- 4 years ago
- Wedding: September 2013
Hi All! So I just wanted to share my experiance that I am having ordering my dress from Jeff Liu at April Bridal for those other brides who are thinking of ordering thier dress online.
I was very hesitant at first about ordering a dress online. I felt very leary about paying for something that I had not seen and from so far away (China). But after looking at so many dresses I finally did find the dress that I really liked! The only problem was, I was not okay with the $2500 price tag. I am a practical girl with a budget, I just cant spend that much on one dress!! So I sent a picture of the dress to April Bridal and they gave me a quote for $225.00… much better price range for me haha. I was also very happy that they use Paypal for their transactions. I am always using paypal for things on Etsy so this was a mode of payment that I feel is very secure and this alleviated some of my concerns with sending the money.
I sent them three picture of the dress I loved and they asked me to take my measurments. They have a bunch of picture instructions for you on how to do your own measurements, but this was definitly the one part I am not sure of. Hopefully I didn’t mess up taking my own measurements, I would recommend having someone help you with this. One really great thing was that April bridal was very good at answering any questions I had very quickly. It has been a little over 2 months now and my dress is finally fininished how I like and they sent me the final photos to review. (Note: they made my dress from scratch, so it does take some time for them to finish it. Make sure when ordering your dress you plan enough time for them to be able to create it and mail it to you. My whole process is going to take about 3-4 months). Anyways, it looks great!! I cant believe how close they got it to the pictures I sent them 🙂 They are mailing it to me now and based on the pictures I cant wait to get it and try it on!! Fingers crossed that everything goes well with the mailing process… I am a little nervous about it getting smooshed in the mail, we will see I guess.
For those interested, I will post pictures of the dress on once it arrives. (which is really just an excuse for me to try it on tehe).