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Posted 23 March 2010 - 11:10 PM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:50 AM
Shoes were $75 including postage - which for shoes that I had a dream about then got to design myself, to match my colour exactly - I'm totally stoked!
Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:51 AM
I understand where you're coming from about the size. I got a corset back so it was a bit harder to mess up the size for me but maybe it's just the mannequin in your case? If the mannequin is the size of the dress it'll look tight and therefore, probably, small. I'm sure it's only because it's fitting the mannequin so well. I'm sure it's just because you're seeing it laid out perfectly (perfectly size mannequin) and only in pictures. I'm sure everything will work out! Awesome score on the shoes too!
Edit: I just noticed yours is a corset back too. It might be that it's just done up a bit tighter than you'll have it as well. I wouldn't worry too much!
Posted 24 March 2010 - 11:00 AM
Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:28 PM
So I hate to post this but I wish there was a review like this before I ordered so I decided to share my negative experience to warn other brides.
Let me start by saying I costumed designed my dress (photoshopped what I wanted). They may be good at dresses they make every day. So please keep that in mind when you look at my negative items.
Negative Items with I had with my Gianarbridal order:
•It took them 13 weeks to make my dress instead of 5.
•I had to constantly contact them for updates past the 5 weeks. Each week being told it would be done the next.
•The dress was made 3 inches smaller around my rib cage then ordered. (Verified by my seamstress).
•Fishing line was used down the front of the dress and looked very poor in photos
•The waist of the dress was not fully attached. It was only sown on the back and right hip but the rest was just hanging off.
•I ordered a dress bag. Reassured that the groom would not be able to see the dress through the bag (I wanted to make sure it was not clear). When received it is mesh in the front of the bag and completely transparent.
•I ordered a crinoline slip. I opened it in the seamstress shop. She asked me to take it outside because it smelt like rotten fish and she did not want the rest of the dresses to smell bad.
The above issues caused me to have to start looking for a dress all over again and because it took them so long to “make” the dress I can not longer order a brand new dress. The ladies that have recently purchased their dresses look stunning so I hope I was just very unlucky with my experience. Good luck ladies.
Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:31 PM
I also think its nicer that the original-I love how you had straps added too!
I think most manequins are like size 2-so dont worry-i bet they have pinned the dress to fit the manequin.
Looking forward to seeing it on you
Posted 24 March 2010 - 12:39 PM
I wish you the best of luck in finding a dress...just tell yourself maybe it was meant to be? Hopefully you will find a dress you love more.
I ordered my dress from lightinthebox.com but I ordered one of their online dresses and it was VERY well made....it also came in 2 weeks at at xmas time-so I was shocked at how fast! But I didnt get it custom sized-just ordered a size 6 and paid to get it tailored here (I assume thats why it came so fast)
Maybe you can go to Davids Bridal?
best of luck chica
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