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Old 02.02.2011, 15:36
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Old 02.02.2011, 15:37
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Thanks. I knew that was THE one from the moment I tried it on.

With regards to selling it, I've thought about it but it really seems like most brides want either more sparkle, or lace and strapless for their wedding downs. This gown is really too plain for alot of brides out there today. The original came with a sparkly belt and I had it changed.

And if there's one out there who loves it, dont get me started about the height. This dress was custom made by Manuel Mota at Pronovias, I doubt there's anyone out there who will be the same height and have the same exact measurements as me.

There are alot of challenges to selling it and I really dont want to go through that hassle.
I understand. On the other hand, I would have picked the exact same one! Not all brides are crazy bridezillas, ya know?

I second jot on dying, it's a very very tough job (exactly for the mix of threads, unless it's it all uniformly 100% acrylic, still some threads will take the dye better than others). A tad stronger shade of the same color might work, but I would check if the outside zipper is actually hidden or not. I wouldn't dye it, but I wouldn't chop, either, hahaha. Otherwise, it is a piece of cake to trim this dress, one can do it by hand, hidden inside stitches (prestitch, iron, stitch, iron, take out the prestitch, I wouldn't use a lining strip diagonally cut and sewn from the inside since it would make the hem too heavy).

Hahaha, grynch, cmon now. Nil, we should start a fashion company, shouldn't we.
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Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?

Yes, it's certainly a beautiful dress and perfectly wearable for a different formal occasion than as a bride !
Whether you have it shortened and/or dyed, do it now !
Don't do what I did and leave it untouched for 25 years in a box in the loft - I wouldn't be able to get into it now even if I did want to have it altered to wear on a special occasion !
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Old 02.02.2011, 15:40
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Hahaha, grynch, cmon now. Nil, we should start a fashion company, shouldn't we.
We would kick asses!
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Old 02.02.2011, 15:40
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Damn, where are the thanks here...hahaha, it's funny when we don't disagree but people expect us to, argh, this fiesty reputation, gota do sumfin with it.
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Old 02.02.2011, 15:42
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I understand. On the other hand, I would have picked the exact same one! Not all brides are crazy bridezillas, ya know?

I second jot on dying, it's a very very touch job (exactly for the mix of threads, unless it's it all uniformly 100% acrylic, still some threads will take the dye better than others). A tad stronger shade of the same color might work, but I would check if the outside zipper is actually hidden or not. I wouldn't dye it, but I wouldn't chop, either, hahaha. Otherwise, it is a piece of cake to trim this dress, one can do it by hand, hidden inside stitches (prestitch, iron, stitch, iron, take out the prestitch).

Hahaha, grynch, cmon now. Nil, we should start a fashion company, shouldn't we.
Nah, you are only a bridezilla if you start throwing a fit when your napkins dont match your bridesmaids dresses - in my books. I've witnessed meltdowns like these but absolutely nothing wrong with wanting more details on your dress. I am just a person with simpler tastes.

So this sounds that its a job for the professionals? Gnnnh..unless I find someone like this in Switzerland, the next time I fly home, I'll have to lug the dress across two continents. Meh.
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Old 02.02.2011, 15:44
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We would kick asses!
We should take jot on board, the color consultant and dyer. We promis to zip it about bf, hahaha....It's all a great idea, and we could have a company day care, right?

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Old 02.02.2011, 15:47
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We should take jot on board, the color consultant and dyer. We promis to zip it about bf, hahaha....It's all a great idea, and we could have a company day care, right?

Sorry summerrain, stealing your dream wedding dress thread, for some other dreams.
No worries. This is an Off Topic thread anyways.

Dreams are ok - just not pervy ones like Mr G there.
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Old 02.02.2011, 15:55
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We should take jot on board, the color consultant and dyer. We promis to zip it about bf, hahaha....It's all a great idea, and we could have a company day care, right?

Sorry summerrain, stealing your dream wedding dress thread, for some other dreams.
Brilliant!... when do we start???
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Old 02.02.2011, 15:57
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Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?

I need baby clothes for boys, so we could start now!
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Old 02.02.2011, 16:23
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I need baby clothes for boys, so we could start now!
Hey I knew you will have a little boy bub, since you are selling a chick babycarriage...Good for you, wanting to know, I wouldn't be able to wait if it was a boy or girl, either.

Uhm, for the boy clothes....maybe jot could do her 1st dying job? Just cut out the pompons, dye the clothes, make it modern with some rips here and there..I don't know what baby boys wear this?



Btw, I feel like we would be making huge bucks just by saving on day care, tbh, even if our clothes suck
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Old 02.02.2011, 16:26
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Btw, I feel like we would be making huge bucks just by saving on day care, tbh, even if our clothes suck
LOL! Come on! They won't suck if I design them!

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Old 02.02.2011, 16:28
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I'll buy that and change it to "Mum" instead of Aunt. Add a little bit of bling if she's a girl. No, I am not from Essex.
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Old 02.02.2011, 16:29
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I'll buy that and change it to "Mum" instead of Aunt. Add a little bit of bling if she's a girl. No, I am not from Essex.
hahaha, but it won't be that funny no mo

I like this one, too



and I am not from essex either (although I have lived in Chelmsford for a while)
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Old 02.02.2011, 17:17
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Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?

Back on the wedding dress topic.... mine was also a very plain style quite classic and does not look dated now. I have it packed away.

And actually it's our 10th anniversary this year and we're planning a bit of a "do" to celebrate (and also we are both 40 this year). And actually I wsa planning on wearing my dress since now I've lost those 12 kilos, it actually fits me!

I'd never chop it or dye it. I know if I did I would never wear it because to me it would still be my wedding dress. And for my dress I can't imagine it would work.

Having 2 boys it's unlikely that either of my children is likely to wear it, but who knows!!

What about selling it to a rental shop? Surely there are those here? (I've no idea actually since I got married in the UK!)
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Old 02.02.2011, 17:49
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Back on the wedding dress topic.... mine was also a very plain style quite classic and does not look dated now. I have it packed away.

And actually it's our 10th anniversary this year and we're planning a bit of a "do" to celebrate (and also we are both 40 this year). And actually I wsa planning on wearing my dress since now I've lost those 12 kilos, it actually fits me!

I'd never chop it or dye it. I know if I did I would never wear it because to me it would still be my wedding dress. And for my dress I can't imagine it would work.

Having 2 boys it's unlikely that either of my children is likely to wear it, but who knows!!

What about selling it to a rental shop? Surely there are those here? (I've no idea actually since I got married in the UK!)
There is only one that I know of, who sells second hand dresses, but you got to pay them to do it and give them a cut from your commission - with an expiry date. Hence you will end up with your dress again if they didnt manage to sell it and end up paying for its time with that shop.

Also, I simply cannot bear to part with it. I rather chop it up and wear it again and again and again...
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Old 02.02.2011, 18:18
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Also, I simply cannot bear to part with it. I rather chop it up and wear it again and again and again...

I know it's not the same AND some folks would maybe cringe but...

What about really cutting it up and using the pieces for a very nice and elaborate quilt?

Although to me, to be honest, it really is too pretty to think seriously about that BUT one of my sisters-in-law has a quilt made from her mother's or grandmother's wedding dress and it really is beautiful. (Plus it is used nearly every night, which I love the idea of.)
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Or go to a photographer and have a "cheerish-the-dress" or "trash-the-dress" session - whatever suits your style
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Re: Ladies, your wedding dresses?

Mine was unique (gasping at the price) and I was able to wear it twice (same man). It is hard to describe other than it is an Empress line with a very tight jeweled and pearled underskirt with another over that was the train. It is simple, elegant and complex. If I get invited to a Ball, then I could wear it again, but I would need a gastric band fitted and lipo.

Maybe Miss L-P will wear it, although she can chose on her big day what she wants- it sits and waits.

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It is quite interesting how much many of us spend an amount on a dress that really could have meant a lifetime of Choo's, Manalo's and Louboutin's. I don't have any regrets... although, I better stop thinking about it.
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