Help please!…Sarah Seven Confusion…

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Megs7:  I was considering her too until I saw those same yelp reviews. Then, my only local shop who carried her line stopped carrying it although they didn’t say why. I assumed it was probably these same issues. However, I do believe I have seen a bee or two post about their experience recently and it didn’t seem bad, if that makes you feel any better.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Megs7:  I was also considering a Sarah Seven dress but she has a pretty poor reputation online. My bridal consultant at one shop said that she knew of more than one other shop who discontinued carrying her. They recommended brides order way in advance and they try to act as the middleman, but yes, dresses do come in late.

It’s not just late orders, though. Some of the dresses arrive poorly constructed and need a lot of alterations. Check the WeddingWire reviews, for instance. Even the sample I tried on had pretty uneven stitching, and the left cup was noticeably crooked. The consultant said that it was just the sample and my dress wouldn’t come in like that, but honestly, the risks were too great. I don’t think Sarah Seven can keep up with the volume of orders she receives. 

This was last year, so perhaps more recently, things have been better. But the bad reviews online definitely swayed me and I bought a similar gown from a designer called Elizabeth Dye instead.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Megs7:  I went through the same thing. I LOVED her dresses but was really surprised to see so many bad reviews. To me, the stress wouldn’t be worth it but I guess you’d have to decide if it were worth the risk. Would you consider getting a pre-owned Sarah Seven dress on tradesy or something?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

secretbee33:  Her gowns were so, so beautiful. And well-made. The seamstress even commented on it!

What kind of gown/which designer did you end up getting?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Megs7:  My best friend wore a Sarah Seven dress that she purchased at a boutique in Connecticut. It took about 10 months for the dress to come in which, in my opinion, is fairly normal. However, the wait was a bit longer than what she was told. The dress was made specifically based on her measurements but when she got it in, she still had to have it altered. I know that that my friend didn’t have complaints and loved wearing the dress. I think if you have a good amount of time before your wedding, you should be fine.

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire

hmm, see if you can find a store that sells her. I tried on one of her dresses at Lovely Bride in NYC, and it fit very well, and was well made, and I’ve seen a ton of brides wearing her on bridal blogs, but I don’t think I’d buy a dress without trying it on.  Also, you have to remember that a lot of people only write reviews when they have a bad experience, so there’s prob a ton of people with good experiences that just haven’t reviewed

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

maydeco:  I ended up getting my dress from Maggie Sottero. I was kind of surprised because most of her dresses weren’t my style, but the one I chose happened to be what I was looking for

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

secretbee33:  I tried on a couple of Maggie Sottero gowns too. I loved them and was surprised. I think the styling of the stock photos makes them look very traditional and stiff and staid, when they can be styled a million different ways!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

maydeco:  definitely! Their online images are grossly photoshopped to the point of the models looking like mannequins. Someone needs to tell them to stop haha

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

taraelizabeth:  I normally agree with you but a lot of these reviews all had the SAME problem, late or didn’t show up at all which is a big red flag. One bride never even got her dress or a reply of I remember correctly.

her designs are beautiful but she may be overeworked trying to design and run a business. Also some of the reviews said her samples were in great condition but when the dress arrived, not so much. 

it would be one thing if she was on the less expensive side but her dresses are too pricey to take the risk IMHO. 

On a side note though I still love her designs and would love to see a real bride post pics!!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - camp in new hampshire

maydeco:  I didn’t take any pics of me in the dress I tried on bc it wasn’t the style I wanted, but check out these results on Style Me Pretty (I know a decent amount of them are styled photograpy shoots but some are real weddings) http://www.stylemepretty.com/?s=%22Sarah+seven%22

I don’t have any other experience with her but those reviews do sound kind of sketchy!

I would also recommend checking out Rebecca Schoneveld, she’s amazing and has similiar designs. She’s making my dress (i’m lucky because I live in Brooklyn where her store is and she was there during my appointment and can customize anything)

 

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