- 2 years ago
I shopped around a bit, never finding a dress that was quite what I was looking for. I’d always crushed on Vera Wang style dresses, but I’m having a small wedding and I was hoping to find something in the $500 range. After being directed to some sad clearance areas in the bridal boutiques around my area, I decided I was going to take a gamble and order something online.
I searched the heck out of everything etsy.com had to offer, and I found Ieie Dress Boutique. I was drawn to her shop for many reasons:
1) Her prices were exactl in line with my budget. Win!
2) She’s based out of the US, unlike the majority of etsy dressmakers who are overseas.
3) Her photos are of the actual dresses, not photos of the dresses she is imitating. You can see what you’re going to pay for right out of the gate.
4) She offers several styles that are inspired by Vera Wang’s Diana. I don’t think they are intended to be exact replicas or anything, but they share the same elements.
Now I’m not going to lie, I was pretty hesitant to buy a dress without trying it on. I sent her a few messages inquiring about customization options (I was playing wth the idea of ordering it in champagne instead of ivory, the dress shown had side zipper closure instead of corset, sash options) and the responses were always timely and professional. My main hang up was I couldn’t find any pictures of brides in this dress! Her website offers many pictures of Ieie brides, but none of this style… it was a gamble, but I’m so glad I took the plunge!!
Stock Photos Of Dress:<br /><br /><br />
MY DRESS!! With customisations: corset back, black bow sash 🙂
Just wanted to share my experience and photos so that any brides in a similar situation can know what this dress looks like on a lady!