Post # 1
My last post was closed… so I’m hoping I’m not giving too much information again….
I’ve decided to take the plunge and order the below replica dress from an online seller. I emailed her yesterday and told her the only change I wanted to the dress are the addition of lace thin straps. She responded this morning saying she’d be able to make it and asked what kind of straps am I interested in and when am I getting married. From reviews I’ve learned that she tends to take awhile to produce the dress. I’m not getting married until August 15′ but I’m thinking I should say early December? Basically, I want this dress ASAP, so what would you say? Also what are some questions that I should be asking her? This is what I know I want:
-Blush or Champagne lining
-Wider chest coverage, I’m thinking oblong cups
-Slightly longer train
-I want the lace wisps above the butt to be more pronouced/longer
I’m just unsure how to word anything, especially the breast cup issue and the lace wisps issue. Any ideas how? I’m attaching pictures of the dress below and the straps I’m interested in. Thanks!
Post # 2
ny88: use pictures not words. Lots of bees getting replicas use Paint to draw what they want or attach other pictures that are examples of what you want. I think it’s a mistake to tell her you want your dress that early. That’s not a lot of time and is likely to result in a “rushed” dress. There’s a replica dress thread with examples of drawn instructions.
Post # 3
IMO when it comes to fast, cheap, and good, you can only pick two. So if you want cheap and really fast, the kind of quality you want may not be an option.
I would ask to see samples of the seller’s previous work rather than just having someone say, “I can do that.” I’d also be as soecific as possible, ith pictures.
Post # 4
fscarlett: Thanks for the tip! I’ve been trying to find upclose pics of the straps I want. Regarding the time, I’m just nervous that I won’t get my dress for months. You’re right, I’ll just be honest and hope that she won’t keep me waiting too long.
Post # 5
ny88: I’d aim for March/April, which would still give you enough time to shift if needed. Has this person done dresses like this or more typical wedding dresses?
Post # 6
fscarlett: She is known for her lace work for wedding dresses and she has a ton of her work on her site. I’m excited but still nervous. April sounds like a good time. Thanks!