Corals Bridal – help….am I being too critical??? – Replica/custom Dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Brummie1985: I can’t tell if the dress in the first picture is beaded or not. I think the problem here is that you stated you wanted no beading, but sounds like she talked you into it? Can you ask if the beads can be taken off? 

The other thing I notice is that the lace on the straps in the original picture at the top shows the lace better – the lace edges extend farther than the strap material. In the replica, it appears that it only extends slightly.  

Post # 3
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Brummie1985:  It looks like they’ve used beading embellishment rather than lace. ( I don’t know the fancy names of these things) but I think I would also be a little disappointed as it is not giving the same effect as the original dress, which is not what you want! You may get replies saying ‘You will never get a good replica’ but in this case, I am sure they could have done something a lot closer to the original than what they have done. I hope you get it sorted out. 

Post # 4
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

When she told you that she was going to use beads (clear or not) did you tell her NO?

Post # 6
1244 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Yeah that’s not really close to the pics you sent, I’d be upset too. The top looks very stiff in comparison to the soft, delicate first picture you posted.

Post # 7
1298 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Brummie1985:  I would let her know that it is not similar to the original dress. I agree with PP’s – looks like the original dress has a lace overlay on the bodice/straps, down to the sheer panel at the waist. In the last close up picture, looks like the beads are sewn onto some sort of lace material – maybe a lace applique that already comes beaded, so she sewed the appliques on the bust area? and it does not extend to the sides of the bust/torso area, that part looks to be just plain fabric. 

Can you tell her you don’t like the look of the beading, and you want the top part to be lace similar to the original dress. 

Post # 8
1737 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

Brummie1985:  I think, considering that it is a replica, the dress is gorgeous. However, I would be upset with the beading, if you did not want it. I do agree with PP that she used emblisments instead of lace on the dress. It actually should not be too hard for her to replace.

Post # 10
195 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Have you considered Jasmine’s Bridal?  Brummie1985:  

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