Post # 1
for budgetary reasons, if I want a dress, I will have to purchase online..I am afraid to do it, because I literally only have one shot…if I lose my cash..I’m getting married in my underwer :). I am considering using Dressily Me…if you used this company can you let me know your experience?
Post # 3
I haven’t used then yet, but I’ve read literally every single review that anyone has ever posted and they seem to be the best deal around. There are ton’s of bee’s who have used them. Just search dressilyme in the boards and you’ll see post after post with prictures to prove. As long as you don’t send them a super complicated dress, they will make you a dress that will make you feel like a million bucks.
Post # 4
Although I am ordering my dress online, I didnt vote in your poll as I haven’t gotten my first pics yet! (I place my order around the beginning of July,and its an 11 week process time) I am using Jasmine’s Bridal Shop, which is also in China. From what i’ve gathered from other bees, although they are also a replica company, they are “higher end” than some of the other shops, as is reflected in their products and prices. But from what i’ve seen of their creations on actual brides, their replicas sometimes look better than the originals! The customer service has been extraordinary;as I am having my dress made off of my own custom design, there’s been several things here and there that I have changed or really stressed to them, and they have been nothing less than gracious and accomodating to me. And their english is impeccable, all of the customer service reps are american as far as I can discern. As for Dressilyme, because of the fact that they are pretty reputable for a great price, I am ordering my flowergirls/ “little bride” dresses from them. I don’t want to have my family member paying a fortune when its known that little girls spill and tear sometimes :). To put it in the way I best understand, Dressilyme is to Honda as Jasmine’s Bridal Shop is to Acura. Both make great, quality products, but the latter is more of your “luxury” item.
Post # 5
I have read a lot of negative reviews for Dressilyme, so you might want to really look around.
There are some awesome websites for buying preowned dresses like http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com, http://www.oncewed.com/used-wedding-dresses/, and in the classifieds here.
You could always check out http://www.etsy.com as well! I bought my dress from a vintage seller on Etsy and I couldn’t be happier!
Post # 6
@LindsayMaree: I’ve been searching and reading for a couple weeks now and have not seen a lot of negative reviews. I am almost convinced to go with them.
Post # 7
I’m on a low budget, too, but I’ve heard too many horror stories, and the low prices make me wonder about the factory conditions. Then again, I’ve heard a lot of success stories, too, so you never know. I think I will look for something on preownedweddingdresses.com–another budget-friendly option (sometimes!).
Post # 8
I’ve read a lot of positive and happy posts about dressilyme on WB lately. I can’t give a first-hand opinion though. I’d search around, a lot of people have posted pics of the dresses they have received
Post # 9
i have a few friends that have bought from 7foxmall.com. they bought their wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses from there. the dresses are gorgeous and they look fantastic. the look are the same, the beading and embroidery is slightly different as they make the dresses base on the pictures. they recommend the website to me as i am looking to buy online as well. i have seen the dresses. if you are unsure about the fabric and colour, ask them to send you sample. one thing to remember is to have your measurement taken by a professional.
the dresses below are 2 of the dresses that they ordered.
the beading on this dress is beautiful
Post # 10
I heard that dressilyme has a tendency to remove negative posts from their website. I think if you’re flexible and aren’t going to care if the dress doesn’t look exactly the same then its worth a shot with one of these companies.
Post # 11
this is my dressily dress. Just make sure you have a good seemstress for alternations, and manage your expectations. A 200$ dress is not going to be as blinged as a $2,000 dress. But your checking account will love you.
Post # 12
After weeks of stalking all posts on Weddingbee related to Jasmine’s, and looking at every [REAL!] dress posted on their blog and facebook page, I’ve decided to go with Jasmine’s. I am super picky, and after looking at hundreds of dresses online and going to four different bridal salons, I think I have to make my own custom dress. I haven’t sent in the order form yet (a professional seamstress where I live will be measuring me on Monday), but I am doing this because I trust them. It might help you to note that I am a perfectionist and a girl with champagne taste on a beer budget. I liked the fact that I can be super involved in the dress-making process, and “correct” so to speak, anything I don’t like when they send me mid-production pictures. I ordered the designer grade fabric (35% price increase), which is a percentage (unknown) of silk, and I hope that it is feels good enough in quality. My sister’s $4,700 Judd Waddell dress is also only partly silk (45%). I do know that you can order swatches from Jasmine’s. Four fabric swatches, 2 Premium 2 Designer, were quoted to me for $25, so if you want to check on the quality and feel and have a better peace of mind, I suggest doing this. I didn’t because I thought that if I was OK with the polyester organza on my inspiration dress, I should be even happier with the fabric with the unknown percentage of silk.
Inspiration dress, $1348, and it’s not even perfect. I would modify a few things if i bought it:
The dress I asked them to make was similar to this, but with way more flowers, lace underlay, a curved sweetheart, a longer train, and a different sash. With Designer grade fabric, James quoted me $522.50.
Even though I haven’t started making the dress with Jasmine’s yet, I am pretty confident in my decision. I will definitely update you later once I get mid-production pictures, so you can know how things REALLY turn out. WISH ME LUCK!
Post # 13
@toasty: looking into dressilyme for a dress. how did your jasmines dress come out? would love to see the end result.