- 6 years ago
- Wedding: November 2012
Hello ladies, I wanted to share my wonderful experience with BigDayDress.net. I was very hesitant when looking at the site, as I’ve heard horror stories ordering overseas and non-legit sites. PLUS the dress I loved and wanted was a discontinued $3500 Priscilla of Boston dress (JL312)…that I never tried on! $3500 was WAY out of my price range, but none of the other dresses I tried on felt “right.” Anyway, I emailed back and forth with customer service at bigdaydress.net (Nicole) a number of times, who sent me sample dresses of the material they would use (they had no real-life pictures of the replica) and the beading they would use. Nicole was very helpful, patient, and quick with her responses—she is wonderful to work with.
I ended up ordering the dress on February 15th for $410 (plus $10 garment bag and $22.99 tulle) and was told they would ship the dress by April 15 (2 months). I was sent pictures on April 6th to review, in which the dress looked great, but I did have a few alterations to one seam and the belt I asked to have done. New Pictures were sent within a few days and I approved for shipment. The dress took 7 days exactly and I received a notice from USPS that I could pick up the dress at the post office, or I had to sign for it upon arrival. I picked it up and couldn’t believe how wondeful it was!!! It was even better than I hoped it would be! The material of the dress was fantastic, and quality work from the seamstresses were wonderful. I am so happy that I took the plunge and went this route!
A couple things to mention if you do plan to order: 1. Know that these dresses are replicas (which they state on their site, but the do use designer stock photos to show the dress). They may not be the exact dress, so if you love a certain designer name or an exact dress, then this may not be a good fit for you. However, I just loved the style of the dress and don’t know one designer from another, so this was a great alternative for me. Feel free to ask for pics of other dresses using the same material before you order if they haven’t made your dress yet or don’t have real life pics.
2. I did not receive any pics during the production of the dress as some other sites offer. I asked the week before they sent me pics if I could view the progress, and they politely said the dress was still in production and I would recieve pics once completed before they ship it (which I did).
3. You may still need to do some alterations. The dresses are made to personal measurements, and for the most part my dress fits great. However, you still may have to make slight changes (i.e I need to shorten my strap a bit to move up the waistline slightly) as each person wears clothes differently. But you still save quite a bit by having a dress made to size and only having to do slight alterations.
Overall, this was a great experience and am so pleased with the overall quality and dress…I am happy and proud to wear it on my wedding day! Here’s the link to pics if you’re interested.
Thanks bees! Wishing you all happy dress shopping!