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#2081 terilina

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    Posted 03 December 2010 - 06:07 AM

    Help!  Dissapointed with dress pictures.  Any advice is appreciated!

     

    Garniner sent me pictures of my dress yesterday.  It is different material than the original.  I think what I like best about the original dress pictures is the look of the soft satin material (see last 3 pics).  In the Garniner dress, it looks like they put a sheer material over the entire dress (see first few pics).

     

    I don't know much about dress making, but would there be the satin material underneath the sheer stuff??  I'm wondering if they can just remove the outer sheer material.  It looks like they attached the lace detail on the bottom to the sheer material, so I would have to get them to do that to the satin part.

     

    I really like the matte satin that they used for chris' dress (pg 205).

     

    Chris - did it take them long to remake your dress in a different material?  Also, did they charge you less for the second dress?  I am also wondering if I get them to remake it, if I should buy both, just in case.

     

    I am starting to get in a time crunch.  We leave on January 12th.

     

    I would also get them to remove the ruffle just under the waist (I don't think it turned out right).  And add the ribbon to the seam under the bust and waist/hip area.

     

    So...I think my options are to either:

    -get them to remove sheer material, and hope for a beautiful dress underneath, or

    -get them to remake the dress - as long as they could do it within a week or so, or

    -should I take it as it is, see how it looks on me,  and get a seamstress to make any changes needed. 

     

    Bonnie - I'm hoping to get your advice, too!  I am also, wondering if I am wrong about the material and if the original dress has the sheer over top and maybe I don't notice it because it's so fitted??

     

     

    Below, is the Garniner dress

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    And here is the original. (you can get a good look at the material in this picture below)

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    #2082 remdog

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      Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:04 AM

      Yesterday I got an email that said my dress shipped.  I was wondering about how long it took everyone to get there dress from China.  I know it will be a little different based on state, just wanted to get a general idea. 

       

      I used Moonbasabridal.com and I'm a little bummed that they didn't send a picture of the finished product.  Now its like Christmas,  waiting to see what's in the box.  UGH!!!!!!



      #2083 mochamakes3

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        Posted 03 December 2010 - 09:53 AM

        My dress took just over a week to get to Ontario from China. The one thing you have to know is that they may have generated the shipping documents but not shipped yet. So just track it. I had pictures before it was sent and I still felt like a little kid on Christmas because you can't really tell much from the picture and even then it's hard until you actually try it on.



        #2084 remdog

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          Posted 03 December 2010 - 10:20 AM

          Thanks mochamakes3.  

           

          Originally Posted by mochamakes3 

          My dress took just over a week to get to Ontario from China. The one thing you have to know is that they may have generated the shipping documents but not shipped yet. So just track it. I had pictures before it was sent and I still felt like a little kid on Christmas because you can't really tell much from the picture and even then it's hard until you actually try it on.





          #2085 ligi

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            Posted 03 December 2010 - 12:21 PM

            Hi, girls! My name is LĀ­gia and I'm from Brazil. After reading almost all of this thread, I decides to order a knock-off from Monica Bridal. This is the dress I chose: http://www.maggiesot...spx?style=A3454

             

            I've already bought a dress from romanticgowns.com, but, although the dress looks exactly like the picture, I think I ordered it on a larger size (sizing in Brazil is different) and it looks kinda big on me. Since this knock-off is such a good price, I think it's worth the try... what do you say? ;)



            #2086 julior

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              Posted 03 December 2010 - 07:30 PM

              of course you can choose it ,i have attend a friend's beach  wedding last year ,it is successful and  we enjoy ourselves .choose a wedding dress you want you can view more site like go to google search iloveonsale or beebridal then you can find their site choose your wedding ,good luck

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              #2087 prettypigpig

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                Posted 04 December 2010 - 09:35 AM

                Terilina,

                 

                I think the ruffles under the bodices are actually flowers, and there is a sheer tulle over the skirt (we can see it in the last pic, when that chick lift her dress, you can see the tulle layer.

                Giving the time limit, and the high volume of shipments during holiday season, it is better to get it now versus to remake the whole dress.


                Bonnie

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


                #2088 badgergirl8

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                  Posted 04 December 2010 - 10:09 AM

                  Terilina,

                  I agree with the other poster, that original dress you posted does actually have an overlay over the skirt, so I think your dress maker did actually make it correctly according to the picture. If you look closely at all of the pictures of the inspiration dress, the top is more shiny satin and the skirt starting at the hip where there is the ribbon type detail, below that it is a different look because of the organza overlay.  I think it looks a little different on your dress on the mannequin because it isn't as tight in the pic as it is on the actual bride wearing the inspiration dress.

                   

                  I agree with asking them to add the ribbon detail at the bust and waist, as far as the flower (ruffle) just below the waist, I think it looks fairly similar to the inspiration dress...for my taste it is a little odd on both versions of the dress so if it were mine I'd remove it.  Either way, I think it is a beautiful dress. 

                   

                  From an outsiders perspective I think they did a decent job replicating it considering they only have a few photos to look at, not the actual dress. I'd be worried about a re-make, not only with time being a factor but simply because I think they may have replicated the best they can based on the pictures.

                   

                  good luck!  Would love to see a pic on you once you have it!

                   



                  #2089 prettypigpig

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                    Posted 04 December 2010 - 08:04 PM

                    OK girls,

                     

                    My bff just tried on her dress, she was pleased with her dress, it fits like a glove.  She is a size 14 with a size 20 waist, so no dress in local bridal shop could fit her perfectly.IMG_1674.JPGIMG_1672.JPGIMG_1675.JPG

                     


                    Bonnie

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


                    #2090 missgomes

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                      Posted 04 December 2010 - 08:14 PM

                      Bonnie... this dress looks really nice on your bff. 






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