- 8 years ago
- Wedding: May 2011
So, after I tried on dresses at several bridal shops and finding nothing that met my criteria, sorry dress sales ladies, but when I say I want straps, it doesn’t mean those silly little strings in that plastic bag attached to the dress and described as “optional”. My dress shopping experience started off disappointing so my next move, to have a dress made was the only obvious option, except for the fact that I couldn’t immediately find anyone who made dresses in my area (and still haven’t).
What do I do? I spent a lot of time on the internet looking at hundreds of dresses, I found only two I loved. I chose my favorite and decided to take my chances with a company from China that will “copy” any dress you want. I though the price is too good to be true, so if the dress was less than expected I could have some alterations done. Turns out I would need to “alter” the entire dress. Yup, it wasn’t anything like the pictures I sent and it was too small despite the accurate measurments I sent them, and no, I will not be getting my money back after a three week battle.
Here is the good news! My dear sweet Aunt heard about my problems and told me about her sister-in-law from Delaware that is starting up a custom wedding dress business. I emailed her, sent her pics of the dresses I wanted and she says “not a problem” those dresses will be easy to combine. She set my mind at ease, it is obviously her passion to make wedding dresses, and she certainly knows her stuff and knows what I am say when I describe what I am looking for in a dress rather than talking me into something far from what I want. And…here’s the best part…The Price is Right!
Here are some pics of the dresses, I want the bottom half of dress 1 and the top half of dress 2 (the dresses are very similar, I just have a large top half and would like to cover it up a little more)
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I am so excited! I know it will be a bit of a process dealing with someone so far away (I live in Michigan and she is in Deleware) but I have a really good feeling about this! When it is all done I will definately post pictures.
Oh yeah, and if anyone is looking for a dress, possibly for a trash the dress kind of thing or something, I have one available for sale it is between a 16 and 18, email me if you want more info [email protected]