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One element of my wedding with which I was fairly obsessed was finding a fun dress. I'm not a white gown kinda gal, so I was on the hunt for something colorful. I decided to test the waters in customizing a dress online. There are lots of stores that do that theses days, but I knew I wanted something from an independent seller who could really personalize the look itself. I'm already an avid Etsy window shopper, so it was all just a matter of narrowing down the search to a reputable designer who made dresses I liked. Easier said than done? Actually, it was pretty easy…

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