I don’t have any experience with ordering a replica dress, but I have read so many posts with reviews that are way too mixed for me to ever feel comfortable putting myself at risk like that. And when planning a wedding, there is SO much to stress about, I just can’t imagine not knowing how your dress is going to turn out being thrown in the mix! GAAAAHHH!
I just wanted to offer that I also could not afford my dream dress, a Vera Wang mermaid, and I was able to purchase it at 70% off because it’s “once wed.” There are many sites that have classifieds for dresses too, like WB and Project Wedding, and a quick search of your dress name may pull some things up.
But the main 2 sites that I stalked while wedding dress shopping in stores and being unable to find anything similar to my dream dress were 1.) preownedweddingdresses.com 2.) Oncewed.com.
It was mildly stressful not knowing exactly how it would fit, and I did have to have some minor alterations, but it was in pristine condition, had been cleaned by Prescilla’s of Boston for like $400 or something, and it was the FABULOUS quality and gorgeous design that Vera Wang is known for.
So I would recommend that. At least you know that it’s the dress you want, and you may have to have it altered, but it’s THE DRESS.
I hate reading all of the bad reviews (but am very happy for the bees that had success!), because it seems that they never get a full refund. This Jeff Liu person seems to think that giving 80% refunds is okay when he can’t do what he said he could??? INSANITY. Even if you only lose out on 20% of like $300, that’s still $60 you could have put toward something else!!! That’s a pair of shoes! But he just took it!
Save yourself the stress, and just find it used. I swear, it’s not that hard and you know what you’re getting.
Here is my “Once Wed” Vera, and I don’t think anyone could replicate the quality and detail: