Jasmine Bridal Price Quote seems high…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I got a similar quote for a lace dress with no beading. The original is $1600. I decided to just buy the original and know exactly what I was getting.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’ve now purchase 7 dresses from them… My gown was $360 but i upgraded fabric so it came to like $500 i believe. I ordered this in july so i got photos with premium craftmanship

i bought 4 bm dresses. The first one i paid for in july was $170, i paid for the other 3 a few weeks ago and the price went up to $200 but i wont be getting photos of them

my reception gown was $380 with no photos

flower girl dress was $180 (i think) again with no photos

 

Hope that helps give you an idea of some of their pricing. If u feel the pricing is way off, look at the gowns on their website and see if any are similar, then see what the price for it is. 

Post # 6
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Worker bee

@shortie1848:  $1000 for a $3800 dress seems fair to me? Why is the original cost so high if the gown is relatively simple? 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@shortie1848:  I don’t think that’s simple. The skirt is really full and drapey

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

With respect, that’s a very complicated dress. Multiple, asymetrical layers are hard to replicate well too and some of the least successful “knock off” dresses that I’ve seen pictured here have all fallen down on the complexities of the skirt.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@shortie1848:  that dress isn’t as simple as it seems. I think the price is fair to get what you want. I find jasmines to be a better choice for couture and unattainable dresses. For example Israeli designers have magnificent work but their dresses are hard to get a hold of abd usually run 5000+ . Jasmine does an awesome job replicating those dresses within a reasonable price range

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@shortie1848:  If you have it in your budget and you aren’t looking for any customizations, i would always say go with the original. My jasmine’s experience has been a very high-low one. You aren’t treated as a valued customer and your input is seen as bothersome to the team.. I often feel my orders were seen as annoying rather than valued… I have had to repeat many requests more than once, and have been scolded by the team for my “revisions”… which were all (except the cutting of the bridesmaid train) outlined in my original requests… 

Yes they are capable of producing beautiful dresses, I’m not sure it’s worth all of the stress though… I was told my order would take about 10 weeks… they didn’t even pick up my money until week 9… i’m now at week 18 and my veil hasn’t been beaded (the original had to be scraped because of a massive mistake on their part that they tried to blame on me), my bm dresses are still missing some straps (that i asked for with the original request, and at mid production, and i just received “final” photos without them…). Thankfully my gown has gone well, and there hasn’t been any major issues with it (yet).

My other order has just started production… i’m hoping it goes a bit smoother.

 

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@shortie1848:  I think the price is very reasonable, I’m not a seamstress either but reckon that making that skirt will take some work and if you go with Jasmines would urge you to upgrade craftsmanship… However you mentioned that you considered the price to be  too close to the original, I personally think that paying less than 1/3 of the price is quite a sizeable discount but since you are unsure about the results, and don’t consider the savings to be significant enough for the risk perhaps is better to buy the original?, that’d be the only way to ensure you get exactly what you want, I’m sure you can ask for the lace to be removed! 🙂 

Post # 14
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Worker bee

@shortie1848:  I think it’s reasonable. I tried to find a dramatic skirt like the one you want and could only come up with this replica:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-need-honest-opinions-about-my-dress-from-jasmines-bridal-shop#axzz2jb2ZrrOX

This person paid $900 over a year ago for a dress with a ruffly skirt. Your skirt does not look like that, but the amount of material and work to replicate the ruffled layers might be similar. 

 

Off topic, the way that dress is photographed really bothers me. The model looks 12 years old and is standing on a box to make her look like 7 feet tall. Who looks like that? 

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

I think that price sounds pretty good!   Your wedding is still pretty far away, so IF by any chance, it comes in and you’re not 100% sold, you have a good amount of time to alter it, or sell it and find something local but that’s a momre reasoable price than the original.

 

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