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A little bummed...

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I went and tried on some dresses this weekend at Couture Bridal this weekend, they were having a La Sposa trunk show, and my MOH and I went to look around and see what was there. Well, I made the mistake of trying on a dress that is a little on the expensive side, and of course fell absolutely in LOVEEEE with it. Now my grandmother has offered to pay for my gown, and she hasn't really given me a budget. but i feel really bad making her pay for it...I was thinking about paying $1000 for a gown, and the one i tried on is 1600, and that hasn't even considered the alterations.  I showed her the pictures that my MOH had taken of me in the dress, and she agreed that the dress is gorgeous, and wants to go to the bridal salon and see it in person. Do I still ask her to pay for it, or offer for her to pay for something else? Also my wedding isn't for another year and a half, should i just wait all together?? ahhh!!!! What to dooo?!?!


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Re: A little bummed...

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    shaina925shaina925 member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think 1600 is too terrible for a dress.  I would talk to your grandmother and tell her what the price is.  I feel like if she loves it and you love it, then it wouldn't be an issue for her to buy it for you. 
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    edited December 2011
    I agree with Shaina - 1600 isnt THAT bad.. Funny my grandmother also offered to pay for my dress too :) Maybe you should ask her what her budget is and then if it is less than 1600 pay the rest? Or tell her you will pay for the alterations yourself?

    I think if she sees how in love you are with it - she will be on board!

    As for waiting - I would say go with your gut...BUT if you do get it - STOP LOOKING, or you will drive yourself crazy!
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    edited December 2011
    Rule #1 on "Say Yes to the Dress" - don't try on anything outside of your budget!
    That said, I can see why it would be tempting! Maybe you could offer to pay for the difference of what her budget is? It sounds like you'd feel guilty about asking her to pay for it, so that might lessen your guilt. You definitely don't want to walk down the isle feeling guilty!
    One other thing to consider: you have loads of time before your wedding and styles do change rather frequently. So you might find something later. Like a PP said, if you buy it, stop looking!!
    Personally, I feel  that $1600 is insane for a dress. Mine was $750 at a boutique and it was gorgeous with tons of detail and well made. But that's just me, I know a lot of girls would rather spend more on their dress and less elsewhere to compensate, so it really depends on what is most important to you!
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    i2012doi2012do member
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    edited December 2011
    I agree with PP's.
    $1600 is a lot if you planned to spend $1000 but isnt so far out of your budget.
    I remember they offered 100$ off on a recent bridal show. Maybe you can negoioate the prie a little.
    I know you said it was a trunk show- so maybe this is already a discounted price.

    Perhaps they won't negoiate the price but are willing to throw in the veil for free or something to seal the deal if you tell them you are really thinking about purchasing but the priing is just a litlte more than you want to spend.

    Ask your grandmother what she intended on paying. Perhaps it was 500, or maybe it was an unlimited gift to you...you will never know until you talk to her aout it.
    Then think about picking up the alterations yourself.
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    edited December 2011
    Sorry for the delayed response, just got back from vacation! Thanks everyone for your input. I suppose i do have lots of time to decide, and should discuss with my grandmother what she had intended to spend, that way, we can both be on the same page. Thanks again everyone!

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