(Closed) Jasmine's Bridal Shop / China dresses Part II

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Post # 362
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@babecake:  this is just premium grade for both materials and craftman ship,

had a couple of hiccups along the way but sooo happy how its turned out cant wait till i get to put it on πŸ™‚ 

Post # 363
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Aussiemum:  i am over the moon πŸ™‚ i’ll have to post another pic once i receive it and then on my wedding day πŸ™‚ i cant wait not to far now, march next year

Post # 365
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@nonijade86:  Oh I understand. I had a few hiccups with my dress also but it turned out fricken awesome in the end. The stress was soooo worth it. You’re gonna look drop dead gorgeous in that dress…have they posted it yet? Or is it still going through quality inspection?

Post # 366
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@babecake:  hey hun no they havent posted it yet as im also getting my mom dress made with them so have to wait until that is finished still πŸ™ i cant wait lol

awww and thankyou ill have to see if i can see your dress on here πŸ™‚

Post # 367
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Bees, you may recall I posted yesterday about the possibility of JBS making me the Kenneth Pool Estelle before my Valentine’s Day wedding (yep just 12 weeks from now). After hearing from the bees that it’d be more or less impossible given how tight their schedule is and how busy they are at this time of year, I decided to submit a new enquiry for a much simpler lace design. Well lo and behold, JBS just emailed me to say that they CAN make the Estelle within 10 weeks with premium grade, or designer grade in 12 weeks! I’m shocked. I really thought it’d be impossible. I’d pay the extra 7% for it to be rushed, just for peace of mind.

After I logged off WB yesterday, I visited a bridal store in the city and tried on a few dresses. In the end, I narrowed it down to two, (not as beautiful as the Estelle but nice enough that I’d consider purchasing). You can see pics here.

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/help-2-gowns-1-decision-which-is-your-favourite-and-why

So my dilemma is… do I play it safe and purchase one of the dresses I tried on in the local store (both were around $2000), or go with JBS, pay for rushed delivery and hope for the best?? What do you bees think I should do?

Post # 368
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@katlovesjames:  James is pretty honest about what he can and cannot do. I’ve heard of him knocking back orders when he has been really busy. So if you did the rush fees @ 9 weeks, you should receive it by the 25th Jan?

Edit: Lunar new year is 10th of Feb, so you should be safe

Post # 369
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Busy bee

@babecake:  I agree with you.  Don’t think James would say yes if he couldn’t deliver.

Luna New Year is on 10 February, I think that is why James is giving deadlines of 7 February.  China closes for about 3 weeks.

Post # 370
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@babecake:  

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@Aussiemum:  Sorry I’m new to this. So if I pay for rushed delivery, is it around a 9 week wait? Bottom line for me is that I’d ideally have my dress one week before the wedding, so my deadline for delivery would be February 7 (that’s a smidge under 11 weeks away).

Post # 371
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Busy bee

@katlovesjames:  Counting from next week, you have about 11 weeks to your wedding.  So you will need to get a guarantee from James that he meets your 9 weeks schedule.

Actually James will need to post your dress and you receive it before 7 February so he can close shop and have a well earned rest for the New Year celebrations.

I think you will need a bit more than 1 week for the dress to arrive just to make sure that you have time to do alterations if needed.  For example you may decide to wear lower heeled shoes, lost weight, who knows.

I would keep a dress maker on standby to do any alterations if needed.

Doing it this way, you will get your DREAM DRESS.  But you would need to get your order in now.

Post # 372
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think the real question is, can you handle the waiting game? In a perfect world, you will get your dress in time and will require no alterations. However, Jasmines may encounter a number of unexpected events. If you ask for a number of changes during the mid production phase, then that will surely drag out the lead time…or there may be problems with the postal company.

Do you think you can handle the stress of waiting?

Post # 373
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Aussiemum:  

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@babecake:  Lots to consider. I think I’ll wait to hear back from James about price and go from there. If it’s substantially less than the dresses at my local bridal store, then I’ll chance it. If not, then it’s not worth taking such a big risk.

Post # 375
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Why has it taken me so long to find this thread??? Settling in for an afternoon of reading!

Post # 376
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546 posts
Busy bee

@katlovesjames:  I would be very surprised if the price is not considerably cheaper.  My daughter’s dress was one quarter of the price of what they were asking in bridal shops in Sydney and Canberra.  And this was after we extended the length of the train and added a lot more beading and a petticoat.  I will be interested to know the price difference.

If you do go ahead with Jasmines, I suggest you but the underskirt (petticoat) and a veil all at the same time so that you get the complete package in time for your wedding.  So start looking at veils if you are going to have one.  They are so much cheaper.

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