Custom Bridesmaid Dresses

posted 2 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
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Busy bee

I’m not sure about dressmakers, hopefully some others will come and comment. 

However Badgley Mischka is a popular dress on rent the runway, so you might be able to find it there for a good price. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

adysinger:  I am doing custom bridesmaid gowns as well. I went with my local seamstress that has made dresses for me in the past though. I just posted about having the dresses made possibly with an overseas etsy maker that could make them for cheaper, but decided not to leave this facet of the wedding in the hands of someone I will never meet. Now that being said I do like some of the etsy sellers…just not this time around, ya know?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

I do agree w/ one of the PP that you might want to check rent the runway… that was my first option but one of my BMs is so severely petite that she has to alter everything and thus a rental dress wasn’t an option. So we went with custom dresses. We are getting them done by an Etsy vendor whose name is Meifang. Her shop is Design Bridal but Etsy went through and did a clean sweep of all vendors who didn’t appear to have 100% physical shots (dresses in hand, made by them) of apparel. She got caught up in the sweep, she’s not open again yet – she’s going through the re-instatement process – but we still communicate via the Etsy website.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  NYE2014.
Post # 7
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Helper bee

adysinger:  Well if you were thinking of doing an etsy seller then I think the same rules would apply to the girls living all over the places for a local seamstress. Get the same info you would need from them if you were using etsy, i.e. measuremenst, etc. and find a local seasmtress. Now if your concern about a local seamtress is that there aren’t any reviews available, I would think she had samples and pictures of her work as well as a quick google search will show reviews for just about any business. But like I said etsy is cheaper and some of them make beautiful dresses!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

adysinger:  I sure have; I’ll keep you abreast of how it all goes. I plan on placing the full order in a few days. Also… she’s open again 🙂 Which I’m happy about b/c I prefer to use Etsy as a medium.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

adysinger:  She opened back up and I placed my order today!! *dances* I’m so excited. I can’t wait to get my hands on these puppies:

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

adysinger:  Just an FYI, the dresses are done. She sent me a sample pic last night! They are being shipped and I can’t wait to get my hands on them so I can really let you know about the quality/feel.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - The Villa

I got them yesterday!! I love them. Like… LOVE. I will admit they were more blush/rose gold then I originally thought they would be, but I’m fine with it. The color won’t clash with anything and we are getting married on New Year’s Eve so all things sparkly are welcome. The rose gold color will go fine w/ their deep burgundy bouquets…

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

 

@NYE2014:  Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Would you please put the link to Meifangs shop on etsy? I cannot find it and she does great work! Would love to give her business. Thanks!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016 - The Admiral Kidd Club

Alexmaex:  I had trouble finding her too at first but I think this is her:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignBridal?ref=s2-header-shopname

I’m also very interested in ututilizing Sarah from FashionStreets: https://www.etsy.com/shop/FashionStreets?ref=s2-header-shopname

I’m really looking to get this dress made since I can’t find it anywhere to buy! http://wedding-pictures-02.onewed.com/48946/sequin-rose-gold-bridesmaid-dress__full.jpg

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