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    • Melty Cat
      CommentAuthorMelty Cat
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 16th 2015
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    My dress has always been something I wanted to design myself. Being a professional illustrator and designer, it seemed like a no brainer.

    For a the past few years I've been working with a wedding dress designer. I met him by chance after visiting his store and I ended up mentioning the fact that I was a professional illustrator. Well, long story short, we struck a deal where I'd illustrate his book project that he was doing and he'd make up my dress from the design I had created for it and give me a monster discount on the final price, or give me a huge discount on one he had in stock if I ever found one.

    I worked on the illustrations for him and he started sourcing material, but sometimes the communication would go quiet and then he stopped making dresses himself and hired his own seamstress for it all. I recently spoke to him and he was still on board and everything, but I recently visited a store in my town to look for bridesmaids dresses... and made the mistake of agreeing to try on a wedding dress I saw. It was new in and was amazing. I tried it on and had 'that feeling'. You know. 'The one' feeling. I ended up ordering it. Dx

    Now I'm feeling so bad about spending so long working on designs for my dress and working with the maker and such... but I couldn't help it.

    (Oh, those who want to see it look up [email protected]@ c0utur3. It's the 'Angelica' dress. Though it looks SO different on me to what it does on that model. I don't think the photo does it justice. Also, my dress designs are in my personal albums on here. )

    Am I horrible for doing that without telling him? Also, he still wants to make me a custom fabric, but I can't think of how best to add it. Is there a way I could add it to my dress in some way do you think? Since I have a steampunk theme I wanted an underbust corset, but I'm unsure if that'd work or not.
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 16th 2015
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    I thought you posted about this the other day?

    Ultimately, if he can't commit longterm, don't use him. If you are, get a contract asap.

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    Married my wife on 15.08.15
    Honeymooned on the Isles of Scilly :)

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    • Myranny
      CommentAuthorMyranny
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 17th 2015
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    ...Don't think that was the question, OwlandtheButterfly.

    You're entitled to change your mind, Melty Cat. But I would tell him about it asap. Maybe he could help you figure out a way to incorporate the custom fabric, or maybe he might want to make a custom veil for you or something instead? Don't feel obligated to incorporate something just because, though.
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    • Myranny
      CommentAuthorMyranny
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 17th 2015
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    Also, congrats on finding your dress :) xx
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    • Melty Cat
      CommentAuthorMelty Cat
      Got married 4 years ago
      Posted: May 17th 2015
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    OwlandtheButterfly - In my personal blog thread, yes. But I wanted to make a more public post about it for opinions since blogs don't get read as often.

    Myranny - I've been attempting to get in touch with him, but he's been away a lot. I already have pretty much everything covered with my own designs. (I'm making a top hat for myself and my H2B, so a veil won't be needed and my bridesmaids dresses are sorted.)

    I really loved his fabric idea too, since he suggested Steampunk Budgies and that fits our theme perfectly. I also have venue decorations sorted too, so I'm finding it so hard to think of ways to add it in.

    And thank you! I couldn't believe it when I tried it on. It really put a spanner in the works. Haha.
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    • CatherineR
      CommentAuthorCatherineR
      Got married 5 years ago
      Posted: May 17th 2015
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    Ah that's where I saw it, I knew I had seen it somewhere! Totally understand as it often gets missed :)

    Tbh, with a wedding dress, you have to feel happy and comfortable in your dress. It happens once in your life and you want to do it right because you will always regret it. I would throw in the designer and get your perfect dress you found!

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    Honeymooned on the Isles of Scilly :)

 
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