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#3551 tdmaus

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    Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:54 AM

    erinmc: I ended up ordering it from bigdaydress. I actually emailed them both and asked them if they had made a similar dress to the one i wanted for other customers before. Monica bridal didnt respond. Babyonline said, they have not - but they can replicate it for me. Bigdaydress's customer service forwarded me 4 other dresses that had similar ruffles that i wanted, so i went with them. They were about $100 more than the sellers from dhgate, but i figured, they had the experience and i rather pay the extra $100 and have the dress done right the first time. Giannar bridal didnt respond til 2 weeks later - after i already put my order in for Bigdaydress. Another store, i contacted was Jeff Liu after i read some recommendations on here... he wanted to charge me $400 even though, he wasn't able to forward me any pics of any dresses similar to the one i wanted...

     

    I'm supposed to get my approval pics from bigdaydress this week... I'm so excited but also very nervous... i'll post them, once i get them :)



    #3552 JoanneIreland

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      Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:19 PM

      erika417 - i tried a few times over the weekend to do online chat with babyonline but couldn't reach anyone. Had spoken to them twice last week without issue (sorry cannot recall the time times but I think it would have been early evening EST), and then talked again today around 10am EST. You have to create an account and login. Have to say the english was good and they were very nice. Will keep everyone updated as I deal further with them and get my dress.



      #3553 FutureMrsLewis

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        Posted 15 August 2011 - 08:12 PM



        Originally Posted by JoanneIreland 

        OK ladies, I just placed my order with Babyonline, and went with dress number 2 !!

        Online chat has been great. They say it will be ready to ship in 18 days. I promise you keep you girls updated and will post pictures when it gets here!
         

         

        I think you made a great choice :)  Both dresses are beautiful, but I think #2 will be much more comfortable to wear (based on how it looks in the pics)
         

         

        Originally Posted by torilynnsmith 

        I will have to check it out, I can generally find shoes in my size online but instore that 1 pair of 10s sells out quickly!!!


        $650 is still a HELL of a lot less than you would have paid in store AND your dress is custom!!!!! Take a deep breath, pour that drink and relax.... you will have a $650 dress you love as opposed to a $300 dress you are self conscious in!!!!!  It is your day so you deserve to be happy and just think... it could be worse... you could be ordering a whole NEW dress!!!!
         


        Definitely check out Barefoot Tess, they were great to deal with and have a beautiful selection of big shoes :)

         

        I'm a little less mad about the extra money now, I realize that it could have certainly been a complete disaster, but thankfully the rest of the dress was so well made that it was only the front layer of chiffon that was giving me so much trouble.  If I had to order a whole new dress now to arrive for our wedding in September I would not be able to sleep until the bugger arrived lol

        And besides, FI got a $400 suit, so I've told him that as the bride I'm supposed to look better than him, so that requires more money!  He kinda gave me this look:   But then he realized that he's not just marrying Mrs. Right, but my first name is "Always", so he agreed lol



        #3554 TimYacho

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          Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:13 PM

          I agree with Ashrose on the first page. It really doesn't matter where you get your wedding dresses from. It only matters what it looks like.



          #3555 TimYacho

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            Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:14 PM

            So true what Ashrose said. It really doesn't matter where you get your wedding dress from, but only what it looks like!



            #3556 tdmaus

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              Posted 16 August 2011 - 05:31 AM

              So... i received my approval pics from bigdaydress in only 1 month + 4 days after i submitted the order. I've tried the original dress on back in June and fell in love with it, but didnt want to spend the $1400 for the original dress...after doing some research, i decided to go with bigdaydress and ordered it in July. And I have to admit: I looooooooooove the dress!! I wanted some changes to the original dress (no shoulder strap, add beadings to bodice) and they did it exactly how i wanted it. I love it! However, in one of the pics, it seems like the right part of the bodice is uneven. I dont know, if it's because they didnt tie it in the back correctly in that pic or if it's really uneven like it looks like... I've emailed them about it... let's see what they say... what do you think?

               

              Here is the original dress from Demetrios:

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              This is the pic that makes me a bit worried... the right upper part of the bodice looks off. I dont notice it in the other pics though - is it because they tied it incorrectly or weird angle or something?? 



              #3557 JoanneIreland

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                Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:28 AM

                Wow tdmaus, they did an amazing job!! I see what you are saying. I would suggest asking them for a close up picture of the bust before they mail it to you. Overall very impressive though!



                #3558 torilynnsmith

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                  Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:52 AM

                  Wow!! looks great!
                   

                  Originally Posted by tdmaus 

                  So... i received my approval pics from bigdaydress in only 1 month + 4 days after i submitted the order. I've tried the original dress on back in June and fell in love with it, but didnt want to spend the $1400 for the original dress...after doing some research, i decided to go with bigdaydress and ordered it in July. And I have to admit: I looooooooooove the dress!! I wanted some changes to the original dress (no shoulder strap, add beadings to bodice) and they did it exactly how i wanted it. I love it! However, in one of the pics, it seems like the right part of the bodice is uneven. I dont know, if it's because they didnt tie it in the back correctly in that pic or if it's really uneven like it looks like... I've emailed them about it... let's see what they say... what do you think?

                   

                  Here is the original dress from Demetrios:

                  3170-012.jpg

                   

                   

                   

                   

                  14658-8534-4.jpg14658-8534-2.jpg

                  14658-8534.jpg

                  This is the pic that makes me a bit worried... the right upper part of the bodice looks off. I dont notice it in the other pics though - is it because they tied it incorrectly or weird angle or something?? 



                   



                  #3559 Skygirl

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                    Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:39 AM

                    deff. ask them for a close up to zoom in to the area that you are interested. good luck



                    #3560 FutureMrsLewis

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                      Posted 16 August 2011 - 06:22 PM



                      Originally Posted by tdmaus 

                      So... i received my approval pics from bigdaydress in only 1 month + 4 days after i submitted the order. I've tried the original dress on back in June and fell in love with it, but didnt want to spend the $1400 for the original dress...after doing some research, i decided to go with bigdaydress and ordered it in July. And I have to admit: I looooooooooove the dress!! I wanted some changes to the original dress (no shoulder strap, add beadings to bodice) and they did it exactly how i wanted it. I love it! However, in one of the pics, it seems like the right part of the bodice is uneven. I dont know, if it's because they didnt tie it in the back correctly in that pic or if it's really uneven like it looks like... I've emailed them about it... let's see what they say... what do you think?

                       

                      Here is the original dress from Demetrios:

                      3170-012.jpg

                       

                       

                       

                       

                      14658-8534-4.jpg14658-8534-2.jpg

                      14658-8534.jpg

                      This is the pic that makes me a bit worried... the right upper part of the bodice looks off. I dont notice it in the other pics though - is it because they tied it incorrectly or weird angle or something?? 



                      The dress looks gorgeous!  I see what you're saying about that little area though.  Ask for more pictures from more angles and ask for a closeup of that particular spot.  It's just as easy to take five pictures as it is to take one once the dress is on the model :)  Learn from my experience!  Don't just pass it off as "maybe it's a bad angle/tieup job", make sure it's suitable to you before it leaves the factory.  It's easier for them to fix it than it is for you once you receive it.

                      The dress is beautiful, you made a great choice :)






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