Post # 1
Good evening ladies!
If you are willing, take a look at your gown’s tag, and let me know where the dress was made (country, or you can be more specific if you know), and who designed it?
There will be no judgement or opinions about it. Just who is the deisgner, and where was the dress itself made? If it was a replica website, that information will be helpful too.
The information is for something I’m researching. Your user name or any other identifying info will not be shared.
Thank you!! 🙂
Post # 3
My dress was a Robin Jillian and it was made in China.
Post # 4
Vera Wang and made in USA.
Post # 5
I’m no help because I don’t know where mine was made 🙂 It’s already in its preservation box! …It was an Alfred Angelo 🙂
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards
Some designers with US/Canada workrooms:
Many of the most popular labels on this site come from China. Davids Bridal, Alfred Angelo, Maggie Sottero, Allure, Justin Alexander…all are made in China, from what I’ve read.
I wonder if Vera’s Davids Bridal line comes from China? That would be interesting…
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Don’t have my dress in my posession, but its a maggie – so I’m assuming China.
Which makes me feel so stupid – why did I pay 2500 for a Maggie china dress, when I could have paid 500 to jasmine’s bridal shop for the SAME DRESS?
Post # 10
@mink: Vera White, like most of the DB gowns, are made in China. It’s one of the ways they keep the cost of the gowns down.
Post # 11
Lazaro and i was told it’s made in the US but I haven’t seen the tag yet.
Post # 12
@Mrs.Darling: you worked there right?
Just want to make sure 100% – since I know regular VW dresses are manufactured in NYC.
Also – if anyone has a dress made in China that is made of silk I’d be really interested to know where you got it.
Post # 13
I think mostly you paid extra for their advertising and for the “brick and mortar” shop experience – in that the designer has to remit a certain amount of profit to the shops that sell the dresses… but the benefit of that is you get to try it on and get it altered in the same place (ideally).
This is what I’m researching… for the average dress, how much are you paying for the material, the name of the designer, where its made, how much you pay to be able to try it on in a store, and how much you end up paying for designers that are heavily marketed.
Post # 14
@mandypop: I did work there until I moved back to MD in January–it was one of my favorite jobs 🙁
Regular Vera’s are made in NYC, but the DB line is made in China, as are most mainstream gowns. It’s one of the ways that DB is able to keep their overhead low because they don’t have to pay American wages and they are able to mass produce the lace and beading which on a regular Vera is all done by hand. Some of the DB gowns like the famous flange skirt have over a mile of continuous material in them and they are able to put it together in just a few hours. In a handmade gown it could take days.
FWIW–My and FI’s gowns were made in China. Normally I’d feel ripped off, but we got them at a fabulous discount thanks to the As-Is rack and my employee discount.
Post # 15
@mink: Yay for posting Made in the USA link! 🙂
Post # 16
DressilyMe replica, made in China, couldn’t be happier!