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Wedding Dress - would you hire or buy?

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miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 09:52:19

I need a wedding dress for our low/no-budget wedding next year. I quite fancy buying one (I'm paying for it so ultimately can do what I want as long as it's cheap!) but my Mum thinks I should hire one and it's a waste of money as you don't usually wear it again. I don't want a meringue so I might be able to dye it but then looking at the other thread about this it seems like most dresses just end up sitting in a box.

Has anyone hired one? how much does it cost? Is it better to buy one and get it fitted properly? I'm in a silk and taffetta swirl about the whole thing.

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miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:05:07

oh good point about accidents. Hadn't occured to me at all.

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KatieDD Sat 12-Jul-08 10:08:30

If I go go back in time I would hire, I just wanted to make a point I suppose, look at me in my posh dress lol It's in a box in the loft and no doubt my daughters will refuse to wear it.

myermay Sat 12-Jul-08 10:09:44

i would buy, you'd be able to pick up a cheap wedding dress, either on ebay, monsoon, etc. What's you budget for a dress? We are getting married next week really cheap, and i got mine at monsoon for 150 pounds

miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:13:50

The budget is as small as possible really. Certainly no more than £250 - that seems quite a lot to me. I went to Berkatex last week though and they only had two dresses for under £1000!

I just want something simple, in ivory, quite plain, long and preferably with straps.

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miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:17:35

yeah, thin straps would be fine. I'd quite like a sort of halter neck type strap really but as long as it had something - just not completely strapless. i'm a bit worried about the bust anyway as I'm still bf-ing but probably won't be by the time we get married so gawd knows what shape i'll be.

miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:18:07

oh that's really nice actually. good price too.

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miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:20:48

12(ish) - should be back to 10-12 by then.

miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:21:44

yep. like that too.

scary how you knew my size...

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Sat 12-Jul-08 10:22:59

i didn't wear a dress which is the ultimate sensible answer. i was 31 when i got married and had more sense than to parade myself as a sacrificial virgin.

miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:24:04

oh really. I enjoy parading myself as a sacrificial virgin whenever possible. Particularly round Tescos.

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ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Sat 12-Jul-08 10:24:51

lol

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miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:27:18

ooooh yes. that's my favourite so far and it's sooooo cheap. my mother can bog off with the hiring thing.

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miffymum Sat 12-Jul-08 10:29:26

the first autograph one - long crepe cowl dress. gorgeous

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butwhybutwhy Sat 12-Jul-08 10:31:20

Our wedding was a last minute decision thing and done on a budget too.

I got my dress from Monsoon. I think it was about £195 and I also got a feather shawl which was £50 ish.

I have never worn it again but I like the fact that I still have it and that maybe one day my dd will wear it or I could have it made into christening gowns?

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