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#271 RaychelRae

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    Posted 29 October 2009 - 09:53 PM

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    Can you describe what you mean by "Davids Bridal Quality". I was kinda hoping to avoid this. I tried on DB dresses and felt like they were poorly made mass produced dresses. (No offense to anybody who bought one but you can find better dresses for the same price). I thought my tent was made of better material than the DB taffeta dresses I tried on. Not to mention the poor fit and major alterations necessary. I ordered from somebody else so the materials are guaranteed to be different but I'm kinda freaking out now! I want BETTER quality. Haha. I'm not expecting Maggie quality though (replica designer I ordered)
    I think I know what you're talking about, and I think I can explain. . .

    Dresses from Maggie are made of better material, and therefore cost more. For example a dress from China and a Maggie dress may both be made from chiffon, but a China dress would use a polyester-chiffon where a Maggie would use a silk-chiffon which flows absolutely beautifully and looks just lighter than air. The China dress is still gorgeous and very well made, but you can definitely tell the difference in the fabric. You normally wouldn't know the difference until you got the dress though, because people typically list chiffon as chiffon (or whatever material) without specifying which type they use.

    I'm not sure about David's Bridal dresses as I'm not too familiar with them, but I would assume it's the same case, especially since they are able to offer cheaper dresses. You definitely pay for what you get with a higher end dress like a Maggie (better fabric, better crystals, etc), but if that doesn't really matter to you then a China dress would work just as good!

    #272 KJT1985

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      Posted 29 October 2009 - 11:48 PM

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      Originally Posted by RaychelRae
      I think I know what you're talking about, and I think I can explain. . .

      Dresses from Maggie are made of better material, and therefore cost more. For example a dress from China and a Maggie dress may both be made from chiffon, but a China dress would use a polyester-chiffon where a Maggie would use a silk-chiffon which flows absolutely beautifully and looks just lighter than air. The China dress is still gorgeous and very well made, but you can definitely tell the difference in the fabric. You normally wouldn't know the difference until you got the dress though, because people typically list chiffon as chiffon (or whatever material) without specifying which type they use.

      I'm not sure about David's Bridal dresses as I'm not too familiar with them, but I would assume it's the same case, especially since they are able to offer cheaper dresses. You definitely pay for what you get with a higher end dress like a Maggie (better fabric, better crystals, etc), but if that doesn't really matter to you then a China dress would work just as good!
      I see. I guess I'm really only after the look. As long as it doesn't LOOK cheap it doesn't matter so much. I have seen Davids bridal dresses in pictures and they look ok. They just felt HORRIBLE when I tried them on. I had the option to purchase my dress in silk taffeta but it was twice as much so I just went with the regular. I hope i'm not disappointed...

      #273 KJT1985

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        Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:41 PM

        RaychelRae - which ebay seller did you use? I noticed you didn't say. I think your dress photographs beautifully and would be really happy if mine is coming from the same seller. Haha.

        #274 RaychelRae

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          Posted 02 November 2009 - 04:00 PM

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          RaychelRae - which ebay seller did you use? I noticed you didn't say. I think your dress photographs beautifully and would be really happy if mine is coming from the same seller. Haha.
          The seller was kerrie168. They are actually really great to work with. I emailed them saying how great the dress turned out, just wasn't a good style on me, and they offered to custom make me a new dress (different style - I got to choose) if I would just pay shipping (which is like $80) AND they told me just to keep this dress as well. They also said they would make it ASAP since I "wasn't 100% satisfied" with my first order.

          Since it wasn't the craftsmanship that was wrong with this dress (it was me not liking the style on my body) I went ahead and agreed to their deal and just chose a different style of dress that I thought would look better one me.

          #275 KJT1985

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            Posted 02 November 2009 - 05:08 PM

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            Originally Posted by RaychelRae
            The seller was kerrie168. They are actually really great to work with. I emailed them saying how great the dress turned out, just wasn't a good style on me, and they offered to custom make me a new dress (different style - I got to choose) if I would just pay shipping (which is like $80) AND they told me just to keep this dress as well. They also said they would make it ASAP since I "wasn't 100% satisfied" with my first order.

            Since it wasn't the craftsmanship that was wrong with this dress (it was me not liking the style on my body) I went ahead and agreed to their deal and just chose a different style of dress that I thought would look better one me.
            That's amazing!!! And dang it, not the seller I ordered from! Oh well.

            #276 chrissik82

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              Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:12 PM

              Hi girls,

              does anybody have experiences with "shopindream.com"? I tried my dream dress at sadies bridal store and its from the designer Bonny ($846)

              853

              while I was looking online to ensure that this was really the "dress of my dreams" I found it online for $199 at shopindream.com

              so now I really think about buying it online. it is exactly the same picture.
              has anybody ever heard about this webside?

              #277 KJT1985

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                Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:18 PM

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                Hi girls,

                does anybody have experiences with "shopindream.com"? I tried my dream dress at sadies bridal store and its from the designer Bonny ($846)

                853

                while I was looking online to ensure that this was really the "dress of my dreams" I found it online for $199 at shopindream.com

                so now I really think about buying it online. it is exactly the same picture.
                has anybody ever heard about this webside?
                It's the same picture because they use the actual designers photos but the dresses aren't guaranteed to be 100% since its not coming from the designer and there's only so much information you can have from a photo.

                Anyway, I haven't heard of them so I can't say anything about that. But a lot of other people I HAVE heard of will make any dress you want. So don't feel limited just because theirs is the only site you can find that dress listed on.

                I was excited when I saw it was a Bonny dress you wanted because I have a real one for sale. But sadly it's not the same dress....

                #278 chrissik82

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                  Posted 04 November 2009 - 06:22 PM

                  this is the dress on the webside I´ve mentioned

                  A-line sweetheart embroidery multi-levers lace whi - Wedding Dress ShopinDream

                  #279 **~Linda~**

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                    Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:07 PM

                    Ok ive been keeping it quiet for sometime now! Since we are having an AHR, and although we are going to use our wedding attire for the first hour, I planned on changing into a reception dress afterward...Searched all through the threads wondering where to get my AHR dress and i found landybridal to be the most reliable for me! The dress got here today! I rushed over to the PO to pick it up and here are the pics!! Its perfect and fits like a glove!!! Please dont mind my grungy look lol, ive had a very long day but wanted to share these with you!

                    The original:
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                    My dress:
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                    Another view:

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                    Close up on details:
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                    I can't stress enough how great they were to work with and how absolutely delicate the quality of the dress is! The workmanship is top notch! Thanks again for sharing your stories ladies without your advice I wouldn't have dared to do it!

                    #280 KJT1985

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                      Posted 04 November 2009 - 11:19 PM

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                      Originally Posted by kuteliya
                      Ok ive been keeping it quiet for sometime now! Since we are having an AHR, and although we are going to use our wedding attire for the first hour, I planned on changing into a reception dress afterward...Searched all through the threads wondering where to get my AHR dress and i found landybridal to be the most reliable for me! The dress got here today! I rushed over to the PO to pick it up and here are the pics!! Its perfect and fits like a glove!!! Please dont mind my grungy look lol, ive had a very long day but wanted to share these with you!

                      The original:
                      Click the image to open in full size.

                      My dress:

                      Click the image to open in full size.

                      Another view:

                      Click the image to open in full size.

                      Close up on details:
                      Click the image to open in full size.

                      I can't stress enough how great they were to work with and how absolutely delicate the quality of the dress is! The workmanship is top notch! Thanks again for sharing your stories ladies without your advice I wouldn't have dared to do it!
                      I can't see the pictures!! Oh, I was so excited too! PLEEEEASE fix it. Hehe




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