My search for a wedding dress online so far… any advices?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Where should I get my dress from online?
    Fabulous U : (0 votes)
    DressilyMe : (14 votes)
    54 %
    Simply Bridal : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Other (please specify in post) : (11 votes)
    42 %
  • Post # 3
    3377 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Steph3AG:  I didn’t purchase my dress online, but I was going to. There’s been a few recent posts about Bridal U and I would steer clear of them. From what I’ve seen, people are pretty disappointed with their work. I did months of research for good replica companies, and hands down the best are Jasmine’s Bridal Shop and DressilyMe. If you look around the forums you’ll find tons of info on them! 

    I’ve seen LightintheBox’s work first hand and I would suggest staying away from them.  


    Hopefully some other ladies with experience will be able to weigh in, but I think the places that you should be looking at are Jasmine’s and DressilyMe.


    Welcome to WB! Can’t wait to see what you choose! 🙂 


    Post # 4
    12262 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    The only two I have never seen complaints about are DressilyMe and Jasmine’s Bridal Shop!

    Post # 6
    3377 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Steph3AG:  I found my Paloma Blanca gown in the store while I was searching for a dress to replicate. It was a $3k dress and they offered me the sample for $1152, so I couldn’t turn that down haha. 

    Jasmine’s is more expensive, but you get what you pay for! If you go on their Facebook page they have their “real dress” photos from basically all of their orders. I believe Dressily Me does the same. 

    Post # 11
    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    in my research (and I am going the replica route with jasmines), Jasmines is more expensive than Dressilyme. They are a smaller company and they are better with more detailed work. Their dresses are superb with very fine craftmanship. The complaints I have seen are from either very picky brides who are very particular and nitpicky (and keep doing more and more revisions), or brides with errors that didn’t get caught during the first couple correspondences. 

    Dressilyme is cheaper and you get the dress more quickly, but along with that means the quality is a little less, but still very good.

    With both places, be very very specific on what you want, and have good photos. it will clear up a lot of confusion. ask a lot of questions and if they ask questions, answer it as best as you can for the best results.

    Jasmines is going through a lot of policy changes now, though, like earlier they stopped doing customizations and next year they are thinking of discontinuing the midproduction photos. These changes are a little alarming to me (as originally I wanted a customized gown).

    dressilyme was my second choice, and if I decided to wait until next year, I would have gone with them (I want mid production photos and its kind of a deal breaker) 🙂

    Post # 12
    315 posts
    Helper bee

    @Steph3AG:  I saw her shop on etsy and then googled her she has amazing reviews on weddingwire,etsy etc I suggest emailing her she has really put me at ease!

    I am expecting Mr. G to pop the question in dec so hopefully early next year


    Post # 15
    157 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Stillwell House

    Avoid TheFabulousU – they delete negative comments from their Facebook, they stop responding once they screw up, and they lock in half of the purchase price up front before running out the 45-day PayPal clock so you can never recoup those funds. Reference my other posts to find pics and more of the story.  

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