Cara Bridal bees… were you happy with the lace work?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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72 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had a Jenny Packham Aspen replica made by her, and I was not pleased with the lacework. She made the lace sleeves look t-shirt-like (where the inspiration pictures clearly showed scalloped lace), and the lace in general seemed kinda cheap. I paid 179USD for the dress, so I can’t complain. I can’t comment on her applique work, however, my dress didn’t have any.

 

Post # 3
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1072 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

lorakath:  From what I’ve seen, Jasmine’s lace is nicer than CaraBridal’s. If lace is your main concern then I would probably go with them (although they have other annoying aspects like no photo service right now and very patchy customer service).

Post # 4
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2010 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

lorakath:  I loved the lace work she did on my dress.  In fact, any other dresses I have seen that are primarily satin or any material other than lace have not looked as good as the lace pieces I have seen by CaraBridal.  They also seems to struggle with beading.  I think you are safe going with CaraBridal when it comes to lace.  

Post # 5
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

lorakath:  I would say that the lace quality is not as good as Jasmine’s. But she seems to have no problem with lace appliques. If you are not too concerned about the quality of the lace and it’s a simple lace dress then it should be fine (who really touches your lace anyway right?). 

Post # 8
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

lorakath:  I think this design should be ok for her, just that the lace quality won’t be as good. But if you’re not concerned over that, she’s definitely a cheaper alternative to JBS.

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