Jump to content
BajaBride2010

Post all "Knock Off Wedding Dress" questions/comments here

Recommended Posts

Hi! I'm just on the border of Suffolk! I'm getting mine from officesupplies which is a really random name as they do wedding stuff and not office supplies lol! Where abouts in Mexico are u thinking? We are getting married at excellence playa mujures...it looks sooo amazing! Babyonline has great reviews! What sort of dress are u going for?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by MrsShoreytobe View Post

 

Congrats Carla! Can't wait to see it once it comes in. I found my dress this last weekend, 3 weeks after getting engaged LOL! Went to Calgary to do this special visit to stores with my sis and MOH, and feel so blessed to have her as a sis and to have found THE dress for me!!!! And $400!huh.gif! Amazing, and my sis was so kind and surprised me by buying it! Needless to say lots of happy tears :)

awwww congrats to you! 400 is a steal!! please post pics. happy tears is a good thing! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by brownskingirl View Post

 

awwww congrats to you! 400 is a steal!! please post pics. happy tears is a good thing! :)

Thank you!!!!! yes it was a very happy day indeed :) I asked my sis to send me pics this week, I told my bro in law he'll have to help her lol she's not too technologically gifted HAHAHA!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hey Sweetheart Aggie! I think we may be twins from different counries lol. I am also quite tall (5'10), muscular (aspiring competitor) and am in love with backless dresses, which I want for my own wedding :) I love the Caprice by Maggie Sottero, and absolutely LOVED the one you posted!!! Phenomenal. Do you know the exact make of the dress? Also, with the people you listed (e.g. enjoy wedding life), are these ebay sellers or websites themselves? I'm looking to have a dress made (likely the Caprice), and have loved reading about what resources you guys are looking into!
I am such a butthead!!! I just saw this post! Yay!!! Fitness competing is fun! Are wanting to do bikini, figure, fitness? You will have a blast! If you need any advice, feel free to ask! I will be ordering from dhGate - babyonline is the name of the seller. They have gotten great reviews here on the site so I will probably go with them once I finish my move. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by SweetheartAggie View Post

 

 

I am such a butthead!!! I just saw this post! Yay!!! Fitness competing is fun! Are wanting to do bikini, figure, fitness? You will have a blast! If you need any advice, feel free to ask!

 

I will be ordering from dhGate - babyonline is the name of the seller. They have gotten great reviews here on the site so I will probably go with them once I finish my move. :)

Hahah you are not a butthead! I would love to do figure someday. I started a new thread about "fitness from wedding and beyond" - http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/forum/newestpost/86129 (Would love to hear about your experience with competing ;))

 

A few of us were chatting fitness routines goals etc so i thought I would share a little about myself!

 

I hope ordering goes well! I found my dress a few weekends ago, 3 wks after getting engaged yipee! LOL. Can't wait to see you in yours ;)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So.... my Babyonline order has shipped out and today I received pictures of what to expect!!!!

As I mentioned in my previous post, I ordered 3 dresses from them. Just an FYI: I did have to pester them A LOT to send me photos. Before I post the pics, let me say that overall their work is good but as far as making accurate replicas is concerned....not so much.

The first 2 dresses I am semi-okay with, also with the hopes that my petticoat/crinoline will shape them properly. The 3rd dress was my big risky Vera Hayley knockoff and the only one I truly hoped would turn out the best of all 3.

All dresses were ordered in ivory and corset back. Also all dresses were made to be drop waist because mermaid shapes do not work for me, nor does puffiness from the waist. I've got me a short torso :(

Anyway, here goes, original links followed by the replica pics:

 

1. http://www.dhgate.com/2013-new-sexy-strapless-lilac-organza-winter/p-ff8080813b22e145013b5eb945a87ff4.html

700

The difference in the flowers...makes me want to throw a small tantrum, but again crinoline might make this dress look okay and I think this might be the one that's going into the ocean.  Something does have to get done about those waist flowers though. Eep!

 

2. http://www.dhgate.com/2013-sexy-new-sleeveless-organza-ruffles/p-ff8080813b22deb7013b5ed00e89152c.html

700

MAAAAAN, THE SKIRT!  So, so different :/. Also, I asked to have the top changed and It looks nice as far as I can tell.  Of all 3 this is actually the one I think looks the nicest and a poofy crinoline will give me the look I want with it hopefully.

 

And finally, Hayley.  For those of you who have not seen, what I consider to be, the absolute divine Goddess of wedding gowns, here she is: http://www.countryclubbride.com/events/jan-22/designer_picks/vera-wang-brown-bridal-gown-hayley1.jpg

And here is the replica:

700

Before any commentary let me say that my expectations were realistic. I knew not to hope for a miracle and honestly, ordering this was more of and experimental.  Chief complaint: the edges on the ruffles. Why???? I'm seriously considering going through each one with a small pair of scissors to cut them off. Second: the ruffles are in these even rows but that may be fixed with the crinoline because the dress will increase in width and bunch up a bit in height so the ruffles will become more compact, falling more on top of each other.  I might also be able to get them altered in such a way where some ruffles can get taken off and sewn back on in a slightly more randomized way.  The sash is getting changed, but that should be least problematic of all.

 

Overall: I am not unhappy.  The workmanship is not bad!  My final decision regarding satisfaction will, of course, happen when everything gets tried on with the crinoline.

 

What do you guys think of it all?!

 

P.S. I have contacted Vivian Xu (she gets mentioned here and there in this thread and the pics of her work are amazing!). She quoted Hayley at $230 for me so I am asking if she would do a rush order for some extra money.  The money spent overall is still SIGNIFICANTLY less than any of these dresses would cost in a boutique :). My experience with Babyonline set me back 525 dollars and if I do decide to try for Hayley again with Vivian I will still be in the good budget zone :D! BTW, Jasmine charges about 825 for Hayley...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey!

 

Well Overall I think the workmanship looks good!

 

For the first one. I agree that perhaps the petti coat and crinoline will make this dress look better. The flowers def do not match the original picture. it looks like they just put one flower in the middle under the bust and didnt do the rest.

 

For the second one I actually really like it. I think it looks great=, however very different than the original picture posted.

 

the last one Kind of looks like the original. Except for the ruffles for sure. They arent big enough. The front isnt too bad.

 

But in the end I think they all look good ! However you have to be happy with what you are wearing :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Originally Posted by Allalala View Post

 

Thanks Danielle :)! Yea they all definitely are not bad. All will be determined when I schlep them on myself. About a week til judgement day!

 

well I look forward to seeing it on! I posted mine on here. But i should post a new one. Because I had someone do the dress up properly and it fits much better now :)

 

Im just wondering if i should get a petti coat underneath or just leave it as is.. hmm lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I remember yours, the drapey twisted one! It was goooorgeous but yes, with a few alteration needs. And what kind of question is that??? OF COURSE you should post final altered pics!!!! :Dsmile159.gif
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×