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

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Post # 332
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Busy bee

Thank you  @Reeniero:  & 

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@Aussiemum:  

The other surprise I received this morning is the mid-production pictures for the Gemma dress.

Being a new generation dress, I really have no idea what looks right or not.

I asked for it to be identical Babecake’s dress.  The thing that stands out is the bust line. I want both sides the same.  One side appears pointy and the other round.

Do the rosettes require more detail?  If Babecake sees this, I will really appreciate your opnion.

I know with steaming there will be less fluff and more flop, but what else should I ask for?

 

Post # 333
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Newbee

@Aussiemum:  So, if I know what kind of bust I like and what kind of silhouette, does this mean I don’t have to actually go to the super intimidating high end store to try on my dream dress by Monique Lhuillier??

Post # 334
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Busy bee

@hiheel:  I see your concern about the neckline and agree you will need to speak to James about this one.  The rosettes look great, but Babecake is the expert.

Isn’t she getting married this Saturday?  Let’s hope she logs on to the Bee for a bit of wedding relief before then and sees your post.

Also, you are spoiling that girl of yours.  She is just so lucky to have a mum like you.  I read about the Roller!!  

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@Thiswholethingsucks:  What does your dream dress look like? Can you post a photo?

You will need to try on a dress of the same style.  So no need to go to the ‘high end’ store, but you must find a similar style to make sure it suits your body shape first.  This is really important or you are bound to be disappointed with the end result.

Post # 335
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Newbee

Ladies, I have an unusual request.

 

Would you mind letting us know how much you paid Jasmine’s, whether you went with designer or premium, and how much the original was?

I understand if it makes you uncomfortable! 

Post # 336
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@hiheel:  beautiful. I love that the laces fades into the skirt. Something you see more of in wedding dresses, but it suits it perfectly. Looks beautiful! Is the flower girl happy? 🙂

Post # 337
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Newbee

@Aussiemum:  It’s the strangest thing… after trying on some dresses yesterday (for the first time ever), the Moniques I thought I wanted to try on don’t appeal to me as much now… I thought I wanted the Candy dress

I do know that a simple bust and a skirt that doesn’t cling to my hips work best for me. I finally mustered the courage to try on some dresses yesterday and surprisingly had a great time even though I went alone. 

How would you ladies compare the tulle and organza of JB to your originals? 

Post # 338
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Busy bee

@Mrs.Mods:  The flower girls have not seen their dresses yet.  Their mother has seen the pictures and loves it.   Little ones are so easy to please, just give them a fancy princess dress.

Post # 339
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Busy bee

@Aussiemum:  Yeah this saturday. Appears to be having make-up and flower issues with her suppliers.  So I really don’t want to hasstle her.

Post # 340
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Busy bee

@Thiswholethingsucks:  I can’t see the Candy dress because the link just goes to The Knot main page.

Hiheel is the expert in tulle dresses, her daughter’s dress is a tulle ball gown.  She ordered designer grade fabric and craftsmanship and is thrilled with the outcome.  This gown had extensive beading on the bodice.

My daughter’s dress is satin.  We order designer grade satin, but opted for premium grade craftsmanship because the dress in comparison to other dresses is a simple A-line design and the beading not too complicated.  We added more beading than the original Maggie Bailey dress and extended the train.  Overall it was well under $800 but I know that prices have increased since we ordered her dress.

I ordered designer grade tulle for her veil and it is soft and delicate.  Absolutely beautiful, especially the delicate beading that is scattered.

Our flower girl dresses and my daughter’s reception dress were both premium grade fabric and craftsmanship, while my MOB dress was designer grade fabric but premium craftsmanship.

Really, unless you have chosen a complicated dress style or if the dress has extensive beading, premium is more than adequate, in fact is it better than the majority of dresses in bridal shops.

Jasmines will advise you accordingly as to which grade to choose, however if you happen to be one of those very picky Bees, go designer all the way.  That way you will have less to complain about because remember you are not going to get 100% accuracy. But it is very close.

 

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@hiheel:  Agree about your flower girls, the smiles will be a mile wide if my girls are anything to go by.  They will look absolutely beautiful.

Hoping for a great day for Babecake. 

Post # 341
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@hiheel:  I’m now having suit issues. Lol. It just won’t end. I think i’m past the point of caring.

The bust line doesn’t look even. I would def ask James to fix that.

The train looks great.

I do have issues with the rosette like you have hiheel. The top rosettes are smaller than mine and they aren’t as open. I think you could keep the one on the left (right in pic) but make the one on the right (left in pic) larger and more defined. The gap underneath the rosettes is killing me though so making it larger should fill in the gap.

Post # 342
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Busy bee

@babecake:  Thank you so much.  You picked up on every single detail that I was not sure about.  I compared your picture against this one.

Post # 343
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Busy bee

@babecake:  My thoughts are with you.  You are so close and I am hoping for an absolutely beautiful day for you.

I used to be in events years ago, so on Saturday morning when you wake up, just remember, you have done all you can possibly do, so just ROCK AND ROLL and enjoy the day.

All my love to you and your hubby-to-beLaughing

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