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#3721 kellygrrrl

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    Posted 10 August 2011 - 03:22 PM


    PS - I still love your dress starfish. wanting to try it on locally... ; )
     

    Originally Posted by Starfish0512 

    *Swoon* This is my dress :) 

    To be honest, I am not using the sash on the back - it snaps into the top of the bodice (on the back obviously).  It does have a puddle train, but like you I'm not sure I want it dragging through the sand... I really think you need to talk with a trusted, reliable seamstress to see if it can be done.  Sometimes what we want isn't always possible due to the cut of the dress.  It certainly sounds easy enough but definitely check with the shop/seamstress!!! Either way, its still gorgeous!

     



     





     



     



    #3722 kellygrrrl

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      Posted 10 August 2011 - 03:27 PM


      apologies for not multi-quoting here...

       

      I think it depends on your skin tone. personally, I don't wear ANY white. ok, the occasionals t-shirt or pair of shorts, but that's about it. the idea of a gleaming, brilliant white dress was daunting. also, I have very fair skin with olive undertones, so white would have just washed me out more, whereas ivory is a much better complement (I feel most comfortable in earth tones). there's a whole science of coloring based on seasons (spring, fall, summer, winter) that may provide more professional guidence. you can try googling if you need the validation, but honestly I think you chose your color (even instinctually) for a reason and it was the best for you. : ) best of luck!
       

      Originally Posted by meeshie77 

      Hey ladies.

       

      I am not having second thoughts on my dress but on the color.  I ordered my dress in ivory but now Im not sure if I should have chose white.  Anyone have any thoughts?
       



       



       



      #3723 susan1672

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        Posted 10 August 2011 - 05:33 PM


        Wowwww! Amazing dress and loved your hair and the flower! Congrats!

         

        Originally Posted by KeraSmiley 

        I'm back with pictures of my dress post wedding!!!

        I think it was strapped too tightly in the back...but eh well! I loved this dress and can't wait to TRASH it!!

        Dress by: Mori Lee Blu

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        #3724 Brenners

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          Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:12 PM

          Keep in mind if you do cut a train into it, then you will need to either carry it around or have a bustle created for it.  I personally think it is lovely as is and very bridal and great for a destination wedding,  Good luck!
           

          Originally Posted by MJKH 

          Yes, the suggestion was that to make it look even more "bridal", I order it in an extra long length (I'm only 5-5) and, when they hem it, it would be shorter in the front and longer in the back, so that it had the appearance of a train.  I'm just not sure though about dragging it thru the sand all day...I never thought though if that scarf that hangs at the back may look funny with a train.  OR, perhaps if you order it extra long, that scarf will also be extra long and could be cut to the length of the hem at the back?



           



           



          #3725 Brenners

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            Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:14 PM

            My gown is in ivory and and champagne.  Ivory is definitely the better color for me as well so I would not worry about it too much.  I am sure that you will look like a very beautiful bride on your special day!
             

            Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 


            apologies for not multi-quoting here...

             

            I think it depends on your skin tone. personally, I don't wear ANY white. ok, the occasionals t-shirt or pair of shorts, but that's about it. the idea of a gleaming, brilliant white dress was daunting. also, I have very fair skin with olive undertones, so white would have just washed me out more, whereas ivory is a much better complement (I feel most comfortable in earth tones). there's a whole science of coloring based on seasons (spring, fall, summer, winter) that may provide more professional guidence. you can try googling if you need the validation, but honestly I think you chose your color (even instinctually) for a reason and it was the best for you. : ) best of luck!
             



             



             



            #3726 Brenners

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              Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:17 PM

              Kellygrrrl I worked in a bridal shop a few years ago.  They had their own seamstresses on site so I saw quite a few bustles.  A talented seamstress can create a bustle that looks natural on your gown - not just a hook and eye. I would look into what options they have beyond that or inquire online about other seamstresses and what they can create that would blend with the style of your gown and not scream out that it is part of the bustle.  Just a thought.
               

              Originally Posted by kellygrrrl 


              ya, not sure how they typically handle those things, but I'm sure a seamstress (or bridal salon rep) could advise. I think the scarf would accentuate the back and maybe not require any type of train to match. or layering both might look nice as well (and with a veil, too). decisions, decisions... ; )

               

              also, a bustle is added to nearly every type of train so you don't have to worry about dragging it through the sand during the reception. they keep trying to push me toward the under-bustle (mine is a simple dress like yours), but I prefer the side-swept one. only issue is that requires a noticeable hook-type closure added to the dress. again, a seamstress will be able to advise, just know you won't be stuck dragging it around all night if you do opt for a train.
               



               



               



              #3727 kellygrrrl

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                Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:39 PM

                oh yay - it was david's so I should have known. ; ) we were just talking high level, and truth be told, I don't mind if there are small visual things to get the nice bustle. we were also discussing bustling the veil and affixing it to the dress with clear snaps, so I'm sure you will see something up close. it's just not a huge deal for me - I'd rather have that than than a veil in my face a dragging dress. ; )

                 

                Originally Posted by Brenners 

                Kellygrrrl I worked in a bridal shop a few years ago.  They had their own seamstresses on site so I saw quite a few bustles.  A talented seamstress can create a bustle that looks natural on your gown - not just a hook and eye. I would look into what options they have beyond that or inquire online about other seamstresses and what they can create that would blend with the style of your gown and not scream out that it is part of the bustle.  Just a thought.
                 



                 



                 



                #3728 Starfish0512

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                  Posted 10 August 2011 - 06:48 PM

                  I am on board with all the other ladies here, the best color is with your skin tone.  I'm sure you would have noticed that the white was too stark, hence why you ordered it in ivory.  Beautiful dress and I bet the ivory adds a soft look to it! 

                   

                  Originally Posted by meeshie77 

                  Hey ladies.

                   

                  I am not having second thoughts on my dress but on the color.  I ordered my dress in ivory but now Im not sure if I should have chose white.  Anyone have any thoughts?
                   



                   



                   



                  #3729 JMikla

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                    Posted 10 August 2011 - 10:13 PM

                    I think White is super hard to wear on most people. Ivory is much softer and flattering! You made the right choice! :)
                     

                    Originally Posted by meeshie77 

                    Hey ladies.

                     

                    I am not having second thoughts on my dress but on the color.  I ordered my dress in ivory but now Im not sure if I should have chose white.  Anyone have any thoughts?
                     



                     



                     


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                    #3730 AquaCait

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                      Posted 11 August 2011 - 04:57 AM



                      Originally Posted by meeshie77 

                      Hey ladies.

                       

                      I am not having second thoughts on my dress but on the color.  I ordered my dress in ivory but now Im not sure if I should have chose white.  Anyone have any thoughts?
                       



                       


                      That dress is stunning!!!!


                      Personally, I'm a fan of white.  That being said, I'm olive skinned, I tan dark quickly, and we will be in Punta Cana for almost 4 days before the wedding.  So white will be suiting me...if you are fair at all, or don't tan dark, then ivory is definitely the way to go.  It's all personal preference too...

                       

                      Good luck!!!!

                       






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