- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
I wanted to make this post to show you a Pnina Tornai replica. It is very long, I wanted to outline everything from start to finish. Mid-production pictures are below if you do not want to read everything.
I knew I couldn’t afford the real thing, so I searched for months to find the best replica dress maker, and I found it!! Jasmine’s Bridal Shop is a bit more money than your average replica shop, but it is worth it!
I decided on designer fabric/designer craftsmanship. I paid under $1,500 for everything, the dress, underskirt, veil and shipping. I also paid more than usual because I had to pay to rush the order by 2 weeks.
The time line up to mid-production pictures:
Sent order: January 29, 2013
Received quote: February 1, 2013. This is where I realized they go on holiday for 3 weeks and I almost had a heart attack. My wedding is June 1, 2013 so I thought I wouldn’t have enough time to get my dream dress. However, their customer service (aka James) kept emailing throughout the holiday and the discussion process took 3 weeks. James is a life saver!
Paid deposit and production began: I never received an email stating when production actually started, but I’m assuming around February 23, 2013 because that is when the holiday was over. I did emailed a couple days after this and they said they had already started.
Received 2 options for lace: February 28, 2013. I went with the first one. James said that they would make a matching scalloped edge since it didn’t have it like lace # 2. (They usually do not give you the option to pick the lace, I was very lucky James did this for me)
Received mid-production pictures: March 22, 2013. These came way quicker than I expected. Other Bees said it should take around 8 weeks for designer craftsmanship. It might be because I paid the rush fee. But anyways, Jasmine’s team is amazing!! I scrutinized the dress from head to toe and only found 5 things that I would like to change/clarify and most of it is personal preference. (The lighting in the pictures are not very good)
Here are the pictures! (I changed the bodice quite a bit from the original picture)
The bodice will have the same beading as the picture on the left. I also wanted the bodice to have a layer of satin and lace so it wasn’t see through, and lace appliques to cover the princess seams.
Overall the mid production pictures are amazing!!! I couldn’t believe how close they got the skirt! I am very happy with Jasmine’s so far!! Even the corrections are very minor then what I thought they would be.
Please feel free to leave your comment on the mid-production pictures. I appreciate all the help I can get.
I hope this post will help brides decide if Jasmine’s Bridal Shop is right for them!