Post # 1
I have been reading posts about ordering wedding dress from China. I am 90% sure that I will be ordering from China, just not sure from whome. Right now, Jeff Liu and Milly seem to be the front runners.
Here are my ideas of my wedding dress.
I would like to have the top part of the Edimburgo from San Patrick and the bottom ruffle of Mikailla 1511.
Let me know what you think.
Post # 3
The bottoms look the same to me?
Post # 5
Have you researched ordering a wedding dress from China, I have read lots of horror stories from brides about this?
Post # 6
Where have you read posts saying good things about China-made knockoffs? I’d seriously love to read those!
Post # 7
I just wanted to warn VL to seriously look into it before she does it. I honestly can’t say that I ever heard anything good about ordering a dress form China except the price.
Post # 8
I definitely wouldnt recommend that! If you do RESEARCH EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING on the company before you give them your Credit Card Information!
Post # 9
I would defintely expect to have to make alterations on the dress when you recieve it — All I have ever heard about ordering knock-offs is that they don’t fit (even with exact measurements–usually the consensu is too small), don’t look “right” have poor seaming etc etc etc, so I would take that into consideration and at least plan & budget for alterations if this is the route you choose.
re: the bottoms — they look the same to me too.
Post # 10
I just placed my order with Jeff Liu, and so far i have a good feeling about working with him. Ordering from China is something i never ever intended to do, but for several reasons i decided to give it a try. My expectations are quite low, if the dress turns out to be different from what i imagine, it´s not a big deal. I guess i will be happy as long as it is a nice and breezy beach wedding dress and at least a bit similar to what i ordered.
Post # 11
I’ve seen a couple of posts on the boards over the years of brides satisfies with their dresses ordered from China. I remember one short dress that came out really nice and, more recently, a long one with similar layer details. Best of luck.
I would mostly be worried about the ruffle part as it could look terrible with cheap fabric that is too heavy or stiff.
Post # 12
Honestly I think that dress looks too complicated to have a good result as a replica. I’ve heard that simple designs turn out best (even then, it’s still iffy). If you’re in love with that dress have you considered searching for a pre owned or sample? I got my authentic Maggie Sottero gown on Ebay for $200. It was a discontinued style so the bridal salon was selling the sample. It’s in perfect condition and was the dress I originally fell in love with. My best advice is to consider other options before going the knock off China route. Good luck!
Post # 13
i agree with pps, the ruffles will probably look terrible with cheaper fabric and shoddier workmanship. i would only buy it if i could see a real picture of what they make first.
Post # 14
How much are you trying to spend?
Post # 15
Thanks for all the comments.
I have been talking to someone from Little Coral. They have been really good with communication. I email them daily and I usually receive my response the next day. They quoted me $350 for the dress.
Several of you mentioned the ruffle looks the same on both dresses. Well, they are very similar, Mikeilla has slightly less ruffle, about 12 layers and each layer is wider.
I found a dress on Little coral website, which has ruffles, It looks ok to me. It’s not a picture from the designers but a real dress they actually made. It’s a Vera Wang knock of. Please see the attached picture below.
My expectation is not very high. As long as it looks kind of like the pictures, I will be OK with it. Just hope it fits!
Post # 16
I ordered through Jeff Liu, and LOVED my dress! He has like 8000 positive reviews on his ebay store. I did a lot of research before picking a replica company.
Yes, there are a lot of horror stories out there, but that doesn’t mean there are no happy ones!
My general tips for ordering in China are: 1) the simpler the dress, the less there is to mess up, 2) get a lace sample before ordering if you want a lace dress (about half the horror stories I’ve read are because people ask for lace and end up with applique instead), and 3) order it big and plan to have it taken in, because you can always take it in but you can’t let it out.
And if you genuinely want to read a positive China-knock off review, check mine out: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-china-bought-replica-dress