Originally Posted by brownskingirl
@uhura526 i live in Trinidad and tobago those original dresses cost thousands of dollars in my currency for example the perri marie by maggie sottero cost 8500 and we cant just walk into a bridal shop and try these dresses on cause they dont have any in stock they sell strictly by ordering, you go to the shop pick out a dress from a catalog and they order it for you for almost twice the amount, they even have an option to have the dress made via a republica dressmaker at a cheaper cost but they wont say who is the republica. and the dresses they have in stock are so ugly i wont even let me dog wear it on her wedding day lol. but you are right i have alot of time to decide.
@brownskingirl: Are you able to go online directly to the bridal websites and order from there instead of going to a bridal salon? David's Bridal always has good deals on their knockoff's w/out the "risk" of custom made shopping just go to www.davidsbridal.com; they sell for $99 to $1299, depending on styles. Otherwise, if you go to www.dhgate.com and search vendors for weddingdress88 they will do any custom made dress you send them a picture of. I would just be very care to specify materials you want used and beading specifications. They only cost around $155 to $185 USD, and I had good luck. There ARE options out there besides Jasmine's. I suspect the quality of Jasmine's might be dropping because of internal issues at the store that other brides mentioned i.e employee shortage, and too many work orders.