Wedding Dress

My friend Sophia called me last night because her sister recently got engaged and was wedding dress shopping. Sophia asked if I could email pictures of my dress and I told her that her sister could borrow my dress if she wanted to!

When I first started planning my wedding, I didn’t want to spend that much on a dress. I thought it was a waste of money because you only wear it for one day! But once I started trying them on, I completely changed my tune. Vera, Amsale, Romona Keveza…. I loved them all! Trying on wedding dresses was probably the best part of the wedding planning process.

I went way over budget and ended up buying a beautiful dress from Anne Barge. I’ll ebay it after the wedding I reasoned. But I ended up keeping it of course – it’s nice and preserved at my parent’s house. Now I hope someone borrows it so I don’t feel so guilty about having spent so much.

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Location:
New York
Wedding Date:
March 2005
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    Miss Ant, Guest @ 5:10 pm

    Crap.. this survey is making me feel bad about spending so much on my dress. damn you designer dresses for being so gorgeous and stunning! *shakes fist*

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    kanipark, Guest @ 5:26 pm

    i spent $1150.00, BUT that included the alterations, borrowing the petty coat, borrowing the necklace & earrings & veil… it’s a small korean owned bridal shop in la :)

    i thought i DID a GREAT job :)

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    Ms. Firefly, Guest @ 5:51 pm

    My problem is that I never triedon cheap dresses. my first appointment was at Kleinfeld and second at Mark Ingram … I wound up buying the first dress I tried on. I really wish I had tried on inexpensive dresses, or at least slightly less expensive dresses.

    I’m trying to save a few hundred bucks here and there with little DIY projects, but I blew the budget away on the dress without thinking twice.

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    mrsbee 3235 posts, Sugar bee @ 6:05 pm

    That was my mistake too – I went to the Bridal Atelier, Saks, then Kleinfeld. I should’ve avoided those places!

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    Miss Ant, Guest @ 6:14 pm

    Man, I don’t have any excuse. I went to lots of different salons with different price ranges- RK Bridal, Vera sample sale, Kleinfelds, Mark Ingram, even David’s Bridal! And I still ended up with such an expensive dress…

    Good thing I don’t feel too guilty about it because I am so in LOVE with my dress! haha. It’s definitely the one for me and it’s worth every penny. No really. I’m not saying that to console myself, I’m sadly serious about feeling that way!

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    Ariel, Guest @ 1:48 am

    I used to work for Casablanca, so they hooked me up with my dress! I’m practically paying nothing! (I had to brag about it somewhere! Since I don’t want my guests to know how much I got it for~ I’ve kept my mouth shut about it~)
    Casablanca’s dresses retail for around a thousand each… but they’re really gorgeous! Being in the wedding business for almost two years really made me picky about fabric and sewing quality and such… So you can take my word for it! Their beading is so beautiful too!
    If anyone is looking for a reasonably priced gown, but doesn’t want to skimp on quality, I would definitely check Casablanca out. (And the designs are chic and modern compared to the over-the-top maggies….)
    Maybe I’m biased….?!

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    k, Guest @ 10:04 am

    wow! you are very very generous for offering your wedding dress…even if it’s just to loan! i don’t know what it is about korean moms, but my mom would always freak out when I shared clothes with my girl friends…so till this day, I don’t do well in the clothes sharing department!

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    C, Guest @ 9:23 am

    i agree. you’re soooo sweet and generous for lending your dress. i would freak out just thinking about food, drink, and dirt stains…and the dress getting ruined…eeeh…nope. i would not be able to share. haha.

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