- 4 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I ordered my reception dress through an Etsy seller in China that went belly-up just after I received my dress from her (Whew!). Unfortunately, a lot of other brides got screwed by her, and my mother fell in love with a dress from her shop that we could no longer order.
Because of all the positive experiences I read on here, I decided to get a quote from Dressily Me. It was $185 plus $25 Shipping and $15 custom size fee. It was more than the original owner but we loved this dress and couldn’t find a better option, so I ordered it in a Teal stretch satin in her custom measurments without the little sleeve on the one sholder. They said it would take 20-22 days to make and would send pictures for approval prior to shipping. That was on July 15th and I ordered with help from Paris.
On July 30th, I received an email notification that the dress was ready and pictures were available. I didn’t see that email for a day, and got a call from Milly at dinner time the next day letting me know that pictures were ready and to check my email when I had a chance. She was really nice and formal on the call. So I checked my email, and the colour was just beautiful! There were small edits to make so I sent the pictures back with these requests (summarized here but more detailed in the email):
1. Can the swooped fabric in front lay close to the body?
2. Can the beading be softened on the bottom front?
3. We originally asked for no beading on the waist because my mom was afraid it would drawn attention to her waist, which she isn’t happy with. But when the pictures came, it looked poorly assembled with the seam down the back. So I asked to have the beads added similar to the shoulder area.
We had to pay an extra $30.00 for the added beading as they said the original quote did not include that request. I paid by paylpal on Aug 5th after some back and forth about the extra cost. On August 9th we got an email with the pictures of the final dress.
I absolutely love it though they weren’t able to soften the beads on the bottom. I think my mom is going to look fantastic! She is a beautiful curvy Diva who is going to rock this dress! I’m so excited that it will be here in 10-15 days! Yes! I’ll update when I get the dress and she tries it on.