WARNING: Dresses from DH Gate seller 'Idobridal' with photos

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

andulka:  I am so sorry this happened to you.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

andulka:  Thanks for your helpful review! Sorry for your situation. 🙁

For future brides who read this who may be thinking of going the replica route, it can definitely work but make sure that you order early in case the dress is subpar (6-8 months before the wedding is best), and don’t put all your eggs in one basket (ie. don’t use the same company for multiple dresses without confirming in person that they do good work).My sister had to order 3-4 replicas from different companies before getting one she was happy with.

Also be sure to plan/budget to spend $100-$200 in alterations on top of the original cost, since even replicas made for your body are bound to have a couple of issues that need to be fixed. It’s just the price you pay to get a dress perfectly fitted to your body, you would almost certainly be paying the same or more in alterations for a salon dress.

I’ve had relatively good luck with the higher-quality Chinese sellers like Jasmine’s bridal, but you will pay more for a replica with them ($500-$600 rather than $150-$250). However I think that price is worth it in materials and craftmanship, as well as being able to see pictures of the dress to get issues fixed before shipment. My two cents.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I am so sorry this happened to you! Have you thought about buying pre-loved dresses?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

andulka: The thing I’ve noticed with the lower quality replica makers is that you can spend the same amount on 2-3 dresses ($200 per dress) as you would on one at somewhere like Jasmine’s, but still end up with nothing wearable at the end of it. I’d say there’s maybe a 20-30% chance per dress of getting something nice at a cheaper places, versus 80-90% at the best places. It’s always a gamble though, no place is going to have a 100% success rate. As others have mentioned, pre-owned dresses and samples might be a good place to look for your next gown?

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

did you really expect great quality for $200 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

The second dress is pretty horrific looking. The first one might not be so bad though (at least in those photos).

It’s good you’re providing a public review of their work. Maybe it’ll come up in a Google search if someone is considering ordering from them in the future.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

good quality never comes from china everyone knows that

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

cmbee:  Uh, like 90% of wedding dresses are made in China these days. Including the couture ones.

andulka:  Good luck with it all, I’m sure you will find something beautiful!

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

That’s too bad! I think wedding dresses are definitely a “you get what you pay for” scenario. Good luck!

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