Post # 1
Hi Bees! I ordered my wedding dress from Fabulous U back in October and just recieved pictures of it. I LOVE the style and it looks much better than I envisioned, but in the original dress I had it made after there was a train and that was one of my favorite parts. In the dress they sent me pictures of there is no train at all and it is making me a little anxious that perhaps they won’t be able to fix it. I thought about asking them to send a long veil with it if they can’t fix the train and then I wouldn’t have to bustle my dress for the reception… But I’m not sure. What do you all think of it? Should I have the train? Here are some pictures of my “inspiration dress” and the real thing.
Post # 3
That’s weird; why would they assume you didn’t want a train?
I think the dress is gorgeous aside from that, though. It does look like it has a little baby train.
Post # 4
I think it does need the train. So weird that they didn’t make it the same…
Post # 5
Agree w/ PP- why would they assume that you didn’t want the train?
I would def ask them to change it if the train was something you really liked. I think it’s beautiful either way, but I prefer it with the train.
Post # 6
Yeah, I was super confused! I emailed them and asked them to change It. They told me if there’s was anything I didn’t like to tell them and they could change it. They have been SUPER GREAT at communicating with me but I hope they understand the problem. I’ll post when I hear back from them.
Post # 7
- Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island
Oh dear. The train is AMAZING! I wouldn’t take it (or pay for it) any other way.
Post # 8
Did you get a sample of the lace or anything? I would be so nervous ordering a lace dress just because lace can be so hit or miss! I think that the body looks well constructed and it would be stunning with a proper train.
Post # 9
I think the train kind of makes the dress. It looks completely different without it.
Post # 10
I don’t think the lace straps look the same at all. It looks like they threw a bunch of mismatch appliques onto a piece of tulle with scalloped lace edging, as opposed to the beautiful lace in the inspiration.
The lace definately looks cheaper and the pattern isn’t as intricate as the original. Do you have any clearer pictures of the lace?
Post # 11
I actually like the look of the new lace better, but I did ask him about that too. I didn’t want to have the exact same dress, (i.e. I asked for the buttons to be added down the back) but I did want it to be pretty much the same. And the thing is, the original dress is one that THEY made. It’s not an inspiration from another site. I am really hoping and praying that this works out. I’ve talked to a bunch of people who have ordered from them and they have all said good things and that they have had no problems. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
Post # 12
Oh dear, there’s a lot going on. Obviously the train, but there’s also an issue with the lace and the paneling is puckering in the photo, which might be a sewing error. I would ask them to remake.
Post # 13
@kathyrinne: Its just not the same dress without the train. I agree… remake.
Post # 14
Yikes it def needs the train….. The train totally makes it! I also see puckering in the fabric.
Post # 15
I dunno how they would think that is even close to the same dress??
Post # 16
I think the reason why the dresses look different is because the seamstress that made the original / inspiration dress DID NOT make your dress. It’s a huge problem with chinese replica companies – they have a high staff turnover and so quality and consistency is a big issue.
With the no train, puckering and the lace, I would ask them to remake the dress.