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#41 JENGONDA9

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    Posted 10 November 2006 - 06:13 PM

    Hey ladies-
    I tried on lots of designer sample gowns and found most of them to be tagged a size 10. Depending on the designer, that equates to somewhere between a 4 and an 8 in real sizes. Vera's were the smallest (size 8 samples equated to a real size 4). I am a very predictable size 4 in everything and most of the sample dresses were one size too big. Also, they are made for people who are at least 5'10 so they were longer in all areas (straps, torso, length). For some reason the non-designer gowns were always a size or two larger off the rack.
    Hope that helps you narrow down your search!

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    #42 gkashmira

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      Posted 11 November 2006 - 05:05 AM

      Great info Jen! Thank you :) I'm sticking with non-designers just for the smaller tag on the inside!

      OK, I'm actually totally kidding - whatever looks the best!
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      #43 kookaloons

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        Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:10 PM

        I squeaked in >300

        I paid $299.25 for mine.

        I was quoted $1200 at a certain Bridal Salon big in this area that rhymes with Mouse of Hides. They wouldn't tell me the designer, but little did they know that my PT job is an internet PI.mwahhhhhaahahaaaa

        Found the dress through one site for ~320ish and faxed that quote to RK Bridal, they gave me an additional 5% off with no tax/shipping.

        I was one happy
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        #44 LCBride2007

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          Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:15 PM

          wow - I may have to hire you to find my dress cheaper!

          or we can go into business together ... since I am quite handy at stalking brides to find details for my Las Caletas wedding!

          #45 kookaloons

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            Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:20 PM

            Quote:
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            wow - I may have to hire you to find my dress cheaper!

            or we can go into business together ... since I am quite handy at stalking brides to find details for my Las Caletas wedding!
            Ah yes, I've done my fair share of stalking Playa Fiesta brides. I even managed to lure a Chicago one out for drinks!!!!!

            I seem to do a lot of this, sorry!
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            #46 LCBride2007

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              Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:28 PM

              I do too (hijack threads) - we're just a chatty bunch!

              And wow - you actually meet the people you stalk - you're my idol! lol To be fair - one of the couples I got in contact with lives in Bangladesh - it would be too difficult to meet for coffee!

              #47 Sharonie

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                Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:13 PM

                I voted for $601-$1000. My dress was originally quoted just over $1000 before taxes at local bridal shops. With other Knotties' help, I was able to find the lowest price online from Lee Philip Bridal. I then took that quote to Chrissy O Bridal in NJ and she beat it by 6%. The final price was $652 plus $20 shipping. Since the dress has a corset back and I ordered Petite size, I am hoping that I don't need to do any alteration at all!

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                #48 JulieG

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                  Posted 03 September 2007 - 08:17 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by TropicalIslandBride
                  I voted for $601-$1000. My dress was originally quoted just over $1000 before taxes at local bridal shops. With other Knotties' help, I was able to find the lowest price online from Lee Philip Bridal. I then took that quote to Chrissy O Bridal in NJ and she beat it by 6%. The final price was $652 plus $20 shipping. Since the dress has a corset back and I ordered Petite size, I am hoping that I don't need to do any alteration at all!

                  MaggieSottero.com - Dress Detail - Mandy
                  Wow, that dress is beautiful and an amazing price. I love it. I really wish I had seen it before I bought my dress. lol

                  #49 Spazz

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                    Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:22 AM

                    My dress was $349!

                    #50 brecluse

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                      Posted 04 September 2007 - 11:45 AM

                      I voted for 1000-2000, but I was only counting my actual wedding day dress. If I count my AHR dress it's $2001+.

                      I originally thought I'd spend $200 tops, but when I started trying on dresses I liked the more traditional ones (strapless, a-line, etc.) and I really liked all the shantung silk dresses I tried. Soooo, I did find one dress that fit the bill for $650 at a really small bridal shop in Austin, but then I tried on this two piece Romona Keveza dress during a trunk show and it made me cry so that was it.

                      I think the Romona dress was about $1700, I got a 10% discount for the trunk show and they custom made the dress into one piece for me at no extra charge. I also got a good discount on my second dress which I ordered from the same place so total for both with tax, veil and pearl headband it as $3300. I'm paying about $700 more for alterations on both dresses.

                      It's a lot more than I thought I'd spend or want to spend and frankly if my mom hadn't insisted on paying for it I wouldn't have done it, but every time I do a fitting I just get dreamy. I love that dress.
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