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#3681 misskim_red@msn.com

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    Posted 30 August 2011 - 09:31 PM

    UnfortunatelyI can't spend $1200 just to spend another $800 trying to make it want I want and still not be the color I want either. 

     

    I actually tried to order a cocktail dress about 4 months ago from babyonline much more simple and they blew it before the 45 days, too, and gave a refund with no dress!  I seem to have the worst luck!


    'Gra geal mo chroi'

    #3682 misskim_red@msn.com

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      Posted 30 August 2011 - 10:25 PM

      In my desperate all evening search for the perfect dress (since I've given up on the custom design I wanted) I've been searching for something simple but different.  Since I'm doing a handfasting I'll be wearing his tartan sash at the end and for some pics.  He'll be wearing a kilt so there is a lot going on in our outfits. 

       

      I found a very unique seller on ebay.  Her dresses (or his, I don't know) are more my style. Very avant garde, think Pnina Tornai!  I placed my bid and hopefully all will turn out well.

       

      Here's the seller:

      http://www.ebay.com/...14.l1581&_pgn=2

       

      And here's the dress I'm bidding on:

       

       

      If you look at the auction they show it in cream with black overlay. I want a light blue with white lace.  I think this is exactly what I was looking for.  I'm busty so if it shows too much I will have a one-shoulder detachable sash or sleeve added.


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      #3683 cbandemer

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        Posted 31 August 2011 - 09:22 AM

        How does the ebay deal work? You place a bid and they decide if thats enough?? I've never even looked into any type of dresses on ebay. Is it worth it?



         

        Originally Posted by misskim_red@msn.com 

        In my desperate all evening search for the perfect dress (since I've given up on the custom design I wanted) I've been searching for something simple but different.  Since I'm doing a handfasting I'll be wearing his tartan sash at the end and for some pics.  He'll be wearing a kilt so there is a lot going on in our outfits. 

         

        I found a very unique seller on ebay.  Her dresses (or his, I don't know) are more my style. Very avant garde, think Pnina Tornai!  I placed my bid and hopefully all will turn out well.

         

        Here's the seller:

        http://www.ebay.com/...14.l1581&_pgn=2

         

        And here's the dress I'm bidding on:

         

         

        If you look at the auction they show it in cream with black overlay. I want a light blue with white lace.  I think this is exactly what I was looking for.  I'm busty so if it shows too much I will have a one-shoulder detachable sash or sleeve added.



         



        #3684 tdmaus

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          Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:15 AM

          Hello ladies… so I’m finally home and tried on my dress…and I have to say: I loooooooooove my dress!! As you might remember, I ordered my replica dress from bigdaydress.They used the same satin material like the original dress I tried on in the store… totally loving it! It’s maybe 1 size too big though, but that’s easy to fix – better than not fitting in the dress at all, right? :) My FI measured me that day, so the sizing could also be our mistake.

           

          So here are the steps of my process – and hopefully it will help some other ladies on the board with their decision and dress hunt:

          1. I tried on the original dress in the store. Therefore, I knew how it would look and fit on my body and how the material felt like, etc…

          2. I did check out discount websites like recycle bride, etc…but what are the chances of having them sell the same dress in the same color in my size, right? I also checked out “cheaper” bridal stores like David’s Bridal or Alfred Angelo, but didn’t like any of their dresses and didn’t want to just settle for a dress.

          3. since my wedding is not til May 2012, I had plenty of time to check out vendors…and even if this dress was messed up, I still have plenty of time to order another one… I contacted like 5-6 dress makers that were recommened on this thread, e.g. giannar bridal, jasmine bridal (they were more expensive), jeff liu (he quoted me $400), monica’s bridal (slow response, even though cheap), babyonline (fast response, but hasn’t created a similar dress for other customers before), etc

          4. since I wanted some changes to my dress (no shoulder strap, add beadings), I actually inserted my dress pic from the store to a word document, then draw lines of where the beading should be, I added comments to it, etc… you have to keep in mind, that these dress makers are from China and english are not their first language… and since they can’t read my mind – I figured, I’ll put a lot of details in my instructions as possible and visuals are more helpful than words alone.

          5. I sent them pic of the beading that I would like on the dress.

          6. I requested approval pics BEFORE they send out my dress.

           

          Why did I choose Bigdaydress? Because I read on other wedding forums (The Knot, wedding bee) great reviews about them. I also asked all the dress makers for pictures of similar dresses that they have created for other customers and bigdaydress sent me several pictures from different clients. And as a customer, I really like it, when they respond to me quickly as bigdaydress did. It made me feel confident and even after I paid for the dress, their customer service response was still fast. I ordered the dress in Mid July, received my approval pics a month later and once I gave them my OK, they shipped it out right away. So it took about 1.5 months to get my dress (of course, I also ordered it during a month, where there are no big holidays in China – so not a busy season). Now that I’ve tried on the dress, I don’t feel like it’s cheap at all…I don’t think, anyone can tell if my dress was made in China or if I bought it here. And even though I only paid $369 (original dress was $1400)!! I don’t think, you can get a dress like that for less than $400 at David’s Bridal, do you? :)

           

          I also have to thank the ladies on the board here… without these reviews, I probably would have never even thought about getting a replica dress… i was too nervous ordering a replica dress – but after reading all these great reviews from other brides, I figured, I’ll give it a try. And now, I’m presenting you my dress… what do you think? Hope you like it as much as I do…

           

          Original dress:

           

          3170-012.jpg

           

           

           

          some wrinkles on the dress because of shipping,but totally loving it otherwise:

           

          IMG_0322 - Copy.JPGIMG_0340 - Copy.JPG



          #3685 vbbbtk

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            Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:43 AM

            I have not recieved my actual dress yet, but I should get it soon.  So far I have been really happy working with Jasmines bridal shop, hopefully my opionion is the same once my dress comes in.  They have great communication and their website has great pictures of the work they have done.  They are a little more expensive but still resonable.

            When you place an order it is 1/2 down and then once you approve their pictures of the dress they charge you for the other 1/2 and ship it out to you after double checking measurements. 

             

            I will be posting pics once I get my dress and can provide more information at that time....

             

            Originally Posted by misskim_red@msn.com 

            UnfortunatelyI can't spend $1200 just to spend another $800 trying to make it want I want and still not be the color I want either. 

             

            I actually tried to order a cocktail dress about 4 months ago from babyonline much more simple and they blew it before the 45 days, too, and gave a refund with no dress!  I seem to have the worst luck!



             



            #3686 vbbbtk

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              Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:44 AM

              Beautiful! 

              Hello ladies… so I’m finally home and tried on my dress…and I have to say: I loooooooooove my dress!! As you might remember, I ordered my replica dress from bigdaydress.They used the same satin material like the original dress I tried on in the store… totally loving it! It’s maybe 1 size too big though, but that’s easy to fix – better than not fitting in the dress at all, right? :) My FI measured me that day, so the sizing could also be our mistake.

               

              So here are the steps of my process – and hopefully it will help some other ladies on the board with their decision and dress hunt:

              1. I tried on the original dress in the store. Therefore, I knew how it would look and fit on my body and how the material felt like, etc…

              2. I did check out discount websites like recycle bride, etc…but what are the chances of having them sell the same dress in the same color in my size, right? I also checked out “cheaper” bridal stores like David’s Bridal or Alfred Angelo, but didn’t like any of their dresses and didn’t want to just settle for a dress.

              3. since my wedding is not til May 2012, I had plenty of time to check out vendors…and even if this dress was messed up, I still have plenty of time to order another one… I contacted like 5-6 dress makers that were recommened on this thread, e.g. giannar bridal, jasmine bridal (they were more expensive), jeff liu (he quoted me $400), monica’s bridal (slow response, even though cheap), babyonline (fast response, but hasn’t created a similar dress for other customers before), etc

              4. since I wanted some changes to my dress (no shoulder strap, add beadings), I actually inserted my dress pic from the store to a word document, then draw lines of where the beading should be, I added comments to it, etc… you have to keep in mind, that these dress makers are from China and english are not their first language… and since they can’t read my mind – I figured, I’ll put a lot of details in my instructions as possible and visuals are more helpful than words alone.

              5. I sent them pic of the beading that I would like on the dress.

              6. I requested approval pics BEFORE they send out my dress.

               

              Why did I choose Bigdaydress? Because I read on other wedding forums (The Knot, wedding bee) great reviews about them. I also asked all the dress makers for pictures of similar dresses that they have created for other customers and bigdaydress sent me several pictures from different clients. And as a customer, I really like it, when they respond to me quickly as bigdaydress did. It made me feel confident and even after I paid for the dress, their customer service response was still fast. I ordered the dress in Mid July, received my approval pics a month later and once I gave them my OK, they shipped it out right away. So it took about 1.5 months to get my dress (of course, I also ordered it during a month, where there are no big holidays in China – so not a busy season). Now that I’ve tried on the dress, I don’t feel like it’s cheap at all…I don’t think, anyone can tell if my dress was made in China or if I bought it here. And even though I only paid $369 (original dress was $1400)!! I don’t think, you can get a dress like that for less than $400 at David’s Bridal, do you? :)

               

              I also have to thank the ladies on the board here… without these reviews, I probably would have never even thought about getting a replica dress… i was too nervous ordering a replica dress – but after reading all these great reviews from other brides, I figured, I’ll give it a try. And now, I’m presenting you my dress… what do you think? Hope you like it as much as I do…

               

              Original dress:

               

              3170-012.jpg

               

               

               

              some wrinkles on the dress because of shipping,but totally loving it otherwise:

               

              IMG_0322 - Copy.JPGIMG_0340 - Copy.JPG



               



              #3687 ericka417

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                Posted 31 August 2011 - 10:47 AM

                I am so happy for you that your experience went well.  The dress turned out so much like the original. That's great!!!!
                 

                Originally Posted by tdmaus 

                Hello ladies… so I’m finally home and tried on my dress…and I have to say: I loooooooooove my dress!! As you might remember, I ordered my replica dress from bigdaydress.They used the same satin material like the original dress I tried on in the store… totally loving it! It’s maybe 1 size too big though, but that’s easy to fix – better than not fitting in the dress at all, right? :) My FI measured me that day, so the sizing could also be our mistake.

                 

                So here are the steps of my process – and hopefully it will help some other ladies on the board with their decision and dress hunt:

                1. I tried on the original dress in the store. Therefore, I knew how it would look and fit on my body and how the material felt like, etc…

                2. I did check out discount websites like recycle bride, etc…but what are the chances of having them sell the same dress in the same color in my size, right? I also checked out “cheaper” bridal stores like David’s Bridal or Alfred Angelo, but didn’t like any of their dresses and didn’t want to just settle for a dress.

                3. since my wedding is not til May 2012, I had plenty of time to check out vendors…and even if this dress was messed up, I still have plenty of time to order another one… I contacted like 5-6 dress makers that were recommened on this thread, e.g. giannar bridal, jasmine bridal (they were more expensive), jeff liu (he quoted me $400), monica’s bridal (slow response, even though cheap), babyonline (fast response, but hasn’t created a similar dress for other customers before), etc

                4. since I wanted some changes to my dress (no shoulder strap, add beadings), I actually inserted my dress pic from the store to a word document, then draw lines of where the beading should be, I added comments to it, etc… you have to keep in mind, that these dress makers are from China and english are not their first language… and since they can’t read my mind – I figured, I’ll put a lot of details in my instructions as possible and visuals are more helpful than words alone.

                5. I sent them pic of the beading that I would like on the dress.

                6. I requested approval pics BEFORE they send out my dress.

                 

                Why did I choose Bigdaydress? Because I read on other wedding forums (The Knot, wedding bee) great reviews about them. I also asked all the dress makers for pictures of similar dresses that they have created for other customers and bigdaydress sent me several pictures from different clients. And as a customer, I really like it, when they respond to me quickly as bigdaydress did. It made me feel confident and even after I paid for the dress, their customer service response was still fast. I ordered the dress in Mid July, received my approval pics a month later and once I gave them my OK, they shipped it out right away. So it took about 1.5 months to get my dress (of course, I also ordered it during a month, where there are no big holidays in China – so not a busy season). Now that I’ve tried on the dress, I don’t feel like it’s cheap at all…I don’t think, anyone can tell if my dress was made in China or if I bought it here. And even though I only paid $369 (original dress was $1400)!! I don’t think, you can get a dress like that for less than $400 at David’s Bridal, do you? :)

                 

                I also have to thank the ladies on the board here… without these reviews, I probably would have never even thought about getting a replica dress… i was too nervous ordering a replica dress – but after reading all these great reviews from other brides, I figured, I’ll give it a try. And now, I’m presenting you my dress… what do you think? Hope you like it as much as I do…

                 

                Original dress:

                 

                3170-012.jpg

                 

                 

                 

                some wrinkles on the dress because of shipping,but totally loving it otherwise:

                 

                IMG_0322 - Copy.JPGIMG_0340 - Copy.JPG



                 



                #3688 Lindy S

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                  Posted 31 August 2011 - 06:55 PM

                  Has anyone purchased any dresses from Fabulous U shopping? The photos they have posted on Facebook and their website look like they do a great job. Just thought I'd see if anyone has ordered from them and give everyone another option to look at!

                   

                  http://www.facebook....129086153789265

                   

                  http://www.fushopping.com/



                  #3689 FutureMrsLewis

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                    Posted 31 August 2011 - 07:19 PM



                    Originally Posted by Lindy S 

                    Has anyone purchased any dresses from Fabulous U shopping? The photos they have posted on Facebook and their website look like they do a great job. Just thought I'd see if anyone has ordered from them and give everyone another option to look at!

                     

                    http://www.facebook....129086153789265

                     

                    http://www.fushopping.com/




                    DON'T DO IT!!!

                     

                    If you look back quite a few pages you'll see my post with my dress from Fabulous U.  Their initials are FU, take that as your warning...  The embroidery on my gown is beautiful, don't get me wrong, but the dress left the factory with a rip right across the top of the skirt that they tried to hide behind some hideous ruching.  I say "left the factory" because I know for a FACT it did not happen during shipping.  And I left a comment on their Rate Point that is linked to their page and it never showed up.  Notice how there are no negative comments?  They are obviously taking them out and only leaving the positive ones.

                     

                    I paid $269.99 for my dress, plus paid for express shipping only to have it shipped regular post and when it showed up my tiara was also destroyed because it was wrapped in a thin foam wrapper (not styrofoam, more like a fabric-like foam).  I'm now paying $350+ to have my dress repaired, and I'm not sure if it can even be repaired to my liking.  Please, please, please choose someone else!  There are companies that offer better quality for a better price!



                    #3690 Lindy S

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                      Posted 31 August 2011 - 08:11 PM


                      THANK YOU so much for your input!!! I won't buy from them!
                       

                      Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis 






                      DON'T DO IT!!!

                       

                      If you look back quite a few pages you'll see my post with my dress from Fabulous U.  Their initials are FU, take that as your warning...  The embroidery on my gown is beautiful, don't get me wrong, but the dress left the factory with a rip right across the top of the skirt that they tried to hide behind some hideous ruching.  I say "left the factory" because I know for a FACT it did not happen during shipping.  And I left a comment on their Rate Point that is linked to their page and it never showed up.  Notice how there are no negative comments?  They are obviously taking them out and only leaving the positive ones.

                       

                      I paid $269.99 for my dress, plus paid for express shipping only to have it shipped regular post and when it showed up my tiara was also destroyed because it was wrapped in a thin foam wrapper (not styrofoam, more like a fabric-like foam).  I'm now paying $350+ to have my dress repaired, and I'm not sure if it can even be repaired to my liking.  Please, please, please choose someone else!  There are companies that offer better quality for a better price!



                       






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