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I'm going wedding dress shopping!!

post #1 of 23
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on the 4th of April! I know it's a long way off just yet, but I'm SO excited! My mum is coming and I might have my two mothers-in-law coming too! I have an appointment in House of Brides in the centre of town, RÃ¥dhuspladsen - where we will get the full works, personal service and champagne!
post #2 of 23
That is so exciting! April will be here before you know it!
post #3 of 23
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Well I decided to start dress shopping about 18 months before the big day - I've got VERY specific ideas, and if I can't get something like my dream gown, I will buy a totally unadored gown and decorate it myself. So that'll take time... gotta plan for that!
post #4 of 23
You must be stoked!!
post #5 of 23
Oh am so jealous. Our wedding had to be on a shoe string budget ($2000 for wedding and reception combined). What a neat thing that would have been. My dress was still wonderful and one of a kind cause my grandmother made it (with out a pattern).
I am happy for you though...jealous...but happy.
post #6 of 23
have fun! i had a good time picking mine out i wound up getting the first one i tried on!
post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by Worriedmommy View Post
Oh am so jealous. Our wedding had to be on a shoe string budget ($2000 for wedding and reception combined). What a neat thing that would have been. My dress was still wonderful and one of a kind cause my grandmother made it (with out a pattern).
I am happy for you though...jealous...but happy.
Up until now I was really jealous of women who got married I was ditched ten days before a wedding day before now, so it's nice to know it's actually happening. I handmade my first gown (I was 8 months pregnant at the time) and I finished up cutting it all up into tiny squares. That day was also all paid for on a shoestring, so I know how you feel I'd have hoped that my grandmother could either sew, or could SEE to sew, but she can't - I'll be grateful if she's still with us for the wedding day. Your dress must have been REALLY special!
post #8 of 23
I thought you bought your gown on ebay?

Have fun dress shopping, im glad i have mine out of the way!

now I AM going TO a wedding and cant find a silly dress anywhere
post #9 of 23
How exciting! I had so much fun picking out my wedding dress! I bought the second one I tried on. I knew the instant I tried it on that I wanted it...it was what I imagened but didn't think I could afford it, but it turned out it was on sale and within my price range!

Have fun!!
post #10 of 23
Oooo! Have fun!

we've postponed ours, however I'll be back out trying on dresses the same day he gets a job.

I've pretty much found mine, but that doesn't mean I can't stop trying on
post #11 of 23
Good luck and have fun! What kind of style are you planning to go for?

I'm having to sell my dress for a bit of cash. Hopefully you won't have to after your wedding but heck, at least it'll go to someone who needs a dress for cheap.
post #12 of 23
Great news.

April will come before you know it. Congrats to you!
post #13 of 23
We did that...with the personal service and champage and everything...it was FANTASTIC! I found mine on my firt appointment and it was actually one I never thought I'd like...so make sure you try on some of those, too!

Of course, my dress cost more than the above shoestring wedding It's all because I don't have an amazing sewing grandma!
post #14 of 23
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I'm just completely over the moon - it all feels real now I'm trying to avoid the common as muck, A-line, strapless gown. They're just SO common.... I don't want to wear a gown that everyone else wears. I want something that suits me and what I would like out of it. I found one I fell in love with some years ago.... a ballgown sillhouette (big full skirt and fitted bodice, all one piece) with pretty off the shoulder sleeves. It was decorated so simply with red roses.... I LOVED it! If I can't find something similar... then I'll find something I can sew my own roses onto. That's our theme anyway, so I'm going to do something along those lines!

I'm one of those woman who adores the idea of having the big dress for the day. We're only going to do it once, right?
post #15 of 23
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I was ditched ten days before a wedding day before now, so it's nice to know it's actually happening. (I was 8 months pregnant at the time)
Emma will Alex be going to your wedding?. He must be getting big now?
post #16 of 23
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Good luck and have fun! What kind of style are you planning to go for?

I'm having to sell my dress for a bit of cash. Hopefully you won't have to after your wedding but heck, at least it'll go to someone who needs a dress for cheap.
When I left my exDH I sold my very expensive dress to a friend who was getting married for........ $50
It wasn't for the money, more for principal
post #17 of 23
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Emma will Alex be going to your wedding?. He must be getting big now?
Oh Alex will be going - he's delighted because we've asked him to do a "really special job". He's going to be our ringbearer. I've decided to find a very nice ring box for him to keep the rings in and then he can get the box to keep with a little special something just for him inside it He'll be nearly 9 when we get married. He's going to have his own special invitation and a nice littled suit so he's quite taken with the idea of being so involved. PLus he'll get to see his Aunty Vicky (my best friend) for the first time in a long time - he's also going to see his two younger cousins and the two new "grandmas" too He's thrilled that mummy's going to marry daddy "Honger"!
post #18 of 23
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Up until now I was really jealous of women who got married I was ditched ten days before a wedding day before now, so it's nice to know it's actually happening. I handmade my first gown (I was 8 months pregnant at the time) and I finished up cutting it all up into tiny squares. That day was also all paid for on a shoestring, so I know how you feel I'd have hoped that my grandmother could either sew, or could SEE to sew, but she can't - I'll be grateful if she's still with us for the wedding day. Your dress must have been REALLY special!
Oh my goodness! Ok, I have nothing to complain about. Sorry. Well , I am glad you are finally getting the wedding you have been dreaming of. And yes, my wedding dress is extremely special to me.
post #19 of 23
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When I left my exDH I sold my very expensive dress to a friend who was getting married for........ $50
It wasn't for the money, more for principal
Hahahahaha, my dress cost around $2,200 after alterations Even though the crinoline ripped a little after the dress was repeatedly stepped on, I was considering selling it at a low cost or donating it to someone who might not be able to afford a fancy dress...if it worked out for you, that makes me want to do it even more....
post #20 of 23
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Hahahahaha, my dress cost around $2,200 after alterations Even though the crinoline ripped a little after the dress was repeatedly stepped on, I was considering selling it at a low cost or donating it to someone who might not be able to afford a fancy dress...if it worked out for you, that makes me want to do it even more....
I think I would only sell my gown if I had to - I would love to hang onto it if I ever have a daughter. I would also hang onto it in case we decide to reaffirm our vows in the future. It would be nice to see it surface again for something like that... I'm a hopeless romantic.

And of course if daughter got married I would like to offer it to her as her "something old" - of course if she decides that it's not something that she really wants or likes.... then I'd probably sell it. No point in it sitting in a box in the attic forever, right?

I don't know.... time will tell. But I admire you ladies for selling or donating your gowns. I'm not sure I'd have the heart to lose something that special - even if I did know it would be well loved and wanted.
post #21 of 23
Eh. If I ever have a daughter, I won't kid myself. She won't want to wear my dress, just like I wouldn't have wanted to wear my mom's dress if she had asked me (she didn't bother...her dress SCREAMED 1979.) Plus, my mom and I are totally different sizes, so it wouldn't have worked out anyway!

It's a really special dress, yes, but I doubt I'll ever have a reason to wear it again! May as well make someone else's wedding all the more special, since whoever gets my dress wouldn't have been able to afford as nice a dress. I donated all of my homecoming and prom dresses to the Cinderella Project, and one girl actually tracked me down and sent me pictures! It was SO COOL!
post #22 of 23
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Eh. If I ever have a daughter, I won't kid myself. She won't want to wear my dress, just like I wouldn't have wanted to wear my mom's dress if she had asked me (she didn't bother...her dress SCREAMED 1979.) Plus, my mom and I are totally different sizes, so it wouldn't have worked out anyway!

It's a really special dress, yes, but I doubt I'll ever have a reason to wear it again! May as well make someone else's wedding all the more special, since whoever gets my dress wouldn't have been able to afford as nice a dress. I donated all of my homecoming and prom dresses to the Cinderella Project, and one girl actually tracked me down and sent me pictures! It was SO COOL!
Well, that's very true... although I think we all have to admit that fashion has improved greatly since 1979!! I do intend to go for something timeless, so maybe that won't be so much of a problem, but I do see what you're saying.

That's fantastic that you were tracked down like that just so you could see your old gowns being put to work again! That's a really special something for you to hold onto for years to come We never had homecomings, being a British school - and in fact my year's prom dance was ruined by the younger years gate-crashing and getting violent - all because they wanted to come and were told that it was just for the senior year. So, that one dress was destroyed - it was silk, but trying to get away from the "dance" it was stepped on, had beer poured on it and was ripped beyond repair. I would have liked to have worn that one again, but unfortunately we couldn't save it. So my wedding gown is going to be the only nice gown I've ever really owned and had the chance to keep nice.

Was the girl who tracked you down sending pics from a Prom dance or a homecoming? It sounds like she must have had a wonderful time if she cared enough to show you the pictures of how beautiful she looked in it
post #23 of 23
I hope you enjoy your shopping! I cannot wait for that day to come for me!

I gave my prom dresses to a few girls that are in high school now, that really cannot afford to buy a big fancy dress. They sent me pictures & it made me feel so good that I helped make their night Especially since I was in high school over 5 years ago & my dresses are still 'in' style
What made me sad though is realizing how tiny I was back then & I couldn't fit in those dresses if I even wanted to!
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