I guess there are a lot of reasons why we went for a Chinese dressmakers:
1) limited budget
2) Frugal, similar to limited budget, except the bride has the money but unwilling to spend that much on a dress
3) TTD, some brides have orignal designer dress for their wedding, and unwilling to dive it into the ocean and roll it on the sands
4) Second dress or AHR dress, bride already has her main dress, but wants more...afterall, this is the only occassion beside Halloween that a normal chick can wear big fat dresses without looking silly.
So far, dresses presented on this thread turned out to be very nice.