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Originally Posted by 2012mrstobe View Post

 

I just got "post" mid production pictures of my dress from Jasmines which means they are almost done with it. (I am supposed to have it by August 9th). Although I think it is very close to the replica, I still think there is something missing. It is something in the skirt portion  but I can't imagine what it will take to complete the look.  I am attaching a picture of the inspiration but I already knew that I wanted a different skirt from the inspiration picture.  I initially wanted ruffles for the skirt portion but I didn't want the ruffles to compete with the bodice area of the dress so I just went with tulle.

 

When they sent me mid production pictures last week, I told them I wanted more layers of tulle for the skirt because even at that time the skirt wasn't really "wowing" me. They added more layers but I am still thinking even more. But I do have to keep in mind that I will still have a slip on underneath to lift the layers and give them some volume (can't think of what it's called right now b/c my mind is drawing a blank) Maybe once this is underneath the dress, all will be fine, but I really can't afford to wait to get the dress to see whether that works on not.....I am literally on a time line right now because I know the sooner I have them to make the alterations, the sooner I can get my dress.

 

We are leaving for Jamaica on August 27th and I paid extra to have production completed 2 weeks earlier than normal, so I am supposed to have the dress in hand on August 9th.  I really need to let them know aobut any more changes TONIGHT when i email her. Aside from making sure the ruching lies straight and adding beading/sequins to the appliques, any other suggestions? (Another reason why I realized why my tulle skirt may not look as I thought it would is because I am not as tall as the models that I saw with a tulle skirt on their dresses; I am only 5'1" so that's not a lot of skirt)

 

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I was even thinking of maybe adding some small ruffles to the bottom somewhat like this:

 

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Thoughts?

 

 

 

 

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I like the ruffles idea... I see what you are saying, it looks like something is just missing between the 2 areas...  You are right, it will stand up more when the underlay (thingy) is there...  I say give a bit of ruffle a try!

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Jasmine's Bridal Called Me!!!

 

So I sent Jasmine's my last revisions and I had already mentioned to them about me being on a time crunch because SOP screwed me over. Lisa sent me an email around 1:30am saying that she had gotten the revisions but it would take extra time to do the skirt portion and that they want to make sure I get it on time. I shot her an email back and asked how much extra time.........Fast forward to me getting up at 3:30am because I couldn't sleep. James (I think that's Lisa's husband) sends me an email and asks if he could give me a call. I sent email back giving him phone number and within 30 minutes he called me.

 

We talked on the phone for an entire hour and he went over every possible scenario for the bottom of the dress, telling me what the production time would be and giving me alternatives. I coudln't believe he was being so patient. He said it was important that he called because he saw in the notes that I was on a time crunch and he just wanted to make sure I got my dress exactly the way I wanted it without being too stressed and being confident that I would get a beautiful dress. He informed me of the risk I was running (well not necessarily the "risk") but what the dress would look like if I added "a couple of layers of ruffles" at the bottom as I had indicated. He gave me quite a few options. He told me that while it was 5:30am here in the U.S., it was 5:30pm there and it was at the end of their work day and the workers were going home. He said for me to find pictures of several options of how I wanted the bottom and send them to him. He said he would be sending me an email and consistently checking his email for the pictures. He even said I could give him a call back (which I won't be doing because calling to Jamaica is high enough......can you say "calling to China???? LOL)

 

I told him I was really impressed by the customer service and he said that because time was of the essence he knew he needed to speak to me to make sure the dress was being recreated like I wanted it. He said their dress shop used to be in the United States so they are all about customer service, unlike some Chinese dress shops. He even said he knew about the FB page that someone had set up warning people against Shades of Pale and that they had posted. He says they have worked with a lot of brides that got scammed by Shades of Pale.

 

Now off to find out how I want the bottom of this dress!

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@2012Mrstobe - Just a suggestion, if you need to call them - Download Skype - its Super cheap and easy!  I use it to call everywhere and I live in Korea.  Good luck!  Sounds like amazing customer service - So happy I've decided to go with them!!  Make sure you put up a pic of the final product!

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Originally Posted by Donna Hewitt View Post

 

@2012Mrstobe - Just a suggestion, if you need to call them - Download Skype - its Super cheap and easy!  I use it to call everywhere and I live in Korea.  Good luck!  Sounds like amazing customer service - So happy I've decided to go with them!!  Make sure you put up a pic of the final product!

Donna,

Thanks; I didn't know you could download Skype.....for some reason I thought you had to subscribe or buy some equipment or something similar to Vonage. At any rate, he gave me a U.S. toll free number to use if I needed to, however he has been constantly emailing me all day though.

 

Yes, I am very pleased with the customer service and can't wait to receive the final product!

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Ladies, this thread has been so very helpful to me. I did not even consider going the knock-off route for my wedding gown until I saw this thread and you are talking to a girl who rocks a bunch of designer handbags from Canal Street in NYC without even thinking twice. lol  So I have not even stepped foot into a wedding dress boutique yet, but from reading this thread, my point of attack is to head over to try on the designer dresses I had my eye on and see which styles look best on me and have Jasmine Bridal or Dressilyme make it for me..although I am partial to Jasmine Bridal. I have a feeling I may end up with more than one dress!  

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Got my final dress pictures from Jasmine's!!!

 

I am finally feeling a sense of relief now that I have the final pictures from Jasmine's.  Looks like the dress will actually be here before they projected! I have spoke to James on the phone a few times over the last few days and I have probably received a million (lol) emails from him but he said he just wanted to make sure I was happy with the end product.  (when I got the mid production pictures, I thought there was still something missing but couldn't quite put my finger on it but I knew I was running out of time)

 

700The halter strap is detachable; I will wear it for the ceremony but detach it the next day for the TTD pics.

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Originally Posted by 2012mrstobe View Post

 

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Got my final dress pictures from Jasmine's!!!

 

I am finally feeling a sense of relief now that I have the final pictures from Jasmine's.  Looks like the dress will actually be here before they projected! I have spoke to James on the phone a few times over the last few days and I have probably received a million (lol) emails from him but he said he just wanted to make sure I was happy with the end product.  (when I got the mid production pictures, I thought there was still something missing but couldn't quite put my finger on it but I knew I was running out of time)

 

700The halter strap is detachable; I will wear it for the ceremony but detach it the next day for the TTD pics.

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wow Jasmine's has done an amazing job on your dress!  I bet you can't wait to try it on!   Very nice work.

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wow!!! I like the final - it's gorgeous. super sexy and fun dress.

Originally Posted by 2012mrstobe View Post

700

 

Got my final dress pictures from Jasmine's!!!

 

I am finally feeling a sense of relief now that I have the final pictures from Jasmine's.  Looks like the dress will actually be here before they projected! I have spoke to James on the phone a few times over the last few days and I have probably received a million (lol) emails from him but he said he just wanted to make sure I was happy with the end product.  (when I got the mid production pictures, I thought there was still something missing but couldn't quite put my finger on it but I knew I was running out of time)

 

700The halter strap is detachable; I will wear it for the ceremony but detach it the next day for the TTD pics.

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