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#1 bosgooo

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 06:03 PM

Store? Made to Measure? Online?
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:29 PM

I started out with a made-to-measure but the seamstress botched it so 12-days before my wedding I didn't have a wedding dress. So I remembered a lovely dress I'd tried on 8-months earlier, called the store and luckily they still had it. I purchased it straight from the store immediately and it turned out to be the best dress for me after all. I still love it.

So you can go made-to-measure, but make sure the tailor has a good reputation. I didn't ask around and ended up $1300 out of pocket as a consequence.


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#3 berrykisses

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:30 PM

Hi! I am getting married in February 2013, and was thinking about getting my dress made. I live in Ultimo, Sydney and was wondering if anyone can recommend me a dressmaker/designer and give me information on pricing? I will be moving to Castle Hill in July, so doesn't really matter where I can get my dress made as long as it is in Sydney! Any help on this topic is appreciated! My budget is about $2000 for a simple gown.

Thanks!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 07:54 AM


I bought my dress January 2010, just weeks after we got engaged with no idea of when we were getting married, theme ect. I bought my dress for $600 off the rack, marked half price from $1200 but i'm getting it altered because it's a size 12 and i'm a size 10-8. Alterations will be costing me $240.

We only set the date September last year and are getting Married in August. I have questioned my dress that many times, and at times have really regretted buying it so early, but then everytime i try it on i fall in love with it all over again! It's a unique looking dress and suits me perfectly. So the point of my story is to not buy your dress to soon and to make sure you are 100% in love with it! smile.gif

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Posted 04 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

I had my dress made for me and I loved it sooo much wub.gif I tried on a number of dresses to find the style that I wanted and pretty much found that the type of dress I always thought I wanted is exactly what I pretty much ended up with biggrin.gif

I always wanted a lace gown, but found that whilst I liked the style of a number of the off the rack dresses, I was not happy with the lace/ fabric itself if that makes sense? I ended up finding the lace for my dress at a fabric shop in Sydney and then took it to a well known dressmaker. finding the fabric myself and not using what the dressmaker had on hand at the time probably ended up saving me about $1000 plus? Also I think the fabric I found was actually nicer... win-win! biggrin.gif
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:01 PM

I purchased mine pre-loved from Ebay. I couldn't afford a brand new one from the designer at the time and found it online for only $600! Bargain biggrin.gif. Had some alterations done and in the end spent about $850 on a $2500 dress.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 04:37 PM

I bought mine from a store, thinking I would have to order it in, but it turned out they actually sold them off the rack (I should have known really, from the multitude of racks overflowing with gowns!) and I got to take it home then and there. It was $1500. It's a lace-up back so the only thing getting altered next week is the hem.. not that I've lost any weight anyway! tongue.gif
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#8 Lace Lover

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Posted 27 August 2012 - 01:20 PM

QUOTE(truffles @ Mar 4 2012, 08:01 PM) View Post

I had my dress made for me and I loved it sooo much wub.gif I tried on a number of dresses to find the style that I wanted and pretty much found that the type of dress I always thought I wanted is exactly what I pretty much ended up with biggrin.gif

I always wanted a lace gown, but found that whilst I liked the style of a number of the off the rack dresses, I was not happy with the lace/ fabric itself if that makes sense? I ended up finding the lace for my dress at a fabric shop in Sydney and then took it to a well known dressmaker. finding the fabric myself and not using what the dressmaker had on hand at the time probably ended up saving me about $1000 plus? Also I think the fabric I found was actually nicer... win-win! biggrin.gif



Hi There - Wondering if you could pls help & tell me where you ended up getting your wedding dress made?? I am looking for a good & fair dressmaker in sydney, who i can trust.
I was recommended someone in Toongabbie but she's not answering my calls so i am getting quite nervous. Like you, I have my lace already and love love love it!!

Any help or your recommendation is appreciated - Thank you, Lauren

QUOTE(Lace Lover @ Aug 27 2012, 01:17 PM) View Post

Hi There - Wondering if you could pls help & tell me where you ended up getting your wedding dress made?? I am looking for a good & fair dressmaker in sydney, who i can trust.
I was recommended someone in Toongabbie but she's not answering my calls so i am getting quite nervous. Like you, I have my lace already and love love love it!!

Any help or your recommendation is appreciated - Thank you, Lauren



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Posted 27 August 2012 - 02:39 PM

I got mine from a prom dress place - $180 thank you very much.

I'm such a cheapskate!




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