(Closed) Custom Made Dresses

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
5669 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I know my mother is getting her dress custom made from a woman who also makes bridal gowns. While her dresses seem to be less expensive than in the store they are not that low. I would try looking for a reputable seamstress in your area that makes gowns.

Post # 4
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I am doing this! actully for both of my dresses!

Just make sure you look at pervious work, reviews and get a sketch!

Post # 6
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

I would be very careful about where the dresses are coming from.  I’ve read a lot of posts about the Chinese dressmakers who tell you they can make a replica and then what you get isn’t even close.  It’s almost impossible to get a refund!  And even then, you probably won’t get the shipping back…

I would just watch out for anyone with poor English, as they are probably just a rep from one of the Chinese dress factories.  Their customer service is non-existent and if you don’t like your dress there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it!

Post # 8
2865 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I looked into getting a custom dress but nixed the idea when the seamstress wouldn’t send me any fabric samples. What kind of reputable place wouldn’t send a swatch? Then she said she couldn’t get what I was asking for (you’d think a lady who makes dresses for a living could get ivory silk).

When I told her I didn’t want to order without samples she said she was working on a dress made of the material that I was inquiring about and then said that she wouldn’t have pics till the following week and that if I wanted to get mine in time I’d have to order that week.

It was very fishy that she was trying to force me into ordering without having seen fabric or samples so I ended up buying a dress elsewhere.

Post # 9
379 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

ordered a custom dress from thecustomdresses.com — it just got delivered and is sitting on my front porch right now.

I cannot wait to get home so I can see; I’ll provide details as soon as I get to try it on!  :]

Post # 10
518 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I tried to go this route, but it went really really awful. It’s a long story but my advice is just to find a dress within your budget, it’s not really worth it. So many girls offered me the same advice but I just blew them off, and then it came back to bite me. Whatever you decide to do, dolots and lots of research on the company you go with. 🙂

Post # 11
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Have you checked preownedweddingdresses.com for the dress you really want? Or the classifieds here?

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