(Closed) Daily Mail Article on the Horrors of Knock-Off/Online Wedding Gown Sites

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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560 posts
Busy bee

This actually happened to my sister-in-law! The dress arrived 2 weeks before their wedding, it was supposed to be covered in flowing chiffon pleated draping. Instead of chiffon they used tulle and the base of the dress was pure white and the tulle off-white. She had no money or time to get a new dress, so along with her mom replaced the tulle with pleated chiffon. They had to work night and day to get it done!  

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I read that article. The pictures are funny and horrible when you don’t think about it being someone’s wedding dress. When you think about the stress and excitement that we all go through when choosing and waiting for our dress, no matter what way we go about it, it’s awful what these women would experience. 

Post # 4
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2942 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That is what is really scary about ordering custom work site unseen from someone over seas.  No quality control and no way to get your money back if it is junk! 

I had two friends do custome dresses for their weddings and their experience was actually pretty good, but they both chose someone in the States.  One even found someone in driving distance.  The other went with someone who had made something for a friend.  Both turned out well, but I think that being in the States gives people more to loose if it doesn’t go well than someone in China.

Post # 5
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552 posts
Busy bee

You get what you pay for! I can’t believe people actually think buying from these sites is a good idea.

Post # 8
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1142 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Some replicas can be great! There’s a thread here dedicated to replicas that generally turn out awesome. I would never buy a replica from a site without seeing the actual work beforehand. My dress is a replica by a seller I found on etsy, granted she is in Chicag, not China

 

Post # 10
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1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I got my dress from a site in China and it turned out amazing!  You never know but I checked out the reviews and a bunch of my friends order other clothes from their site and party dresses all the time. 

Post # 11
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1142 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Severine:  I will PM you the contact indo for her! They are actually finishing a couple changes on the dress for me, I emailed them last night and they hope to be finished this weekend, so hopefully I will be able to share pics of me wearing it next week. I know several other bees are also using this vendor after I shared my dress in the replica thread. This dress was a steal; $700. Couldn’t be happier! here are a couple lower quality pics of the front and back:

 

Post # 12
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240 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Cape May, NJ

There’s nothing wrong with all cheaper knockoffs, you just have to be smart enough to research the company and their past work. Some are horrible, some amazing

Post # 13
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560 posts
Busy bee

Severine:  It was okay, but not what she wanted sadly…

Post # 14
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1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Unfathomably:  Beautiful dress indeed. I am just looking for reliable wedding dress maker, could you kindly share who is your seller and how much it cost you. That would help immensly. 🙂 thank you

Post # 15
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Worker bee

I think in this instance you get what you pay for…. There is no way to make a Vivienne Westwood dress ala Carrie Bradshaw for a few hundred dollars. The quality of the fabric and the amount necessary would be thousands alone…

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