Post # 1
Dress I ordered.
im getting married in two weeks and my wedding dress only just arrived(even though I specifically said I want it well in advance :S)
well I don’t Evan know where too start on this, I think I’m here looking for some advise.
i order my dress through etsy from Bulgaria from a shop called luxandglamour. I did this for reason that had been looking around the right dress but hadn’t quite found exactly what I wanted, so decided to get my dress costume made from a template the shop already had that I quite liked.
now this is what I got changed on the dress to what I wanted(at least what I said): I wanted the V in lace neckline lowered and then showed on a picture and measured where I wanted it(I think this was done correctly), I asked for the dress to be made with pure natural silk instead of polyester or satin and I also asked the for sparkly belt too be removed( as I have a pink sash i was using). so the dress that arrived is very different to what I asked for.. I think? I’m going to post the picture of the templte of the dress I ordered and the dress I received Dress I recived
i just feel.. Defeated and don’t know what too do. If I ask for a refund then will they want the dress back, and if they do want it back then there is no time too get a new dress. Ill have nufin too wear! I’m so confused and sad, this was suspose to be special.
Post # 2
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 # 3
That is there template that I posted. Direct from the site. The only thing I can think of is that they thought when I asked for silk(witch cost a lot more too might I add) that I didn’t want the the Lacey tulle aswell.. Or they sent the dress half done because they ran out of time. And do think the dress they sent is pretty, but I feel it looks half done.
Thank you for your reply
Post # 4
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
- 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
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
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 # 8
Hello and thank you for your kind works 🙂
https://www.etsy.com/people/LUXandGLAMOR This is the shop I bought the dress from.
I originally was going to buy a paloma blanca 4015, but I want too get somthing more lacey and made more fir me. It wasn’t a matter of me want too buy knock off a designer, I thought that was her dress as I have not seen that dress with any designer before, so I was not trying too buy a “knock off”. That is exactly why i didnt buy a dress from an online store or ebay, I thought that this was a orignal dressmaker, who had many years experience hand making wedding dresses. I thought I was buying a hand made coustom wedding dress, made just for me. I know I feel dumb now. Also it’s two weeks not 2days.
my questions is now, is there anyway I could find someone who is in brisbane who could “finish” the dress??
Thank you very much for your replys and taking the the time too respond
Post # 9
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
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 # 11
I think that is good idea. Thank you julies1949
janereaction thank you for your advise and your honest imput. it’s nice too have somthing that is constructive
Post # 12
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
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 # 14
Try this lady for aterations:http://www.bridaledge.com.au/services/…/17-specialist-alterations
There is also a bridal alteration company on Park Road at Milton.
Post # 15
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.