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#5281 decemberbride20

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    Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:27 AM

    wow, i personally think it's gorgeous and usually never like the lace on knock-off dresses. Can i ask how much you paid for this?



    #5282 Speckles121

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      Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:36 AM

      Originally Posted by DrLoza 

      Now, I ordered a Duarte dress (La Sposa) in Diamond white from Jasmine's bridal shop..

      I have few concerns regarding my mid production photos.

       

      1) The color: I think it's a bit darker than the color I wanted but I know that computer screens lie about colors. Also I know that they don't use flash when taking photos, that way they show more details. but I'll ask Lisa about that to be sure.

      2) Layers: I think the skirt in the original dress had more tulle layers between the top layer ( that contains lace) and the lining. I can't see the seems of the lining in the original while I see them clearly in the replica.

      3) Lace arrangement on the top: In the replica, it doesn't have that nice circular arrangement on the top as the original, it seems more random to me. 

       

      The Photos

      Original Dress

       

       

      Mid production Photos by Jasmine's

       

      So what do you think?

       

      to me the top of the dress does look a little off..i think it would help if they sent you pictures without the pins in it as well! and the color of the lace does look a lil off as well to me, like the tulle is brighter than the lace is



      #5283 DrLoza

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        Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:56 AM

        $444 USD including underskirt & shipping



        #5284 DrLoza

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          Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:01 AM

          Originally Posted by Speckles121 

           

          to me the top of the dress does look a little off..i think it would help if they sent you pictures without the pins in it as well! and the color of the lace does look a lil off as well to me, like the tulle is brighter than the lace is

           


          Actually they use the pins so that the lace is easy to remove if I want something changed without leaving obvious marks on the fabric. When I approve the lace arrangement they're going to sew the lace in & Then if I want something changed they have to take it off ruining the fabric & I'll pay extra for alteration.
           
          About the color, I asked about that & they said it's the light in the room that gives that effect, also I saw many posts of other brides who said that I shouldn't judge the color based on their photos.


          #5285 Speckles121

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            Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:02 AM

            Originally Posted by DrLoza 

             

            I figure that was the reasoning for the lace..but its rather distracting from seeing the pattern thats all!



            #5286 DrLoza

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              Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:35 AM

              Originally Posted by Speckles121 

              I figure that was the reasoning for the lace..but its rather distracting from seeing the pattern thats all!

              I actually was sent close ups & the images were more detailed, the lace arrangement isn't the same as the original (as expected) but it's Ok since I won't pay either for Designer grade fabric or craftsmanship because I'm on a very limited budget & Of course I'm not paying the full price tag on the original esp that in my country it's triple the price of the same dress in the US.



              #5287 conniealice27

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                Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:09 PM

                Hi girls! I have read this blog for days, and was beginning to question whether I was going to like my dress. . . there are so many different experiences, and some dresses turn out fabulous, and some leave a lot to be desired!

                 

                I just received pictures of my post-production dress, and I'm on cloud nine!! I ordered mine through DHgate from seller "weddingdress88" for only $189, including total customization and shipping! I see there are a lot of Jasmine's fans out there, and I have to agree. Their dresses are great- well made and beautiful! Congrats! My only thing is, in order to get a high quality Jasmine's gown, you have to spend 450+, and if I'm going to spend that I'd rather pay a few hundred more for the real deal for $800-$1000. My plan was to buy a knock off, and if it wasn't perfect then "no big deal!" I'd just buy the real one. For only $189 I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see! (For $450, it wouldn't seem quite as easily "disposable")

                 

                The seamstress Maggie has been great! She always replies to emails the exact same day, and sometime I send several:) I'm not sure if she is the actual person who makes them or not, but she is knowledgeable and friendly and intelligible with her language. I get nervous that the language barrier would make it hard for her to understand what I meant by certain things but she understood every time. Sometimes I would wonder, because she'd reply back with "okay, no problem!!! best wishes" or "everything is making your dress is well, no worries" and I'd wonder if she knew what I had said, but she absolutely did! I love how there are no sequins on the dress. . .the "shine" you see is from actual glass beads and "pearls". I also love how the organza she uses is quality organza, and not the kind that has that shiny look! I think her dress looks equally beautiful to the real one, if you have ever seen it in person you will concur. The only thing it looks like I may change, is put a silk ribbon in for the corset lace-up back, instead of what they have. I can't really tell, though. It might be fine! Let me know what you girls think!

                 

                 

                 

                Here is my inspiration dress, a Mori Lee that sells for $1250 and is HARD to find.

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

                 

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                #5288 conniealice27

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                  Posted 30 October 2012 - 12:11 PM

                  To the moderators: Some of my posts that are "held for moderation" don't ever post. I would really like the last post I tried to submit on this forum to post soon, so I can get the opinion of these ladies!! It has pictures. . . ect THANK YOU!!! ;)



                  #5289 Tulumbride2013

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                    Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:10 PM

                    Connie Alice, Looks great to me! This way a great choice girl. Gorgeous dress and the price is freaking awesome! I can't wait to see it on you. I may order my ttd dress from them after seeing this!

                    #5290 conniealice27

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                      Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:35 PM

                      Originally Posted by Tulumbride2013 

                      Connie Alice,
                      Looks great to me! This way a great choice girl. Gorgeous dress and the price is freaking awesome! I can't wait to see it on you. I may order my ttd dress from them after seeing this!

                      Thank you! I am very happy! As long as it fits well (coss fingers)  I would recommend her to to anybody!I I will definitely post pics with my petticoat on when I get it,  






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