- 5 years ago
- Wedding: September 2014
I’ve looked high and low for my perfect gown, but haven’t found it. I’ve loved Paolo Sebastian’s designs for a while now and decided to go with a custom gown by him. I live in the US and he is based in Australia, so it would be done virtually.
Now, I had a 30 min Skype call with the designer, and then they sent me a quote that gave no information about what the gown would look like. Although I did discuss details with the designer during the call, my experience is that they should send a sketch or at least some kind of description of what the dress will look like (materials, skirt layers, train length etc) before I pay the deposit (40%). I asked them a couple times for this information and they eventually answered only two of my basic questions (skirt fabric and length of train) in a way that gave me the impression they were annoyed with my asking.
I do want to buy this dress, but I’m worried that they are going to be difficult to work with. And considering I’m buying a custom gown from a completely different continent, that’s literally the last thing I want to deal with!
So now I come to you all! Has anyone ever worked with Paolo Sebastian before or know someone who has? How was the experience and would you recommend it again? ANY insight at all would be greatly appreciated as I’m looking to make the decision very soon!
Many thanks for your help! I really want this to work out!