Wedding dress saga.. Help me please?!?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

Kirstin.Wilkes:  I’m assuming that by “template” you mean their version of the designer dress you posted? I think it is fair to expect the dress to look the their version they post on their site. If all they posted was the original designer’s pics, then I’d say that it was probably unwise to assume that the dress would like the original.

Honestly, I think it looks very nice. Have you tried it on with the pink sash? I think they could have put more lace on the skirt like the original. It also looks like there is a layer of tulle over the skirt of the original that isn’t on yours? Can you post pics of their template?

Post # 4
312 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think you got a gorgeous dress! It’s truly lovely. And — very gently I say this — you can’t expect a copy by a different seamstress/designer to be identical to the original. In fact, I think yours is prettier, but perhaps that’s just my taste…

Post # 5
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - 11/15/14-Vineyard

Honestly, from what you described, it sounds like they did what you asked. You did not say if you still wanted the tulle overlay or not, but by you stating you wanted silk over polyester it could have been interpreted that way. Other than the lace on the bottom not coming up higher, it looks like what you asked. 

Remember, you ordered from a knock off site. You will not get the same dress or materials. You take that risk when not ordering an original from a designer. 

Unfortunately, I tried looking up that shop and it is no longer. I had that happen too with my veil maker. Etsy is closing down knockoff replica sites like crazy. 

I honestly think with your sash and a petticoat it will look great!! 

Post # 6
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I like your dress a lot. I know it seems dramatic bc its happening two days before the wedding, but I think you have no choice but to wear it unless you go on some crazy last minute dress hunt, which sounds really stressful to me. No one knows what your dress is supposed to look like but you and your girlfriends and close family I assume. I think you should just rock it. When you do your hair and make up and sash you will feel and look like a bride.


Best of luck! Im sure you will be stunning in it.

Post # 7
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

Kirstin.Wilkes: Hmmmm…..that looks like the original designer pics, not “their” version of that dress. I’m sorry you feel disappointed, but I really think the dress is pretty. Do you have pics of you in it with the pink sash? I love the idea of a pink sash.

Post # 9
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Hmmm this is a tough one! 

It looks beautiful but I do tend to agree that it looks a little unfinished. I would take it to a seamstress ASAP to see what they can do. Personally, I would be trying to add a tulle overlay to the skirt and then add lace appliques to the tulle. It could actually look really pretty to have lace appliques stitched to the tulle which is on top of the lace on the skirt. But you need to get on it TODAY because this isn’t an easy job.

And for the record, you did buy a hand-made custom wedding dress. Whether it’s an original design or not, it was custom-made for you and to your specifications. And that silk looks beautiful!

Post # 10
42166 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Kirstin.Wilkes:  I would take it to a seamstress and ask them to make a wrap tulle overskirt that ties at the waist. With or without lace appliques added, I think it would be gorgeous, reminiscent of this Paolo Sebastion style.

Post # 12
17 posts

I actually like how it turned out, not bad at all. It does look a little more plain than the designer one (which probably had tons of hand-made detailing going on), but I think if you got a nice belt or sash that would make it way less plain – and also I think the tulle as suggested above would help spruce it up. Otherwise you got a great dress! 

Post # 13
2563 posts
Sugar bee

Is the skirt tulle?  Maybe what is needed is another layer of tuelle added.  The skirt just doens’t look ethereal like the one in the original picutre. I would be upset too.

Post # 15
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Kirstin.Wilkes:  If you’re really unhappy with it return it and go to a bridal store and buy a sample dress that can be altered in time.

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