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#4911 2012mrstobe

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    Posted 17 August 2012 - 10:03 AM

    Originally Posted by heatherc234 

    My dress came last night!  Beyond thrilled with the detailing.  Couldn't try it on yet because FI was around and doesn't want to see it on me till our wedding day.  Will be trying it on tomorrow (today is my brother's wedding, no time to try it on).  Can't wait to post pictures for you ladies.


    Thanks for all the support throughout this process.  They shipped my dress Monday and I received it Thursday.  I would still recommend Gianinar Bridal because the detailing is amazing, I would just suggest you give at least a 40 days window between the date you give and your actual wedding date.  I gave them August 10th as my wedding date (actually is September 30th) and it arrived August 16th.  So 6 days late for my fake date, still plenty early for my real wedding.



    ......breathing a sigh of relief for you......


    I am so happy you have your dress in your hands and you are pleased with it! Can't wait to see pictures!

    #4912 heatherc234

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      Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:10 AM

      Thanks Ladies!  I got only a few seconds to try it on this morning, didn't get pictures.  Sorry!  I will take some this Friday when my MOH comes over to get her dress fitted.


      I can tell you that they did a PERFECT job on the fit and length!  I need NOTHING done but the bustle.  Fit is perfect, length is perfect.  Thank God they put the cap sleeves on as detachable.  They went a little over the top on the detailing on the cap sleeves and they overpower the dress.  I could remove some of the detailing and keep the sleeves.  Haven't decided yet.


      Given everything, I would definitely go this route again and not look back. 


      I will post pictures by Saturday, August 25th!  Promise! 



      #4913 xbubbix

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        Posted 19 August 2012 - 03:58 AM

        Originally Posted by 2012mrstobe 

        Are you saying do a sweetheart neckline? I agree, I think it would nice with a sweetheart neckline as well. The ruching that you drew seems to follow the lines of the ruching already done, correct?


        Yep, I ended up asking them to do an understated sweetheart neckline as I'm not a huge fan of the really round sweetheart necklines that they usually do. I also changed the ruching, which they did and here's the result.



        I'm really happy with it! Like many other brides on this forum, I highly recommend them. The only advice I have is to make sure to point out everything that you don't like with the mid production photos, no matter how minor it is. This is the third set of mid production photos they have sent me, which shows how accomodating they are. 

        #4914 Katryne

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          Posted 19 August 2012 - 04:31 AM

          Amazing! Thanks for posting that, it's really cool to see the results after seeing what alterations you had asked for!

          #4915 Lillianm80

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            Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:22 AM

            Hi, ladies! I am new here and so happy I ran across this forum. Does any one have experience with Vivian-Dress on ebay? I am thinking of getting this dress...





            Does anyone have any advice on what I should ask of the dress maker? Any suggestions on tried and true dress makers? Thanks!



            #4916 xbubbix

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              Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:35 PM

              I haven't personally tried Vivian from ebay so I can't vouch for or against that seller. I think most brides here would recommend Jasmine's bridal shop but I guess it depends on your budget and how picky you are with the final product. I tried two other chinese dressmakers, and wasn't really happy with their results. But then again, I'm pretty picky.


              The first one was from a seller by the name of romanticweddinggown on dhgate . I had specific instructions for them to remove the flower from the dress and replace it with a brooch, which they did not do. They didn't send me any mid production photos or any correspondence after paying them. However, I only paid $120 for it and for that money, it was pretty good. However, the fabric was cheap looking (100% polyster) and there were a few flaws that I couldn't overlook. It also only looked about 60 per cent like the original and their measurements were a little off in terms of strap length. I find that a lot of chinese dress makers tend to make straps and necklines really high up





              The second seller I tried was on ebay by the name of world.a. Again, the fabric was cheap and nasty looking. Before ordering, I had asked them what the composition of their fabric was, and they had stated "we only use the highest quality fabrics" which is complete bulldust.







              My advice to you is to check with Vivian if she has made this dress before and whether she has real pictures of the dresses she has made. To me, it looks like a complex dress:


              1) It looks like high quality duchess satin, and most ebay sellers use really thin satin

              2) There's a lace and beading component, which may be difficult to replicate

              3) The rouching and pleating has to be really precise


              Jasmine's bridal is a little pricier than other "knock off" places, but they are well worth it for piece of mind. It took me 2 years to find them.

              #4917 Donna Hewitt

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                Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:17 PM

                Ok Ladies - I have ordered my dress!!!  From Jasmine's of course.... Haven't tried it on - But, I saw it and fell in love with it and now I am just hoping for the best!!  






                I've ordered it in off white.... Eek - Really nervous - BUT SOOOO EXCITED!!!!  I will keep you posted!

                #4918 xbubbix

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                  Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:35 AM

                  Here are pics of a copy of 'vera wang gemma' dress that my cousin brought from Jasmines. Really happy with it and the process was really easy..although there was a little bit of back and forth emailing but they were always so helpful. No upgrade on the craftmanship and materials. Highly recommend Jasmines! Just wanted to say thank you to all who have posted on this valuable thread and thought I'd try do my bit to help anyone wanting to get a replica.. .photo.JPG photo(1).JPG

                  Gorgeous dress ;) I have a question about how Jasmine's bridal shop pack and ship the dress, which hopefully you can help me with. It's hard to tell from the pics but I'm scared that the rosettes at the bottom of my dress will look limp from the way they tightly pack the dresses into bags. Did the rosettes on the bottom of the dress get squished or is it still volumous? Much appreciated if any other ladies who have ordered fuller skirts can provide me with their experiences.

                  #4919 xbubbix

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                    Posted 20 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

                    Ok Ladies - I have ordered my dress!!!  From Jasmine's of course.... Haven't tried it on - But, I saw it and fell in love with it and now I am just hoping for the best!!   Posted Image Posted Image I've ordered it in off white.... Eek - Really nervous - BUT SOOOO EXCITED!!!!  I will keep you posted!

                    Yay, i'm excited for you. It's a gorgeous dress and you can't go wrong with off-white.

                    #4920 Lillianm80

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                      Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:29 AM

                      Do you mind me asking how much you paid for your Jasmine dresses? They all look so beautiful! My budget is so low though. This is my 2nd wedding and we are paying for it all by ourseleves. My first dress was 5K! How stupid was I!?!?

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