Tuesday, March 12, 2013

wedding dress

This week we will talk about wedding dresses, where to buy them on insane prices or even second handed.
And of course warm recommendations of wedding dresses designers from Etsy.

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A wedding dress or a wedding gown is a clothing worn by the bride during her wedding ceremony. Color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the bride and groom. In Western cultures, brides often choose a white wedding dress, which was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century. In  eastern cultures, brides often choose red to symbolize auspiciousness

Everyone who came to choose a wedding dress , knows that it is not so simple.
You can easily be confused with the options: from a designer's personal design , or secondhand wedding dresses at affordable prices. Classic, vintage, or layered dresses are some of the huge selection bridal dresses are available on the market.
Proven effective method to deal with the process of choosing the dress , is to set a budget. Obviously, specially designed dress by designer, cost a lot more than the one derived from a catalog and was made according as your size by the local dressmaker. Second handed dresses or gowns can be purchased through various online sites, and their price will be more reasonable. Setting a  budget for the wedding dress, will help you focus your search to a more relevant options.
The next step is to decide on your preferred style. Designers (assuming that you want a personal design) specialize in different styles. You should spend some time searching the web and watch catalogs of wedding dresses. Today, in the Internet age, there is no need to go to the store to see the models. There are plenty of websites that offers catalogs, including previous seasons, and allows brides to focus on their options

Retro fashion is around us, and we're going back in time. We can choose to stay with the retro style , which was worn on special occasions such as the eighties, seventies, sixties, and so on. However, Vintage Bride Dresses privileged decades from the twenties to the fifties. The design must be flattering, feminine, classic or romantic.
When Wedding dresses became to a vintage
Second hand stores became the focus of pilgrimage, as long as they kept the same special wedding dresses, at almost one hundred years. Wedding dresses , that moved among the family from mother to daughter, and have a distinguishe history. The combination between the old and the new still maintain the same unique motives of the dress.
How does a vintage wedding dress looks like?

The various fabrics in shades of cream, Off-white, and also the smoky tones or peach colors.
The fabric should be silk, lace, chiffon and even embroidery and pearls combination between the canvases.
Second-hand or dressmaker ?

It is likely that a rent or purchase of a vintage dress is more expensive than a dress sawn by a seamstress. But there is not always an option to replicate the authenticity.  You can always copy...



When I was looking for a wedding dress,
I did not know where to look.
Our budget was low, so I decided to look for something cheaper.
 Id rather buy then rent a dress from a Bridal Salon.
I turned every possible shop and looked at all the white dresses, and when I said, maybe we can get married in this dress, immediately the seller raised the price...

So I found an amazing second hand store in Tel Aviv called "Obsession" unfortunately, it is no longer exists.

There was a selection of second handed wedding dresses, and many amazing vintage items at very low prices.

The sellers name was Shoshie, and she also did the repairs and sewing. 
Because that the price was so low, I allowed myself to buy two wedding dresses - one for the wedding and one for the party …
In summary:
  ... My husband Spent more money and he just bought a suit and shoes
So girls, there is always another way ...
Good luck...
Me, and my wedding dress: 

How to buy a dress online?
1. Before you start looking for a supplier, you need to decide on the cut, style, color, and materials. This data can help you choose the perfect model for you, from thousands of wedding dresses you will see.
Be patient, because all the search for the perfect wedding dress, takes time.
Tip: Try dresses that you have at home, and stick with that figures that’s flattering.
If you are not anti - Bridal Salons, I would recommend you go and try some models. You may be surprised.

2. Set a budget. The Internet offers a wide range of prices, and so you should not deviate from that, the web search meant to save money.
Tip: don’t  buy a dress that costs less than $ 300. There is a big chance that you will get a dress made ​​out of low quality.

3. Contact with an experienced dressmaker so she\he will measure you. You must bring a sketch or a photo printed of the dress you selected. Tell her if you purchased a corset dress or not.
Tip: I don’t recommend taking self measurements / according to manufacturer's directions. You don’t  have sufficient training in this area.
Another tip: Lingerie measurement should the same lingerie that you use on the day of the event.

4. Just in case, check with your seamstress whether she is willing to make repairs for you, when the dress arrives. Even if the dress looks perfect in pictures , you will probably have to make minor repairs
Tip: Ask for a quote to shorten the length of the dress, small repairs in the chest and shoulders.
5 .After you've reviewed several vendors, you must check out some technical details:
A. Is the dress ready or tailor-made for you specifically, color, type of the fabric, sewing manner, style, etc.)
How long does it takes to sew the dress (probably new dress will be ready by -   3-4 weeks)  .
Professional provider will show you the original works and the process .
Since it is difficult to rely on a computer screen, check if the supplier is willing to send you a fabric sample for impression before booking, with no obligation.

The shipping costs and the delivery time to Israel ($ 60-80 a reasonable cost, reasonable time 7-14 business days).
   There's a chance you'll have to pay the customs tax in your country. They range around 30% of the dress.

Find out details about the supplier, look in the forums, read feedbacks.6
Call and speak to a real customer service. Rather than virtual.
Tip: If you find  supplier without feedback, it will be suspicious.
The only alternative to Feedback is to show wedding pictures from real customers.
7.Think of the exact schedule, which will include the ordering process of the dress, preparation, delivery and the time needed for repairs. You do not want to be without a dress on your wedding.

8. The dress you will get might be fake. Global brands or counterfeit designers dress. You do not necessarily get the worst forgery
The question is how important it is to you. Original dresses can be found on eBay, but they will cost between $ 1,000
. To $ 5000 and they have their own original manufacturer labels
Payment Process.9
 There are quite a few options to pay for your dress online and not only through your credit card (PayPal, Escrow.com, Google Checkout.).
 I would recommend you to open a PAYPAL account 

Find out what is the return policy on the site, search for the relevant information page: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
Tip: Ask for original receipt from the supplier, for the full amount as well as payment via email. If the dress does not arrive or not what you've ordered, it will help you claim compensation.



Wedding dresses within excellent prices.
These amazing dresses belongs to a leading designer  on Etsy.

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