(Closed) Custom dress from Etsy advice

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1079 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Look at feedback. For example I particularly remember a women who goes by myblackdress because of her rave reviews.

Post # 4
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619 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

See if you can look at some of their past sales

maybe contact one of them for a reference

look at their feedback to see how good it is

ask them for pictures of their work

dont pay full upfront, pay half and then the rest when its done and shipped to you and you approve it

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Definitely feedback. Also, in the few Alchemy requests I’ve made, I’ve gotten a slew of responses I didn’t really trust. I found that it gave me a lot more piece of mind to find a seller that did work similar to what I wanted and request a “Custom Order.” Many sellers take custom orders but don’t have the time to browse through all Alchemy requests and put in bids.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have had good and bad experiences with alchemy.  Good (cicibridal) : reputed bridal store, also takes custom orders on Etsy, tons of feedback with lots of pictures and also customer feedback pictures, experience making custom bridal in many different fabrics and styles.  Bad: chose someone for lowest monetary bid who had no feedback on Etsy, had their own dress website but not many pictures of their work on it and the pics that were there were simple dresses all in the same style.  Took a chance on her and ended up out of deposit money and the time I had waited.  I also recommend looking through on your own and requesting a custom order instead of alchemy.  This way there is no chance of being fooled by someone who can’t actually complete the dress you want.

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