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Couples getting married on March 5, 2021

OliviaO, on December 30, 2019 at 12:32 PM Posted in Planning 0 19
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Hi ladies! Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! 3/5/21 is our big day... when is it wedding dress shopping? We have our venue, photographer, and our DJ. Have any of you ladies started dress shopping?

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  • Future Mrs. K
    Super April 2021
    Future Mrs. K ·
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    Our wedding is 4/22/2021 and I just got my dress! Jumped the gun but I couldn’t be happier. We booked our venue, photographer, caterer, planner, and baker!
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  • O
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    OliviaO ·
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    Oh very nice! I wasn’t sure if I was too early or should wait a bit. When do you think you’ll take the bridesmaids out looking or their dresses? Have you asked your wedding party to be in the wedding yet?
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  • Future Mrs. K
    Super April 2021
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    We chose not to have a bridal party just having MOH and BM, but I would advise not to ask bridesmaids and groomsmen until 1 year out.
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  • O
    Beginner March 2021
    OliviaO ·
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    That makes sense. Thank you for your help.
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
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    Congratulations, you should start dress shopping asap, time goes by so quickly, and you'll probably want to try on many dresses from different shops, and depending where you go it can take 6 or 7 months to actually get the dress if you require many alterations, some shops don't do the alterations in house, which means a longer waiting time, remember to ask them when you find that perfect dress, I'm not until Feb. 14 2021 and I started trying on dresses 6 months ago, probably tried on 30 dresses, it's not an easy decision so give yourself plenty of time so you won't stress about it, I don't have a picture of my dream dress, but it you want to see it, it's a Stella York # 6979 from the 2019 collection, good luck finding your PERFECT DRESS!!!!!!!
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  • O
    Beginner March 2021
    OliviaO ·
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    Thank you Don for your feedback. I will start making appointments to begin my search.
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
    Don ·
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    Oliva, did you look at my dress? I'd love your opinion! also, I think Stella York and Casablanca are pretty lines to check out!!!
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  • O
    Beginner March 2021
    OliviaO ·
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    Don, that is a beautiful dress. The laced back is gorgeous! I love the train not too big and not too small. Stunning. I want something very similar, but with straps.
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
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    Olivia, thank you for complimenting my dress, I LOVE IT! did you check the Stella York collection? You should be able to find that style with straps, or Casablanca, I loved their collection as well, also Essence of Australia, are you getting a second dress to change into? if you are, check jjshouse.com, they have tons of dresses to choose from and most are available in about 35 colors, I'm getting my bridesmaids dresses from them, I've purchased 3 evening dresses from them previously, and I highly recommend them.
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
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    Olivia, the dress I'm getting for my bridesmaids from jjshouse is dress 105912 if you care to see it, I'm putting them in the lilac, and I'm wearing lavender for my second dress.
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  • O
    Beginner March 2021
    OliviaO ·
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    Jjshouse... yes I’ve looked at their website. I saw lots of pretty dresses just wondered how legit they were. Such pretty dresses and reasonably priced too. Glad you’ve ordered before and can vouch for them. I have not seen the Stella York Collection. Is this an online wedding dress shop?
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
    Don ·
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    Hi Olivia, I did get my Stella York online, but you should check with your local bridal shops to see if they have Stella York as one of the designers that they use, if not you can buy online and have it altered with a seamstress of your choice, I love jjshouse, most of the dresses are made to order, so it takes a few weeks from when you order. did you see the dress I picked for my bridesmaids, what do you think? PLEASE look at the compete Stella York collection as well as the Casablanca line, I think they're gorgeous, I don't know your budget for a dress, so I apologize if I'm being to pushy about Stella York and Casablanca, I just think the dress is something we dream about as young girls, and should be one of the first things we take care of, less stress when you know your DREAM DRESS is secured.
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    Beginner March 2021
    OliviaO ·
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    The bridesmaid dress you chose is a beautiful dress. I like your style, great picks.
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  • Don
    Super February 2021
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    Thank you Olivia, I think you have good taste also, I'd love to see all your choices also, if you care to see my shoes, TBDRESS, POINTED TOE PEARL LACE WEDDING SHOE, style 13095542 love to get your opinion if you get a chance.
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  • Jami
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    HI Im also getting married 3/5/21. So far I have my Dj,Photographer,videographer & venue! I plan on waiting until may to go dress shopping. I have my save the dates but will not be sending them until end of next month. I started ordering my bridesmaids items for the proposal although most of them already know.

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  • O
    Beginner March 2021
    OliviaO ·
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    Hi there.
    I went dress shopping for the first time last weekend. They told me it takes 8 months to make a dress and a couple of months for monthly check ins and alterations. I asked the dress boutique when should I try to make a decision and she said in the next 2 months. Since a brand new dress will be made for me. I go dress shopping again on the 8th of February. I have 2 contenders, but still looking. We have booked our venue, hired our photographer and videographer, and hired our DJ. We are still searching for a caterer. We take our engagement photos in March and I will order save the dates shortly after and send those out. What state are you in?
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  • Jami
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    Wow! that is definitely a long time I may need to start dress shopping sooner than I anticipated because I do want a custom made dress. The venue location we chose requires catering through them which makes it super expensive lol! I am in GA how about you?

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    Beginner March 2021
    OliviaO ·
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    Oh yes any venue we looked at that had their own catering was way too expensive. I am glad we found one that allows us to bring in our own caterer and alcohol. That alone is saving us lots of money. I am in Mesa, Arizona.


    I was worried I was too early for dress shopping, but 8 months is a long time to make a dress. Then to keep in mind the last few months of alterations. If I make my decision at the end of February that puts me at November for my dress to be done and taking the last few months for month to month check ins for alterations. From what I’ve heard I would start looking now. I’ve never tried on dresses before . All I’ve had were online pictures. I went in with visions of one and quickly found out what I love and don’t love. It wouldn’t hurt to start looking now.
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  • Maria
    Beginner March 2021
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    Hi there! My amazing man and I are tying the knot on the same date! We just started planning so we r giving the deposit this Sunday for the place and are missing the music, photographer, cake and entertainment (flame thrower, belly dancer...). All else is done. Dress isn't ordered, I am awaiting swatches to decide on color.... Congrats!!!

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