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#1411 breeze616

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    Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:50 PM


     

    Originally Posted by lisadias 

    thanks

    How was the shipping time from when you ordered? Did you get charged any duty, taxes or brokerage fees coming into canada? How much do they charge for veils?
     


     

     

    Hi Lisa,

     

    Another Canadian member who ordered from Gianinar said that they delivered it via TNT from China and it arrived at her door by UPS. She said she got a bill from TNT for $25 and that was it. Shipping was very fast.

     

    Mine is in alteration stages then they'll be sending it to me in Ontario. I will definetly post here what (if any) the additional postage costs are for me, but I don't expect mine for another month or so. :)
     



    #1412 lisadias

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      Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:53 PM

      Thanks Bree

       

      I am in Brampton. i think i am going with Monica Bridal as I has sent an email to Gianinar and they took too long to respond. Also Monica Bridal was cheaper. The only thing i am worried about is they ship via ems which sometimes looses packages but my wedding is not till next april so i should be ok if something were to go wrong and i wanted to order the original!
       

      Originally Posted by breeze616 


       

       

      Hi Lisa,

       

      Another Canadian member who ordered from Gianinar said that they delivered it via TNT from Chine and it arrived at her door by UPS. She said she got a bill from TNT for $25 and that was it. Shipping was very fast.

       

      Mine is in alteration stages then they'll be sending it to me in Ontario. I will definetly post here what (if any) the additional postage costs are for me, but I don't expect mine for another month or so. :)
       





      #1413 breeze616

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        Posted 24 August 2010 - 06:56 PM



        Originally Posted by lisadias 

        Thanks Bree

         

        I am in Brampton. i think i am going with Monica Bridal as I has sent an email to Gianinar and they took too long to respond. Also Monica Bridal was cheaper. The only thing i am worried about is they ship via ems which sometimes looses packages but my wedding is not till next april so i should be ok if something were to go wrong and i wanted to order the original!
         


         


        Yes, I have heard that EMS is not as reliable, but it is delivered by Canada Post once it gets here - so atleast you don't have to worry about some ridiculous brokerage fees. UPS has the WORST brokerage fees - I'm crossing my fingers.



        #1414 mochamakes3

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          Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:27 AM

          I am torn between gianinar and monica bridal as well. I sent an email to gianinar requesting prices last week and haven't gotten a reply yet. I really like your choice lisadias. I think I'm going to do the same and order in advance just in case things don't turn out.



          #1415 prettypigpig

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            Posted 25 August 2010 - 03:39 PM



            Originally Posted by lisadias 

            thanks

            How was the shipping time from when you ordered? Did you get charged any duty, taxes or brokerage fees coming into canada? How much do they charge for veils?
             


             



            The veil costed around $40-$50, it is a 4-5 meters long mantilla veil with the same lace and beadings as my dress.  I didn't pay any taxes and duty ( I think the custom randomly picks which package to check and charge).  It took 4 biz days to ship from China to Montreal and the dressmaker tracked it.  I had it sent to my parents' place, and I didn't know it arrived until the dressmaker told me over the chat that someone called "Ming" (my dad) signed for the package.


            Bonnie

            Married to Mr. El Khaiat on July 4th, 2011 @ Royal Playa Del Carmen


            #1416 lisadias

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              Posted 25 August 2010 - 05:02 PM

              Thanks ladies! i guess I will be crossing my fingers that they don't check my package! Ah well for the cost of the dress i guess it is not a big deal really.

              Mocha I am going to be ordering my dress soon and apparently it only takes like 10days to make and then another 5 to ship so if you aren't in a hurry i will let you know how it looks when i get it. So far the communication and service has been outstanding. They have this chat thing where you can talk to them immediately. Must easier than through email i think! And if I am hesitant at all about the dress i am just going to order the original, use the cheap one as the TTD and sell the original after to try and get some money back.



              #1417 mochamakes3

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                Posted 26 August 2010 - 04:43 AM

                That sounds like a great idea Lisadias. Please let me know as soon as you receive your package. Also, I order a lot of tech stuff from China, and they usually mark it as a gift with no value in order to avoid custom fees. I usually track my packages and am always amazed at how quickly they arrive.

                 

                I'm going to a Maggie Sottero trunk show this weekend, so hopefully I find the dress of my dreams. I don't think I will tell anyone, my mom included, that it is a mail order dress.



                #1418 lisadias

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                  Posted 26 August 2010 - 05:05 AM

                  And I bet no one will even know the difference!! I spoke with Monica Bridal again this morning and sent over all my details including measurements. They are including a petticoat to give the a-line effect of the dress and sending me a veil as a present. It mostly has appliques and lacing on it so it probably won't match my dress but I can always add beading to it after if i want. Not sure if I even want a veil either as i have a tiara that my friend gave me to wear and i really like the idea of a flower on the side where the hair is pulled back. I am going to pay for the dress shortly but I am just waiting for the dollar to go up a bit as it took a nose dive in the last week



                  #1419 tantan88

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                    Posted 28 August 2010 - 04:32 AM

                     

                     

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                    #1420 brendak61

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                      Posted 28 August 2010 - 07:23 AM

                       

                      I saw your post on bestdestinationwedding.com - I actually purchased the knock-off dress you posted on the right (Maggie Sottero) from a maker in China.  When it arrived, it was BEAUTIFUL, but way too small for me.  My fault, I sent a size request rather than measurements.  Anyway, it is hanging in my closet and I ordered another one from the same maker, different style.  Would be interested in selling the first one, just for what it cost me ($120).  It's a US size 12 if you can make that work...let me know if you are interested!  

                       

                      Thanks!

                       

                      Brenda






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