@tanyaaabee: I would reference everything you can possible think of.
The easiest way to submit an order is to send them an email, or PM from Weddingbee or through their Face Book page with all the details in a word document. Keep your communication simple, because James (American born and educated) will need to translate your request into Chinese, so short, sharp comments, use dot points if possible.
Then James will assess your order, advise you if they can make the dress in timeframe and the availability of lace. Lace is a difficult fabric because it depends on what is available and in stock. So far all the Bees who have chosen lace have been very happy with the result because James selects the best match to the original. He may or may not be able to send you photo samples.
After you have gone over the details, including price, you will then be charged 50% of the total price, (not shipping). This is when the order is accepted by both you and Jasmines and work commences.
Yes there is an additional % charge for a rush job, a dress to be made under their minimum time limit. It is clearly stated on their website, including all the other terms and conditions. You should read them.
I agree you may not need to upgrade the craftsmanship, but I would highly recommend upgrading the fabric because it is a lace dress.
Put a quick post with a link to this page on the main Jasmines thread, it is currently running at part 5. Lots of very experienced Bees on there will be able to help you.
Also you need to show us a picture of the dress so we know what we are talking about when we advise you.
Remember, Jasmines will only accept a dress that they know they can do within the time frame that you want it.
They are extremely busy now and take a few days to reply.
I always recommend:
Trying on a similar style of dress before you order to make sure that the style suits you.
Getting measured professionally, and then getting another person to double check the measurements, wear your wedding day underwear and shoes.
Jasmines will send you multiple photos mid production from every angle of the dress for you to have a good look.
Remember, if there is anything that they have done wrong, you need to tell them at mid production and they will fix it.
But if you want any changes at this stage that you did not ask for originally, then this is considered a ‘design change’ and will incur extra $s. So that is why it is important to get all the information (including any pictures you can find) to them when you first ask for a quotation.
Jasmines are amazing with veils and remember to purchase your underskirt at the same time because they are so much cheaper than buying in from a bridal shop.
We all love following a new dress journey so keep us posted.