(Closed) Which April Bridal dress? [pic heavy]

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which of these from April Bridal is likely to turn out the best?

    Dress 1: Lace

    Dress 2: Satin, beaded, A-line

    Dress 3: Short

    Dress 4: Satin

  • Post # 3
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Dress 1 and 4

    Post # 4
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    He definitely took specific requests from me! I didn’t have any lace on my dress, so I don’t know about that, sorry! :/

    I like #1 & 2 though. πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
    1000 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Dress 1 is the most elegant and classy IMO. ::LOVE!::

    Post # 6
    4410 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA

    I love dress #1.  However, when I was thinking of getting a dress from China, I read on several sites that the reproduction sites have trouble matching the lace. A lot of brides seemd disappointed when they ordered lace dress from those sites, so I would avoid anything with lace.

    Post # 7
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    i love the first one!

    Post # 8
    504 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I love the first dress! I looked at that one on Ebay for myself as well.

    Post # 9
    10354 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    For $50, i’m not really understanding how it could NOT be cheapy/horrible? There’s no way the lace and fabric are going to look luxe for that price point. While the gowns themselves are fabulous (I love #1 especially), I feel like you are setting yourself up for disappointment with this purchase. Not to mention – how little per hour do you think the woman making this dress will be getting, based on the purchase price? It seems very suspect to me, and would make me feel guilty about the living conditions of the person who made my “throw away just in case” dress.

    Post # 10
    290 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    its hard to say since i would need to see u in them. but i like #2 the best

    Post # 11
    77 posts
    Worker bee

    I personally have a big issue with intentionally buying things from China (obviously so MANY things come from there now that it’s difficult to find things that AREN’T made there, but I think that’s different than purposely buying something made there.  Sorry to be the lone voice of dissent here folks but I don’t agree…….)  First of all, I don’t trust the safety of the goods – it seems every day we’re reading about some other product that has been found to have dangerous levels of “something or other in it” (for fabric there was an issue with clothing coming from China having formaldehyde in it.  FORMALDEHYDE.  And since wedding dresses typically would not be washed before you wear it, that is going against and being absorbed by your skin if you happen to get one that was made with fabric with that in it).  Secondly, does nobody ever wonder WHY things cost so little?  It’s because they exploit labour laws and human rights.  There’s a good chance the goods were made by someone making “hand to mouth” wages (yes, I understand you are talking about ONE maker here, but there is an entire chain that would go into making a wedding dress, right?  How can they do it so cheap when they cost so much more somewhere else?) 

    Just sayin’…….  sometimes money isn’t the only thing to think about.

    Post # 12
    1498 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I agree with some of the other posters about the lace.  I don’t see the harm in tyring for a satin dress, but trying to get a lace dress for cheap will probably result in really poorly crafted lace.

    Post # 15
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Of course! I wrote a lengthy post about it here: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-china-bought-replica-dress

    I sent him pictures of what I wanted, rather than picking one in his store, and he sent me a quote, which included shipping. The cheaper dresses in his ebay shop often don’t, so be sure to factor that into your calculations!

    There are more photos and info below the original post, but if you have more questions, please feel free to PM me – I’m happy to talk about the whole process. πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
    1166 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

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    @ms. anne thrope: I think for $50 each, I would order the lace dress I loved AND another one as a backup to the backup. πŸ™‚  And thanks for the perspective on China. I was thinking the same thing about the relative cost of living and the value of the U.S. dollar in China – nice to have it confirmed.

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