(Closed) POST YOUR REPLICA WEDDING DRESS MID PRODUCTION/FINAL PHOTOS–PART 5

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Post # 526
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Bumble bee

SqueeMcgee:  your dress turned out beautifully! Keeping my fingers crossed.

Post # 529
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

taiphon:  thanks for your insight! I’ve never been to Taiwan, and I tend to think of Taiwan as having its own culture. I’m sorry I offended you. What I mentioned was based on my experience in mainland China specifically in regards to doing business with people there. I know there were some pretty broad generalizations made but they were made with the best intentions. 

Post # 530
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

CONTRI:  I have found Kimmie to be very complacent and doesnt give a s***. She answers emails in record time but just doesnt seem to care or want to go any further than she has to, and can be quite “undercover bitchy.” For instance, when I showed her a picture of my dress she goes “Do you not see all that beading??” I was like, “Im not an expert like you, maybe you can explain to me what you see in the dress.” They just expect you to get it and put up with their BS.

Post # 531
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Elementary:  I COMPLETELY understand and agree with what you are saying, but on every front besides wedding dress making. I am also familiar with the “same same” mentality and yes westerners are picky. I think what bothers some women is the complacency where they just dont seem to care to listen to you to understand what you are trying to say and just write you off as a “picky customer.” There is no need to improve or go the extra mile, just blame the customer for being unclear and charge them for the change. Their business is based on recreating replica dresses so they should understand that their margin of error needs to be very very thin and they should work hard to get the design as close to the original as possible. Lobsided breasts arent going to cut it.

Post # 532
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

bostonbride2016:  again, not to defend the shop, but they already state upfront that they can only replicate with certain amount of accuracy. it cannot and will not be 100%. if you are unclear, then the differences fall within that degree of inaccuracy. given that you are essentially paying a sweatshop to use cheap labour to make a replica, there is no incentive to go the extra mile or improve. they just want to churn out as many dresses in as short a time as possible. 

Post # 534
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Elementary:  Well said! I remember talking about this in my East ASian business class. Thanks for posting

Post # 535
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

 

Lizzy604:  THANKSSSS!

Post # 536
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

<h1>IT SHIPPED IT SHIPPED IT SHIPPED IT SHIPPED</h1>

Oh, did I mention my dress shipped?

 

That being said…

I understand that ordering a dress even here in the states can be incredibly frusterating… we all understand that because we’ve all been there. Truthfully, if I had chosen a dress with intricate detail or that needed to fit like a glove I don’t know if I can say I would have gone through a company that’s over seas.

 

Ultimetly it’s true – you get what you pay for… I don’t mean quality – none of us our debating the quality of THE SHOPS work…. I mean… you PAY for face to face consultations, constant alterations as your dress is being made, and changes to designer gowns. We choose to go this route because it’s thrifty… no one should expect perfection – not ever…. but espesially not when you are taking the less expensive route.

There’s a reson deisgners can charge as much as they do for their dresses – because society as a whole is willing to pay for the attempt at perfection.

In the end I think places like THE SHOP are great resources… IF you are willing to compormise on aspects of your gown. You just have to look at it this way…. no, it’s not the same as that awesome 10,000 dress you saw in the window… it’s better because on some level its one of a kind.

As for customer service goes… I’ve been lucky. Liza has been a dream to work with… but I think part of that is because I’ve gone out of my way to be respectful and nice to her as well. There was a period of about two weeks where I didn’t hear form her and I freaked out a little (We were still in discussion mode.. .before I ordered.) When she finally emailed me she explained that she had been out due to a family matter… I inquired about her well being before continuing with business because at the end of the day – she’s still a person.

I knwo this is the most important day of our lives… but these companies have to deal with 100 most important days of someone’s life on a daily basis. I think we forget that.

 

I think that’s the end of my soap box… plus ya know, work and all. 🙂

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