HELP. My Etsy Shop Dilemma. Still don't have my dress.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@DarthBetty:  Ugh, I am so sorry.  This is so not the kind of thing you should be stressing about! How unprofessional!  It is a major pet peeve of mine when customer service goes by the wayside.  I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this all works out for you!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@DarthBetty:  sorry that this is happening.  please,  keep us posted.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’m sorry this happened to you!

Have you tried http://dollycouture.com/? They specialize in custom made, vintage style dresses. You could probably send them this picture and ask if they can make you a similar dress. I have no idea how long it would take but at least there would be no alterations. 

They have real stores in NY and LA but since you are in GA, that probably isn’t any help. 🙂

I hope everything works out!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My goodness! Im sorry your having to go thru this drama! I wish you the best of luck with your case against her, and i hope you can find a dress like that soon! Ive never seen a dress like this before so i cant help you with were to find it =(

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@DarthBetty:  I would probably tell her that if you don’t hear from her within X days, then you’ll have no choice but to assume that she’s not working on your dress and you’ll file for a refund.  Sounds like a lot of etsy and replica vendors are being money-grabby and taking on orders they can’t handle.

Being in the middle of “wedding season”, I know ALL the major vendors are swamped.  I have bridesmaid dresses getting made at Fabulous U and they asked for a 2 week extension.  I heard that Jasmines is taking a few days to a few weeks to answer emails and inquiries.  So if you want one of them to replicate your dress, I would jump on it now.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

Yikes yikes yikes!  If I were you I would request a refund and buy a different dress; sounds like this seller has been really unresponsive and like you said, you have no idea at what stage the dress is at.  I don’t know if this will help, but these websites might help you out in finding another dress:

http://www.unique-vintage.com/wedding-length-wedding-dresses-c-102_167.html

http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com/

http://dollycouture.com/

http://www.timelessvixen.com/products/index.php?cid=9

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Yeah, get a refund. Worst case scenario, that should be an easy dress to get custom made from somewhere – vintage patterns are everywhere for that style of dress.

I bought my dress with a similar vintage feel from Trashy Diva:
https://www.trashydiva.com/content.cfm?n=products&cat=324&showall=1
It’s very good quality, the gals were very nice (even sent me a fabric swatch so I can sew a longer skirt to go over it for my ceremony), it was inexpensive and it looks great on me! They have some jackets and boleros to match their dresses, and I’ve seen other brides wearing the dress/jacket/etc combos and they look so classy! 

Good luck with your dress search!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hmm, I re-read and saw that you’d like an exact dress. I did a quickie (very quick!) search for “Audrey Hepburn White Dress” (because that’s what your dress reminds me of!) and found this website:

http://www.lightinthebox.com/c/little-white-dresses_3214

I quickly read some reviews on the bee and on the web about the site, they aren’t terrible. I don’t really know anything about this site, so I am trying to be a bit cautious.
I would read more reviews about it, but I wanted to pass it along to you because  many of these dresses are a similar silhouette to the one you loved.
Since you’re getting married in October, it might be nice to have the sleeves be a bolero, so that if you get hot you’re not trapped in them.

Anyway, like I said before – good luck!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m 99% sure that I recognize the vendor.  If it is who I think it is, I bought a party dress there a few months ago and it is absolutely amazing.  Even though they aren’t cheap I’m actually going to order another dress from her since I am so in love with the first one.  She has been nothing but friendly and prompt in my dealings with her, so it is sort of surprising and disappointing that you’re having trouble with her.  Try again to message her directly (their is a gmail on her website that is not an etsy messaging system) since her dresses are really pretty and worth it.  

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@DarthBetty:  Good to hear the update; please update again when you get the dress.  i just went ahead and bought another dress from her, so I will let you know how it goes!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@DarthBetty:  Keeping my fingers crossed for you that all turns out well and that the dress will be amazing. I think purchasing a back up dress just in case sounds like a great idea and would help to alleviate your fears.

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