- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I’ll write the story of my wedding dress, ordered from Dressilyme maybe it help somebody, as It was useful for me the MissAndie’s posts.
It all begins in 2006, when my college colleague and my best friend decides to declare his love to me with a kiss. Since then, with the good and bad we are together. From around 2009, I began to dream of a wedding, our wedding, but the lack of money, a good job and finally the wedding godparents, made us to postpone it . In 2011 on the site of the Allure Bridals, I saw for the first time my dress: The Allure 8862. It was love at first sight.
On this site I saw the first pictures of it in reality, with the girls trying it. In one picture even I saw the price tag: $ 920. Hmmm, it was a good price but I did not afford him. The Retailer from my country only in spring 2012 brought it, their price 900 € and it still has this price, they have put no discount even if it is from a old collection. I’ve looked at former brides but no one it selling. I’ve watched various sites in China, I seen some replicas but none convince me. I also liked other dresses but none like it. I cried every time I saw it: because I loved it because it was too expensive for me because I could not find anywhere cheaper. I saved pictures of dozens of brides dressed in it.
In December 2012, we fixed wedding date: May 25, 2013. We booked the restaurant, the church, i knowed how I want the model of the invitations as well as other accessories but I did not have the dress. In January I saw the posts and updates of MissAndie about the dress of my dreams ordered from Dressilyme. I thought that was perfect, the price was good now it must convince my fiance that ordering online is seriously. I sent one mail to Dressilyme, I asked for a price and about manufacturing time, It was time to order it and arrive until wedding but I still was skeptical. On February 24 I attended wedding fair where I tried 4 dress including my favorite. With tears in my eyes I said I love her. I was very happy, even if I do not had it, I was glad I tried it.
I’ve seen pictures from the Andreea’s wedding and that convinced me. I received the OK of my fiance and I placed the order on March 15 at Dressilyme. I asked if it is possible for the invoice to be passed a smaller amount, $ 100, to pay lower taxes, they told me yes and sent me the model how it will look invoice. On April 10 I received mail with photos of the dress ready. It was perfect, the flower on one side was different but I not wanted as the original one. I gave them permission and on April 17 they put it to the courier. Because it was the weekend, people from DHL delivered my box Monday morning on April 22. I opened the package with eagerly and I cried when I saw it, of happiness, it was perfect. It looks like the original.
I chose standard size and it was long but I expected that, and a little wide because I loosen 4 kg that month. I took it to the tailor and have solved everything. I ordered and removable straps but I don’t wore its. There was no need, the dress hasn’t slipped. They has added bones to the bodice and bra-pads in bust so I have not worn bra.
The Train – it has been so long.The system made by them specific to satin and organza over the dress it won’t pinned as I wanted so I rebuilt it. I sewed a sort of ring from material in the middle of the train, on the outside, and at the restaurant I picked up the train tying it with the bodice cords. For the day I sewed a ribbon at the end of the train and keep it on hand, so I could always let it down.
I put more pictures: received from Dressilyme, before the wedding, from the wedding.
I can not wait to wear it again at a photo shoot “Love the dress” that I have not programmed it yet.
PS: It resisted without any defect even though I was always ironed on ruffles mostly by my groom. After wedding, the hem was dirty but I cleaned it in the bathtub with washing powder.
PS2: I paid: $ 319.98 because I wanted to lace-up back style and detachable straps (the dress cost $ 304.98) and $ 33.98 for the shipping cost. Total: $ 353.96.
I have paid $ 20 duties when I got it home.
That is my story. Excuse my English.