Post # 1
I’m so worried because I am to trying to order from Dressilyme.com and they are giving me the run around. I asked if they could replicate a dress I tried on. They told me they could but the price was double the price of other dresses on their site. I found out I was also obligated to purchase the dress regardless of how it came out. They told me there are absolutely no refunds on a custom design. So I thought I change me dress to a dress that is already on their website. It was similar to my dress. They showed a picture of how the dress they made came out. Plus the dress was half the price of the custom order. Before I purchased I asked if they could send me a picture of the dress before they made it. They told me they could not send pictures. I am so confused now because every article I read brides are showing pictures of the dresses before it was shipped to them. They won’t do that for me and will not make any adjustments to the dress. I am now convinced that all the positive reviews about this company are written by the employees. Yes, even the comments that include a little con about the company. I feel they just do that to make the post seem more realistic. Does anybody have any suggestions of any other replica companies I can try? I am now so nervous.
P.S. I will call out all the comments I believe to be fak
Post # 3
I have had several dresses made by Jasmine’s Bridal all replicas that I sent photos of. You can read about my experience on my thread “my replica dresses” hope it helps.
Post # 4
@MrsOwenThomas: I’ve heard good things about light in the box.
FWIW, When Dressily me is swamped with orders (like durring Prom season) they turn away custom orders and won’t send pictures. They might be preoccipied because they just launched a lingerie line. I know THAT becasue I ordered some for my DIY boudior shoot I’m planning for (Everything is super cheap! Cross Fingers its good!!) . Not becasue I’m a sneaky dressilyme conlady.
There’s a whole mesage board thing devoted to dressily me on project wedding. Everyone can’t be a dressily me employee
Post # 5
It does sound like they’re giving you a run around. It would make me really nervous not to see pictures in advance, just because it seems like it takes so long and I’d want something in the mean time to ease my mind! I hope the dress turns out great, though! When is it supposed to come in?
Post # 6
You can try also Jasmine’s Bridal. They have a lot of good reviews (try to reed the forum http://www.bestdestinationwedding.com/t/36700/post-all-knock-off-wedding-dress-questions-comments-here/4470)
Require photos of your dress before shipping!!! I asked DressilyMe about that and they firstly said the same(no photos). But I asked again and than third time I strictly required them. After that they said OK:
-We have not enough time and manpower to take pictures for the gowns during this special busy time. I sincerely hope you can understand.
-I need the photos to see that everything is made according to my description, and if any last minute adjustments need to be made. It takes just a moment to take a photo in comparison with a month that will take to make the dress itself. I am happy to pay extra for this service if I have to, just let me know how much it will cost to take a photo and email it to me. I have chosen your factory because there were many excellent reviews about the way you work and the information that you can provide the photo of the dress when it is made. It is very important for me to see the dress on the photo. Hope you understand.
-In fact, I know your worry about your dress. I am sorry that we do not offer such service to take photos for the gowns for your reference after the gown is ready at present.Because it is our busy season now, we have not enough manpower and time to take photos for the gowns.There have a lot dresses which are waiting to be finished during this special time.I sincerely hope you can understand.However, I will inform our dresmakers to make your dress carefully so that it will close to the pictures shown??Please take it ease.
-You already spend more time repeating again a story about busy season and lack of manpower than it would take to make some photos and send them to me. Again, if you want me to pay more then tell me how much would it cost. I Need to see them as later I’ll have no time for fixing.
-Here kindly let you know we do not charge the fees to taking pictures for the gowns at present.The only problem is the time.If you insist on asking us to take pictures for your dress, we can do that ,The processing of tailoring about your dress is about 40 to 45 days before shipment.If the date of delivery is OK for you, please you can write down your requirement in the Order Special Instruction .Becuase our dressmaker need enough time to guarantee the quality and handwork for other dresses.
And finally the tailoring took just two weeks 🙂 I was happy.
Post # 7
I’ve heard really great things about Fabulous U (http://www.fushopping.com) They also do custom work.
Post # 8
@MrsOwenThomas: Those conditions are pretty standard for custom dresses.They need to design it (which costs extra money) and buy special materials so yes it will cost more than the standard made numerous times dresses. And they probably don’t want to send photos because they are breaching copyright when making your dress.
In fact given that you are a new 3 post member one might call you out as the competition trying to bad mouth a competitor. Especially since you have cut n pasted the same message on 2 other threads.
Post # 9
@bumblepup I ordered the dress insipe my better judgement. I’m just going to pray it comes out right. My wedding is not until October so I rushed it and they said I should have it in 25 days. Most people have said they’ve gotten their dress sooner. I want to be sure if it comes out crappy that I have time to get another dress from another site. I also choose a dress from their site because if I loose out on $152 instead of $310 I won’t feel as bad. I still hope it all works out.
@j_jaye I totally can see how you will think that. I think the same thing about people with hundreds of posts. I feel they are spending too much time posting in these forums with a wedding to plan. I wouldnt post that much unless someone is paying me. Even if they comment on other topics. I think it’s just to throw us off. I never underestimate how far these companyies would go to make their company seem great and potentially ruin my wedding day with a crappy dress. I’m always the sceptic. For the most part I just read the blogs but this situation just got me too pissed off (for lack of a better word).I posted on the other lady’s blog because I think she may be a phoney and in the heat of all that has been going on with me ordering a dress I wanted to call her out and write my own post at the same time. Anywho that’s neither here nor there. My motto is trust NO ONE!
Since I often come to these post to see my replica’s before and after I will defenently post a picture of how my dress comes out when it comes in.
Post # 10
MrsOwenThomas, I think that your dress is gonna be lovely. 🙂
Post # 11
@IrinkaELF I hope so and Thanks
Post # 12
@MrsOwenThomas: I received my two dresses yesterday that I ordered 3 weeks ago. I love one of them although it needs a few minor alterations but don’t care much for the other but the quality of the material was great and the issues I have with it could easily be fixed if I took it in and had it fixed.
Good luck with getting pictures, I wish I’d have been more pushy (it may have prevented some of the issues with the dress I don’t like) but they kept telling me they wouldn’t send them.
Post # 13
@IrinkaELF: Thank you so much for posting this link! I’ve been going through the threads for over an hour…
This is really good research for ANYONE considering getting a replica or custom-made gown!
Gosh I’m so happy I didn’t go with Shades of Pale after reading these… 🙂
Post # 13
IrinkaELF: Thank you for these tips!!!!! I am also requesting photos. I asked when their busy season would end and she said she didn’t know. So hopefully, I am trying one more time, they will send pictures.
Post # 14
heyletsdothis: 🙂 hope they will make photos. Good luck with order. One of my friend got her wedding dress not long time ago, she realy liked it.