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Where to find a non-white wedding dress

So my fiance and I have been engaged for two years, and have started the process of wedding planning. One thing I am putting my foot down about is to not have a "traditional" wedding, including a white dress like every other bride. No off-white cop outs like ivory or cream, either. [more inside]
posted by Delia on Dec 26, 2016 - 23 answers

Hidden Wedding Dresses

I took the dive into wedding planning and tried on dresses. It was fun, but everything felt pretty formal (and really expensive). I have seen interesting and more budget friendly dresses at places like Modcloth and so now I wonder: what other companies or stores carry wedding dresses? [more inside]
posted by thefang on Nov 29, 2016 - 31 answers

The wedding dress is plus-sized, but the bride is not

She wants this wedding dress, but it only comes in plus sizes. Is it worth it to buy a 14W and get it altered down to size 10? The dress costs $300, and alterations will cost minimum $200. [more inside]
posted by crazy with stars on Jul 8, 2016 - 20 answers

Seeking logistical advice for a NYC courthouse wedding

I live in central Jersey, but for #reasons am planning on getting married next month at the courthouse in NYC. I have a few questions about how to make this a special day. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 15, 2016 - 5 answers

Wedding dress for a tropical leap day maritime elopment?

I'm getting married! We're functionally eloping, but will be having a brief ceremony on board a very small ship in the tropics. Woo! So, what should I wear? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Jan 16, 2016 - 15 answers

Drown me in Silk!

Sewers and couturiers and designers of MeFi, where do you buy your silk charmeuse? [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Nov 18, 2015 - 11 answers

How do I wedding dress?

Please help me navigate all aspects of the dreaded pit of death and money that is wedding dress shopping. Difficulty level: eating disorder history [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Oct 20, 2015 - 31 answers

What's fair to ask for here when a seamstress makes a crappy mistake?

Straight pins from alterations to my wedding dress were accidentally left in, with rather painful results. I would like the boutique to make it up to me--what's fair to ask for here? [more inside]
posted by lovableiago on Jul 10, 2015 - 8 answers

Searching for a wedding dress

I'm getting married in July, and I found a potential wedding dress I like (yah! here @ modcloth) but they don't have it available in my size anymore (boo!). Does anybody have suggestions for dresses out there that are similar-ish? [more inside]
posted by warble on Mar 11, 2015 - 12 answers

Getting married: What should I wear?

I'm getting married and would like to look nice for the occasion. I'm not a fancy person, have a funny body shape, and am not interested in a traditional dress or its accoutrements (veil, train, etc.). We will get married indoors, so not too many weather-related concerns. I'd like to spend less than $100, in the SF Bay Area. A similar thread from a few years ago shows a few options, but for a different setting and with many expired links. [more inside]
posted by stillmoving on Dec 1, 2014 - 19 answers

Where to donate a wedding dress in NYC?

Looking for a place where I can donate a wedding dress in NYC. Worn once (natch), was cleaned after use and has been safely kept in plastic ever since. Designer is Alvina Valenta. Size is probably a 10, 12, or 14. Also has a veil. Purchased at Kleinfeld's; total cost was probably around $3,000. Only issue is that it is from 2006 (sites like Bridal Garden say they'll only accept dresses bought in last 5 years). However, style is very classic (dress is off-white).
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Nov 17, 2014 - 3 answers

Going to the chapel...

I'm getting hitched! On September 6th! My dress doesn't fit, and it needs to be altered. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Jul 27, 2014 - 6 answers

How to find a specific, slightly old designer dress?

Found a weird, cool dress I'd maybe like to get married in. No idea how to get my hands on it. It's look 40 from the Donna Karan Resort 2012 collection. I don't know how "designer" things work. Help. [more inside]
posted by anthropomorphic on May 30, 2014 - 9 answers

I recently got engaged...now what?

I recently got engaged, and am so happy about this! But, I am not the type of girl who always dreamed about what my wedding would be like...basically, I'm more of a casual-type person who is not super into party planning (nor is the hubby-to-be). :) I feel like we need some help in figuring out how to make this wedding happen, but I don't want to get sucked into all the wedding industry stuff...we are not rich, and to the extent we will want to spend money on this, it is probably not on things like ridiculously expensive flower arrangements. So, two questions: [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Feb 4, 2014 - 32 answers

Embellishing my own wedding dress. Will it end in tears?

How difficult would it be for a non-sewer to add lace or embroidered appliques to a dress? [more inside]
posted by Rora on Nov 27, 2013 - 17 answers

Best dry cleaner in Bay Area for a white satin designer suit?

I need to clean an expensive white Oscar de la Renta skirt suit that's lined in taffeta/tulle; it has some faint smudging here and there on the thick reverse silk-satin fabric. I wouldn't trust a normal dry cleaner with this, and don't know where else to go. Alex's seems exorbitant and gets awful reviews; Peninou seems doubtful as well; and I read somewhere about Crystal in San Mateo but don't have much to go on. Does anyone know a cleaner (preferably in San Francisco, but I can drive elsewhere if necessary) who works with designer items, maybe wedding gowns, who would know how to work with tricky white silk fabric? Many thanks!
posted by roxie110 on Nov 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Where is this wedding dress shop?

Please help me find this retro wedding dress boutique in NYC that caters to plus-sized women. I may have totally made up this place in my head. [more inside]
posted by AlisonM on Jun 8, 2013 - 3 answers

Wedding dress shop recommendations in London or the Home Counties?

Hello all. I was wondering if anyone has recommendations for a wedding dress shop in London or the Home Counties. I've googled extensively, but there's nothing like a personal recommendation, and none of my friends/family have got married in recent years. I'm looking for a fairly traditional style of dress, budget is flexible (ie, splurge), and excellent customer service is really important to me. Complicating factor: if all goes well, I'll be about five months pregnant on the wedding day, so a shop that could handle that would be great. Any suggestions (or warnings!) would be much appreciated. Thanks!
posted by prune on Jun 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Vintage wedding dress back alteration

Sewists/sewers/seamstresses of askme, I need your help. I bought a beautiful 1930s lace wedding dress yesterday, but need to have the back altered because though the dress fits at the waist, the zipper won't close in the bust. Other non-sewer advice welcome in the style department. [more inside]
posted by dysh on May 2, 2013 - 17 answers

(Wedding) dresses for n00bs; where online to look and what search terms?

I am looking for a non-traditional wedding dress but am not finding a ton that I love in my city. When I looked at Nordstrom, which was the best of the available brick-and-mortar options, I found this, which I loved and looks good on me, but the navy is way too dark a color. If I want to find something with a similar fit and/or look online, what "dress words" do I search for, and where should I be looking? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Feb 25, 2013 - 8 answers

Am I Being Crazy About Shiny Fabric?

Do you think that silk dupioni is the best choice of fabric for my wedding dress when I am plus-sized? I have described it in detail inside. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Jan 23, 2013 - 38 answers

What should I wear with this? Part VIII: Bridal Edition

Mefi fashionistas: Help me jazz up my 60s wedding dress with just the right accessories! Pics inside... [more inside]
posted by sundaydriver on Dec 27, 2012 - 17 answers

Beautiful wedding dress/evening gown for a pregnant lady?

I'm pregnant, and I'm getting married. Any advice for finding a beautiful, non-cutesy maternity wedding dress, or super luxe evening gown? [more inside]
posted by LolaCola on Nov 29, 2012 - 13 answers

Should I lose wedding weight?

I'm getting married in a year, and am currently a bit out of shape. I feel I should lose weight to fit into the nicer wedding dresses, but need feedback on how realistic/rational my goals are - especially given a complicated history. Also, how to deal with a fiance who has strong concerns about this whole thing? [more inside]
posted by corb on Sep 18, 2012 - 62 answers

Help me remix my wedding dress

I have a wedding dress. I have a black tie event in August. I want to wear a modified version of my perfect-for-me wedding dress to said black tie event. What are some things I can do to remix it? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Jul 5, 2012 - 24 answers

What can I make from the fabric from my wedding dress's train?

I'm having the train removed from my wedding dress-- what can I do with the leftover material as a keepsake? [more inside]
posted by EmilyClimbs on Jul 5, 2012 - 17 answers

What kind of dress is this?

Please help me identify this dress style. [more inside]
posted by elaine_marley on Jun 17, 2012 - 15 answers

Bridal Lingerie, EEK!

What the heck am I supposed to wear with this low-back wedding dress? [more inside]
posted by angab on Jun 3, 2012 - 20 answers

How can I get a wedding dress custom-made in China?

How can I get a wedding dress custom-made in either Beijing or Quinhuangdao, China? I'll be there for a few weeks and I have a few questions about how this might be possible. [more inside]
posted by andreapandrea on Apr 25, 2012 - 3 answers

Is this wedding dress for real?

Is the wedding dress in these photos actually like it appears in the photos, or a "trick of the light"? [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on Feb 15, 2012 - 17 answers

Be my Tim Gunn?

I'm clueless when it comes to fancy fashion. How should I accessorize my wedding dress? [more inside]
posted by Syllables on Jan 23, 2012 - 17 answers

That's a lot of money to get scammed...

Help my fiancee not get scammed when buying her wedding dress! [more inside]
posted by bessel functions seem unnecessarily complicated on Sep 19, 2011 - 11 answers

Wedding dress alterations in Vancouver?

Vancouver Filter: Does anyone know of a good dressmaker/seamstress who is experienced with altering wedding dresses, is not too expensive, and can work FAST? Also, are there any Mefite dressmakers or seamstresses anywhere who could give me an idea of how much these alterations should cost? [more inside]
posted by keep it under cover on Nov 30, 2010 - 1 answer

Ok to Dry Clean? If so, Phoenix Specialty Dry Cleaners?

Dry cleaning a 60 year old wedding dress and 65 year old Navy uniform - OK to do? [more inside]
posted by TurquoiseZebra on Oct 18, 2010 - 3 answers

What should I do with my wedding dress?

What am I supposed to do with my wedding dress? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Sep 22, 2010 - 32 answers

Who will sew this wedding dress?

Need recommendations for a dressmaker in Toronto. [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Mar 26, 2010 - 4 answers

Going to the Chapel...

Asking for a Friend: Wedding Dress Alterations in the DC Area? [more inside]
posted by clpage on Feb 1, 2010 - 4 answers

The where, the what and the how of getting hitched in Vegas, when you have friends coming from overseas.

(Several questions in one. Sorry.) We're getting hitched in Vegas, and friends are traveling from overseas. Help us plan out some basic wedding stuff (like location, wedding bands, etc.), as well as how to make our friends' stay enjoyable. [more inside]
posted by metalheart on Apr 26, 2009 - 10 answers

retro rockabilly wedding goodness

Tea length, retro, rockabilly dresses for my wedding that aren't white. Know a great resource? [more inside]
posted by dog food sugar on Dec 6, 2007 - 11 answers

Recommendations for places to try on wedding dresses in NYC.

Need recommendations for places to try on wedding dresses this weekend in NYC. [more inside]
posted by ml98tu on Aug 14, 2007 - 8 answers

Please help me sell my wedding dress.

Is there anywhere in the Inland Empire area or in Los Angeles that buys secondhand wedding dresses? [more inside]
posted by Four-Eyed Girl on Jun 30, 2007 - 1 answer

Help me thank my co-worker!

How do you thank someone who gave you their wedding dress that you don't know very well? [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Jun 1, 2007 - 12 answers

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