Post # 1
I am excited about finding the perfect dress. I decided to go with dressilyme to make my dress. I got an email back from them after sending pictures that said:
We are glad to tell you that we can imitate the dress according to the pictures shown. Because it will be the first time for our dressmakers to copy your dress, the final dress we made can not be the same as the original pictures shown.Hope you can understand in this matter.
The lining of wedding dress is made of satin. The bodice is made of satin.The skirt is made of organza. The wedding dress will be adorned with lace appliques and beadings. The wedding dress will be made in lace-up back style. The quotation is 225.98 USD excluding shipping cost and custom size fee.
The dress will take us about 60 days to make it before shipment because will have several holidays for the Spring Festival from 8th.Feb to middle of Feb. . Please kindly you can click on the following link to choose your favorite color and then tell us the color No. you chose.
The bodice: satin : http://www.dressilyme.com/help/helpcolorchart/materialId/4.html
The skirt : organza: http://www.dressilyme.com/help/helpcolorchart/materialId/11.html
I have no idea what to do! I want my dress to look like my pics but it seems like its a gamble. Anyone else recieve an email like this?? What were the results if you decided to go with dressilyme??
Post # 3
I can’t say from experience, I’m still dress shopping myself, but I haven’t heard to many good things about dressilyme. Id probably wait for someone more familiar with dressilyme to answer your question, but in the meantime I just thought I’d tell you how much I love that dress you picked out 🙂
Edited for my stupid incorrect autocorrecting.. Lol.
Post # 4
I think they always tell people to expect that the replica dress won’t be exactly like the original. It isn’t really possible to produce an exact copy when they don’t have the original designer’s patterns and might not be able to use the same materials. You definitely have to go into this expecting that you’ll get a dress that will probably be very nice for a good price, but not necessarily exactly like the original.
I’ve seen a lot of reviews of dressilyme. It seems like most people are happy with their dresses, but I have seen some disappointed reviews too. If I were you, I’d definitely insist on getting mid-production photos from them to improve the chances you’ll be happy with what you get. Sometimes they will tell people they can’t do it but then I’ve seen that some people have been able to talk them into doing it.
Post # 5
@asea_mae: I would also suggest getting mid production photos. But I am not sure if Dressilyme gives you this option. Jasmines Bridal Shop does but they are slightly more expensive. They give you a different customer service experience.
But really, remember you are paying a fraction of the price, it cannot be exactly 100% the same regardless which company you choose. Both Dressilyme and Jasmines have overall a great reputation.
You can always ask for fabric samples.