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Originally Posted by brownskingirl View Post

 

@uhura526 i live in Trinidad and tobago those original dresses cost thousands of dollars in my currency for example the perri marie by maggie sottero cost 8500 and we cant just walk into a bridal shop and try these dresses on cause they dont have any in stock they sell strictly by ordering, you go to the shop pick out a dress from a catalog and they order it for you for almost twice the amount, they even have an option to have the dress made via a republica dressmaker at a cheaper cost but they wont say who is the republica. and the dresses they have in stock are so ugly i wont even let me dog wear it on her wedding day lol. but you are right i have alot of time to decide.

@brownskingirl: Are you able to go online directly to the bridal websites and order from there instead of going to a bridal salon? David's Bridal always has good deals on their knockoff's w/out the "risk" of custom made shopping just go to www.davidsbridal.com; they sell for $99 to $1299, depending on styles. Otherwise, if you go to www.dhgate.com and search vendors for weddingdress88 they will do any custom made dress you send them a picture of. I would just be very care to specify materials you want used and beading specifications. They only cost around $155 to $185 USD, and I had good luck. There ARE options out there besides Jasmine's. I suspect the quality of Jasmine's might be dropping because of internal issues at the store that other brides mentioned i.e employee shortage, and too many work orders. 

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Originally Posted by brownskingirl View Post

 

@uhura526 i live in Trinidad and tobago those original dresses cost thousands of dollars in my currency for example the perri marie by maggie sottero cost 8500 and we cant just walk into a bridal shop and try these dresses on cause they dont have any in stock they sell strictly by ordering, you go to the shop pick out a dress from a catalog and they order it for you for almost twice the amount, they even have an option to have the dress made via a republica dressmaker at a cheaper cost but they wont say who is the republica. and the dresses they have in stock are so ugly i wont even let me dog wear it on her wedding day lol. but you are right i have alot of time to decide.

you could also order the original gowns directly from bridal shops online in the US.  Just have yourself measured to get the proper sizing and if you need adjustments, you could have your local seamstress do that for you.  There are other ways to get an affordable dress online if that's the only way you can do it without using a Chinese replica site.

 

I am also on weddingbee.com and there's extensive discussions and threads about Jasmine's on there.  There are a lot of international brides on there, one even went personally to the Jasmine's factory in China and documented her entire experience there!  James actually participates on the threads and answers questions to clarify things on there.

 

My gown is actually a replica of a Pronovias dress.  I actually went to the Pronovias flagship store in NYC to try on the dress and that's how I decided it was the one I wanted.  It would have cost me nearly $3000 USD and alterations would have been extra.  I personally felt the risk was worth it to go with a replica.  I paid approx $600 including bustle, underskirt and a slight change in measurements (premium grade materials and premium grade craftmanship) for the dress Jasmine's made for me and it is really a beautiful dress. I am particular but I went in with realistic expectations and what I received exceeded them.   However, like with everything else, these feelings are subjective. It's what you make of it.

 

 I do hope the unhappy brides on here try to look at the bigger picture and are still able to enjoy their special day.

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

you could also order the original gowns directly from bridal shops online in the US.  Just have yourself measured to get the proper sizing and if you need adjustments, you could have your local seamstress do that for you.  There are other ways to get an affordable dress online if that's the only way you can do it without using a Chinese replica site.

 

I am also on weddingbee.com and there's extensive discussions and threads about Jasmine's on there.  There are a lot of international brides on there, one even went personally to the Jasmine's factory in China and documented her entire experience there!  James actually participates on the threads and answers questions to clarify things on there.

 

My gown is actually a replica of a Pronovias dress.  I actually went to the Pronovias flagship store in NYC to try on the dress and that's how I decided it was the one I wanted.  It would have cost me nearly $3000 USD and alterations would have been extra.  I personally felt the risk was worth it to go with a replica.  I paid approx $600 including bustle, underskirt and a slight change in measurements (premium grade materials and premium grade craftmanship) for the dress Jasmine's made for me and it is really a beautiful dress. I am particular but I went in with realistic expectations and what I received exceeded them.   However, like with everything else, these feelings are subjective. It's what you make of it.

 

 I do hope the unhappy brides on here try to look at the bigger picture and are still able to enjoy their special day.

 

aaawww thanks for being so helpful! i will sign up on weddingbee.com and check out some of those threads...

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Originally Posted by uhura526 View Post

 

you could also order the original gowns directly from bridal shops online in the US.  Just have yourself measured to get the proper sizing and if you need adjustments, you could have your local seamstress do that for you.  There are other ways to get an affordable dress online if that's the only way you can do it without using a Chinese replica site.

 

I am also on weddingbee.com and there's extensive discussions and threads about Jasmine's on there.  There are a lot of international brides on there, one even went personally to the Jasmine's factory in China and documented her entire experience there!  James actually participates on the threads and answers questions to clarify things on there.

 

My gown is actually a replica of a Pronovias dress.  I actually went to the Pronovias flagship store in NYC to try on the dress and that's how I decided it was the one I wanted.  It would have cost me nearly $3000 USD and alterations would have been extra.  I personally felt the risk was worth it to go with a replica.  I paid approx $600 including bustle, underskirt and a slight change in measurements (premium grade materials and premium grade craftmanship) for the dress Jasmine's made for me and it is really a beautiful dress. I am particular but I went in with realistic expectations and what I received exceeded them.   However, like with everything else, these feelings are subjective. It's what you make of it.

 

 I do hope the unhappy brides on here try to look at the bigger picture and are still able to enjoy their special day.

 

and i too would definitely have taken the risk of a republica pronovias. because 3000usd that is usd2400 difference! WOW i really do hope the dress looks good. keep me posted and post pics when you can!

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Hey girls,

 

Me again.

Can anyone tell me the name of this dress. i saw it on a thread on here "Wedding Gowns - You VS Model"  and that girl in the reality pic,, her body type looks just like mine. my gosh its like looking into a mirror. and she looks absolutely STUNNING in that dress.. WOWWWWW  i think i want that dress!

 

whats the name of the dress?? please help! the girl who posted it didnt put the name of the gown she was wearing :(

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Hey girls, Me again. Can anyone tell me the name of this dress. i saw it on a thread on here "Wedding Gowns - You VS Model"  and that girl in the reality pic,, her body type looks just like mine. my gosh its like looking into a mirror. and she looks absolutely STUNNING in that dress.. WOWWWWW  i think i want that dress! whats the name of the dress?? please help! the girl who posted it didnt put the name of the gown she was wearing :( LL LL
This is allure 8815! My gown... That's not me in the lower pic though

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Hey girls, Me again. Can anyone tell me the name of this dress. i saw it on a thread on here "Wedding Gowns - You VS Model"  and that girl in the reality pic,, her body type looks just like mine. my gosh its like looking into a mirror. and she looks absolutely STUNNING in that dress.. WOWWWWW  i think i want that dress! whats the name of the dress?? please help! the girl who posted it didnt put the name of the gown she was wearing :( LL LL
That's the dress I wore. I had jasmines make it. I loved it! Allure 8815. I don't know how to get to it but if u can c my old posts u can see pics of me in it. I also have some pics in my profile if u wanted to c how well jasmines did.

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I tried on my dress today after the initial fitting and I had the seamstress snap a pic for me. I love wearing my dress. She has a little more to do for the Bustle and it'll e done. I can't wait! 462x700px-LL-accee025_dressfitting.jpeg Here is the original just for comparison :) 419x700px-LL-47319425_IMAG0110.jpeg
Here is a pic of me in the original and at the seamstress with my actual dress. I thought I posted pics of the wedding but can't find em.

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Originally Posted by rawalter View Post

 

 

Here is a pic of me in the original and at the seamstress with my actual dress. I thought I posted pics of the wedding but can't find em.

 

WOW! that looks exactly the same!!! It's so beautiful! :)

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Originally Posted by brownskingirl View Post

 

 

aaawww thanks for being so helpful! i will sign up on weddingbee.com and check out some of those threads...

 

I  picked out a dress from weddingbee and was about to buy it, but then turns out they only take paypal. lol, so that's why I looked into babyonline!

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