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WWYD? Modifying a gown

I'm curious as to what you ladies think:

 I have found two dress that I really like in my price range.

Dress A would need little to no alterations except for a bustle,
 BUT I would have to order extra length and that is an additonal $115.
http://www.nationalbridal.com/Vendor_Gall/PopUps/NolteGown_DisplayNew2.asp?Dress=Aquamarine&DressDesc=Knife%20pleated%20tulle%20edges%20the%20
sweetheart%20neckline%20and%20creates%20the%20deep
%20flounce%20at%20the%20hemline.%20Rich%20embroidery
%20pattern%20on%20English%20net%20overlays%20ice%20blue
%20satin%20lining.

Dress B I would want to make strapless and a sweetheart neckline.
http://www.morilee.com/Bridals/Voyage/dressint.php?idves=6607&idcat=1&idscat=2&npic=6&npag=1&bsel=

Dress A would cost close to $1000 before alterations with the extra length.


Dress B is only $430, and the seamtress estimates it would be between $150-$200 to modify it.


I am torn between choosing something I love and something I like but could love with a few tweaks. The thought of having something that is uniquely mine does appeal to me a little bit but is not a big deal. And at $430 with the tweaks it would still be A LOT less than Dress A.

I did look for dress B in a strapless sweetheart but the only other one the designer has; I don't like the skirt.

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    edited August 2010
    I'm curious as to what you ladies think:

     I have found two dress that I really like in my price range.

    Dress A would need little to no alterations except for a bustle,
     BUT I would have to order extra length and that is an additonal $115.
    http://www.nationalbridal.com/Vendor_Gall/PopUps/NolteGown_DisplayNew2.asp?Dress=Aquamarine&DressDesc=Knife%20pleated%20tulle%20edges%20the%20
    sweetheart%20neckline%20and%20creates%20the%20deep
    %20flounce%20at%20the%20hemline.%20Rich%20embroidery
    %20pattern%20on%20English%20net%20overlays%20ice%20blue
    %20satin%20lining.

    Dress B I would want to make strapless and a sweetheart neckline.
    http://www.morilee.com/Bridals/Voyage/dressint.php?idves=6607&idcat=1&idscat=2&npic=6&npag=1&bsel=

    Dress A would cost close to $1000 before alterations with the extra length.


    Dress B is only $430, and the seamtress estimates it would be between $150-$200 to modify it.


    I am torn between choosing something I love and something I like but could love with a few tweaks. The thought of having something that is uniquely mine does appeal to me a little bit but is not a big deal. And at $430 with the tweaks it would still be A LOT less than Dress A.

    I did look for dress B in a strapless sweetheart but the only other one the designer has; I don't like the skirt.

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    edited August 2010
    The first one is more my personal taste. I have seen other dresses like the 2nd one that come with a strapless design. 

    Seriously, I think you should keep looking to find something you really like and can't imagine not wearing. 

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    I like the second dress.
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    woah. Yeah, the formatting was funky for me, too.  I'm pretty sure it's because of the ginormous links (it's happened to me.)  Tony- do you mind editing your links so it's a tinyurl instead? :)

    Anyway... those dresses are completely different styles.  Which one does your gut want more?

    Side note- that second one is only $430?!

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    Yeah I saw that sorry, I tried to fix it but I think now my first link is messed up. You may have to copy and paste it into a browser.
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    edited August 2010
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_wwyd-modifying-gown?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:17Discussion:d5f893f7-9b89-4f64-99be-9ed71fff58acPost:f7711fc0-26e3-47ff-9a24-c2e629a7eb45">Re: WWYD? Modifying a gown</a>:
    [QUOTE]woah. Yeah, the formatting was funky for me, too.  I'm pretty sure it's because of the ginormous links (it's happened to me.)  Tony- do you mind editing your links so it's a tinyurl instead? :) Anyway... those dresses are completely different styles.  Which one does your gut want more? Side note- that second one is only $430?!
    Posted by Steph0871[/QUOTE]
     

    Yeah! It shocked the crap outta me that it was so affordable! Plus I get a 10% discount if my girls order there dresses there too.

    My gut likes the 2nd one more, but logic says the 1st one my Mom and MIL like more because it's not as trendy. And I'm worried that the 2nd will be to me like my moms 80's dress is too her.
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    I like both of them, but if it were me, I'd go with the cheaper dress and modify it. A good seamstress can do wonderful things.
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    I like the back on the first one. I do not like the front bodice on the first one at all.

    I love the second dress.
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    hmm I personally like 2 better but its not about me.

    I think you shold look more. I've seen some similar to 2 but strapless. I bet you can find something you really love..

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    I had my dress altered from a strapless neckline to a modified sweetheart and it was a NIGHTMARE. The finished product was bad, and this was at a nice salon in Denver. I'd advise against trying to alter the 2nd dress.
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    Thanks for the input ladies! I've been told by several different salons that I need to order by the end of September so I do have a little more time to choose, I've been to all the salons in my area and I don't really love-love anything, I didn't want to travel too far but it looks like I might have too!
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    There is no need to order a dress over a year in advance. Even Cinderella's gown didn't take that long to make, and it was made by mice with no sewing machines. Don't give into that pressure. They just want to make their monthly sales quota. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_snarky-brides_wwyd-modifying-gown?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding BoardsForum:17Discussion:d5f893f7-9b89-4f64-99be-9ed71fff58acPost:f5621b99-bace-474c-83fe-c0ab2a35284c">Re: WWYD? Modifying a gown</a>:
    [QUOTE]There is no need to order a dress over a year in advance. Even Cinderella's gown didn't take that long to make, and it was made by mice with no sewing machines. Don't give into that pressure. They just want to make their monthly sales quota. 
    Posted by SarahPLiz[/QUOTE]

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    Keep looking.
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    I much prefer Dress B, but I agree with other posters to keep looking.
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