(Closed) Warning for brides on a budget!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Okay… yeah, the Army lady’s replica dress was AWFUL.  It’s also considered false advertisement to advertise “silk” and ship “polyester.” 

BUT…that being said, I am going to play devil’s advocate here. 

You SHOULD NOT expect to pay a fraction of the cost and get a dress that looks EXACTLY like the designer version. It WON’T happen!! Unfinished seams and all, REALLY?! Who looks for stuff like that?! The dirt stains were in places no one was going to see. And for what you saved on the dress, you could easily afford to have alterations done, and still have come out cheaper. 

Bottom line, if you want the designer dress, BUY the designer dress, period. Don’t expect to get the SAME dress at a fraction of the cost.

Post # 18
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I sort of agree with baby diva- that wedding gown looked nice to me- I would just sew in where the pins are and be thrilled lol

Post # 19
47 posts
  • Wedding: July 2012

Thanks for posting!

I’m always a little dissapointed when I see all of the Chinese dresses on here. I understand being on a budget (I’m on a very small budget), but buying from these companies who are knocking off American designers, only perpetuates the cycle of the bad economc state our country is currently in.

I don’t mean to offend anyone who loved thir dresses from China, but I am a firm believer in supporting small, local businesses whenever possible! I haven’t bought my dress yet, but my #1 contender is Dolly Couture, who makes her dresses less than 20 miles from my home…

Post # 20
620 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I wonder why they didn’t get any of the dresses that they bought from the well know sites like dressilyme or jasmines. I got my dress from Shades of Pale http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shades-of-Pale-Bridal-The-Little-Velvet-Box/196879553692866 it was silk real silk and I even had a seamstress look over it who told me that it was very well made. Only issue I had was that it was a little too big but just a tiny bit. Lots of brides have had problems with the dresses they get from China and honestly I have seen some China dresses that the girls were happy with that I wouldn’t have accepted at all but over all it seems that most of the people who buy from China are happy with what they get.

Post # 21
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I purchased my reception dress from China and would glady do it again in a heartbeat.  Yes, my seamstress had to do some minor work, but the quality was worth 2x its cost. 

Like any internet purchase, you have to do your research.  Brides from all of the world utilize Replica manufacturers, so its very easy to get information on which are legit and which are questionable. 

Post # 22
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

wow! Thanks for sharing.

Post # 23
390 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I did a lot of research before choosing a china company. Jasmines did a great job with quality fabric. Its a no brainer that you can’t expect the same quality of a designer by paying $385. I paid double the base price on jasmines to get the best fabric and work.

Going on ebay or just googling replica companies and ordering is your own fault. lol

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