Has anyone bought a dress off etsy??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I have contacted Lace Marry about a couple of dresses. Took her about 5 days to responed (i requested fabric samples). I told her I would like the samples ($15 for shipping, samples are free) and I’m waiting to hear back from her to get my invoice.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@DiamondMom:  $15 for shipping!?!?  Is your dress made out of steel?  That’s nuts….

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@Mars62312:  I don’t know this vendor, but perhaps they are in China?  I have requested samples from China before, and the shipping is expensive, and takes freaking forever!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@DiamondMom:  $15 shipping for samples definitely seems excessive.

@kate_goat:  Mrs. Gray Wolf got her dress from Etsy and it was amazing! She wrote about the process here.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs Canuck:  Just thought of international shipping.  That makes sense!  

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kate_goat:  I am using Lace Marry as well. She was quicker to respond to me (about 24 hours) and says that the photos in her shop are her actual samples (you gotta watch that on etsy) . She’s a really nice lady.

I ordered my wedding dress from her last week.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I did and it is perfect 🙂

Post # 10
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Worker bee

Yes she’s in china. I didn’t realize that $15 was bad for international shipping. 🙁

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have! I bought from a seller called RitaLi, and it went pretty smoothly. I am getting alterations (not for the fit of the dress, but I had it hemmed and added sleeves), but the dress itself was totally great.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@kate_goat:  I have.

The best advice I think I can give, is to be very careful.

  • Check reviews, time and time again. Like a week before, the day before the day or ordering.
  • Read the positive reviews! Sometimes people will give a positive review, but say theirdress took wayyy to long to arrive.
  • If the dressmaker doesn’t have a ETA. Request one upon buying, or before buying.
  • Tell them you expect updates.
  • Message the dressmaker before buying. And try to figure out ahead of time how long it takes for them to respond to emails, notifications and such

The other thing is

  • HAVE A BACK UP DRESS
  • Atleast one that you can buy oon modcloth or anthropoligie or unique vintage or something that will due if the worst of the worst happens

Oh! And don’t be afraid to open cases AT ALL.

  • If someone isn’t communcating with you and isn’t updating their shop in regards to time frames. Opening a case can be the best way to get the work done. I’ve had to do it 3 times.

 

I’m speaking as someone who bought a dress overseas over 2 months ago and is just now getting it when it should have been delivered 3 weeks after purchase. It’s a UK dealer and the tracking number is just telling me now that its’ been delivered to america but I don’t know where. 🙁

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@kate_goat:  I tried ordering bridesmaid dresses but the lady canceled on us. We had more than enough notice, got a full refund but she had great reviews. She canceled because she had too many orders but did give us a list of other etsy sellers that could do it for us and even offered up the sample form and fabric information to pass on at no price. I would just give yourself plenty of time to get it made just incase. My sister got a dress made from etsy and loved it but it came in 2 weeks before her day.

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