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amother
Cyan


 

Post Sun, Mar 31 2024, 10:36 pm
How early can/should one starting looking for a gown? My DD just got engaged and we're overwhelmed trying to figure out what to start with first.
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amother
Skyblue


 

Post Sun, Mar 31 2024, 10:42 pm
I would say start looking
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yachnabobba




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, Mar 31 2024, 11:03 pm
I have a very different view on wedding gowns. My parents, who are not people of means got me a magnificent and expensive we’d gown. I am already a grandmother multiple times over and the gown still gives me pleasure, and I still thank my mother on a regular basis for giving me one night to feel magical.
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amother
Orange


 

Post Sun, Mar 31 2024, 11:57 pm
my daughter got her dress from ehernfeld gemach. Between rental, alterations, cleaning, and Ubers from a different part of Brooklyn, the gown cost total was about $750/850.
I probably should have looked at other options…
For $1000 I could have rented for her and included all that in the price.
I also came from out of town to help her, and that felt like another expense.
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cnc




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 12:00 am
amother Orange wrote:
my daughter got her dress from ehernfeld gemach. Between rental, alterations, cleaning, and Ubers from a different part of Brooklyn, the gown cost total was about $750/850.
I probably should have looked at other options…
For $1000 I could have rented for her and included all that in the price.
I also came from out of town to help her, and that felt like another expense.


Where can you rent a wedding gown for that price?
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amother
Winterberry


 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 12:14 am
I used ohr nava gmach in Brooklyn. My gown was beautiful and I am glad I just rented it-great price and most of it goes to tzedaka
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amother
OP


 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 12:18 am
Thank you to all the posters for responding!
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amother
Cyan


 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 10:11 am
What's the timeline involved? Some gemachs aren't open till after Pesach now. How much time do we need to find, alter, etc? I'd like to at least try a gemach first, but can we wait till after Pesach to start? Wedding is in Sivan
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mfb




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 11:13 am
I know people that were happy in the satmar gemach in Boro park
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amother
Salmon


 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 11:25 am
I got a beautiful gown from a gemach in Far Rockaway about 5 years ago. It think it was $100 plus dry cleaning. I think the bustle was ripped so I paid to get that repaired too. The selection was pretty limited there, but I happened to find exactly what I was looking for in exactly my size, so that worked out.
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amother
Lawngreen


 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 11:30 am
cnc wrote:
Where can you rent a wedding gown for that price?


From the Satmar gemach in Boro Park. I spent $650 including alterations. They include a veil and headpiece.
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cnc




 
 
    
 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 11:42 am
amother Lawngreen wrote:
From the Satmar gemach in Boro Park. I spent $650 including alterations. They include a veil and headpiece.


That's a gemach- not a rental.
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amother
Hyssop


 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 11:43 am
I got mine from Augenbraun. Last year the prices were 1800 for new, 1450 for worn once (which is what I got) and 1200 for worn 3+ times. (I think they rotate their stock pretty often so once a gown has been worn like 4-5 times they will sell/donate it.)
Loved the service, they did whatever I wanted to the gown. For instance I am pretty short and I did not want them to hem the gown, I wanted a clean cut bottom. They did it happily.
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amother
Vermilion


 

Post Mon, Apr 01 2024, 11:50 am
My friend recently got a gown from a gemach in Teaneck. It's a relatively new gemach but had some really nice pieces .
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