Post # 1
To all the beautiful to be brides out there!
I want to share the amazing experience I had with an overseas manufacturer (China) in making my wedding dress.
Yes, you can trust a ‘made in china’ online website to create a gorgeous wedding dress for a FRACTION of the price. DRESSILYME.COM
My process included providing pictures of the dress I wished for (as it was not within the standard selection profile), and Dressilyme was able to create the dress perfectly – 1) match the exact design of the dress 2) use the correct quality material i.e. silk bodice, silk organza train etc… 3) measurements/dress size was accurate 4) send within the exact timeline and 5) had wonderful customer service to answer questions and provide status updates. The original dress would have cost me $1800 from the bridal store (plus at least $500 in tailoring), Dressilyme charged $189 plus $30 for custom measurements. There is a shipment free (varies on where your are). Overall – can’t beat the price and it’s good quality.
I have 5 pictures posted along with my review on their website, under ‘review center’. I don’t see an option here to post pics.
Review posted July 4th….under Christine
Post # 3
@LadySmith: Yesterday I was going back and forth between ordering from them and Fabulous U. Was having a bit of trouble communicating with Paris and felt a bit uneasy. But your dress looks beautiful!
How was the boning/did the dress feel very sturdy? Were you impressed with the quality of material? And lastly… did they create the bustle or did you have that made in alterations aftewards?
Post # 4
Jus the one question: do they really work in silk? Because real silk tears extremely easily. I would not have thought that they could do this, especially for that price… surely they use a polyester blend fabric?
Post # 5
@Rachel631: It’s not real silk–that would be insanely expensive.
@kizzeroo: I purchased four bridesmaids dresses (different styles) from Dressilyme and they’re gorgeous. You can see pictures here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/our-dressilyme-bridesmaids-dresses-are-here#axzz2Y7aA6L2x
Post # 6
@vorpalette: Yes, this is what I was thinking. I’m always a bit suspicious of first time posters who push a particular company… perhaps unfairly. I also know that DressilyMe do great work, and they come highly recommended by all the bees on here. I was just a bit fazed by that bit about silk…
Post # 7
@kizzeroo: Hi there,
Yes, I too emailed with Paris. They are ok to communicate with, they do the best they can speaking English as their second language.
The dress was heavy/sturdy, and actually made out of the materials I requested. When I was at the bridal salon, I took pictures of the item card, which detailed what the top and bottom part of the dress was.
I created the bustle and inside ‘breast pads’ after the fact with the local tailor who used to make wedding dresses, so she was super talented at making it a perfect fit. It will arrive to you in more general size (even with the custom fitting done), but that’s expected as you want the flexibility to take things in.
I know people are skeptical – but I promised myself I would share my experience after the wedding, as I reviewed someone else’s blog many months ago which gave me the confidence to go ahead and purchase.
I did spend $250 with the local tailor to make it perfect. Overall, $500 on the dress….BUT I spent $4,000 on the photographers!!! All up to you depending on your budget.
Post # 8
@Rachel631: Makes sense to be skeptical. I was married back in November 2012 and after a few months of post-wedding bliss I’m getting back into wedding mode preparing my thank you cards, which reminded me to post about Dressilyme.
I don’t know how they afford the materials at such low cost. It was a fairly simple dress tho – not sure how they would do with something more complicated.
I did spend A LOT of money on photography, which also helped me and the dress look good!
Post # 9
Don’t order from Bridescome.com Terrible quality and fit. They have a return policy but would not respond to me once they had my money. I paid using Paypal thinking that would add a layer of protection, but the dress did not arrive until after the 45 days allowed by Paypal to make a claim. Just flat out of luck – I now own an ugly dress made from poor quality material that even an experienced seamstress has no chance of helping.
Post # 10
@LadySmith: You can post the pictures on this thread, I know it would help the ladies a lot! You can copy and paste or you can click the little picture button at the top of the text box. 🙂