(Closed) WARNING: Dresses from DH Gate seller 'Idobridal' with photos

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
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113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

the good ones you pay alot more then $200

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

While most wedding dresses are made in China, dresses that are made for a brand name designer have to go through that design house’s quality control.  If the dresses do not meet the designer’s standards, they don’t have to accept them.  And, if dresses don’t meet quality control, the manufacturer in China will lose that business.  Who wants to lose a client (and the cash flow) like Vera Wang, Mori Lee, etc?  <br /><br />A private individual, however, does not have the same quality control and these China companies can get away with sending horribly made dresses because they don’t have to answer to quality control.  You don’t like the dress?  Oh, well, they have your money and don’t care.  You won’t be buying from them again.  However, they wouldn’t put crap out for a designer who is going to come back to them, year after year, needing thousands of dresses made.  <br /><br />Sadly, they have nothing to lose with one customer and know it.  <br /><br />Sorry this happened to you.

 

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

andulka:  this reads to me like an unfortunate case of “you get what you pay for”

I am a budget bride so I see where you’re comin from and I understand the desire to save a penny here and there to make things manageable. Personally, I spent $140 on a wedding dress. 

I think the difference here is expectation of the quality. I bought my dress in a boutique that sells lasts of sizes and discontinued styles and what not. The prices were low and I still had the chance to try on before I made my final decision. I knew I didn’t want to sped thousands for sure.. But I also recognize that when it comes to knock offs.. Well, they’re knock offs! 

You can’t honestly expect to gey a gown that’s really as perfect as an allure gown without paying the price. If you’re going to pay 10-20% of the retail price of the gown you really want, it stands to reason that you won’t be getting an allure gown in the mail.. And possibly not anything that is nearly as well made.

I’m not saying that it makes it suck less for the person in the situation because let’s be real. It sucks the big one to shell out and then not get what you expected! It really is unfortunate that the wedding industry is the way it is and people end up getting screwed in either price or quality.

But it is what it is. And that’s the way it rolls. Designers costs $$$$$ and when you try to get around the cost factor, you end up sacrificingin other   ways. I sacrificed buying a current, in style dreas for an out of season and non-label dress. You sacrificed the quality. 

Im sorry that it turned out this way because yes.. It sucked. And I agree. We should ALL avoid buying from knock off designers. But not just this one… Most of them I’d say. No personal experience here but from the stories I’ve read on the bee, it’s not at all worth the risk! 

I learned this is my many years working retail. It sucks because we’re all just trying to make life and weddings manageable affairs but it is the truth.

Time and time again, we get what we pay for. It’s how the world turns these days. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee

andulka:  I’m really sorry you spent money on dresses you can’t use! I hope your search for off the rack options, wedding or evening dresses, is going well. Were you still looking at getting 2 different dresses?

Post # 24
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Bumble Beekeeper

Glad it all worked out in the end!  Your wedding dress is gorgeous.  🙂

Post # 25
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

andulka:  You look gorgeous! So glad it worked out for you.

On a related note, it frigging sucks that so many of us Australian girls are forced into getting replicas because of the ridiculous prices here. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by  clairebeebear.
Post # 26
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Your dress is gorgeous! 

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