Sarah Seven!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@laustin85:  I know she is actually from SF, but I there’s a boutique up here in Portland as well. I have a friend who purchased her dress from there, everyone was SUPER nice. But yeah, her dress never came in. She’s actually in the process of filing a lawsuit against them. They never returned her calls and it’s now been one year since her wedding, a year and a half since she ordered the gown. 

There’s something about this designer that is just weird and I hope she doesn’t stay around long. 

Here’s the WeddingWire Reviews 

http://www.weddingwire.com/reviews/sarah-seven-bridal-portland/a18db1e5e4af988f.html

One bad review is one thing, two is getting iffy, but three or more? I draw the line there. I wouldn’t trust them with something as important as your wedding dress. Sorry honey 🙁

Post # 5
Member
156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That’s so sad to hear. I’m a fan of Sarah Seven after stumbling onto her dresses online. Love every single dress! It’s really pathetic when a bussiness with a great product fails due to bad customer service.

Post # 6
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673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@laustin85:  I used to work at a store that sold Sarah Seven dresses and we always got her dresses, but they were always late. The quality of the dresses is not very good. She uses a lot of raw edges on her dresses and they just unravel. The bottom of the dresses always looked like a frayed mess. We used to always cut off all the ends and I heard from another store that they often have their seamstresses pretty much finish her dresses. I also met her and she’s weird. Sorry!

Post # 7
Hostess
4941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@laustin85:  Unfortunately some people get in way over their heads with things, and I think that’s what happened with this designer. I’m sorry honey, but it just means it wasn’t meant to be!

Post # 9
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872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@laustin85:  Is there a particular dress your excited about? Many bees on here might be able to find you one that is similar!

Post # 10
Member
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I tried on several of her gowns and loved them (Practically Perfect, Romanced, Blushing, Diamonds are a Bride’s Best Friend). However, I was warned that the quality is not always perfect. The technique she does on the bodice (folding and pressing) doesn’t come with a seam, and the waistline on the sample I tried was uneven and a bit messy looking. I posted a photo on here earlier but have sinced removed it. If you want, I can send it to you via PM.

In short, beautiful dresses, not the best execution, and apparently very late on orders.

Have you looked into similar designers? 

 

 

 

Post # 11
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3570 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If you like her designs, you might like something by Elizabeth Dye. 

Post # 13
Member
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@laustin85:  I definitely suggest Elizabeth Dye and Carol Hannah. I’m not sure about your budget, but Elizabeth Fillmore, Claire Pettibone, and Jenny Packham may be worth looking into.

These designers are stocked by Lovely, a shop that I went to and adored. http://www.lovelybride.com/wedding_gowns.html We seem to have very similar tastes!

Post # 14
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872 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@laustin85:  In addition I would recommend looking at Pronovias because they also have many dresses with straps/sleeves that you might like (I also refused to wear a strapless dress!). Here’s an example, Pronovias Davis:

 

 

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