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      29.06.2012 22:09

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      I ordered my dress in the end of may from www.theweddingdresses.com and I already received it three weeks later. My dress is white/Silver and I have to say that it looks beautiful. The colour is fantastic and the quality is great. Even I did not order it costum-made it fits perfectly. I showed the dress to my girl-friend and she really liked it too. I am going to wear it at my friend´s wedding, can´t wait to wear it! :-) and there is absolutely no need for a bra, the breast gets supported very well and you have a confident feeling. I didn't know www.TheWeddingDresses.com is based on China, it's absolutely unlike other online Chinese retailers / wholesalers provides cheap and low quality merchandises, this site supplies dresses in reasonable prices. They are more concerning of customer's satisfaction. I placed order of a sweet sixteen dress for my daughter one month ago, since the regular order process time frame doesn't meet my needs, they promised 20 days rush delivery service for free. Although it delayed 4 days due to the bad weather here in New York, I'm still thankful of their sincere service. They sent me over 10 emails during the shipment delay and apologize for it even though its not controlled by them. We still have 9 days in grasp when we got the dress. The dress made in high quality fabric, and fits well. Thanks for everything, I will surely be ordering from this site again! I recently purchased again a wedding dress and have been extremely pleased with not only the dress, the dress is under $200 including the shipping cost,when it was delivered within 3 weeks i was extremley overjoyed with it.the manufacturing of the dress and materials used but also the customer service I have been given from theweddingdresses.com. I would certainly recommend this website to anyone and everyone I know. I order my dress custom and the sizing is perfect. The dress is beautiful and looks just like the picture.crystal beaded waistband is gorgeous.

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      28.09.2011 17:27

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      I order my dress from PerfectWeddingForever.com on August 12th, 2011. Just 2.5 weeks later my dress is here!!!! I never dreamed it would be here so fast. My mom helped me try it on. I am still too excited to adequately inspect the dress. I get distracted by the sparkle and can't look more critcally! The dress was inside out, folded neatly inside a perfectweddingforever garment bag. It was tightly packed. My mom thought it looked balled up, but I knew what to expect because of other reviews. Then it was put inside a plastic bag and finally it was put in a DHL shipping bag. Positives: They took my custom order and gave me a reasonable quote of $230 to make my dress. They worked within my horrificly tight time frame of 2.5weeks!!! I spoke with them on the phone and their English is perfect. No problems discussing my concerns and my wishes. The site is set up so you can have easy contact and receive email notices to check for updates. I liked that very much. My dress is PERFECT for me. I love the images and can tell that it will fit my short frame nicely. The fabric is 2 layres tulle, satin, lace appliques, and beading. It looks inspired by the original and not over done. Negatives: None. I have had a great experience working with them and really appreciate the way both my wedding dresses have turned out.

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      16.08.2011 17:22
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      I found the ideal wedding dress in the end and loved every minute of wearing it.

      === I got married! === So you may notice from my profile picture, the fact that I disappeared for a week or two or some of my reviews that I have got married recently. Let me start this review by saying that I am not a girly girl, I don't wear dresses much and I had absolutely no idea about the kind of wedding dress that I wanted when we finally set a date and decided to get married. === The search began... === When I began my search for the perfect wedding dress I wasn't really sure where to look first. I ended up visiting one bridal store in a shopping centre in my local town and while some of the dresses were absolutely beautiful there was nothing that grabbed my eye particularly, least of all the £1,000+ price tags. This meant that wedding dress shops quickly became somewhere I decided against looking in for my search for the perfect dress. === The search continued... === Once I had written off the traditional wedding dress shop I decided to have a look in a prom shop. Now I did find some wonderful dresses here, all for well under £200.00 but there was nothing in the colour that I wanted, ivory, that suited me and looked like it was formal enough to wear for my wedding day. I was surprised by the wide range of styles and colours available in my local prom shop and would firmly recommend a prom shop to anyone who is looking for a wedding dress in a colour other than white or ivory, however, for me, this was not the right place to find my dress. I also asked around in local charity shops and while two of the ten shops I asked did have wedding dresses one was hideous and one was nowhere near being the right size for me, however, if it had fitted me it would have been a snip at just £30.00! === The search continued online this time... === Once I had exhausted local shops I decided to have a look online and see what I could find. Now the main problem that I found with shopping online was that I could not be sure of what I was going to get, obviously. Pictures, particularly of white or ivory dresses, can be quite misleading and on one occasion I arranged to meet someone to view a wedding dress I was left disappointed that it looked nothing like the photographs in terms of colour and although I still tried it on I found that it really didn't suit me. Some of the websites that I looked on were specialist wedding dress sites that I found by searching on Google and other websites that I used included Preloved and Gumtree and while there were literally hundreds of adverts for wedding dresses I often found that the styles were either hideous, the colours hideous or the prices were ridiculous considering this was a second hand dress, most of which were in need of a clean. I began to tire of spending hours every night looking at wedding dresses to find that they were either dirty, damaged or already sold when I enquired about them. I was moaning to my sister about this when she suggested that I have a look on eBay. I must say that at this point I was really annoyed with myself for not thinking of this sooner and promptly began searching eBay where I could be a lot more specific about my requirements. === Was the search over? === Within just a week or so of searching on eBay I had found a dress that looked wonderful. It was described as being almost my exact measurements at the time and I felt confident that I could lose a few more pounds to ensure that it fit me perfect. It was quite an over the top dress. It was a dress with small straps and it had lots of tutu style layers to it making the dress quite wide around the waist. I felt that this princess style would suit me and while I obviously wouldn't get to try it on before buying it I set my heart on it and waited until the final hours to begin making my bid on the dress. I found that as soon as I began to bid on the dress that someone else was outbidding me and the bidding quickly went from £50.00 to £100.00+. I was then called at work and informed that my Mum had been taken in to hospital, I rushed up there, spent an hour or two telephoning various relatives and friends and what not to let them know what was happening, this caused my battery to begin to drain down on my smartphone. By the time I remembered about bidding again there was just 30 minutes to go and the bidding quickly escalated again, this time with me just being outbid at £250.00. My battery then died and I remember feeling gutted that I had lost out on this dress but then reminding myself that my Mum needed me and another dress would come along. My Mum quickly recovered and was allowed to leave the hospital the same night providing she had someone to help her take it easy at home, which was quickly arranged. This was just a few weeks before Christmas 2010 and I remember that the loss of this dress I really wanted played on my mind quite a lot and I was continually searching for similar dresses. Within just a few weeks of missing out on the dress it was listed again for sale, by the same seller, and it sold for much less than the £250.00 price that it had escalated to before, this made me question where the seller had been asking someone else to bid on it, quite possibly, to push the price up and in a way I was glad that I hadn't gone over the amount of money I had wanted to spend or I would have just kept bidding and possibly regretted it once the dress turned up. === This is the one this time, I can feel it... === In January 2011 I was still bidding on wedding dresses here and there, small amounts really trying to win a bargain, and then I got an e-mail and a frantic text message from my sister. She was adamant that she had found me the perfect wedding dress and that the price was going to be fantastic! I quickly logged on to my e-mail and opened up the eBay link that she had sent me to see what all the fuss was about... The dress was not really done any justice at all in the pictures. It was being sold by a hospice in the Isle of Man and the bidding hadn't even begun on it with just two days to go which is quite rare for wedding dresses on eBay as women seem to frequently get carried away with bidding on these dresses. I promptly set the dress on my watch list, mainly because of the measurements rather than the actual photographs of the dress. The dress was being displayed on a size 6-8 mannequin which meant that it just hung there and the mannequin was drowned by the dress. The bust of the dress looked a little bit saggy on the mannequin and there really was no wow factor when looking at the dress. By this point I was so demotivated with searching for a wedding dress and conscious that I had less than 5 months to go until the big day so decided that I would set myself a limit of £75 and see if I could win it. === Did I win the dress? === So the day of the auction end came and I was working hard throughout the day. I had scheduled to take my lunch hour at a specific time so that I could bid on the dress just before it finished and then set my maximum bid now and hope that I would outbid anyone who had bidded on it. The dress had two other bidders on it and with just 15 minutes to go I placed a bid of a maximum of £50 which I then increased to £75 with just one minute to go. I ended up winning the dress for just £51.50 including postage from the Isle of Man, I can remember feeling elated and showed just one friend a photograph of the dress at the time. She said that it was hard to tell if it was going to be nice but the lace up back we could see in one photograph looked very nice. === It's here, it's here, it's here! === My dress arrived just 2 days after my lunchtime bid had won it for me and I can remember bursting with excitement when I took the massive box from the postman. I tore the box open as carefully as possible and was just blown away with the gorgeous ivory colour that my dress was. It had been hard to tell from the photographs exactly what kind of colour it was going to be but it was a wonderful ivory colour that while it needed a clean you could tell just how amazing it was underneath some of the light dust it had picked up while not being loved or used. The dress was well packaged and even came with a dress bag that had some slight damage to it but I was very pleased as this wasn't even advertised in the listing anyway. I promptly set about trying the dress on and called a friend over to help me lace it up so I could get the full effect of it before heading off to work for the day. I was actually a little late for work that day, for the first time in almost two years, as the excitement was just crazy and then I lost track of time while I modeled the dress for my sister over my webcam. She sounded very excited and both my sister and my friend agreed that the dress was amazing and fit me like a glove. I was delirious with excitement and couldn't contain my happiness even sending my fiance a text telling him that my dress had arrived and it was amazing. I then set about carefully wrapping it and hanging it up inside the wardrobe, no mean feat I can tell you, so I could ensure that he wouldn't see it before the big day. === Care, attention and a little steam clean === Once I had looked at the dress about 100 times with my wedding dress goggles on I began to cast my critical eye over it to see just what might need to be fixed or altered on the dress. I could see that there was a few make up marks on the silky lace that tied up the back but even just dabbing one of the marks with some water I knew that these would be easily removed. I could also see that dress was creased in places and would need some steam on it to remove the worst of them ready for the big day. As well as this there was some standard dirt around the bottom from where someone else had enjoyed their wedding day in this dress and then just donated it to the hospice to help them raise some funds. There was no actual damage to the dress and I just arranged for it to be cleaned and steamed in my local dry cleaners for £65.00. This was the cheapest quote I received for such a large dress and considering my dress had petticoat layers, ruffles and a large train I felt that this was a reasonable quote. I didn't actually put my dress in the shop until about three weeks before the big day and it took around a week to get it back and then I was all set to wear it on our wedding day. === The dress itself === My dress was an ivory strapless dress, it had lots of small diamante and pearl style beads attached to it. The beading and detail was very intricate and was all over the bodice and parts of the front of the dress. The train had some ruffles which sort of flared out and these parts were patterned with lovely swirls which had some more diamantes on them also. There was so much beautiful detailing on the dress and it was only really on the wedding day that I noticed this the most as so many people were commenting on just how lovely and beautiful the wedding dress was, as well as how nice I looked. The strapless dress meant that I could wear a necklace my husband had bought me and show this off without anything else detracting from the beauty of the diamond. The back of the dress was lace up. This was added by a large panel in the back of the dress that pulled across and closed up with poppers. This meant that the dress could be pulled in tight and then laced up on top of the panel to ensure that it was kept held in place all day and didn't need any readjustment. The dress took about ten to fifteen minutes to be laced in to and appeared to be very simple for my sister-in-law who kindly did this, and my hair and make-up, for me on the day of the wedding. === My overall experience of wearing a wedding dress === I must say that when we got married in the first weekend of June 2011 we knew that the weather could be a little hit & miss but we didn't expect to end up with 25-28 degrees of glorious, almost cloud free sunshine. This meant that I while I had realised that it could possibly be sunny on our wedding day I wasn't really thinking it would actually happen, must like the British Summer, always a promise, never a guarantee, well, I was wrong! The sunshine was of course very appreciated and meant for some wonderful photographs but it also meant that after about three hours of photographs that I felt like I was melting. The dress I wore was heavy but not overly so and I soon adjusted to wearing it within about five minutes of standing up to say our vows. I spent most of the day standing up in my wedding dress chatting, drinking and having photographs taken and had no trouble even though my dress weighed around ten to eleven pounds! The dress was quite comfortable considering the vast size of it and lightweight considering just how much material there actually was. I loved wearing my wedding dress and the whole experience of our wedding. We had an amazing day, with our family and friends, committing our love to one another and the wedding dress was really just one small part of our wedding day. The dress received a ton of compliment and I even told my closest family and friends just how cheap the dress was. The total amount spent on the wedding was around £4,500 but fortunately only £120 of that was on my wedding dress and having it cleaned. This was fantastic as it meant that we could spend more money on the wedding without worrying about our budget and also my Mum was able to pay for our cake and some other bits instead of paying for an overpriced dress that I was only going to wear once. === My top tips === My top tips with choosing your wedding dress would be: - Ensure that you make a budget for yourself and stick to it. - Be realistic when setting your budget. If you are having a wedding on a shoestring then make sure you are realistic, if you want to do your whole wedding for £1,000 then you can't go spending £800 on a wedding dress or your husband will be naked at the registry office and your guests won't have any food to eat afterwards! - Try some on in a wedding dress shop but don't commit yourself to anything. This will allow you to know what kind of sizes are going to fit you and what kind of style dress you like. - List down your measurements. If you are of the belief that your wedding dress should fit around you not you fit in to your wedding dress then making a note of your measurements is going to be a fantastic help, particularly if you are looking around online. - Don't rule out second hand. By buying second hand you can sometimes make sure that you get a designer dress for a fraction of the price, if that is what you want. Just scour the right places, pick your time and swoop! I must say that choosing my wedding dress was one of the most stressful parts of getting the wedding organised but as soon as I had THE dress then I knew that I was going to have ivory and gold for the rest of the colours for our wedding and everything fell in to place after that.

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        15.08.2011 18:32
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        It was perfect

        As you may see from a previous review I recently got married, although most of the planning of the wedding start at the beginning of the year I actually started looking for my dress at the end of last year. I decided to have a look in my local bridal shop which happens to be just up the road from me, I made an appointment one Saturday as they only see you by appointment, the plan was just to look to get some ideas, little did I know that an hour and a half later me and my Mum would have purchased my wedding dress. In my mind I knew the sort of dress I was looking for, nothing too sticky out, not train and I definitely didn't want a veil, my dress actually turned out to be the totally opposite to what I set out to buy. I knew that I wanted a long dress (but obviously without a train as I have said) I tried on several dresses of all different styles, there was about 6 in total all of which look very nice, the lady who was helping us said she had a dress she wanted me to try, it was new in the shop and no one had tried it on yet, she thought it would suit me and also wanted to see it on somebody instead of just the hanger so I agreed. She brought the dress in and I tried it on the name of the dress was Constance, although this meant nothing to me really but all the dresses had names depending on the range they came from, it was quite similar to another dress I had tried and liked but this one was perfect and my parents ended up buying the dress for me there and then. The dress was floor length, well I say floor length it was floor length if I was 6 foot tall, however I am not the tallest of people so I had to stand on a stool to get the overall effect. The dress was made of an ivory coloured satin, it had a slight wrap over at the bottom and pleating around the top, the dress could be worn either strapless or came with thin spaghetti straps if you wanted to use them, I tried the dress on without the straps and decided that it looked better without them. The top of the dress as I have said had slight pleating and was also boned this help to hold it in place which I was pleased about as I never get on that well with strapless tops. The dress had a panel which clipped in place at the back of the dress and then the whole thing laced up to cover this, the laces had to done in a criss cross style and went right from the bottom of my back to the top, I was a little worried about the dress being held up by just laces on the back of it, however when pulled tight the dress felt very secure and did not move or slip at all. The lacing did take a while to do up and we were advised on the day to allow an hour to make sure it was just right and so we didn't have to rush, we actually allowed ourselves about 40 minutes but by then Mum had had a few practises during dress fittings at doing it so could do it at a reasonable speed, once fully laced up and tied the laces could be pulled tighter to ensure the dress was in place and secured, the laces were long ivory colour pieces of materials and could be either tied in a bow on the outside of the dress or cut shorter and tucked inside, I decided to get mine shortened when I had the dress altered and then tucked inside, personally I felt this looked much neater. The dress was slightly embroidered, it had small leaf type shapes embroidered onto it with small sequins and diamante pieces, these were mainly around the top of the dress but were also scattered further down as well, I was given the option to have the embroidered pattern in what ever colour thread I wanted, I chose ivory as I wanted it to be discrete and not over the top, the diamante/ sequin pieces really sparkled next to the ivory thread and the plain coloured thread did not detract away from this. I think the embroidered shapes were actually stitched on because when I had the dress altered they had partly taken one off so that the dress could be taken in as it was far too big for me. As I have mentioned I did not want a huge sticky out dress, the dress I chose was to some extent the opposite of this, the dress had 3 layers of netting underneath it to give it an A line shape making it slightly sticky out, I was told that I could have one of the net under skirts removed to make it slightly straighter but after thinking about it I decided I liked the shape of the dress and did not have it taken in at all, there was also a small blue flower sewn into the net underskirt for the something blue aspect of the wedding, however my something blue was to be a small blue bow which was my mums nanas, she too used it as her something blue on her wedding day, I also gave it back to her the next day so it doubled up as my something borrowed, and with it being my mums nanas it was something old as well so I managed to cover most things with one small blue bow sewn into my underskirt. So the next thing I definitely did not want was a train, this dress had quite a long train and once on I loved it, the dress I had tried without which I was convinced I was going to have now was not an option. The train had a rounded shape to it and had the same embroidered pattern going the whole length of it, I thought the train would make it hard to walk in dragging it along behind me, however I hardly noticed it was there, it was very easy to move in, the dress maker also sewed in a small loop and hook which allowed me to hook the train up during the evening reception that way I did not have to worry about people treading on it and ripping it. The loop and hook was also so discrete that you could not see it was there at all, once hooked up it was done in a way that you could still see all the embroidery on the train which was one of the main features of the dress. Once the dress was on and I decided I loved it my Mum suggested I tried a veil, I agreed but categorically said I was not having once, with the veil and tiara in place I was extremely pleased with the overall look, so much so that I decided to go with the veil as well, the veil was quite plain and short coming to my shoulders, they did suggest I tried different lengths but I was happy with that one, or so I thought! I went for a second dress fitting where I decided to try a slightly different veil, it was a little longer finishing in the middle of my back and had diamantes over it, it was so pretty I decided to change from the shorter veil to the medium length one, I was convinced that was the right veil for me, so much so that I had my hair trial with it. After having my dress altered I decided to go for one more fitting a few weeks before the wedding just to make sure everything was ok, my Mum suggested I tried a really long veil to see what it looked like, I was sure I wouldn't have one but tried it anyway, the veil was made from a thin ivory netting, it was double layered at the top so you could wear it over your face if you wanted, the bottom part of the veil was covered in diamantes which really sparkled in the light and it was so long that it was the same length as the dress with the train, the netting was so thin that it still allowed you to see the detail of the dress through it, I loved it and ended up swapping my veil yet again. Each time I went for a dress fitting my veil seemed to get longer but I was extremely happy with the long one I went with and was glad that they convinced me to try it one, I didn't wear the veil over my face this was something that I said I was not going to do and didn't but it still looked just as good and the diamantes on the veil really sparkled. As I have mentioned my dress was far too long and had to be altered, by the time I had this done the dress also needed to be taken in by quite a lot, I was a bit concerned that they would be able to do this successfully but the dress was easily taken in and shortened and looked just as good as the day I brought it. When it came to the wedding day I hadn't actually walked much in the dress, but despite it being quite heavy to wear I could move around easily in it, coming down the stairs at Mum and Dads was a bit tricky but after a while I soon got use to the extra length and weight of it. The dress was very comfortable to wear, and once laced up I did not have to have it tightened at all, the dress stayed in place all night despite dancing continuously. Obviously I had the dress on all day, right through till 1am and it was very comfortable to wear, I did notice that the next day my under arms were bit sore where the dress had rubbed on them, but overall I was very comfortable all day in my dress . The dress was of an excellent quality, it was perfect for me without being over the top. Whilst it was the total opposite of what I set out to buy I was thrilled with it and it looked so much better than what I had planned on buying. It was my perfect dress.

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          Follow you heart in the end. You know your own mind poeple can only help you not decide for you.

          Shopping for my dress was going to be a magical experience. I had an idea of what I wanted - corset top, a-line skirt, small train and perhaps a should length veil. Take a few different people! This can be all at the same time or on different outings. Whoever you chose you must value their opinion and they must be able to speak their mind with the confidence that you aren't going to fall out with them because of it. Remember a girl looks fab in pretty much every wedding dress. This is not meant to sound harsh but rather expell the myth that your engagement has prompted a mission to locate 'THE' dress and if you don't then your wedding is doomed forever. There may be many dresses which look great and choice can largely come down to a expression of personality and a decision on which of your fine features you want to excentuate. Don't panic if your adoring maids favorite is not yours. The dress may may evoke the things they love about you but if you choose something else they will likely love your dress anyhow. Don't try to make yourself look better by dressing your maids like pantomine dames! This is tempting, especially if your future mother-in-law has insisted that her brat of a grandaughter should be a bridesmaid. These people are going to be on all your photos. Their atire should complement your chosen wedding dress. Think about what colours suit your complextion and will enhance your look. If you've got a block girls in green dresses and this colour never looks good on you then it won't do any wonders for your overall look of the day - avoid it like the plague. Accept the help! So you enter your first shop and immediately realise that this is not going to be easy. It is hard to see were one dress starts and another ends on the rail. In fact you can't even find the try of dress you think you are looking for. They are heavy and cumbersome. You realise that this is going to involve alot of assistance from the assistant who you pray doesn't give you the hard sell as you intend to visit another 7 shops that day before you even consider making a purchase. You're not going to get anywhere without help. There is only one of each dress in the shop as yours will be ordered once you've made your decison and paid your deposit (which will usually runs into the hundreds). So when trying them on you are trying on a dress which is in a size the shop has deemed most likely to show it off to its full potential for a variety of body shapes and sizes. You need that help as the assistant will need to pin or hold the dress so you can get as close an idea of what it will look like as possible. Also (as with most clothes) differents dresses / different designers mean you are in a size 10 in one dress and a 14 in another. Don't just try on one style of dress! Pick a shop with loads of choice for your first trying on session. Tell the assistant that you simply don't know what you want, that you see one dress which is big and love it then another which is skinny and you're terribly confused. they will help you try on a good selection of different styles. On my first visit to a wedding dress shop it was my friend who insisted that I tried on something other than the corset / big skirt type. I slipped in to a fishtail dress and tight to the knee - what did I have to lose? It was a simple dress, a few sparkles on the hip but other than this, the only extravagance was the extensive train. Out of the seemily hundreds of dresses I tried on following this, only a handful met the criteria I had imposed before I stepped into that first shop. So as I said in my headline 'what you think you like is not necessarily what likes you!' You may well fall in love with something you never imagined. Don't be put off by this. Go to loads of shops before making a decision! Cheap shops, middle of the road, couture. Take a break! After a while they all merge into one. Go for a coffee or lunch. Go on a few different days. Remember what things you like or dislike from different dresses! Avoid all subsequent dresses which have features you disliked on another dress. This will help you to wittle down the dresses you try on and thus help the choice become easier. If you don't start to impose some criteria you'll spend years looking for a dress and get nowhere feeling as though you never found 'THE' dress. Tiaras and veils! Acessories - we girls love 'em. For every dress which you believe to be a hot contenter try on a veil and tiara / comb / flower if this is what you think you are going to wear. Try long, short, sparkly, plain, lacy, veils. Big, small, gold, silver, multicolored tirara. You may look at your dress differently or indeed reconsider what accessories you are going to wear, if any at all. How much should I spend? That is your choice. Personally I don't think that it is necessary to spend loads to get something that looks great. Stick to your budget and try to get something you like for less. I know you want to feel magical on your big day but there are very few people I know that have worn there dress more than once and you don't get you're money back when you sell in on. Okay I know I sound miserable but you can spend the money you save on a fab honemoon or a great wedding ring. Something that you will always be able to treasure. the dress seems the most importnat thing for a while but once you've chosen it you'll be obsessing over favours and table plans and flowers and entertainment! On the big day you be having oodles of fun with your hubbie, family and friends and this is what counts. How long in advance should I buy my dress, savings to be made and changing styles! Well they say you need to order well in advance. You can buy off the peg if the dress is end of the line, ex-display or in a department store. Don't be put off. I have friend who have done this. They had the dresses cleaned at the shop owners expense and reaped the rewards. You can also purchase last seasons dresses at great prices, find out when wedding dress season begin and end. They don't change that much in style year on year so gain this is a good option especially as they are usually reduced at this point. However, do remember that this year was Kates big Royal wedding and her choice of wedding dress is likely to influence the styles over the coming years. Where do I get the dress? Okay so you've made your choice. You've been measured. A size in which to order the dress has been suggetsed. Don't buy it yet. Go home and find out if you can get it cheaper somewhere else. Are you prepared to get it second hand? Are you happy with the service so far? Is there any reviews of the shop and its customer service? Once you've made your choice go ahead but rememebr once you have ordered it that is pretty much it, the pennies have been spent. If you choose to use a shop (as I did) you can get them to do the alterations if these are needed (as I did). To be honest this was not the best alteration experience as the dress was taken in to fit my bust but the style of dress meant that it could not be taken in on the hips leaving me with empty pockets of material on the hips. I had lost weight (size 12 to size 10) and had said that I'd wanted the smaller size at the time of ordering but took the advice of the assistant. I had to gain weight which meant that the top felt tight. However, despite this it did look great and was fab so long as I didn't sit down for too long. Enjoy the dress! When you get the dress don't look for fault. Enjoy it. Remember why you chose it. Have an amazing day!

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          I would recommend ebay for wedding dresses

          Even before i got engaged I always knew what dress I wanted, It was an ivory bodice with a red band with stitching round the top and a huge train with an upside down V shape in red from the back to the floor, gorgeous until I got engaged and I dragged my mum and bridesmaid to the shop to try on the dress. As soon as I put it on I hated it, it just wasnt me I looked frumpy and fat. I was quite upset because that was the idea I had in my head of me wearing on my big day. My mum and the shop owner tried showing me different dresses but I didnt like any of them, It was too much frills, too little sparkle, too plain, too much sparkle. A few weeks later I went into another shop and tried a nice dress on but it was £1000 way too much for my budget then the shop owner suggested a dress that id always hated, a big princess style gown with a netted bottom bit every time I saw this style i always curled my nose up it reminded me of cheap net curtains hanging in a greasy spoon cafe. I agreed to try it on and the moment I saw it I loved it. This dress was slightly cheaper but at £800 still way over my budget. My mum said she would pay for it but I just couldnt see the sense in paying that much money for a dress I will wear for a day. I started browsing the internet and looked on ebay and saw some gorgeous dresses for £100 but they were from China and i was slightly dubious that they would arrive or it might just be a scam, after a few weeks of looking over and over at the same dress i decided to order it, It worked out with postage at £89 and I sent them measurements because the dress was made to measure. The dress took quite a while to arrive but they kept me well informed on delivery information, when it did arrive it was great, excellent material quality and the beading was well stitched on the only problem was that it was creased up but other than that I just couldnt fault it. Iv heard some bad stories about people ordering from China or other countries but if you have the time to wait for the delivery and your not running to a deadline I would recommend it to anyone my dress is gorgeous { I havent got married yet cannot wait to wear it) and I got it for a bargain price The only advice I would give to someone who is planning on getting a made to measure dress is to get your measurements done properly, I let my fiance do mine and its a good job I dont wear heels because he did my length wrong lol

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          Just my own dress experience..

          This is a review about my Wedding Dress experience... I have had the fortune to have been a bridesmaid three times- when I was 6, 9 and 12 and my whole family kept telling me the old wives tale of "thrice a Bridesmaid, never a Bride". So I had a lot of exposure to dress fittings and being stood around with relatives who were trying to choose a wedding dress (always cream or white and lacey and pouffey and often meringue like...). Then after a disastrous ten year relationship with a serial cheat who "did not believe in getting married" when I eventually got my act together and left, I was not sure if I would ever be getting married. When I eventually got married, it was arranged at short notice and the dress was not high on my priorities list. A few months earlier, I had been in town browsing clothes and I tried on a few dresses in Next and snapped up a lovely little green tartan number. Almost like a babydoll dress but with a high scoop neck and short sleeves. As I have very green eyes, the dress seemed to bring this out. It fitted perfectly on my waist and made me look like a doll. I could not see the dress in the Next store hanging up anywhere and it was not in the Directory (I had just stopped an assistant who was walking by with it) so this added to the "I was supposed to just find that dress" intrigue. I tried the dress on again at home that weekend but had no occasions to wear it then when I had to sort out what I was going to wear when we booked the wedding, I just grabbed this dress and put it in the case and decided that would be a good dress to wear. When the wedding came around, I made one MAJOR mistake- I did not try on the dress again before we flew to Vegas and somehow, maybe due to the high wedges I was wearing (that made my feet look tiny almost like a geisha) when I put my dress on I found it was ludicrously short. I mean it barely covered my tail- It did cover my tail but if I had even attempted to bend over, I would have flashed my pants to everyone. As there was nothing much I could do about it 30 minutes before my wedding, I just had to literally pull the dress seams as far down as I could and keep a hold of both sides of it to hold it down whilst I walked about half a mile through a big plush hotel with my garter showing and my bouquet and false eyelashes on and loads of people gawping at me! Also, I had to sew elastic into the wedges to stop them falling off my feet and one of the elastic strips was looser than the other so one of my shoes kept trying to come off! So I had to concentrate really hard on not falling out of my shoe, walking in 4 inch wedges and holding my dress down so I did not give everyone an eyeful. In the end everything went smoothly on the day (the marriage did not last, but that is for another tale) and the photos were much better than I had expected. My dress looked short but not too short and none of our relatives have since commented on the length of the dress. A few people asked me why I got married in a green dress and I just explained as it was all arranged on a tight budget (around £1,000 including flights, hotel, wedding, license EVERYTHING!) I wanted to wear something different and my dress just felt right. This is a review of my own Wedding Dress experience, which is not the usual- go to a bridal boutique, tell the lady when your wedding is, try a load of dresses on and discuss any alterations and them keep going back for fittings.... But there are lots of reviews in this section so if anyone wants more detail about the type of wedding dress in the photo then I am sure there will be a review to suit your requirements on Dooyoo. I just wanted to speak for the other side of the market, where we get married in something a bit less white and satiny... There are no laws about what you have to wear for your wedding as far as I know, so remember it is up to you at the end of the day and if you know you will feel uncomfortable or will look worse in a traditional wedding dress than any other nice dress you buy then it is ok to wear something less traditional.. Especially if you are getting married in somewhere other than a church.

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            Are you brave enough to order a dress from ebay?

            Feel free to call me mental, but I bought my wedding dress from eBay! That's not so strange I hear you say, lots of people probably buy second hand wedding dresses from eBay. But that is not quite mental enough for me, firstly I had my dress made for me from the measurements that I provided (I am seriously rubbish at measuring), secondly the dress costs £250 which might not seem cheap, but is very cheap for a made to measure dress and when you consider the average price of wedding dresses is probably around £600 or more! Thirdly I needed the dress by the middle of June which is very quick for a wedding dress to be made and fourthly and perhaps the thing that worried me the most was the fact that it was being made in China! Now I have nothing against products from China, but while I was innocently reading the newspaper I came across the headline 'Brit Brides in Chinese Dress Con' not the best thing to read while waiting for your wedding dress to be sent from China. Apparently tempted by prices, British brides were buying dresses on the internet that knowingly or not came from China. Sometimes the quality was terrible and sometimes the items didn't arrive at all, but the thing that really worried me was the fact that the article said that Paypal don't usually pay out on items that have been personalised. They made an exception for the lady highlighted in the article as an act of good faith, but I was worried, so worried in fact that I kept the newspaper, just in case I had to use it in a court case against Paypal (you paid for her dress, you must pay for mine!) as you can see being a bride is perhaps making me a little over dramatic! I should maybe tell you the story from the beginning. I am getting married abroad in June and having rather a lot on my plate recently it got to April and I still hadn't picked a dress and to be honest I hadn't even looked for one. Well, at the beginning of April I started to worry and began looking (in a bit of a frenzy!) on the internet for ideas. I had looked in shops last year but found on the whole they were too expensive for my budget and also took too long to make in most cases. While searching the net, dresses from eBay kept coming up again and again, but I was reluctant to buy from eBay as I felt it was too risky. I then saw a dress I really loved on eBay from Hong Kong, I looked at some of the comments that people had made and decided the seller didn't sound reliable enough as some people said the dresses were arriving dirty!! I then saw another seller that had amazing prices and great comments (though there were only about 20 comments in total). Although the information claimed the seller was making dresses in the Midlands, I wasn't completely convinced and so I contacted about 6-7 of the people who had bought from the seller and had left good comments. I was so surprised that all of the people I wrote to contacted me and it shows how kind people can be. Everyone told me that they were incredibly pleased with the dresses, but that they were actually being made in China, so I think that the whole Midlands thing was a front, maybe to encourage more buyers from the UK. Encouraged by the replies I contacted the sellers and asked if they could make a dress I liked by the beginning of May (I wanted it a bit early, so I wouldn't be panicking at the last minute) they said it would need to be a rush order and would cost £250 all together (The other dresses they sell are much cheaper, mine cost more because I asked for a design not on their site). I agreed and paid the money and then wasn't contacted by them for a day. During that time I had visions of them starting a life of crime with my hard earned cash but they eventually contacted me and asked me what size I wanted and from then on it was just a matter of waiting for my dress to arrive, with a certain amount of worry as their communication was pretty much on and off. My dress arrived yesterday and I am really pleased with it, the quality is amazing and it fits perfectly. The only problem I have is that a shrug/bolero type jacket they made to go with the dress does not fit particularly well. Luckily I have a few seamstresses in my family so I will either have one of them fix it or just buy something similar, which to be honest isn't a massive problem for me. So it seems it is possible to buy a bargain wedding dress from China, but it is best to do your research and order early (unlike me!) then if you have any problems you have time to sort it out. If anyone is interested the name of the seller is numberoneuk. I cannot guarantee your dress will be perfect but in my opinion my dress is almost perfect, I just hope everyone who sees me in it thinks so.

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              13.04.2010 10:42

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              I ordered several dresses from inweddingdress.com in Berry for all my bridesmaids it came quickly and all dresses look great. If ordering their dresses make sure to do the custom sizing because I ordered two of my bridesmaid dresses in great fit.

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              I'm in waiting for my wedding dress. Glad to know that you had an excellent experience there, I also ordered from inweddingdress.com ten days ago, and your review enhanced my confidence to the website. Just can't wait to get my dress!

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              Purchasing online is a commonplace to me, I never expect receiving a wedding dress out of good quality after ordering from inweddingdress.com, and especially I paid such a low budget. So, I felt stunning at the dress I received three days ago. Fabulous work! Numerous places are beaded exquisitely and beads sparkle like stars! The lining of the train is attached properly to the garment, so it is possible to bustle the dress. They use materials of high quality for the dress. I really hope that they will expand more lines other than only wedding dresses.

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              I ordered my bridesmaid dresses along with three of my girls from inweddingdress.com last week. All sorts of dresses are there and each of us had a favorite but different style in mind, so it was hard for us to get to a concurrence on which style we should choose. We contacted their customer service for assistance, and you couldn't believe that "Helen" gave us a stunning idea! "She" said we could make those four different style but in the same color, but should keep those four in the same length. We really did as "She" suggested and apparently it worked out an amazing effect! I think I have figured out that it's really professional in making wedding dresses.

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              can be a fantastic experience.

              I remember when my boyfriend asked me to marry him. Within hours, I was thinking dresses. For many women, the dress is the most important thing for the whole wedding. If the dress isn't right, the whole day can be ruined. I looked at a lot of dresses online although I wouldn't ever buy one off there, I'd prefer to get it from a shop so you can try it on first. I've bought lots of clothes online that look great on the site and different when I've got them on, and a £12 t shirt, I can handle looking a bit different, but a wedding dress is something different. I looked online at the different designs that I liked and colours, styles to see if I wanted a corset, white dress, frills, and everything. Once I had an idea of what kind of dress I wanted, I decided to go to some bridal shops to start looking and trying on and also get an idea of prices. I bet I tried on 100 different dresses. I found ones that were too big, too small, too plain, too frilly, too expensive. It was a nightmare to find one that I liked enough to wear on the big day. I eventually settled with an ivory long sleeved dress with a big netted unde-skirt and a lacy bodice. It sounds really horrible, it is hard to explain but I loved it at the time. You've got to give me some regards, I got married back in 1990! Once you've got your dress, you need to try it on with your shoes, and remember this when buying your dress, you might wear heels and have to have the dress altered which isn't cheap so think about this when you buy. It is handy to get the shoes then try dresses on but this can be a pain because how can you buy shoes to match a dress you don't yet have. You could just decide on the size heels you want and wear shoes with that size heel to your dress fittings to you get a dress the right length. Alternatively you could just buy the dress and get it altered but it can cost £100 just to get that done and around the time of a wedding, that's money that could be useful elsewhere! My advice would definitely to go online to find dress styles that you like to save driving your dressmakers mad looking through a million dresses in the shop, it helps to have an idea of what you want. I'd also recommend thinking up a reasonable budget for your dress and sticking to it. If not, you'll end up spending a ridiculous amount on it and then you'll be short for other things in the wedding. If you go in the shop with your budget, say £800, don't look at dresses that cost more because you're guranteed to find one you love that is £1000. I also found that you can barter a little bit with the shopkeepers too. Tell them your budget is £100 less than it actually is and when you find the one you want tell them you love it but can't move on your budget. If they really want to sell it to you, you'll get it £100 cheaper. If not, you can either say forget it then or make some 'phonecalls' to get the money. I managed to get £150 off my dress doing this. Once you've got your dress, that is one of the most important things out of the way really then you can get your veil and whatever accessories you want which is good fun. Getting your dress is so exciting, and even more exciting revealing it to your husband to be on the day!

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                Great dresses online

                It is one of the most important days of your lives and it will probably be the biggest purchase of youe life. I went through hundreds of pictures online and found a dress that I liked- however like many things it was not all it was cracked up to be in the shop (I think they may deliberatly not look after the cheaper dresses). I stayed in the same shop for 2hrs. My maid of honour went rounf looking for dresses I might like, she came into the fitting room with 4 choices and I knew which one I wanted immediatly. Now I did pay a lot but it was worth it. However when I came to sell my dress it dawned on me I wouldn't be able to get a lot for it and while looking for 2nd hand wedding dress sites online to sell my dress I saw so many bargins for amazing dresses. I know your thinking I want a new one but think about where the money could be spent. I sold my dress for £500 (I bought it for £1400). I had worn it for a couple of hours, and it was in amazing condition. Have a look at www.almostnewweddingdresses.co.uk there are some amazing dresses on there for half the price.

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                  An experience not just a purchase to remember for life

                  As a little girl you will always dream of your wedding, the man, the guests, the venue the food but the overiding thought that dominates all of this is the wedding dress and hence this is most possibly the most important clothing item that any woman will ever buy in her life. The buying of the wedding dress needs to come in various sections and areas need to be considered before the main decision of which dress should be purchased is to be completed. I had visions of what design and type of dress I wanted from a very young age however when I became engaged I started to write a list of everything I wanted for the wedding and the dress specifically and point by point this is what I did, and most importantly what worked - * My initial response to the dress was to make a mood board. I researched dresses on the internet and took no notice of cost, which is possibly a good thing to do because you should choose your style of what you desire and work to the budget according to this, there will always be something to suit you in your budget. * My mood board collated images from the internet, magazines, photos of other peoples weddings and what I liked about them and how I envisioned myself walking down the aisle, what I would feel comfortable in and what would suit my body shape. * Of course the main decider for the board consisted of what material I wanted the dress to be in and colour to. White as in pure white can make people look incredibly pale so be very wary when choosing this, the best colours are off white, ivory and cream. Alternativey look at bright colours or pastel shades because you might just find the perfect dress to suit you rather than playing it safe with the traditional. * The second main factor is to what shape you require the dress to be, however you may have something on your head and want to stick to it but when you go to try them on allow the assistant to make suggestions as sometimes what you have in your head maybe completly different as to what will suit our body shape and style, you might be pleasantly surprised. The main shapes however are - a line, column, mermaid, ballgown, vintage and short and the most regular style is generally a line and the most popular. * To enter wedding dress shops may be very daunting at first so a word of advice before you start. Always make an appointment and never just walk in! Phone up, book and make sure you allow at least 2 hours between each appointment if doing several on one day. * Go with your mum or bridesmaids or close family member who you know will be brutally honest with you, and dont take anyone that says you look lovely in everything! * Wear white underware, a strapless bra although you may need to take this off anyway, and tights as this will help to pull any unwanted areas of your body in. * If you have already bought your wedding shoes then take them with you or at least a pair with the correct heel depth you wish as this will help determine which shape again fits best and length. * Go with an open mind! * Consider drastically the venue that you intend on getting married in, a country manor house suits beauitful a line and ballgown type dresses whereas short and intimate registry office weddings may require something a little less romantic. Allow the venue to suit the dress and vice versa. * Consider also the season in which you intend to get married as dresses come in many shapes, sizes and of course layers! These can make you incredibly hot or cold so again choose according to season. * Never go for a meringue dress but incorporate class and elegance for the true wow factor. * If you wish to have a veil and these can make any simple dress make incredibly beautiful then allow yourself to choose a simple dress as an over fussy dress with a veil will clash and distract from the whole look. * If you want to loose weight then let the assistant know this prior to trying on dresses as this could affect shape and fittings in the latter stages of fitting. When you have reached a beautiful shape and look within the dress stick to it and dont loose more weight as this can seriously impact on the dress shape and look as well as length. * One final and vital point is also to check sale rails before trying on the most expensive dresses in the shop. Always ask the length and period of time of which it will take for your dress to be ordered and fitted and always go to purchase a dress at least 6 months before the wedding as many are ordered in to size and can take weeks. Most of all enjoy the best trying on of clothes youll ever have!

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