Dressmaker Won't Send Me Pictures…

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

Maybe she misunderstood your first email? also, it will likely be hard to tell by photos on your computer screen whether the colors actually match depending on the lighting used to take the photos, etc. Could you request fabric swatches from the other place that you are planning to get the flower girl dress from? Then you could compare the fabric colors in person. 

Post # 3
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999


SerendipityBride:  If your wedding date is correct in your profile, I would put it aside for the time being.

Post # 5
7282 posts
Busy Beekeeper

SerendipityBride:  She probably doesn’t want to send photos because she doesn’t want people copying her design. For all she knows you have multiple bridesmaids and are going to get the rest of your dresses made off her design somewhere cheaper.

Besides that if you didn’t agree to mid-production photos in your contract then she is within her rights not to do it.

Post # 6
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

j_jaye:  Yup, that’s exactly what I was thinking.  

SerendipityBride:  Maybe you can get her to send you a photo of just a fabric swatch instead of the entire dress.

Post # 8
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

SerendipityBride:  I think that happens a lot.  I guess it’s the risk you have to take, esp when ordering from China.  I was in my friends wedding (i think we used idreamprom ) and our green dresses ended up being damn near neon green.  I was expecting bright, but damn I was glowing.  At least it was a mardi gras theme so it didn’t stick out.  

Post # 9
588 posts
Busy bee

Is it possible it’s a language issue? A lot of the low-price dressmakers on Etsy are in China and can have pretty minimal email in English skills. Maybe she didn’t understand that you actually wanted the photographs.

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