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  • edited 14 October 2017 at 7:52AM
    wheelzwheelz Forumite
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    edited 14 October 2017 at 7:52AM
    I think you will be able to save if you made to order.

    I'm looking at £500 plus alterations. How much would a made to order one be, it must take a long time to make them. I once had silk curtains made with fabric that I got for a good price, that already was a lots of money, but at least the curtains are still in use....
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    wheelz wrote: »
    Looking at one around £500 plus alterations. How much would a non-standard wedding dress be? I wouldn't have thought it's much less. I'll just be princess for a day then, not really me but hey. Thanks everyone for your contributions.

    Have you looked at the High street shops that do wedding outfits like Monsoon and Phase Eight?
  • wheelzwheelz Forumite
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    Hi, I didn't know they did. I have just looked at department stores and monsoon online. :-) I am now planning on going to Debenhams and possibly others.
  • DigForVictoryDigForVictory Forumite
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    Pace yourself.
    Dress shopping, especially one that will shine in photos for decades, is tough going.
    (Having found The One, buy its twin on other colours?!)
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    wheelz wrote: »
    Hi, I didn't know they did. I have just looked at department stores and monsoon online. :-) I am now planning on going to Debenhams and possibly others.

    I got my dress from Debenhams. It was most definitely weddingy, without even a hint of meringue, didn't need any alterations and was under £300.

    Good luck with dress hunting.
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  • kerri_gtkerri_gt Forumite
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    I believe Coast do some dresses that might be suitable too. Although you don't like shopping, trick is trying them on. I tried in loads of wedding dresses I thought I liked, didn't like any on enough, the shop persuaded me to try one I didn't like and guess what....bingo! It was the perfect dress...and a bonus was the only alteration as such needed was two loops being added in the back for my bra to put the back straps through (pretty sure I wasn't even charged for that).
    You're the one in the dress for the day so make sure it's what you like and are happy with, not ticking boxes for other people. Best of luck with the wedding.
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  • Kaye1Kaye1 Forumite
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    Why not go for a dress you can wear again?

    We had our bridesmaids dresses made so that they could be worn again- they all had matching bodices but detachable skirts, so they had smart skirts to re-use or wear with a different top.

    You don't need to go white- perhaps a pale silk which can be re-used?

    Phase 8 have some gorgeous wedding dresses too- a lot less than £500. Good luck!
  • ApoorwomanApoorwoman Forumite
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    Not quite the same thing, but I needed a Mother of the Groom dress and I just hate shopping, and dressing up for that matter. I found an Ann Balon dress on ebay. They retail at around £600/700 pounds new. I got it for under £200 and it is stunning. You could honestly wear it as a wedding dress. Italian lace, mermaid tail and with a matching jacket. They come in the most lovely colours, hang beautifully and never crease. Take a look, you may find something that catches your eye.

    Hope your wedding goes wonderfully and you have a very happy marriage.
  • FosterdogFosterdog Forumite
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    If you are not that into dresses how about a suit? A friend got married last year and she has never been a dress sort of person so she wore a beautiful suit instead, she really did look stunning on the day and was a lot more comfortable and confident than she would have been in a dress.
  • wheelzwheelz Forumite
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    Fosterdog wrote: »
    If you are not that into dresses how about a suit? A friend got married last year and she has never been a dress sort of person so she wore a beautiful suit instead, she really did look stunning on the day and was a lot more comfortable and confident than she would have been in a dress.

    I'm not that into the wedding dresses that you get in a bridal shop, they all have trains. But I know that you can still have floor length dresses but it seems a waste and maybe not what they where designed for.
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