Post # 1
Hi fellow bees!
So I got my dress a few weeks ago and am here to write a review on it.
I received this dress in a month or so after ordering and I am pretty pleased with it. First they sent me photos of the dress and I did not like how it looked so I requested a few changes and they happily obliged.
I had ordered custom size on this as I am shorter than most women. I had added an extra inch on the length just in case and am glad I did because it came out exact. The width from shoulder to shoulder is slightly too big and is loose when I relax my shoulders, but when I put my hands on my hips, it fits fine, but I might get it altered since it’ll be a simple change on the back strap. I had also asked them to add extra bra pads for me and also paid an extra $15 to add a bow in the back.
Only one issue I’m not too happy about:
The beaded straps are very uneven in the front. It’s not even slightly but very noticeable. I had asked them sevreal times to fix it but it still came out uneven so I gave up lol. Planning to leave my hair down to cover it lol.
I spent about $300 total overall with the customization, bow, and shipping. Shipping only took 2-3 days via DHL! I am pretty pleased with it! It looks well made! It looks better than some dresses costing $600+ The dress even comes with a sewn in petticoat for poofyness.
here is a link to the dress:
PRE- REVISION PHOTOS
Post # 3
gorgeous!!!! I love that picture of the back of it!
Post # 4
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
Very pretty. Love how the back is sparkling in those shots. What accessories are you planning on going with?
Post # 5
@honeybee11: That is really beautiful!
Post # 7
@nanikoa: probably a simply pendant necklace and I might add a sparkly belt, 🙂 This is going to be for my TTD shoot in a jungle, cenote, and underwater. I can’t wait!!
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Post # 9
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
Perfect pick for a trash the dress shoot. It is going to look AMAZING underwater!
Post # 10
Thanks fellow bees!
I wish more bridal stores had low/open back dresses at more affordable prices. I love this style. The only ones I’ve seen are galia lahav and other isreali designes but they are way out of budget for most people. I think the original dress picture is hayley paige carrie which costs $3000 + which is still ridiculously expensive!
Post # 11
gorgeus!! i was thinking of ordering this one and this helps a lot. thanks! In the pre-quote, they keep telling me they can’t make any changes even if they send me photos before sending (which they VERY hesitantly said they’ll send). What did you say to them to be able to make changes to the dress?
Post # 12
@anniejade: ohh that’s weird. When did you ask them about it? I ordered this over a month ago and they never said I couldn’t make changes even with the photos. At first they didn’t want to send me photos but I didn’t place the order yet and said I’ll only place the order if they agree to send me photos before shipping out.
So they finally agreed and said it’ll take 40-45 days for it to be done, but it only took them 2 weeks to send me the photos. It was the process of messaging back and forth that added the time. I had asked for revisiosn 2x, and by the 3rd set of photos I didnt want to be too picky so I left the straps alone.
It may be possible that it is their busy season now, so that’s maybe why they said no revisions? But be persistant and say you won’t order unless there are revisions at least one time to two revisions before sending.
But let me give you a fair warning, they sent me a pic of a sample dress before they made mine and it looked beautiful and very similar to the original dress. But when I got my first photo, it looked different from their own sample!!! (they added buttons, the bottom part is so much bigger, etc) I was so horrified of the first photo and was worried they won’t fix it.
So it seems like they don’t have a “pattern/stencil” of the dress if you know what I mean. Like a stencil or a blue print of the dress (my mom is a seamstress so I know most clothes have a “stencil” they go by so that every clothing is the same in that size) Seems like they make it on a case to case basis so every dress varies.
Here is the photo they sent me that made me order it
Post # 13
Oh, that pretty! Please come back and share the TTD pics, those sound amazing. Underwater, with that dress, oh heck yeah!
Post # 14
@honeybee11: Wow! What a gorgeous dress!!!! I love the way the straps are in the back. Stunning!
Post # 15
@tksjewelry: haha thanks!! I will try if I get any photos that don’t show our faces since I won’t be able to edit the photos according to the photographers contract. Would like to remain anonymous on the internet as you can see lol.
Post # 16
Stunning!! The back is to die for!!!