(Closed) I may have found THE dress! But is it too good to be true?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I take a chance and purchase this dress?
    YES! It's inexpensive and worth the gamble for a small courthouse ceremony. : (22 votes)
    39 %
    No, splurge on something you know will be of good quality. : (34 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    87 posts
    Worker bee

    This one looks a little crooked? While I’m not against buying a dress from an etsy seller, I’d reccomend going with one with plenty of reviews, and one who you can speak to on the phone (make sure she speaks English- it seems communication is thebrightest hurdle with “overseas” buyers). It is a beautiful dress though! 

    Post # 4
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    6741 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    If you’re not opposed to buying a dress off the internet, but want a seller with better reviews – why don’t you contact other sellers and show them this picture and ask if they can design something similar for you?  You can also contact Jasmine’s Bridal which has great reviews on this site.

    Post # 5
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    296 posts
    Helper bee

    have you tried http://www.bestbridalprices they are a good internet company and have great reviews I would be very careful ordering over the internet  its a hit and miss game. Good Luck .

    Post # 7
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    1491 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Erm, honestly it doesn’t look very well made.  I would be really hesitant to order from any sellers with so few reviews.  

     

    Are there any seamstresses near you who could create you a similar dress?  Or have you considered a two piece, with a similar high neck lace top, a tulle skirt and an awesome belt around the middle?    

    Post # 8
    Member
    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I think it is lovely. If the shop gets good reviews I say go for it

    Post # 9
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    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @smsorens:  oooh PMing you! because I have an unworn dress very similar to that that you might be interested in 😛

    Post # 10
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    295 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I like the style/shape, but agree with previous comments:  it really doesn’t look very well made to this experienced sewer’s eye.

    Post # 12
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    1366 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    It depends on your budget.  If you can afford it, I say go for it. You might love it in real life and if you don’t, hopefully there’s time to get something else. 

     

    I also looked around online since I did the same thing (got married at City Hall in NYC for our legal ceremony). I found this link – #32 is a cute short one http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/40-unique-wedding-dresses-you-can-buy-online?sub=1961006_799462?sub=1961006_798750

    Ultimately I went with this dress (got it at 60% off so just over $200) and awesome shoes http://modaoperandi.com/tibi/resort-2013/rtw-670/item/ivory-jules-lace-cap-sleeve-dress-93951

    I’m short, so it was just above my knees, not crazy short like it is on the model.

     

    Post # 13
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    2070 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    Honestly, I wouldn’t do it. I ordered something off Etsy a couple of months ago from a seller with no sales and no reviews. It was only £20 and the item was absolutely perfect for my friend’s birthday (from the picture). When it arrived, the quality was really poor and I had to return it. I’d go for a more reputable seller to save yourself the heartache.

    Post # 16
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    2447 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @smsorens:  The bodice on the dress is crooked. Even in the photo, the dress looks poorly constructed. Not to mention, the material also looks stiff, that’s not the quality you want to be wearing for your wedding. I would not order from someone that can’t put together a decent sample. Send that photo to a factory with better reviews and have them make it for you.

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