Hello all you knockoff brides!
I have been reading this thread for a long time, and whanted to share with you my story.
I started looking for wedding dresses for my wedding next july, and found out that I realy loved lace dresses. In my country it is the most common that brides rent a dress, and the rentals do not buy lace dresses. So I started looking in to having one made in China.
I read alot of forums and reviews, and started chatting with Milly Bridal and Landy Bridal. Milly started out good, but when I asked for pictures of samples of lace they just sent a few. I got them to send my fabric samples and it took over a month to arrive, and in the meanwhile the stoped answaring my emails. I think they were a good company but are not keeping up now, so I would not recomend them to anyone.
I also sent emails or requests to alot of other wendors, Monica bridal and more. Monica only had one lace they said they could make the dress with and it was what I whanted.
Landy bridal on the other hand always answared my emails within 24 hours, when I asked to see ther lace samples they sent my a folder with 63 pictures of diffrent lace. I got fabric samples from them and it took 2-3 days to arrive. At first I was going to order the Maggie Sottero Natalie, but with some changes, sweetheart neckline, halter and more. But the day before I orderd I saw the new line from Maggie Sottero and fell in love with Beatrice. I orderd a dress inspired by Beatrice from landy, with a additional detacheable halterneck and the lace I loved.
They said it would tak 45 days in making, before that time had passed I got an email with pictures of my dress, and it is beautiful. It has arrived and is just perfect. It has great boning, and a strech on the inside to help keep it up(which I did now see in the orginal Maggie Sottero dresses I tried) the skirt is 5 layers(silky soft next to the body, then 2 layers of tulle, satin and tulle with lacey overlay).
I had given a bit loose measurements over the hips and it is a litel bit big. But fits every where else, there is still a long time until my wedding so I had always assumed that I would whant it fitted properly after it arrived.
I also orderd a underskirt/petticoat and its perfect and just like the picture.
I would recomend them to anyone, wonderful service and gorgeus dress. I know they ar a bit mor expensive than some other wendors, but for me it was worth it. Am so happy I took the risk.
I cant put in a post with pictures, but you can see them in my profile.