Ahh dress help please!

(17 Posts)
HappyGirlNow Sun 17-Mar-13 21:24:05

Fantastic grin

Puddlelane Sun 17-Mar-13 15:21:41

All sorted! Got a practically identical dress for over £1000 just by going to different in a slightly less prestigious area!

try places like olivia bridal who order the dress direct from China.

mine was £150 and shop wanted £975

decided id order it and see but its great grin

HappyGirlNow Thu 14-Mar-13 21:14:03

Good luck! grin

Puddlelane Thu 14-Mar-13 21:12:10

Now that is very interesting! I will see what they say. I'm a coward so I will call them to find out if they will sell sample dresses.

HappyGirlNow Thu 14-Mar-13 19:54:51

They can take dresses in by two dress sizes and even if you ordered one in in the exact size you are, chance are it would still require some fitting. The one I'm getting fits me perfectly just now but I'm hoping by the time of the wedding it'll need taken in by those two dress sizes grin

Puddlelane Thu 14-Mar-13 15:59:44

I just called the Berkshire brides lady she doesn't stock that designer sadly. I've looked through what she has designer wise online and I like nothing! Argh, everything about this wedding has been such hard work!

Wibblytummy Thu 14-Mar-13 13:27:05

Also not sure if it is anywhere local to you but in Berkshire there is a wonderful woman http://www.berkshire-brides.co.uk who stocks and sells sample dresses. She may be worth a call if she is anywhere nearby to you!

Pizdets Thu 14-Mar-13 13:19:52

Puddlelane, you can also haggle. My dress (jenny packham, dress of dreams!) Was about 1700, I called around local stockists to see who would do me the best deal, got 10% off, free alterations and 50 quid voucher towards accessories.

If you feel confident enough it's well worth haggling a bit and playing them off against each other!

Good luck!

Puddlelane Thu 14-Mar-13 13:11:37

I will call around, thank you though

Puddlelane Thu 14-Mar-13 13:10:38

Thank you for this info! The tag in the shop said £1,770. I just assumed that was the price? The sample in that shop was 2 sizes too big sad

HappyGirlNow Thu 14-Mar-13 10:51:46

I just bought my dress. I had been in love with it for months! It was £2400 originally and I was finding it hard to justify it. When I expressed this to the sales assistant she suggested buying the sample and I would get a third off so I got it for £1600! grin The dress is immaculate (no marks at all) but will be dry cleanedand just one minor repair needed.

Don't know what your budget is but I'd assume that a third off must be standard for samples. Why don't you see which shops have got it and ask them?

Puddlelane Wed 13-Mar-13 21:27:20

I know! <sob!>
Yep I'm googling it most days to see if it comes up second hand anywhere.
I really want that dress damn it! Going to another bridal shop at the weekend to see if I can find anything else sad

Wibblytummy Wed 13-Mar-13 20:45:05

It's beautiful! If it is the one, would you consider something second hand or an ex sample? Keep googling the name and sample and you may find a small boutique selling it on, or theres lots of forums like Rock My Wedding have brides selling on their dresses.

MustTidyUpMustTidyUp Wed 13-Mar-13 20:38:47

It's lovely!
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Puddlelane Wed 13-Mar-13 20:38:18

Looking at about a grand but 1,300 at a push.

Puddlelane Wed 13-Mar-13 20:37:42

Ok so after looking at the figures I don't think I can afford the dress I want. Here-
www.chanticleerbrides.co.uk/popup_image.php?pID=206
Can anyone help me find something similar?
(I am utterly gutted)

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