@cheetah2b: Ok, I am home now and can spend some more time replying to your post. But you might also like to post on the main Jasmines thread – there are 3 parts to the thread, for other girls’ opinions who have dealt with them. I believe there is also a Dresslyme post as well.
So here is my take:
There is a difference between Jasmines and Dresslyme besides the cost, Jasmines is more expensive, but I believe Jasmines offers you more choice.
Jasmines has 4 options to upgrade the level of accuracy and quality you get. Premium fabric, premium craftsmanship, designer fabric (better quality) premium fabric. I recommend you ask for samples to be sent so you know exactly what the fabic looks like quality wise as well as the colour. A bit more money and time, but really worth it in the end.
If you select a lace dress, go designer fabric.
Multiple photos commencing at mid production and then every time you make a change you get a new set of photos until you finally agree that the dress is ready to ship.
Then they have a final quality inspection process which takes 1 week
2 options for shipping one of which is priority
Also the option for a rush job manufacturing
Jasmines will make any dress you find – or – any combination of 2 dresses you would like to make into one
Jasmines will also modify any dress you want, eg sweetheart neckline, longer train, whatever.
Jasmines makes great veils, I bought one so I can comment. So you can get a veil to match your dress. They also make great beaded belts.
Jasmines beading is magnificant and from the photos better than Dresslyme so if you are going to select a beaded dress I would recommend Jasmines
I have dealt with Dresslyme but decided not to proceed with them because they would not modify the dress my daughter selected.
Dresslyme is considerably cheaper but from what I have heard, girls are very happy with the outcome.
REMEMBER which ever company you finally choose if you are very picky or want 100% accuracy, buy the original dress.
With Jasmines I will guarantee you the quality of the dress, the boning and craftsmanship is unbelievable and exactly like the expensive dresses you see in the shops. But it is not the original but OH SO CLOSE.
Of course if you go for the top of the range selection of designer material and designer craftsmanship, then you will get a closer accurancy, but remember not 100%.
Most of the girls that are disappointed with Jasmines are those who are expecting just a bit too much accuracy.
If you measure yourself properly you will not need alterations so you will save money that way.
You will need to provide as many photos of the dress from as many angles you can find along with really detailed instructions if you want changes. Once you provide the design and photos, if you change your mind about the design or fabric or whatever, it will cost you in time and money to start again. So do your homework before you place the order. This applies to both companies.
There are a lot of really horrible Chinese online dress companies, Jasmines and Dresslyme are not in that category.
In the end, it is up to you which company you choose depending on what dress you choose and what level of changes you want to make, and level of accuracy you want.
You will find lots of real dresses Jasmines makes on their facebook page, worth a look because you might just find the type of dress you want already there.
Happy to help further if I can.