Post # 1
So after having some buyers remorse after purchasing my wedding gown from a chain store I am now on the hunt for a beautiful dress that wont cost me hundreds.
I’m aware of all the cons that can occur with buying a knock off dress or just buying a dress from ebay or one of those asian websites BUT can anyone provide some links to reputable websites/designers that they have used or heard of?
I searched through old posts but some of them were up to two years old, the links were outdated, and when I went searching by the names of the shops mentioned, nothing turned up.
Any help is appreciated.
Post # 3
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@angcamp84: What about buying a pre owned dress?
Post # 4
@mchitt329 I’ve looked into it but because I am so short, only 4’11, I think it would be really hard for me to fit into someone elses dress especially if they were alot taller. The alterations alone would probably cost alot.
Post # 5
Dressilyme and Jasmine’s Bridal. There’s a thread in the dress forum for replica dresses, although it’s mainly Jasmine’s. Dressilyme does good work, though it’s hard to find many reviews. I had a few brides PM me about their dresses/bridesmaids dresses when I was considering going that route rather than bridal store Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I just ordered four Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses from Dressilyme.
ETA: Links: Dressilyme, JB.
Post # 6
I think the alterations would depend on how much you were having done…if you had a huge ball gown and needed it hemmed with lots of layers then yes, what style dress were you looking into?
Post # 7
@angcamp84: Recommend Jasmines Bridal Shop. Just do a search and you will find a post that is now at PART VI. Lots of stories, real photos and photos of the actual dresses on the Bees who have ordered them.
If you decide to go with Jasmines, then post on the main thread so we can all follow. Jasmines is more expensive, but the end result, in my opinion is better. Depends on what you want and what your expectations are for quality and level of replication. In the end, you will not get a 100% match, because it is a replica, regardless of which company you choose, but with Jasmines it is much, much closer.
Having the gown made for you (they do custome measurements only) means that the proportion of the gown is in keeping with your height. I am slightly taller, but only just 5’1″ and I find that this aspect is really important for me as I am also short waisted.
Good luck with your search.