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#5751 carla1989

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    Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:27 AM

    Hi! I'm just on the border of Suffolk! I'm getting mine from officesupplies which is a really random name as they do wedding stuff and not office supplies lol! Where abouts in Mexico are u thinking? We are getting married at excellence playa mujures...it looks sooo amazing! Babyonline has great reviews! What sort of dress are u going for?

    #5752 brownskingirl

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    Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

    Originally Posted by MrsShoreytobe 

    Congrats Carla! Can't wait to see it once it comes in. I found my dress this last weekend, 3 weeks after getting engaged LOL! Went to Calgary to do this special visit to stores with my sis and MOH, and feel so blessed to have her as a sis and to have found THE dress for me!!!! And $400!! Amazing, and my sis was so kind and surprised me by buying it! Needless to say lots of happy tears :)

    awwww congrats to you! 400 is a steal!! please post pics. happy tears is a good thing! :)



    #5753 MrsShoreytobe

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      Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:44 AM

      Originally Posted by brownskingirl 

      awwww congrats to you! 400 is a steal!! please post pics. happy tears is a good thing! :)

      Thank you!!!!! yes it was a very happy day indeed :) I asked my sis to send me pics this week, I told my bro in law he'll have to help her lol she's not too technologically gifted HAHAHA!



      #5754 SweetheartAggie

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        Posted 08 May 2013 - 08:58 AM

        Hey Sweetheart Aggie! I think we may be twins from different counries lol. I am also quite tall (5'10), muscular (aspiring competitor) and am in love with backless dresses, which I want for my own wedding :) I love the Caprice by Maggie Sottero, and absolutely LOVED the one you posted!!! Phenomenal. Do you know the exact make of the dress? Also, with the people you listed (e.g. enjoy wedding life), are these ebay sellers or websites themselves? I'm looking to have a dress made (likely the Caprice), and have loved reading about what resources you guys are looking into!

        I am such a butthead!!! I just saw this post! Yay!!! Fitness competing is fun! Are wanting to do bikini, figure, fitness? You will have a blast! If you need any advice, feel free to ask! I will be ordering from dhGate - babyonline is the name of the seller. They have gotten great reviews here on the site so I will probably go with them once I finish my move. :)

        #5755 MrsShoreytobe

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          Posted 08 May 2013 - 09:15 AM

          Originally Posted by SweetheartAggie 


          I am such a butthead!!! I just saw this post! Yay!!! Fitness competing is fun! Are wanting to do bikini, figure, fitness? You will have a blast! If you need any advice, feel free to ask!

          I will be ordering from dhGate - babyonline is the name of the seller. They have gotten great reviews here on the site so I will probably go with them once I finish my move. :)

          Hahah you are not a butthead! I would love to do figure someday. I started a new thread about "fitness from wedding and beyond" - http://www.bestdesti...ewestpost/86129 (Would love to hear about your experience with competing ;))

           

          A few of us were chatting fitness routines goals etc so i thought I would share a little about myself!

           

          I hope ordering goes well! I found my dress a few weekends ago, 3 wks after getting engaged yipee! LOL. Can't wait to see you in yours ;)



          #5756 Allalala

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            Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

            So.... my Babyonline order has shipped out and today I received pictures of what to expect!!!!

            As I mentioned in my previous post, I ordered 3 dresses from them. Just an FYI: I did have to pester them A LOT to send me photos. Before I post the pics, let me say that overall their work is good but as far as making accurate replicas is concerned....not so much.

            The first 2 dresses I am semi-okay with, also with the hopes that my petticoat/crinoline will shape them properly. The 3rd dress was my big risky Vera Hayley knockoff and the only one I truly hoped would turn out the best of all 3.

            All dresses were ordered in ivory and corset back. Also all dresses were made to be drop waist because mermaid shapes do not work for me, nor does puffiness from the waist. I've got me a short torso :(

            Anyway, here goes, original links followed by the replica pics:

             

            1. http://www.dhgate.co...b945a87ff4.html

            The difference in the flowers...makes me want to throw a small tantrum, but again crinoline might make this dress look okay and I think this might be the one that's going into the ocean.  Something does have to get done about those waist flowers though. Eep!

             

            2. http://www.dhgate.co...d00e89152c.html

            MAAAAAN, THE SKIRT!  So, so different :/. Also, I asked to have the top changed and It looks nice as far as I can tell.  Of all 3 this is actually the one I think looks the nicest and a poofy crinoline will give me the look I want with it hopefully.

             

            And finally, Hayley.  For those of you who have not seen, what I consider to be, the absolute divine Goddess of wedding gowns, here she is: http://www.countrycl...own-hayley1.jpg

            And here is the replica:

            Before any commentary let me say that my expectations were realistic. I knew not to hope for a miracle and honestly, ordering this was more of and experimental.  Chief complaint: the edges on the ruffles. Why???? I'm seriously considering going through each one with a small pair of scissors to cut them off. Second: the ruffles are in these even rows but that may be fixed with the crinoline because the dress will increase in width and bunch up a bit in height so the ruffles will become more compact, falling more on top of each other.  I might also be able to get them altered in such a way where some ruffles can get taken off and sewn back on in a slightly more randomized way.  The sash is getting changed, but that should be least problematic of all.

             

            Overall: I am not unhappy.  The workmanship is not bad!  My final decision regarding satisfaction will, of course, happen when everything gets tried on with the crinoline.

             

            What do you guys think of it all?!

             

            P.S. I have contacted Vivian Xu (she gets mentioned here and there in this thread and the pics of her work are amazing!). She quoted Hayley at $230 for me so I am asking if she would do a rush order for some extra money.  The money spent overall is still SIGNIFICANTLY less than any of these dresses would cost in a boutique :). My experience with Babyonline set me back 525 dollars and if I do decide to try for Hayley again with Vivian I will still be in the good budget zone :D! BTW, Jasmine charges about 825 for Hayley...



            #5757 DANIELLE03

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            Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:23 AM

            Hey!

             

            Well Overall I think the workmanship looks good!

             

            For the first one. I agree that perhaps the petti coat and crinoline will make this dress look better. The flowers def do not match the original picture. it looks like they just put one flower in the middle under the bust and didnt do the rest.

             

            For the second one I actually really like it. I think it looks great=, however very different than the original picture posted.

             

            the last one Kind of looks like the original. Except for the ruffles for sure. They arent big enough. The front isnt too bad.

             

            But in the end I think they all look good ! However you have to be happy with what you are wearing :)



            #5758 Allalala

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              Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:43 AM

              Thanks Danielle :)! Yea they all definitely are not bad. All will be determined when I schlep them on myself. About a week til judgement day!
               



              #5759 DANIELLE03

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              Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:41 AM

              Originally Posted by Allalala 

              Thanks Danielle :)! Yea they all definitely are not bad. All will be determined when I schlep them on myself. About a week til judgement day!
               

              well I look forward to seeing it on! I posted mine on here. But i should post a new one. Because I had someone do the dress up properly and it fits much better now :)

               

              Im just wondering if i should get a petti coat underneath or just leave it as is.. hmm lol



              #5760 Allalala

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                Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

                I remember yours, the drapey twisted one! It was goooorgeous but yes, with a few alteration needs. And what kind of question is that??? OF COURSE you should post final altered pics!!!! :D
                 






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