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    • CarolineH21
      CommentAuthorCarolineH21
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    Hi everyone! I'm in desperate need of help! I have found my absolute dream dress - pronovias alcanar. But it's way beyond what I can afford for our budget wedding. I've been trawling the Internet to find one in the sale or second hand with no luck so far. I'm starting to lose hope. Does any one have any advice? Or should I start dress hunting again with my budget in mind and try to forget about the dream dress??

    Thank you so much in advance for any support!!

    Xxx
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    • Ana40
      CommentAuthorAna40
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    Have you thought of using the woman who can't be named. I'm thinking of using her to help keep costs down. Some of the ladies on here have used her and gave good reviews. I think the link is on my wall. X

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    • CarolineH21
      CommentAuthorCarolineH21
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    Ok intriguing!! Will investigate. Thank you!
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    • Ana40
      CommentAuthorAna40
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    It's the one laura b posted on my page. X

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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    I was so tempted by that company when I was dress shopping, s just a shame she doesn't do dresses by the designer who made my dress. She's had so many amazing reviews x

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    • Glitterfairy
      CommentAuthorGlitterfairy
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    I know you say it is beyond your means, but have you enquired about a payment plan with the shop? I never really thought about a budget for my dress, but I knew the one I wanted was expensive, fortunately I knew someone at the shop who got me a huge discount but still I had to pay in bits. Might be worth enquiring so that you get the real mcCoy.

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    • his duck
      CommentAuthorhis duck
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    Hi found one 2nd hand for you £950 but I can't put links on your wall :-(:-(:-(

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    • Tori
      CommentAuthorTori
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    How long until you get married? There may be time for it to go on sale or on one of the second hand websites xx




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    • sarah
      CommentAuthorsarah
      Got married 17 months ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    exactly what I was thinking. If it's a newer dress it might be a while before they enter the preloved market




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    • MrsThomson2B
      CommentAuthorMrsThomson2B
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jun 22nd 2013
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    if you are prepared to wear ex sample...wait until the new stock is due in ( i know a shop in edinburgh is having a huge sale due to new stock arriving in a few weks) You could go back and try on and ask how much to buy the sample xx
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    • Velcro
      CommentAuthorVelcro
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 23rd 2013
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    My dress is a sample dress, 500 instead of 1300 :)

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    • mrsmillichip2b!
      CommentAuthormrsmillichip2b!
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jun 24th 2013
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    I did that, tried my dress on fell in love with it and then asked the price!! lol it was more than my car!!! I searched for it but no look then came across a lady on the book of face and she is doing me her "spin" on the dress for a 1/4 of the price!!! if you want her link I will put it on your wall xx

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    • barbie86
      CommentAuthorbarbie86
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 24th 2013
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    First of all, have you actually tried it on? It's just that I fell in love with a pronovias dress, and, while I didn't try to actual dress on, I tried two very similar ones, and they didn't look or feel right at all. Point being, if you haven't tried it, it's impossible to say it's actually your dream dress.

    If you have tried it on, then I'd say you have four options:

    1) Visit more shops, and only try on dresses within your budget. I personally believe that as with men, there is more than one dress for everyone; I don't believe in 'the one'. You may well fall in love with something that's within budget.

    2) Phone stockists and see if they are having a sample sale, or if they are prepared to sell you their sample. If it's a newer dress, the chances might be lower, but it's worth a try.

    3) Check out sites like the bay/preloved sites, and see if you can pick one up second hand.

    4) Consider having it made, either through a replica site, or having a similar one made by a local seamstress.

    HTH!
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    • lala "mod" bunni
      CommentAuthorlala "mod" bunni
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Jun 24th 2013
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    i agree with barbie..... i tried on loads all different styles ..... and bought the one i did bc it was different ...

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    • CarolineH21
      CommentAuthorCarolineH21
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 24th 2013
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    Hi Everyone,

    Thank you so much for all your advice with everything. I have tried the dress on and size 8 is a perfect fit wouldn't need any alterations. I am getting married next august and only just joined this forum so i am sorry i am not sure what i am doing or how i can change my settings so people can post on my wall.

    I have hunted around for a preloved second hand and i would be quite happy in that or sample. It is just a case i think of being patient and hoping something turns up!!

    But thank you everyone for all your advice i hope i can return the favour somehow one day!! xx
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    • CommentAuthorkrissy905
      Posted: Jun 24th 2013
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    have you asked about buying the dress you tired I have been to a couple of dress shops today and both offered to sell me the sample I tried on at a reduced price or order me one in for the full price also if you have plenty fr time before the wedding wait as long as you can then go back and see if its in the sale. Again one of the shops I was in today had a new season 2013 Amanda Wyatt dress that should have been £1200 in the sample sale for £450 so some dresses don't stay in the shop more then one season x
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    • CarolineH21
      CommentAuthorCarolineH21
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jun 24th 2013
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    Is it really cheeky to ask if they will sell me the dress?
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    • CarolineH21
      CommentAuthorCarolineH21
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 8th 2013
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    still on the hunt for my dream pronovias so far i have found one in my size but its in greece - bit of a risk do you think?
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    • HappyBunny
      CommentAuthorHappyBunny
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 8th 2013
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    probably a bit risky hun but only you can make that decision, have you been in touch with her who shall not be named? xx




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    • RachaelH78
      CommentAuthorRachaelH78
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jul 8th 2013
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    I'd ask the shop to buy the sample or put your name on a list for when they do :) my dress is a Pronovia one too, love it sooo much :) mine was also a sample!! Xx
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    • Lauz&Stu
      CommentAuthorLauz&Stu
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: Jul 8th 2013
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    Can someone post me a link for she who cannot be named pls x x x

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    • HappyBunny
      CommentAuthorHappyBunny
      Got married 6 years ago
      Posted: Jul 9th 2013
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    Will do it now lauz xx




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    • LucyS91
      CommentAuthorLucyS91
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2013
     
    have you tried it before? a lot of dresses look stunning but when i tried it on, most of them fit me not so good.
    might you could choose other wedding dresses.you must know your body shape, then you will know which kind of dress fits u perfectly.
    i have ordered a dress from internet, surprisingly, the lady from the website called me and asked if I want to tailoring the dress according to my own measurement, they provided custom made service. it took 20 days to prepare the dress and of course, it fits good. i have put the address to my wall, hope it helpful
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    • FernP61
      CommentAuthorFernP61
      Got married 7 years ago
      Posted: Jul 22nd 2013
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    I had my dress off the peg and saved nearly 550 so it just goes to show! I was cheeky and asked her to sell the sample dress to me they had only had it in a few months x
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    • JS4
      CommentAuthorJS4
      Posted: Jun 14th 2017
     
    Hi, just wondered if anyone could post a link for she who cannot be named? Xx
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    • CommentAuthorClaire1978
      Posted: Jun 15th 2017
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    Uh?
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    • InDreamland
      CommentAuthorInDreamland
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Jun 16th 2017
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    Hopefully you can work that out then pop into 600613.

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