Post # 1
Ladies, do you have any experience with My Big Fat Beautiful Wedding (http://www.mybigfatbeautifulwedding.com)? Although their website seems gaudy, it’s a Michigan-based store that sells imitation dresses for $400-500 and custom dresses for $800+. They also have their own line called Leontina. But the part I feel safest about is that they’re based in the US.
My question is, I really fell in love with their “Elena” dress (http://www.mybigfatbeautifulwedding.com/elena.htm) but I hesitate considering them without reading reviews about them. I just can’t find any!
Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I can’t remember where, but I have read a review of them somewhere, and it was very positive. Sorry I can’t be of more help!
Post # 4
are you unable to find reviews online? also if it is a local store can you not pop in and talk to someone to try and put your mind at rest a little bit?? good luck, ps the dress you like is gorgeous!!
Post # 5
I did not purchase a dress from them, just a mermaid crinoline. Even though this was a minor job, they took great care to get correct measurements, verify any and all details and listened to what I wanted. I got the perfect crinoline, custom made for me for the same price I would have purchased one out of the boutique or online. Communications were fantastic. If they put that much attention to their custom dresses as they do a relatively simple crinoline, I don’t see how you could go wrong. Hope that helps some.
Post # 6
I just did business with them buying a prom dress for my daughter. It was so pristinely made, it could’ve been worn inside out. Zero unfinished seams. It fit like a glove right out of the pkg. The owner walked me thru every step and basically held my hand when I was nervous about doing the measurements. I paid $225 for a dress that was simply amazing. You can see a pic of my daughter’s dress on their website if you are interested. It was a wonderful feeling knowing that no one else would have the same dress as my daughter and that it was made specifically for her.
Post # 7
DO NOT ORDER A DRESS FROM HERE!! They might be find for prom dresses but not for you wedding! I ordered a dress from here that was supposed to arrive by the second week of November LATEST and just received it today (dec. 16th) and my wedding is on january 1st. I’ll let the pictures do the talking but the dress was falling apart, beads were apparently glued on, and glitter glue was used on my dress for I don’t know what reason, and she refuses to give me a refund because I approved for her to send me the dress(obviously if the took closeups which they didn’t for obvious reasons, I would have NEVER approved it for shipping). She offered to send me knew flower appliques without all the messy glue all over it, but obviously less then 2 weeks before my wedding and holidays coming up and going out of town, I would not have time to find a seamstress to completely fix her mistakes. So now I have to run around and find a new dress within the next 2 days… DO NOT RISK IT! email me if you have any questions or to see more pictures ! [email protected] [attachment=1533806,193281] [attachment=1533806,193282]
Post # 8
my experience from mybigfatbeatifulwedding.com (leotina gowns) was negatvie – i had 3 flower girl dresses made there because i was looking at cost and i only had a 3month notice to find 3 matching flower girl dresses- everywhere was charging quite a bit for the rush shipping so i went online. i felt comfortable that the shop was only 45 minutres away from my house so i went with her but at the end i ended pAYING MORE and she wouldnt find time to meet up with me and she eneded up shipping them to my house , the zippers on 2 of the dresses needed to be replaced becAuse it wouldnt zip up at all , they were poorly made and the hem on the one dress fell apart prior to the wedding (mind you i received the dresses 5 days prior so i didnt have much time to fix). in my opinion she might be a usa company but i felt that the dresses were made in china and then they were shipped to her . She doesnt make the dresses there at the shop , she stated that she has somebody else making the dresses .
Post # 9
We ordered my daughters dress from here and it was perfect. She wanted the wedding gown from the Hangover movie and honestly, we couldn’t afford it. I am very grateful for this company. Since almost all wedding dresses and evening gowns are made in China, I couldn’t imagine finding something that was affordable made somewhere else. This is my daugher’s dress http://www.mybigfatbeautifulwedding.com/Liv-Ball-Gown-wedding-dress-p/m1103.htm It came in last November and it is perfectly made. The dress was also shipped to our house, but she explained that upfront so I didn’t have a problem with that.
Post # 10
The YELP review was AWFUL. It turned me off completely.