Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!

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byingtonorbust Posts : 8 Registered: 12/6/11
Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Jan 3, 2012 6:49 PM

Okay so I did my homework and chose this as my wedding dress! It's being made in Bali and they'll have to have my measuremnts along the way along with body pictures and other fitting tools. I've done a lot of research so I feel confident with my choice but my excitement has me just crazy. I had to share!

Okay so this is my dress:
http://whirlingturban.com/wedding_boutique/boutique_detail.php?id=49

The kicker? I'm having it made in red silk! They sent me a swatch of this gorgeous thai silk that is like the color of blood. It's SPECTACULAR. Originally, I was going to have the dress white but I saw the red silk and decided I will wear the red and let my bridesmaids wear white!

I'm still consulting with the designer about it and deciding what type of trim I'd like to have. I also want a FULL skirt, like the one in the photo and she recommended having a white crinoline with a red ribbon around the edge. Which sounds so amazing. I'm deciding on flowers and such but I think my bridesmaids are going to have white linen versions of the dress made with a sarong skirt instead of the full skirt:
http://whirlingturban.com/wingbustdress.html

My budget is 2500.00 and I've been told that I will easily be within that budget. I can hardly believe that so I'm crossing my fingers.

I'll keep you all posted though!

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classydame Posts : 91 Registered: 4/21/08
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Jan 3, 2012 7:57 PM Go to message in response to: byingtonorbust

How adorable is that?! You said you'll be well within your dress budget, so PLEASE tell me you plan to get some AMAZING shoes to wear with that! (I'll help ya look if you want!! lol)

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loulan531 Posts : 31 Registered: 12/1/11
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Jan 3, 2012 9:50 PM Go to message in response to: byingtonorbust

woow! beautiful dress, love it.

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byingtonorbust Posts : 8 Registered: 12/6/11
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Posted: Jan 17, 2012 4:48 PM Go to message in response to: classydame

haha...I will SERIOUSLY need help on the shoes. I don't know if I want to wear shoes like 'nude' or the color of my leg? Should my bridesmaids wear red shoes? Its such a dilemma.

So I just paid my fabric deposit and now I have to take all of my measurements. This is a very involved process. In order to take the measurements, the designer has requested that I purchase a waist cincher and a long line bra to help accentuate the retro shape of the dress. So I'm waiting for those to come in before I take my measurements. The underwear is sexy at least! haha

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classydame Posts : 91 Registered: 4/21/08
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Jan 18, 2012 11:23 PM Go to message in response to: byingtonorbust

Are the girls going to have red flowers? What about black shoes for them? But like, NICE black shoes of course, the kind that make women stop and gasp and go "where did you get those?!" lol.. Pumps or peep-toes would keep with the whole retro feel, but they wouldn't have to be. Or like, you could give them a color, and have each girl choose her own shoe, and maybe go shopping with each one separately to pick it out, so it can be a fun bonding kind of thing, while still giving you a bit of influence on the decision.

I think nude could be really nice with the red dress if they're equally as "wow" as the dress is. Like if they're sparkly or something. Oh, and if you do red shoes, either for yourself or for the girls, I wouldnt worry too much about whether or not the shade of red perfectly matches the dress. As long as the shoes are awesome & u rock 'em, it wont really matter.

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1265670459022&c=Page&cid=1321712144356&pagename=vsdWrapper

http://www.victoriassecret.com/ss/Satellite?ProductID=1321706135417&c=Page&cid=1321712144356&pagename=vsdWrapper

http://www.zappos.com/rsvp-alison-red

http://www.zappos.com/badgley-mischka-wysdom-ii-taupe

http://www.zappos.com/product/7804711/color/422

http://www.zappos.com/steve-madden-partyy-r-champagne-satin

http://www.zappos.com/ivanka-trump-nami-2-platinum-capria - if you can't do a tall heel, these aren't too bad

http://www.zappos.com/luichiny-troop-pers-beige

http://www.zappos.com/steve-madden-parfait-blush-suede

http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/women/shoes/platform-pumps/86674128-durling/35

http://www.myglassslipper.com/ - this site just has some really beautiful wedding shoes

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byingtonorbust Posts : 8 Registered: 12/6/11
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 6:48 PM Go to message in response to: classydame

Wow aren't you a wealth of information! LOL Classy Dame indeed. ;-)

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byingtonorbust Posts : 8 Registered: 12/6/11
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Jan 24, 2012 6:56 PM Go to message in response to: byingtonorbust

And dare I show you my shoes??
http://www.pinupgirlclothing.com/bettie-page-tempest-gold.html
I'm thinking of putting the girls in leopard print shoes. :)

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classydame Posts : 91 Registered: 4/21/08
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Jan 28, 2012 5:08 PM Go to message in response to: byingtonorbust

Hooray!! I love a good sassy shoe :D Best thing is they can be worn again. None of that cookie-cutter, died-to-match, sellin' in the next rummage sale for $5 stuff. ;)

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byingtonorbust Posts : 8 Registered: 12/6/11
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Jan 31, 2012 6:05 PM Go to message in response to: classydame

So I just submitted measurements and 'body pictures' to the site. It was wierd but I have checked with a lot of former brides and done some research and it turns out a lot of Hollywood celebs have to do it this way so as to get custom items from a distance. :)
I had to stand w/ my arms floated outward (face was out of shot, just neck down) in the undergarments I plan to wear ( a longline bra and a vintage style waist nipper plus modest underwear ) and have photos taken with a string tied around my waist. Then I had to submit a complete set of measurements. The designer will then send me a 'loaner bodice' to have photos taken in the style of my wedding dress and this serves as my 'fitting'. It's an intricate process!

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pakistaniwedding Posts : 3 Registered: 2/1/12
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Feb 1, 2012 7:37 PM Go to message in response to: loulan531

Love this dress....I just want to have my second wedding.


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ratnadewi Posts : 3 Registered: 3/9/12
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Mar 9, 2012 12:30 AM Go to message in response to: byingtonorbust

that is gorgeous dress. we are also from Bali. already look at those website, and her experience is quite amazing. so i think you made a right choice.

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Edited by: ratnadewi on Mar 9, 2012 12:31 AM

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Kimberly212 Posts : 972 Registered: 9/12/12
Re: Custom Wedding Dress being made...Come Along with Me!
Posted: Sep 24, 2012 10:35 PM Go to message in response to: byingtonorbust

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