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Hey Courtney, I totally recommend Gianinarbridal from ebay. You can email them directly. I got my dress custom made from them and was not expecting good results. In fact, I had a backup dress just in case. But when the dress arrived in the mail, it was amazing! I put it on and went screaming around the house bc it was exactly what I wanted. I think the cost was $200ish including shipping. There was a lot of beading and details that I didn't think they'd be able to do well, but it turned out beautiful. I just sent them a few pictures and they put the dress together for me, then sent me a picture of the final dress. I asked for the bottom to be taken in to give a more mermaid cut... they did that and then mailed it. The whole process took about 2 months.
Have you posted detailed pictures of your dress? I would love to see them. I want to order a dress with beading but was mostly worried about this aspect. Any pictures would be GREATLY appreciated! Thanks!

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Courtney - I did buy my dress, a different designer though, I went over my budget but got what I consider a good deal for the dress I got and had such an amazing experience I decided to splurge on myself blush2.gif Mikaella is much more inexpensive than Alvina Vallenta, that's for sure.

 

I'm currently looking for an inexpensive TTD dress on one of these sites!

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Hey Courtney, I totally recommend Gianinarbridal from ebay. You can email them directly. I got my dress custom made from them and was not expecting good results. In fact, I had a backup dress just in case. But when the dress arrived in the mail, it was amazing! I put it on and went screaming around the house bc it was exactly what I wanted. I think the cost was $200ish including shipping. There was a lot of beading and details that I didn't think they'd be able to do well, but it turned out beautiful. I just sent them a few pictures and they put the dress together for me, then sent me a picture of the final dress. I asked for the bottom to be taken in to give a more mermaid cut... they did that and then mailed it. The whole process took about 2 months.
This is the ebay seller that Im looking into, ive heard good stuff and their feedback is nice. They dont have the pic of the dress I want so I will send them a pic and get a quote.

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Hey Courtney, I totally recommend Gianinarbridal from ebay. You can email them directly. I got my dress custom made from them and was not expecting good results. In fact, I had a backup dress just in case. But when the dress arrived in the mail, it was amazing! I put it on and went screaming around the house bc it was exactly what I wanted. I think the cost was $200ish including shipping. There was a lot of beading and details that I didn't think they'd be able to do well, but it turned out beautiful. I just sent them a few pictures and they put the dress together for me, then sent me a picture of the final dress. I asked for the bottom to be taken in to give a more mermaid cut... they did that and then mailed it. The whole process took about 2 months.
Oh that is awesome! I'm glad your dress worked out perfectly. Do you have their website? Or do I just go to ebay & type in their name?
Can you post pics please! I woud love to see the final result!

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YAY!!!!! My fiance gave me the go ahead to order my dress from Gianinarbridal!!! They quoted me $180 including shipping! AND They only required a $60 non-refundable deposit to start the dress. Once "finished" they send proof pictures so you can decide if you want to go ahead and buy it or want anything changed. I'm ECSTATIC right now!!! This is the dress i'm having them make, but with a corset back.

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Congrats on getting to order your dress! That's awesome they don't require much to start it. Btw that dress is beautiful.

How did you go about the whole thing...did you just email them and send pictures of what you wanted and then they quoted the pricehuh.gif

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Congrats on getting to order your dress! That's awesome they don't require much to start it. Btw that dress is beautiful.
How did you go about the whole thing...did you just email them and send pictures of what you wanted and then they quoted the pricehuh.gif
Yeah, I had tried on the dress a year ago (where the pictures are from) but its $1200!! I had pretty much given up on it but hadn't found anything else I liked as much and had tried on about 200 dresses. THEN I found this thread! I contacted a few people to get quotes and got the ok from my fiance to order form them. I just sent them a link to the designers website and asked them what they would charge to make it, how much shipping would be and how long it would take. Here's the reply I got:

"We can make this dress for you. The dress needs 30- 45 days to make and if you have a rush need, please let us know when you need the dress.

The price for the dress is $120. You can first pay $60 unreturnable deposit. After finish the dress, we will send you several pictures of real item and you can make decision to buy it or not. We cannot promise to make a 100% exact copy, however, we will try our best to make it most similar.

The shipping fee is $59 to usa for international express service (4-5 business days), if you are in other countries, please let us know

If you want to make this dress, please tell us your email address, then we will send you an email to let you know how to pay and which your measurements and other information should provide."

So as soon as I get the email with how to pay the deposit and measurement information I'll send in my numbers and also the more detailed pictures. I'm so excited that I actually get to see the real thing before it shows up on my doorstep!! They are awesome so far!

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You ladies are brave. I am such a control freak. I want to see and try dresses and know exactly what I'm getting. I admire you all.
Agreed! I've been looking for like 5 months so far with no follow through as of yet!

Especially since what looks best on me is the last thing I imagined so now I'm especially weary!

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