My wedding dress!

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  1. Beth2004

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    I fell in love with a Maggie Sottero wedding dress the first time I tried it on, but the price tag was a little scary. :eek: It was way more than I wanted to spend. I ended up finding the dress in my size on ebay and won the auction. I literally saved about $1,000. The dress came in the other day and it's perfect. Here is a picture from the designer's website.

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    Here's a picture of me in the dress.
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  3. Kerfuffle

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    It suits you beautifully! It looks like you won't need tailoring or anything! :) :wow:

    Edit: Hey, you changed the picture! Well, to everyone else out there, the bride looks great in the dress too!
     
  4. Beth2004

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    I put the picture back. I just wanted to add the other one too. :)
     
  5. AMK

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    You look beautiful. I was in Brockton area last weekend for a wedding..that's not to far from you right?
     
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    A beautiful dress. It looks awesome on you.
     
  7. Beth2004

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    Thanks, everyone! :)

    Nope, not far at all. Brockton is about 30 miles from me.
     
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    PRETTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTY!!! Love it!!!
     
  9. MrsC

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    Beautiful dress! From the front it looks very similar to mine (from 20 years ago!), but mine didn't have the beautiful back detail. The friend who made my dress also made a short jacket for me to wear over it in the church.
     
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    Love it :)
     
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    GORGEOUS! I love the back details of dresses, everyone has to stare at it during the ceremony, so make it look great :)
     
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    Very Pretty! You look wonderful!
     
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    You found that on e-bay? It looks like it was made for you! The detail on the back is goregous!
     
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    You look beautiful!
     
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    Yeah, it was a pretty great find. The fact that it has the corset back helps too because you can tie it as tight or as loose as you need to. Because of that I don't need to have any alterations done.
     
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    Was an individual selling the dress, or was it a company? I would have never thought to look on e-bay for a dress. I'll have to keep that in mind!
     
  17. Beth2004

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    There are a million companies that sell the dresses on ebay, but this was in individual. It's a used dress, which I never thought I would buy, but I was saving SO much money I couldn't pass it up! Not only that, but it was hemmed for someone the same height as me and it already has a bustle. I paid so little for the dress that I figured I could just stick it back on ebay if it didn't work out. It ended up being perfect, though!
     
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    That is so pretty and you look so great in it. Are you wearing a veil? What kind? I want to see that too.
     
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    That's the dress I wore for my wedding last July! I LOVED IT and got soooo many compliments on it! The lace-up back was my favorite and looked so awesome in the pictures. If you would like to see some more pictures, PM me and when I'm home, I'll send you some! (I'm at work now!) That's so exciting! :)
     
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    Thanks :)
    I am wearing a veil, but I haven't bought it yet. I'm thinking of buying a one tier fingertip length veil. I want it very sheer because I want to be sure you can see the detailing on the back of the dress through it.
     
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    I love it!! You look awesome in it.
     
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    Beautiful. I wonder why it was on ebay. Your daring I would never have dared to buy a wedding dress on Ebay.
     
  23. Beth2004

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    There are a ton of dresses on ebay. Most of them are people who could use the extra money and don't see the point in keeping their dresses in their closets for the rest of their lives. Some people just aren't sentimental in that way, I guess.

    Like I said, I got such a great deal on it, I wasn't worried about buying it. I had already tried it on in the store so I knew I loved it and since I only paid $200 for it I figured that if it came in and something was wrong with it I could just put it back on ebay. I still have a year until the wedding, I would have plenty of time to buy another one if this one didn't work out.
     
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    Looks Lovely!!!

    When I was trying on wedding dresses I went to a place that had those kind of dresses. The lady also told me they were dresses that a wedding may have been cancelled as well. I actually went to a place that alters dresses & has wedding dresses...found mine there$150.00!!! It was new. The lady put a new bow on the back and didn't have to do any alterations!!! It was meant to be!!! Just like yours!!!
     
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    Very pretty...you look beautiful!
     
  26. Mrs.Gould

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    Wow, you DID get a great deal on it! I definitely didn't want to spend what I did on that dress, but (as I'm sure you'll agree) I just fell in love with it when I tried it on. I actually looked on e-bay and found many Maggie dresses but not that one. You're lucky!
     
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    Aww, you look so happy! Best wishes!
     
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    Beth,

    Keep your finace away from this site:D He can't see you in your dress yet!
     
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    Beth, you and the dress both look beautiful!!
     
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    He won't even think to snoop on this site so I'm not worried. :p
     
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    It looks great on you! :)

    I bought my wedding dress on eBay about 5 years ago. It was more like a sundress, but it was still perfect. I was thrilled with eBay!

    Kelly :)
     
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    My wedding dress was not a traditional one ... I wanted a simple dress and that's what I found at a little shop. It was very pretty and very tiny. Now I can't get it over my shoulders. What happened to me????!!!!!!!
     
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    Grammy nothing happened to you...the dress just shrunk over the years;)
     
  34. JaimeMarie

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    On my way to ebay. Not that i need a dress yet. Probably should get a ring first haha.
     
  35. Grammy Teacher

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    Thanks! Now I know.
     
  36. MrsC

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    So that's what has happened to all of my clothes--I guess I need a new washing machine and dryer!
     
  37. Emma35

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    You're welcome. It happens to me all the time. They just don't make those washers and dryers like they used to. Sorry Beth for highjacking your thread but you may need to know this important piece of information one day!
     

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