- 4 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Now that my wedding is over and I’m home from our honeymoon, I wanted to share my frustrating experience with Jasmine’s. Some of you may remember my original dress drama. The dress had some problems, namely it was 5 inches too short (even too short barefoot), some of the tacking was incomplete (as in not sewn at all), it was a few sizes too big from the waist up, and the sash was horrible–it looked like a 5th grade craft project.
When I finally got the midproduction pictures after the chaotic lunar new year, I noticed, and told them, that there was a weird dip under the arms; the material didn’t slope from front to back in a natural way. They said that they would fix it as well as some other issues and I waited and waited for the final pictures. By the time I heard back from them the dress had to be sent within the next 24 hours because I wanted 2 weeks for any necessary alterations before I left for my wedding (and I correctly assumed that it would need many). I actually never got final pictures, but there was really no time to fix anything anyway. I had to get quite a few alternations in addition to those listed above, and even then one of the original stiches/tacking came apart and I had to sew my dress the morning of my wedding.
Basically, the dress was just not made well. For it to look smooth on my hips I had to pull it down, but when I pulled it down to properly fit my bra showed on the top and under my arms. I was completely uncomfortable all day and I was continually tugging and adjusting the dress. Worse is that the 3 bustle hooks broke under the weight of the dress within an hour of bustling the dress.
Clearly Jasmine’s is capable of making great dresses since there are so many raves here about them. My suggestion is to only order from them if you have A LOT of time to get all of the kinks worked out and go back and forth with them to make sure it’s perfect. Also, I would not work with them at all during the lunar new year. I’m pretty confident that the backlog and chaos that came with shutting down for a month is what caused the shoddy quality in my dress. I’m sure that I’m the only one who noticed the flaws, but the fact is that I noticed them and it made my day and night uncomfortable.