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#131 Wafflesmom

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Posted 25 June 2015 - 07:58 PM

@yycbride2016 I'm sorry your dress shopping experience wasn't enjoyable. Don't let bad customer service get you down or make you feel like your budget is inadequate! Your budget us realistic and I agree with everyone that you can find a beautiful dress within it. You're quite petite so sample sales will work for you. I bought my dress at a sample sale and it was 40% off! I love my dress and it's under $1000.

As for shoes, I'm sorry if you e already mentioned but are you having a beach or terrace wedding? The second shoes are beautiful but may not be practical if your on the beach
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#132 yycbride2016

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:10 AM

@acw271011 @calgarybride2015 @TinkerSofi

Thanks for picking. #2 is also my favorite. I originally wanted the wedge shoes because I could wear them for both the ceremony and the reception but I love the look of #2 way better. I might have to keep looking.

 

@Wafflesmom

Yes we are having our ceremony on the beach and then the reception in a palapa with a hard floor. I'm so torn though. I wonder if any other brides have used those things you put on the bottom on heals to make it have a wider base so you dont sink into the ground. I wonder if they would work for sand.

 

You got a great deal on your dress. 40% off is awesome. Thats what i'm hoping for on Sunday. I know that the store's clearance sale has dresses up to 80% off and that could mean some major savings, so my fingers are crossed so tight that the one I want is there on a huge discount and fits me haha. Thanks for the reassurance on my budget though. even on say yes to the dress canada girls budgets are riduculous. I just can't justify spending $1000+ on a dress I'll wear once or twice (at home reception). Just doesn't make sense to me. When starting off our marriage I can think of so many other things to put that money towards.


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#133 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 05:41 PM

I'm going to dissent from the majority vote on the shoes. My fav is #3 but it's just more my style. I have never tried those heel things but I think they are more for grass. I think they wouldn't help much for sand. It's even hard to walk in flip flops in dry sand!

Good luck with dress shopping this weekend!


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#134 Wafflesmom

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Posted 26 June 2015 - 06:33 PM

@yycbride2016 I'm sending plenty of positive vibes your way for a successful wedding dress shopping trip! One that's 80% off would be awesome!!!

As for the heel guards, @vancouverpetunia is correct in that they're only to prevent from sinking in grassy areas. They won't help with sand at all. I had the same problem as you. Our ceremony is also on the beach and reception on the terrace. As much as I loved the idea of barefoot sandals, I wanted heels (height) for the reception. And I can't do both since I have to alter the length to the heels. It would be too long for the ceremony and I don't exactly want to trip while walking down the aisle. So as a solution. I went with wedges. It will be easy to walk in sand and will give me the height for dancing
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#135 JoannaBanana

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    Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:11 AM

    I'm going to go practical and say #3 as well, but I'm horrible with heels. So when I see heels I consider all the difficulties I'd experience wearing them. #2 would be a nightmare for me at Sirenis. All of the three are attractive. I'm a bit of a Tomboy though.

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    #136 yycbride2016

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    Posted 27 June 2015 - 07:14 AM

    @vancouverpetunia thanks for the tip! I like number 2 and 3 the most but the first wedge makes the most sense. Maybe I'll find something else sparkly elsewhere. Good to know about the heel things though. Glad I didn't waste money.

    @Wafflesmom thanks!!! I'm so excited to try on dresses again! Fingers crossed I can check the dress off my list this weekend! So excited!

    Good to know! I was really thinking of two shoes. I suppose that will depend on the type of dress I get and how much I get hemmed. I'm short so I want some height.

    @JoannaBanana haha yeah i totally get your point. I love the wrap around style of number 2 most so it's tough. If number 1 had that wrap around strap I'd be sold on them! All I know is I want lots of sparkle. I'm super princess girly hahaha


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    #137 yycbride2016

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    Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:30 AM

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    I SAID YES TO THE DRESS!!!!!!!

     

    Omg! Thank you for all your positive vibes! I got the dress I wanted and had my heart set on. I can't believe I actually was able to get that gorgeous first dress I tried on. I tried on two dresses at this store because as soon as I got back into the Sophia Tolli dress I didn’t want anything else. The first dress was also a Sophia Tolli dress and had the most gorgeous bottom of the dress but the upper half of the dress just wasn't my style.

     

    My dress is amazing! Truly suits me. Makes me look taller too which is such a bonus since I'm only 5"1. This dress was originally around $2100 at the first store I went to last weekend. This weekend in this clearance sale, I got the dress for.... $950!! I'm so happy. It’s still at the very top end of my budget which I didn't really want to spend but I couldn't say no to it. It needs to be taken in a fair amount, a few pieces of lace touched up and hemmed a lot, and then it has the lace up back and I’m having the panel taken down to revel some back behind the lace up! Alterations plus cleaning cost $380! I feel like I stole this dress! I have no problem buying a dress someone else has tried on, especially since I know it’s my dress. I only have one picture right now but I'll post more tonight (they are all on my mums camera and I'm at work).

     

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    #138 calgarybride2015

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    Posted 29 June 2015 - 07:37 AM

    It's gorgeous and you look so happy in it!! I am glad you found what you loved in a price range you could afford - even if top end you still snuck it in  :)  That dress looks like you paid a million dollars!!!  Congrats!


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    #139 TinkerSofi

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    Posted 29 June 2015 - 09:03 AM

    Yay!! I'm happy that you found the dress. You got an amazing deal on it! I can't wait to see it on my computer, it comes out as all pixelated on my phone haha but I can see the shape of it and it looks gorgeous :)


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    #140 beckys98

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    Posted 29 June 2015 - 09:31 AM

    Gorgeous! The smile on your face says it all! I feel like $380 for all those alterations isn't so bad...I only had my dress hemmed and the bustle put in and mine were $180! All the bustle is is a hook and eye so I'm sure that took about 5 minutes. haha.

     

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