2) you know you really love it.  If the price tag is not an issue for your pocketbook don't let you mind talk you out of it!

           



           



          #45 bruceg05

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            Posted 10 July 2011 - 08:28 PM

            I should also note that above I said a 1500 dollar budget and meant 2000.

             

            Originally Posted by bruceg05 


            http://www.jlmcoutur...onal/Style-8011 

             

            Definitely just ordered it today.  Totally the best decision ever.  I sat there and didn't want to take it off the whole time.  It ends up working out because they gave me 10 percent off the dress.  I guess becuase I was the last appt. and couldn't get ahold of my dad for his credit card (he paid for the deposit as part of his allotted amount for the wedding), they decided to let me have the "you buy the first day you get a discount" deal.  Then, if my maids go there to get their dresses (which they are going to), they get 10 percent off and then I get an additional 10 percent.  So, that only puts me at 2900 and my budget was 2000ish!  SOOOOO EXCITED!
             



             



             



            #46 Samantha88k

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              Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:14 AM


              Your dress is stunning!!! I love it!

              Originally Posted by bruceg05 


              http://www.jlmcoutur...onal/Style-8011 

               

              Definitely just ordered it today.  Totally the best decision ever.  I sat there and didn't want to take it off the whole time.  It ends up working out because they gave me 10 percent off the dress.  I guess becuase I was the last appt. and couldn't get ahold of my dad for his credit card (he paid for the deposit as part of his allotted amount for the wedding), they decided to let me have the "you buy the first day you get a discount" deal.  Then, if my maids go there to get their dresses (which they are going to), they get 10 percent off and then I get an additional 10 percent.  So, that only puts me at 2900 and my budget was 2000ish!  SOOOOO EXCITED!
               



               



               



              #47 Bride2012

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                Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:18 AM

                Congratulations on finding and purchasing your dress bruceg05 and to all the other brides that have found theirs!!!

                 

                 Bruceg05...that dress is going to look amazing!

                 

                Coconair1908...do you have a picture of your dress??? I want to see which one you decided on?

                 

                I was supposed to go look at wedding dresses yesterday with my future sil...but ym FI daughter's track meet ran over time and we didnt make it....so the search continues...I am SOOOO enjoying reading everyones post on this thread, keep the dresses, the emotions and the pics coming!! I cant wait til I have that "feeling" and finally find my dress :)

                 

                I saw a couple of dresses on Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta...but their budgets are always so much higher than Im willing to spend.  Also, I watched Amsale girls last night with the FI daughter (she'll be 12 soon) and we kept looking at the dresses shaking our heads together like..."$4000...for THAT...why"??? LOL! Fun times with her...cant wait to get her her bridesmaids dress and do some more bonding!



                #48 Samantha88k

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                  Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:34 AM

                  I watched Amsale girls last night too and kept thinking about the comment on this thread saying something about champagne toasts when it really might not be in the budget!!

                   

                  http://www.weddingsh...8634/3185/12550

                   

                  This is my dress....I'm thinking of trading out the ivory sash for a chocolate brown one... thoughts? (my bridesmaid dresses are chocolate brown)

                  Originally Posted by Bride2012 

                  Congratulations on finding and purchasing your dress bruceg05 and to all the other brides that have found theirs!!!

                   

                   Bruceg05...that dress is going to look amazing!

                   

                  Coconair1908...do you have a picture of your dress??? I want to see which one you decided on?

                   

                  I was supposed to go look at wedding dresses yesterday with my future sil...but ym FI daughter's track meet ran over time and we didnt make it....so the search continues...I am SOOOO enjoying reading everyones post on this thread, keep the dresses, the emotions and the pics coming!! I cant wait til I have that "feeling" and finally find my dress :)

                   

                  I saw a couple of dresses on Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta...but their budgets are always so much higher than Im willing to spend.  Also, I watched Amsale girls last night with the FI daughter (she'll be 12 soon) and we kept looking at the dresses shaking our heads together like..."$4000...for THAT...why"??? LOL! Fun times with her...cant wait to get her her bridesmaids dress and do some more bonding!



                   



                  #49 Bride2012

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                    Posted 11 July 2011 - 05:42 AM

                    Samantha...I think the sash looks great how it is...not sure if the chocolate would add...I feel like it would take away some of the elegance of the dress....but remember...that's just one opinion...go with what YOU like :)

                     

                    That gown is GORGEOUS! I absolutely LOVE it!!! you are going to be one stunning bride!



                    #50 proti007

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                      Posted 11 July 2011 - 06:04 AM

                      My budget (given to me by my amazing and generous parents) was $5000. My dress came in at bout $3200, my shoes were $350, my veil was $525, and my alterations were $350. That brought me in under budget at $4425. Pictures below of my wedding day attire - just over two weeks to go!

                       

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