- 5 years ago
- Wedding: February 2014
Hi Lovely ladies,
So, I thought i’d write a little somethin somethin’ about my wedding dress because I am pretty happy with it!
Like many people that buy knock off gowns, my budget for a dress was very minimal!
If you are in the same boat as me, feel comforted that your “dream-dress” dosen’t have to seem out of reach!
I initially found the dress I liked by browsing through the boards on here!
Then I emailed zimo318 at hot mail dot com with pictures of what I wanted and he replied almost instantly!
I found him to be professional, friendly, fast to respond and he provided me with a fantastic dress! ♥ LOVE LOVE LOVE ♥
This is the dress my dress is inspired by
(I know I am not model size and am actually “curvy” but I tried this style on and liked it plus my Hubby to ‘Bee’ wants me to excentuate my bootae… )
So I sent thes pics:
I asked for it to be lace up instead of button up
(even though I prefer the button up look – I find it more classical)
But I wanted to be safe, beacuase this is a ‘china dress’ and I wasn’t too sure what to expect!
I also sent the folloiwing pic as I wanted to change the design of the neckline and add a detachable strap:
So he said he could do it (Which I knew he could because another bee ordered this excat same dress from him, so I was fairly confident)
He quoted me a mere $280 AU which included shipping to Australia (where I currently reside)
I was so happy with this and as soon as I put the money through, they started work on my dress!
I got my measurements taken and sent them through and the dress was completely custom made at no extra cost!
He sent me updates every now and then, but it was because I emailed them as I was so excited…
Then one day THE DRESS WAS READY!!!
He sent me this picture to see if I wanted anything changed but I was pretty happy with it.
Then I had to put the rest of he money through and receiveed it a week or two later
There was a little bit of drama with this as I was going to be in New ealand upon arrival of the dress… and it was shipped to my old address because I forgot to update my paypal account shipping details…. however, I was still able to obtain it – but i was a little nervous that it wasnt coming to my house tha I lived at!
Anyway… I got the dress and am really happy with it!
I will still need a few alterations (as you will see)
I want to:
-‘flaten’ the fabric down on the body
– lose a little bit of weight and change the lace up back to the button up look I like (as shown in the original pic)
-may have to take it up a bit too… I said i was taller than I wam, incase it was too short! (Rather too short than too long)
Anyway, here are the pictures:
The Back: Lace up is way to small – wanting to loose some more weight and change it to the buttons!
Close Up of the Back/Lace Up:
I got it laced from the bottom up and tucked the lace up behind otherwise the bow sat in an awkward place on my butt :s
More of the back:
Back-Train (and my friends foot – lol)
Side… Don’t mind my son… haha, he doesnt even care that mommys in a wedding dress, he just wants his toys 🙂 yay
Front: Now dont mind me either lol
Front Close up:
You can see how I want the fabric to be ‘pulled tighter/flatened’ on the body in these shots:
The End 🙂
Also Ive got lots of other great saving ideas but Havent really started on them yet… But feel free to respond to this post or message me. xX
Hope this helps