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hi everyone!

this is my first reply on this forum:)

 i have to say i realy like this topic and i've readed 5 times :). your dresses are gorgeus!!!

i've a question: do you think gianinarbridal can make this dress, beacause i haven't seen organza dresses made by gianinar.

 

thanks!

 

 

 

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I've ordered 2 dresses and a veil from DHGate and never had to pay any additional fees or charges with any of my orders- but I guess it could depend on what country you are in.

Originally Posted by TigerLily View Post

Hi, I have a question for the girls that have received their dresses. Did you have to pay some sort of a customs fee besides shipping charges? I came accross this on DHGate and was wondering how much of a fee they're talking about. If there is, how/when is it  payed? This is what it reads:

 

"Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping charges. These charges are the buyer`s responsibility.Please check with your country`s customs office to determine what these additional costs will be prior to bidding/buying"

 

It also states that "you would have to pay that to the courier upon receipt of the package(s) from China". I'm assuming the package would be delivered to my door-how would I pay the UPS guy-in cash?! Or would I have to go pick it up at UPS or FedEx?

 

I'm sorry if these are dumb questions, lol- I have no idea how this process works...would someone mind explaining?

Thank you!



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Hi Girls,

Just wanted to know if anyone had heard of Bridal Blvd.? They seem to have the exact same layout as light in the box, same web page, dresses, etc. They are having a deal now until 2/12 on free custom sizing and $10 shipping if anyone's interested. I am in the same boat as everyone posting, whether to get a knock off and from where?? Good luck and Congrats!!

here's the link:

http://www.bridalblvd.com

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Thank you all for replying about the US custom charges. I just don't want any surprises if I decide to order one of these dresses from China. $20-$30 would be fine, I just didn't want to get whacked with an additional $100 charge. Thank you!!

 

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Tigerlily, even though I had both dresses custom made, I did the measurements for the first one on my own and had to pay almost as much for alterations. Thankfully, the second one fit perfect with professional measurements. So PLEASE GET PROFESSIONAL MEASUREMENTS! My numbers weren't off by more than an inch, but that makes a huge difference.

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Thank you for the advice Mocha! I was actually thinking about that as I read through all these threads (just came across it about 2 weeks ago). I'm STRONGLY considering getting a dress made- we're on a tight budget (who isn't, lol) and honestly I'm not really that picky- my main concern is that it looks good/fits right. The dress doesn't have to look identical to the original. I'm going to look at dresses probably next week so I can get an idea of what I like, and take it from there. I haven't tried on any gowns yet, so we'll see!  I do know that "what you like" vs "what looks good on you" can be two totally different things!

 

Silly question- where do you go to get measured- do you just make an appointment with a seamstress? Is it expensive?

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Getting my measurements done was pretty easy, and almost an adventure. I stopped at a place that does alterations and told them I needed measurements for a dress I was having made. The woman working could barely speak English so I had to try to explain several times. She thought I wanted her to make me a dress. Anyways she took the measurements and didn't charge me anything, just a thank you.

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mocha- that dress is gorgeous! It has a lot of interesting details. I hope they can pull it off. I ordered my dress from babyonline and was very happy with their work but my dress was a lot more simple. I thought they did do a nice job with the ruching though.

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Gorgeous detail!

DO you mind me asking what it'll run you to have a dress like that made?
I haven't considered having one made but maybe it's the way to go.
This is my favorite so far (a fellow BDW bride):

 

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