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I have to buy two separate dresses for weddings -- one I am in (my brother's) and one I am attending but is extremely formal.  Shit's expensive, man.  I don't know if I'll be able to attend the second one.  :
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:iconwhatthechrist:
whatthechrist Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Perhaps you should try and convince them to make it a nudist wedding. 8)

I imagine that'd be rather difficult, though, and the results probably won't be worth the effort.
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antius777 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Writer
I say "screw it," and show up in a clown outfit with full make up.

Of course, this is probably why I don't get invited to many weddings...
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jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Clowns scare me....
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antius777 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional Writer
Hmmm... right then. Ninja costume?
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:iconjenansul:
jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Hahaha, I probably would do that....
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RiverEyePhotography Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
It seems a trifle obvious to me (enough so that I figure I'm likely missing something), but...

You're a model.

Surely you can find (already know of?) a clothing-designer who'd be willing to loan you a piece or two for an event or two? If not merely for the exposure (but I bet there are at least a few talented (but not-yet-well-known) designers near you who'd leap at the chance to have a professional model to showcase their stuff at events like these!), maybe if you agreed to a TFC* deal -- you do a free photoshoot modeling their clothes, they give you the clothes for your event(s)?


- REP
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:iconjenansul:
jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
Not a bad idea, if I knew of any that made fancy enough clothes in my size.
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mikekearn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hope you're able to find what you need. Strict formal weddings always seemed so silly to me. Shouldn't the focus be on the union of two people in love, not what everyone is wearing?
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DreadPirateDelilah Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I bought my wedding dress [link] at a used store for $40 and fixed it up with materials that probably ran me another $10 or so, so it is possible to get fancy dresses pretty cheap. Portland has a lot of great inexpensive places to shop, they can just be a little out of the way sometimes.:)
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plasticsteves Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Buy a dress, hide the tag by a scarf or shall, then return it. I know a couple models that do this all the time for shoots.
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jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Yeah, thinking about it. Some really expensive places take things back without the tags too.
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plasticsteves Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Yeah, a simple, "I got this a gift, and it didn't fit," usually works great.
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jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
Indeed. Problem is: I want to buy dresses to keep and wear again.
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ChrisVanHorn Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
I found a great one at a yard sale for $5! ha.

[link]
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Samarai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Any reason why you can't wear the same dress to both..?
Or am I being an idiot?
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jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
One is an outdoor, fairly casual summer wedding, which I am in. I have to have a specific color for that. The other one is a black tie formal indoor wedding requiring floor length evening gowns as half of the wedding party will be Muslim.
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heavilymedicated Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Probably different color schemes for the different weddings.
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:iconsamarai:
Samarai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
So..
Idiot, then.
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jonmmmayhem Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
are you a part of the bridal/groom's party itself? like, does your dress have to specifically match others?
or does it just have to follow a theme/color scheme?
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jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Yes, specific shades of blue, for my dear brother with the nickname Smurf. <.<
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jonmmmayhem Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that's hilarious (about the nickname), but also seems like additional pain-in-the-assness in terms of matching colors exactly.
any luck since last post?
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jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
No, not yet. I've found a few dresses online, but can never be sure if the colors match. Luckily my mom just told me today that she is willing to help me pay for the dress, since my parents are helping them pay for the wedding.
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jonmmmayhem Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
that sounds like a big help.
i guess i'm lucky that the few weddings i've been involved in have been pretty low key (one held in a park, another in an art gallery) and didn't need much in terms of dressing up.
hopefully the ones you find online will work.
i'm sure you'll be beautiful in whatever you end up picking out.
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Ronchi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
It's easy being a guy. One suit, two weddings...no problem.
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:iconjenansul:
jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Grrrr.
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:iconronchi:
Ronchi Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Always so much hostility towards all my comments. :D
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:iconjenansul:
jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Haha. But of course. What else could you expect? :]
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Ronchi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
haha, you're right.
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pendragon254 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Go to a thrift store... find a really nice one and modify it to your liking. My friend's wife was in a similar situation as you and thats what she did. 30 or 40 bucks later problem was solved and she looked stuuuuunning.
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jenansul Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
That is most likely what I will end up doing... Luckily I'm a pretty good seamstress. But wedding color schemes make that difficult.
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lftaddeo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey!! Show us the final results!!! \o/
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pendragon254 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
best of luck Love... lemme know how it went.(fingers crossed 4 U)
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