(Closed) Custom made wedding dress from China?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I read about it in Bridal Bargains (BEST BOOK EVER!), and totally think it’s a great idea. The only reason I didn’t do it is there’s not enough time for me. It’s been discussed before here, and here. If you can find exactly what you want, I’d say go for it!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I am thinking of doing this also.  As a safety net, I’ll order the dress with enough time for alterations here, but I want a custom colored dress, so this seems to be my best route.  Let me know what you end up doing!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it sounds like an incredible deal, I’m just too chicken to try it. Best of luck!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My mom actually mentioned this to me, but I’m too afraid to do it!!!!!!!!!

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I definitely am too chicken to chance my dream dress on somebody making it off the internet.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m going to order my dream dress from a site after I go try a bunch on to make sure that I look good in what I think my dream dress is – I don’t want to get a big princess dress and look like a big fat white poof ball!  I figure I’m going to get it for $200 with shipping and everything and PRAY that it works – I’ll order it a bit larger then it should be and have it altered to fit – if it doesn’t work then I’ll get the fall back David’s Bridal $99 dress and try not to cry.  Everyone I’ve talked to says that they know someone who has done this and been happy so here’s to taking a deep breath and diving in.

If you end up doing it – let us know so we can pass it along – it will be good news I’m sure!

Hey – what site are you looking at?

I’m looking at http://www.weddingo.net

 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I did it!  Augusta Jones Isola.  I found Jeff Liu on ebay – and was very happy with the process.  But… I gave myself loads of time.  I recieved the dress with 6 months to go until the wedding.  Still enough time to get something else sorted in case it all went belly up.  I posted a detailed thread/review on my experience a wee bit ago.

Post # 10
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Newbee

Me too! I literally just sent in my measurements and  bought the dress TODAY! I am so excited and nervous- one month and Ill post  my experiences- I’ve been waiting to buy this dress from CHina since last year- with 5 months to go, i just had to suck it up.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

my friend did it and it turned out AMAZING! but I am afraid to do it as well, I am going to a custom dress maker here in the states though it is about 1000 but waaay less than 10G

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

So I did it. DISASTER. I only chanced it because this was actually going to be my second dress, a shorter dress to wear to the reception. I was prepared for the dress to not be exactly what I wanted, but its beyond help. The materials were cheap, and instead of using crystals on the belt like I had asked for (and had been told repeatedly it would have) it has this cheap lace band with silver sequins. AND it didnt fit, not even CLOSE, despite giving exact measurements. I used jeff liu on ebay btw, and he has lots of great feedback. Perhaps I am pickier than other brides? Anyway, if anyone is truly interested I will take pictures of it before I send it back so you can see. Hopefully, I get the refund like he has stated in his policies.

Post # 13
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

a client did it and it arrived about 16 inches too short and they never resent her a new dress. 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@pinkchampagne: I was wondering… did they ever refund your dress?

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I just put in an order with Jeff Liu. He seems really professional and extremely quick to respond to any questions. He is also trying to complete my order very quickly in time for my wedding date. I didn’t cosider the Chinese New Year so of course I didn’t realize that it would be so far behind schedule.

Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well with my dress and that the arrival time is quick.

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Post # 16
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My friend did the same thing and she received a dress that was asymmetrical in length, the color was too dark, and wrong size. She had to spent $250 more to get it fixed.

I am getting married soon and I was looking for less expensive dresses and I’ve found this site http://www.omgbride.com that sells wedding dresses for a lot less than retail price and dresses ship from US. Not too many sizes in stock but it’s worth trying.

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