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#71 IrieBride08

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    Posted 25 September 2007 - 10:38 AM

    Originally Posted by carlymcmullen
    Oh, you should know better then that! Post it anyway!!! You got a lucky with that stores mistake
    You are too funny! Ok, I'll post it on the "Show your wedding dress" sticky thread.

    #72 jmhein

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      Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:39 PM

      Originally Posted by brecluse
      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.
      Alisha, have you posted pics? We'd love to see them!!
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      #73 jmhein

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        Posted 27 September 2007 - 06:41 PM

        I was very happy with the price of my dress - $399! I wanted to spend less than $800 so I did very well!
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        #74 brecluse

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          Posted 28 September 2007 - 08:35 AM

          Originally Posted by jmhein
          Alisha, have you posted pics? We'd love to see them!!
          I posted a pic in the "show us your dress" thread: http://bestdestinati....tml#post146579

          I have a new pic (had my final fitting last night) that I'll try to get up later today as well.
          TTD :: Tortola, BVI

          #75 IrieBride08

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            Posted 29 September 2007 - 07:02 PM

            Originally Posted by MrsInTraining
            Hi Gionne,

            Where in the DC area did you look for your dress? I'm going to start with Group USA at Potomac Mills and David's Bridal. I'm also going to check out some smaller stores...I don't want to spend more than $2000 on a dress, preferably a lot less!
            Hi! I looked at "I Do I Do" in Gaithersburg, Betsy Robinson in Baltimore, and the David's Bridal in both Bowie and Baltimore (near Marley Station Mall).

            There's a thread called DC/VA/MDgirls. Where did you buy your dress that I think will give you some good leads of bridal shops in our area.

            Good luck and keep me posted!

            #76 shannon

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              Posted 30 October 2007 - 09:22 PM

              I bought 2 - I know - I sound like a diva- but it was more I couldn't decide what style I wanted- more indecisive vs diva- hehe... one is a sheath --it's a Hjelms couture- and I'm wearing it at our "send off" party we are having here (in Raleigh) before we leave, and out reception party in Charlotte when we get back -the dress I'm actually wearing for wedding is a Watters-- I got both at the same bridal store so they gave me 20% off total-since I bought 2 -- I was right under $3K... - not counting alterations- ouch.

              Here's the Hjelms-- it's just a V-neck front...

              oops- sorry couldn't get it to actually paste here--

              Houston Bridal & Formal Gallery

              here's the Watters:
              Watters Brides | Bridal Gown Collection | Style 1039B | Silk taffeta v-neck gown with fully draped bodice and dramatic trumpet skirt and embellished belt. Sweep train.

              #77 boscobel

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                Posted 01 November 2007 - 01:44 PM

                Great dresses, Shannon! I really like the silhouette (sp?) of the 2nd one.

                #78 Jones4Me

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                  Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:48 AM

                  I was randomly shopping when I happened upon my dress... It was before we were even engaged. We had talked about getting married and that we would want a DW. I saw the perfect dress in the clearance prom dresses at JC Penney! It is ivory with a black sash (but I am going to have it replaced with a blue/teal color). It is a halter style with an A line bottom. Because I did not want a train for a DW on the beach, it is perfect. I tried it on for kicks and giggles and KNEW it was right. But I did not buy it. A few days later we ran into one of his ex's that I happened to know. (he didn't bring her up before so he was unaware that we knew each other) He was so embarrased that he had dated her (she has a reputation) that he asked if we were going to break up. I started crying and said that I had found a wedding dress.... So, we went to look at it (yep, I tried it on for HIM) and he said to buy it. I was soooooooooo happy! (it's like our engagement ring - it made it official!). The cost $89.99! It will need a bit of altering, but I am guessing less than $100. I am currently bidding on some shoes on ebay. Looks like I will win in a few hours. $10 (W/shipping). And, I am searching for the veil on ebay and postings..... Total will be under $250!

                  #79 newfiebride

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                    Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:04 PM

                    My dress was originally $900 but I bargained with the owner and left with it at $600 taxes in :)

                    #80 melglnh2o

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                      Posted 15 November 2007 - 01:41 PM

                      My dress was originally $1,000 but I took the dress that was in the store so the boutique owner dropped it down to $700. But before I bought it, I had looked online for the dress cheaper and found it on Bestbridalprices for $458. I printed out the dress with the online price and I asked if she could take an additional amount off the dress. She offered me 10% more off the dress and even though I still could have gotten it cheaper online, I decided to buy it then because I knew exactly what I was getting. So, I spent a little over $600 and I already have my dress hanging up in my closest!!

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