- 9 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
My custom dress from IeIe Bridal finally came in.
Just to give some background, I KNEW I wouldn’t be able to get my dress from the bridal salon as the dress that I wanted was more than double what I wanted to pay. Therefore, I started looking into getting it custom made.
I researched ALOT and narrowed down to Milly Bridal, Monica Bridal (DHGate.com), and IeIe Bridal. I got the recommendation for IeIe bridal from another bee. Although IeIe was the most expensive out of the 3, the main reason I decided to go with her was because she’s located in the U.S. I contacted her through her main website, IeIe Bridal, but she also has an etsy shop.
I originally wanted Cosmobella 7413 (part of the Demetrios Line) with the addition of the type of one shoulder that is on the Maggie Sottero Savannah. I also wanted the dress in a champagne color.
The whole process took about 4.5 months from start to finish (tip: If you want her to make a dress, don’t expect to get one in 30 days). Communication with her was prompt as she generally responded to them in the evening (EST).
Without further ado, this is the dress I received:
The dress looks GREAT!!! She did a fantastic job on the dress. There is quite a bit of boning on the dress it can practically hold itself up. In this picture, I am wearing a fit n flare crinoline.
I would say the dress is 95% of what I envisioned the dress to be. Pretty much everything was to my specification except for the one shoulder. I envisioned the one shoulder to be a continuation of the lace and beading that is on the bust which in this case it is not. It is attached as a strap and it seemed that she stopped the lace short about 1 inch.
*Sorry that’s so big*
I’ll be contacting her to see what can be done to remedy that (maybe a lace rosette or something like that).
Here are some more pics of the dress:
*Please excuse my bra strap*.
The dress is SLIGHTLY big (like 1 inch) and will have it altered closer to the wedding date.
All in all, I LOVE the dress and would definitely recommend IeIe Bridal to anyone who wants a custom dress.