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#2221 shootystar

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    Posted 24 December 2010 - 07:22 PM

    Ok so I ordered a dress from Monica's bridal today, I ordered it in white just to be safe.  I also got an email from april bridal that made it sound like my dress from them is getting close to finished. =D



    #2222 Karen&Rene

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      Posted 27 December 2010 - 12:18 PM

      Sorry for the delayed response, but I ordered an ivory dress from Monica Bridal.  It was pretty close to white actually, not yellowy at all. 

      Who here got an ivory dress from monica bridal? It doesn't look too yellow on their website but I wanted to make sure that it was more an off white than a light yellow.


      And just an update on my dress situation.  I ended up selling my china dress because I fell in love with a different one at a local bridal salon.  Now I'm thinking of having a copy made overseas to use as my TTD.  Not sure if I'm going to use Monica Bridal again or Babyonline... getting quotes now!



      #2223 elaintingting

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        Posted 27 December 2010 - 10:17 PM

        hi don't worry about this you know  nowadays there are more and more person buying things online  ,also exist cheat but if   you  buy your things from a good site it's no problem for you  to buy the wedding dress you want



        #2224 shootystar

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          Posted 28 December 2010 - 01:06 AM

          So I got photos of my dress from april bridal. It was a custom design job, but here is what I asked for: This top with this bottom and 2 detachable belts/sashes.aprilbridalinspirtation.jpeg

           

          These are the photos that they sent me to confirm before shipping:

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          Overall I think the dress looks decent, although it's so shiny and the skirt part looks so much stiffer, shinier, and less folded and less flowy than my inspiration skirt. The lack of foldedness flowyness bothers me most since that is why I liked it :( I think they did a good job replicating the beading on the beaded belt, but it is SOOO wide looking.That flower belt is all over the place. >_> I had to pay extra for the belts and I wouldn't wear either of those. Should I ask them to make a new skinnier belt to replace the horrible looking flower one or is that not usually something china stores will do? And if I do ask them, what kind of belt do you guys think they could replicate easily? I just want to add something to make the dress less simple.

           

          What do you guys think? See anything else wrong with it that I should have them fix before shipping?



          #2225 cookiemunchkin

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            Posted 28 December 2010 - 02:15 PM

            shootystar - sorry for the delayed response, but I ordered ivory from Monica Bridal and it is not yellowy at all.

             

            For your second dress, I agree that it looks a little stiffer than the inspiration dress but I think the dress looks nice.  The belts are quite wide though



            #2226 shootystar

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              Posted 28 December 2010 - 02:44 PM

              Karen&Rene, Cookiemunchkin: Thanks for your replies on monica bridal's Ivory. It's been 4 days since I ordered and they said it'd be done in 10 days, but on the off chance that they haven't started the dress, I messaged them to ask them to make it in Ivory if they hadn't already started it in white. ^___^

               

              I also emailed aprils bridal about getting a photo of the dress without a belt on it and getting a replacement belt for the weird flower one. When I ordered the dress, I also asked that the beaded sash be very long so that it could be tied and hang down in the back, but in the photos it actually looks really short, while the flower one looks like it might be long. I don't know how I could have been more clear, I put measurements and descriptions right on the photos. Hmm, I should ask about that as well.



              #2227 Karen&Rene

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                Posted 28 December 2010 - 02:54 PM


                 

                Originally Posted by shootystar 

                So I got photos of my dress from april bridal. It was a custom design job, but here is what I asked for: This top with this bottom and 2 detachable belts/sashes.aprilbridalinspirtation.jpeg

                 

                These are the photos that they sent me to confirm before shipping:

                CM581-5.JPGCM581-8.JPGCM581-4.JPGCM581-2.JPG

                 

                Overall I think the dress looks decent, although it's so shiny and the skirt part looks so much stiffer, shinier, and less folded and less flowy than my inspiration skirt. The lack of foldedness flowyness bothers me most since that is why I liked it :( I think they did a good job replicating the beading on the beaded belt, but it is SOOO wide looking.That flower belt is all over the place. >_> I had to pay extra for the belts and I wouldn't wear either of those. Should I ask them to make a new skinnier belt to replace the horrible looking flower one or is that not usually something china stores will do? And if I do ask them, what kind of belt do you guys think they could replicate easily? I just want to add something to make the dress less simple.

                 

                What do you guys think? See anything else wrong with it that I should have them fix before shipping?


                Overall, I think it looks very nice!  I do see what you mean with the flowyness of the skirt; what fabric was the inspiration dress made out of?  I think the belts are cute, but I agree that they are way too wide.  I would go ahead and ask them to make changes to the belts/make new ones completely.  Maybe they can just adjust the flower one so that it's skinnier.  Or do you not like the feathers?



                #2228 shootystar

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                  Posted 28 December 2010 - 05:37 PM



                  Originally Posted by Karen&Rene 

                  Overall, I think it looks very nice!  I do see what you mean with the flowyness of the skirt; what fabric was the inspiration dress made out of?  I think the belts are cute, but I agree that they are way too wide.  I would go ahead and ask them to make changes to the belts/make new ones completely.  Maybe they can just adjust the flower one so that it's skinnier.  Or do you not like the feathers?


                  The inspiration dress was made of tulle. Unfortunately, I don't think skinnifying the flower belt would make me like it. I expected the belt to be different, maybe with differently shaped flowers or different flower size ratios or no crystals, but a belt with lots of space between each flower and flowers of equal size is just too different from the photos I sent. I wish they had just told me that the belt was too complicated for them to make, I could have given them a simpler belt right away. Now I feel bad because it will have been a waste of their time and materials, plus it means a longer wait for my dress.



                  #2229 imara11

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                    Posted 29 December 2010 - 11:02 PM

                    Hi ladies,

                    I've been reading this thread for days now to get ideas on which online site I should over my dress from.  I wanted to ask all of you that have ordered dresses online what the inside of the dresses were like.  I'm sure you have all tried on designer dresses at bridal shops, and when you try on a strapless it usually has an elastic belt inside to help keep a strapless dress up.  Do your dresses include this? Or would that be something extra to ask for?



                    #2230 shootystar

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                      Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:58 AM

                      Wow, I'm pretty impressed with monica bridal's customer service right now. I had emailed them to see if they could change my dress from white to ivory and they said that they had already started the dress so they couldn't. I was fine with that, but today they told me that since someone else had ordered white today, I could have it in Ivory now if I still wanted. I'm impressed that they remembered and bothered to ask me even though I would have been fine with the white. It was a little bit of a tough choice since this means I'll get my dress later, but I can live with 4 or 5 days later.






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