Originally Posted by bmilliken0730
Sooo... I am really doing a lot of research on which and where to buy a dress. I have to particular style i want. A- line, floor length (rare so i will settle with chapel or blush train). The dresses I have fell in love with, 3 are Mori Lee Julietta Collection the my FI had spotted me looing at this last dress online and it actually got his interest (he doesnt care what i wear as long as im happy) so i am trying to find a knock off of this last dress if i can. The dress is only about $600 but when you add alterations, shoes, undergarments, etc, it adds up. So if anyone knows anything, or has any opinions, please please share!! i would love to know which you like best!! and the companies you have had the best experiences with!! Thanks so much ladies!!!
Those first two Julietta gowns are definitely new! My inspiration gown was a Julietta too, 3052. I loved the original, but unfortunately my knock-off was not quite as fabulous. It's a whole lot of pages back. So from ordering my own Julietta knock-off, I have a couple of pieces of advice:
1. Do NOT, under ANY circumstances, order from fushopping.com. Ever. Unless you want to open your gown and cry for three weeks because your wedding day is ruined and eat every brownie that looks at you funny.
2. Find a company that has a bit of experience in plus-sized gowns. You can see 5,000 pictures of a size two gown that came out beautifully, but if they are not familiar with how a plus-sized gown is different from a tiny gown, then you may have a problem. Ask to see pictures of some "curvacious" dresses they've made in the past.
3. Don't give them all of your money before the gown has even been started! A few companies that the ladies on here have used have allowed you to pay a deposit (something like half the price) and then pay the rest once you've seen pictures and you're happy with it.
4. Ask for LOTS of pictures! And not on a hanger, ask for it to be put on a model if at all possible, even if the models they have are too big or too small, it will at least give you a bit of an idea than just hung on a hanger.
5. If there's anything you question and would like more pictures or detailed pictures, GET THEM BEFORE IT LEAVES THEIR STORE/FACTORY! I questioned the "belly" of my dress but thought "Nah, that looks okay" and was in tears when I saw it in person. It cost me over $300 to repair once it got here!
I think that's it. If anyone else has any points to add, feel free, or correct me on some if need be