- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2013
So I’m posting this b/c I know many of you want to know more about getting a dress made in China. I was, like many of you, nervous about doing this. I had done tons of research for 2-3 months looking at different sites, and I had finally narrowed it down to Coral’s Bridal, Dressilyme, and Jasmine’s. I consulted with Coral’s first, and they were nice, but I just didn’t feel a connection there. Then I went with Dressilyme and the communication was great. I felt they truly understood what I wanted and was willing to be honest about whether they could really make the dress or not. Initially, they said the dress I wanted couldn’t be made by them, so I showed them another style, which they could make. (just FYI, I was mixing parts of dresses into one dress so it was difficult for them to make from scratch)
Finally, what I ended up sending them was this:
The skirt of this dress by Enzoani
And the bodice of this dress, by Allure:
We consulted back and forth and finally got the ideas right. ***Keep in mind I was not looking for an exact replica but more of a dress of my own design*** Finally they were finished with the dress within 2 weeks, and that’s including 6 holiday days off in their country, so they were super fast!
Here are the first pics they sent:
I thought the craftmanship was amazing and the details perfect. The only thing I would have changed was to tell them 5-6 tiers of tulle instead of only 4, but now it’s too late to add an extra layer. However, I did ask them if they could add more appliques on the second layer of tulle to create a layering effect and also to shorten the train by half (15cm.) I originally wanted the train to be 30cm, which they had made, but after looking at the photos, that’s just way to long for my tastes. It’s definitely beautiful, but I’m only 4’11” (5’3″) with heals on, and I don’t want my dress to be dragging everywhere since it’s just not my style. So after asking to shorten the train, they asked if I could pay extra for the alterations since they have to remove alot of the appliques and restitch them. I was ok with paying extra since it was my last minute decision, and not their fault.
So 24hrs after I paid them, they sent me the new pics with alterations!! And here they are:
They had actually sent many pics each time, but it was too many to post here. But you can definitely see the detailing of the craftsmanship and also they show with the tape that it matches up to your exact measurements.
I asked them to send a few photos of the inside and here is what they sent:
And now the dress is getting ready to be shipped and sent to me!
All in all, I paid about $276 for the dress, $46 for FedEx Shipping, and another $50 for alterations, so about $372 total! Not bad huh? What do you think bees? I will post when dress comes in 🙂