Post # 1
Hi everyone, I have read the boards on this topic over and over to no avail! I still have no idea which custom dress maker is best to remake the dress I absolutely love! I want a reproduction made of the Jenny Packham dress ‘Tiara’ (‘Miley’ is the same but has no overlay)… I live in Fargo, ND so no designer boutiques, plus I am NOT spending $4000+ on a dress I’m wearing for one day! Two sites actually have the dress listed in their product catalogue: Bridal Dream Dress http://www.bridaldreamdress.com/jenny-packham-bridal-dress-tiara.html, and Coral’s Bridal http://www.coralsbridal.com/2173-ms100-sweetheart-prom-gown-evening-gown-bridal-dress-MS100.html. Most everyone who’s ordered from Coral’s Bridal is satisfied (another plus is the photo is actually the dress they made), however the price is a lot higher than Bridal Dream Dress… problem is that the picture they show of the dress is a designer gown not the actual one Bridal Dream Dress makes. Does anyone know what kind of quality Bridal Dream Dress does?? The two other sites that seem to produce good results (and companies I’m considering) are Milly Bridal and Dressilyme. This may sound horrible but I’m trying to get the best quality for the money and the price points of these sites are all over the place… I was originally going to purchase a similar gown for $800 at the bridal salon, but discovered the custom made option online, so I guess price isn’t really an issue I just want to find the best place to make this dress both in quality and accuracy…Is there anyone out there who can help me out?? I am open to any suggestions; just need a little feedback on where the best place to buy this style of dress
P.S. Sorry for the lengthy post
Post # 3
I used dressilyme and was really happy. You can read my reviews if you like. I haven’t heard of Bridal Dream Dress but that doesn’t mean they aren’t good. I guess it would depend on how much of a relationship they have developed with you thus far. I would suggest with any company that you look on their site for dresses of a similar look, for example the materials or the flow. Then request a sample image. That way you can judge their quality and craftsmanship. Its a good way to guess your look.
Then if you are comfortable them make your order. I think corals bridal is also good. The only thing is they make dresses of the same quality as dressilyme but charge a bit more. I noticed this while browsing.
As far as Millys they always doe excellent work as well but they charge more because they like to make a dress beforehand. That way you can make adjustments and then they make the real dress. They also send pics throughout the entire process. So you pay for that comfort.
I think if you want the best for your money then you should email your top choices. Send them the pics you have here with close up detail as well as full body detail. Then discuss prices and materials.
It will help you narrow down your choice.
Post # 4
I got my dress from Shades of Pale http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shades-of-Pale-Bridal-The-Little-Velvet-Box/196879553692866 another good one is Duosheng http://duosheng.cn/ both of them show pictures of the dresses that they have actually made. Email some of the online stores that you are interested in and see which one you feel most comfortable with after talking to them.
Post # 5
Also try and give Jasmine’s bridal shop, they pay attention to detail and their replicas are really good. You can see pics of all their work here : https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jasmines-Bridal-Shop/134074349988216 and with comments from real brides.
I’m getting a dress made there and they have been amazing with customer service – they went hunting for 2 weeks to find a unique fabric for me and send me loads of pictures. They also send you pics of different kinds of lace to use, and you can upgrade a dress from premium to designer grade to give it extra quality (i think its 30% extra on the normal price or something like that).