@acw271011 @acw271011 - I didn't even look at this thread until after I had bought my dress! I might have gone this route otherwise. I'm very happy with my dress though and I got it for an extreme discount so I can't complain. Some of my FI's friends that are getting married this year have spent almost 10k on dresses :S.
I was up til 3am last night reading this thread haha. Some of the dresses are really beautiful and some came out really badly. I think it really is about going to the right dress maker and also choosing a dress that won't be impossible to replicate.
I just want a cheapy second dress now, but I'd prob go with Jasmine's if it was my actual dress!
I actually found my dress on Carabridal (!), and it's listed for $200 CDN. The baby online Reem Acra one is about $115 CDN. Hmm - decisions decisions