Post # 1
Long time lurker – 1st actual post.
I’ve stalked the boards, read, researched, fretted, freaked, and finally settled on ordering a *China* dress from The Fabulous U.
1. I liked a strapless dress I saw at David’s Bridal but hate my arm fat. I’m a true pear with ginormous hips and butt.. and if my fiance isn’t aware of this he’s in for a HUGE shock.
2. I loved the detail on a new dress @ Db but it was aline and I was pretty sure I wanted a natural waist ball gown.
3. I’m currently 36 and a 22/24. My mindset was to be rational about what I could control and control/choose wisely for what I couldn’t control.
So I have ordered – in champagne the style of dress like the Oleg Cassini 8cwg322 (sorry for the big pic)
with the details similar to Oleg Cassini’s ckp550.
It will be corset back and they will also give me detachable sleeves (that will *not* be taken off!). I had my measurements done by a professional seamstress who has also agreed to handle my alterations.
He’s doing a matching flowergirl dress for me without all the beading but a sash added for her to have some bling as he calls it – all for a grand total of 629 including shipping.
I sound organized and pretty calm right? Why post now? I am *freaking* out. I was fine when we were making sure we were on the same page. I was fine paying that amount of money — a similar dress made custom in NJ was going to be upwards of 1400 and the communication was seriously lacking… but I am now not in control. I have to trust that I communicated clearly enough (with pics!) and that it will all work out.
This is one of the first details that I do not attempt approval by committee due to me having a pretty distinct sense of what I like and wanting a combination of things that just AREN’T available right now … especially in my size.
It will all work out, right?
Post # 3
@MsDontRushME: Is the company you are odering your dress from reputable and have they gotten good reviews with their work? I think as long as the company is reputable and have a trustworthy reputation things should turn out just fine! 🙂 Good luck. And congrats on saying yes to the dress. 🙂
Post # 4
@MsDontRushME: I felt the same way after i ordered my dress online from China too. I freaked out the whole time (even with all the good reviews i read, and the prompt response from the company), great was my relief when i recieved the dress, and it was perfect. so my advice to you, stay calm, try and take your mind off it when you can, do not look at other gowns while you wait, and just tell yourself that it will turn out fine.
Post # 5
Wow, 29 emails?! That’s crazy!
How did you pay? As long as it was through PayPal or credit card, you can always file a claim if there’s a problem.
Post # 6
I thought it was crazy too — and then I got another email confirming a measurement that my professional seamstress had NOT included.. so like the PP said I am trying to take a breath and have confidence that they do FAR more fancy dresses with far more attention to detail I’ve ever paid to anything in my life!
& yes, thank goodness, it’s through paypal!
thank yall, I can honestly say after lurking for a while the bees and boards have been the best source of sanity in this very insane process!
Post # 7
I think the gown design you are asking for is relatively straightforward so I think it will probably turn out great. 🙂 The work I have seen from FabU looks quite good to me, so I think you’ll be happy.
Please keep us updated along the way!
Post # 8
oh em gee.. .its been a month? I have had one email asking questions and nothing and now I am freaking out a tad — I was told it’d take about 2 months so is it wrong to want to know if it’s going well?!?!
< I’ve seen some of their dresses lately even recognized one for another bee.. but now I am dyinggggggggg>
Post # 9
Your inspiration gowns are gorgeous and I think your dress will be beautiful! I know how you feel, I paid for my FabU dress on April 1st and now I’m just dying to see it. Not being in control is hard! I’m already fighting the urge to email and ask how it’s going. I don’t want to seem pushy or rude!