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Been trying to upload this since yesterday – hopefully it will go through today!
Supposed to be working but instead trying to figure out how to buy the dress of my dreams on a tight budget (under $700 before alterations). I’m considering the Chinese replica route (please no judgements, I WISH I could afford to pay for an authentic design!). Without wedding bee, I wouldn’t have known it was an option, so thank you!
Anyway, I’ve pulled a few dresses that I love – all with a vintagey or ethereal/romantic feel for a my sort-of-casual tiny outdoor wedding in Italy. Has anyone every ordered anything similar to these as a replica? If so, I’d love to see pictures of your dresses and hear your reviews!!
Apologies that I don’t have actual credits for some of these – they were pulled from the web over the past year, before I thought about posting any questions online.
By The Way, wedding bee has been a saving grace – now ALL I want to do is post!! 🙂
Thanks for the help – I’m hoping I get to see some gorgeous dresses with good reviews!
Francesca Miranda, Gardenia
Melissa Sweet Bee
Melissa Sweet Fern
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@cherryblossomlove: thanks, but i’m still hoping (maybe it’s a pipe dream?) for something a little more similar to what’s above. Although I will try on the 2nd one above when i have my next appointment at DB!
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@pigment80: GL!!! Hope you find your dress!!
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@maggiemarried: Thanks! I’m going to look at these links in a bit.
Has anyone purchased a dress like any of the above from the chinese replica sites? I see some beautiful replicas out there, but never any that look like these. I’m definitely interested in seeingi those!
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One of the places I’m planning on maybe using is Jasmine’s bridal shop. Find them on facebook and they post pictures of some of their finished dresses. I am wanting the same style of dress as you, and there were a couple of dresses on their facebook.
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@jjah89: Thank you so much – I’m going to take a look at their fb page now. I’ve seen a few of these on replica sites, but never actially saw the final product. I wanted something with the same “soft” look, if that makes sense, even if it’s less quality material. Been dying to see a girl wearing one of these! Jasmine Bridal sounds promising. 🙂 What other dresses are you considering?
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I don’t have a picture to share… but I just want to say you will not get any judgement here for getting a chinese replica ! I hope your dress is perfect ! 🙂 I love the style you are going for ! For the record, Aglaya is my favorite ! Its going in my inspiration folder 🙂
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@maudemaisha: I love aglaya! Might be a little too fancy for me (my wedding consists of 30 people basically eating, drinking and dancing in Tuscany). I haven’t decided yet. I think I need to try it on and see how poofy it is. I’m leaning toward the WToo Jasmine, but I’d probably add some sort of strap or sleeve, like the aglaya. I saw a copy of the aglaya on facebook (jasmine’s bridal) – it looks pretty good! https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.221563604572623.61640.134074349988216&type=3
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I wouldn’t try to get Melissa Sweet Fern replicated. I asked one company about that and they said the skirt would be made with tulle and lace appliques. Ugh. It’s actually this beautiful English net. I think it would change the look of the dress quite a bit.
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@vermontia: Thanks for the input. That’s been my fear – Not just the quality difference, but the difference in feeling and overall look of the dress. I don’t need the finest quality at all – but you’re right, english net and tulle are 2 very different things. Dang wedding dresses are so expensive!
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have you tried looking for any of these on the preowned sites?
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@cardus: I’ve looked on recycled bride and project wedding – are there others you can recommend? Thanks for your help!