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#31 gkashmira

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    Posted 06 December 2006 - 03:55 AM

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    kash, i am going to go against the consensus on this one...one of my good friends had a ML dress remade...although the dressmaker did a great job, the bride was really unhappy because the lace wasn't right and it did not hang the same or move the same...just my 2 cents.

    sorry to be a pooper...
    Tammy - deon't apologize - I want the truth! But I can believe it - that's my fear. Where did she buy her's from and which style was it (if you know?) I wonder if it's the same dress maker from eBay...

    I feel like if I can't buy the real one I may be better off going to Natasha's dress maker and see what she can do. That way I can see all the materials and approve them ahead of time (maybe).

    Seriously - I appreciate your honet opinion! Thye last thing I want to do is buy a bad dress - wait 2 months to get it and then have it arrive and hate it and then not have time to find a great dress!
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    #32 LCBride2007

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      Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:10 AM

      Quote:
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      kash, i am going to go against the consensus on this one...one of my good friends had a ML dress remade...although the dressmaker did a great job, the bride was really unhappy because the lace wasn't right and it did not hang the same or move the same...just my 2 cents.

      sorry to be a pooper...
      While I don't know this first hand like Tammy does - this is the reason I ended up not getting the dress made. I was afraid it just wouldn't live up to the "real" dress. I personally didn't care about the label on the dress - but I did feel the quality of the fabrics were very high, and this was also a reason for the higher price (not just the label). Just something to think about ...

      #33 REBECCA

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        Posted 06 December 2006 - 06:46 PM

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        Natasha - your dress looked really gorgeous on you in the pics!

        I called Liza the other day and she said to stop by anytime before 7pm. So I'm going to see what happens on Thursday (sample sale at ML) and then go see her and see what she thinks. The original is done with french lace and silk underneath... I don't think i need silk as long as it moves the same way and really a cheaper lace is fine as long as it's still pretty!

        I hope she's familiar with the dress - I love that she can get more pictures of it too since she's a reseller!

        I'll let you know what happens! And honestly if I can get a dress that is identical to the one I want (whether it says Monique Lhuillier on the label or not) then $2K would be worth it... I;d rather not spend that much since a custom made dress has less resale value but still it's still less than 50% of the original price so there's something to be said for that!

        Who knows! Maybe I'll go to the store and Thursday and me and Sarah can be matching brides!
        What Natasha has pics I'm going to look right now!
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        #34 NABUMBAH

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          Posted 06 December 2006 - 09:57 PM

          Kash, I PM'd you about this but the ML sample sale in BH starts tomorrow! Get your butt up early and get out there!

          #35 TammyWright

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          Posted 08 December 2006 - 11:06 PM

          no, she didn'tbuy it off ebay...she bought it from a wedding dress maker in san francisco and spent almost $3000 for the dress and sash...it was the one like your but with the strapless neckline. i thought her dress was beautiful but she just said it didnt feel right after she wore the real one...


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          Tammy - deon't apologize - I want the truth! But I can believe it - that's my fear. Where did she buy her's from and which style was it (if you know?) I wonder if it's the same dress maker from eBay...

          I feel like if I can't buy the real one I may be better off going to Natasha's dress maker and see what she can do. That way I can see all the materials and approve them ahead of time (maybe).

          Seriously - I appreciate your honet opinion! Thye last thing I want to do is buy a bad dress - wait 2 months to get it and then have it arrive and hate it and then not have time to find a great dress!

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          #36 gkashmira

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            Posted 09 December 2006 - 09:23 PM

            Thanks for the info tammy!

            I was so sad - i went ot the ML sample sale on Thursday and we litereally the 6th person i the door! If the dress was there I would have bough tit but it turns out that since the dress is so popular it wasn't included.

            Honestly I may just suck it up and buyt he real one. Then I can sell it after to try and get some money back. Chicago's resale shop "White" had told me (when I was askign if they had one) that if I did buy it new when I was done I could consign it through them. I would probably try and sell it on my own first but just in case.

            Thje fact that your (tammy) friend actually had it made by a dressmaker and she spent so much and still didn't like it makes me think I might as well just buyt he real one and sell it. I should be able to get at least $1000 for it I think and that would br basically the same price as havign it made for 3K...

            Anyway I'm undecided and all of a sudden nervous that maybe I didn't look so gorgeous... maybe it didnt' even look that good and I'm just being crazy...
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            #37 NABUMBAH

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              Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:09 PM

              I am sure that you can resell it no problem. I have seen a lot of brides looking for it and it seems like in general ML gowns have a much higher resale value than other designers.

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                Posted 10 December 2006 - 03:55 AM

                Kash - before spending that kind of $$, definitely try it on a few times. Make sure your reaction is the same every time. If you still love it the 3rd & 4th time trying it on - maybe it is worth the $$. And when searching for you, I've seen more "dress wanted" postings for that ML dress - so I am sure you could get a decent amount at an auction site (eBay).

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                Thanks for the info tammy!

                I was so sad - i went ot the ML sample sale on Thursday and we litereally the 6th person i the door! If the dress was there I would have bough tit but it turns out that since the dress is so popular it wasn't included.

                Honestly I may just suck it up and buyt he real one. Then I can sell it after to try and get some money back. Chicago's resale shop "White" had told me (when I was askign if they had one) that if I did buy it new when I was done I could consign it through them. I would probably try and sell it on my own first but just in case.

                Thje fact that your (tammy) friend actually had it made by a dressmaker and she spent so much and still didn't like it makes me think I might as well just buyt he real one and sell it. I should be able to get at least $1000 for it I think and that would br basically the same price as havign it made for 3K...

                Anyway I'm undecided and all of a sudden nervous that maybe I didn't look so gorgeous... maybe it didnt' even look that good and I'm just being crazy...


                #39 gkashmira

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                  Posted 10 December 2006 - 07:23 PM

                  Ann - I think you're right. I have an appointment to go try on dresses next week and it's also the ML trunk show (but Scarlet isn't on sale). Sadly my dreams of buying the dress at a discount are pretty much dead
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                    Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:06 PM

                    I can sympathize, Kash. Those same dreams of mine were quickly squashed as well. But, don't give up - you may still find the dress of your dreams for a great price! Or, if you do end up getting Scarlett - then you KNOW you will love your dress! You could consider it an awesome treat to yourself for the hard work you're doing with WW.




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