(Closed) Would you trust an Etsy seller to make your gown?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Is using KarenTrends to make my gown the best option?
    Yes, she looks like a reputable seller. : (5 votes)
    25 %
    Yes, I have purchased from her. : (0 votes)
    No, she doesn't have enough feedback yet. : (13 votes)
    65 %
    No, but I think you should go with ________. : (0 votes)
    Other (Please elaborate) : (2 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 18
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    3044 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @TheMrsTulip:  Oh wow. Yea and Im sure Olives is like 500$ or so. Its a huge price difference, but if you are particular on the skirt, Im not sure what you can do.

    Post # 19
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    4430 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @TheMrsTulip:  looks nothing like the original, I’d skip it.

    Post # 21
    Member
    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @TheMrsTulip:  I wouldn’t trust anyone to make my dress that I wasn’t meeting with in person. That’s just me though.

    Post # 23
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    841 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @TheMrsTulip:  I agree – it’s like how people will always complain at a restaurant or something if the service is bad but will rarely mention if it’s good. You’re probably safe if there’s 171 reviews! 🙂

    Post # 24
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    815 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I really wouldn’t be worried about etsy. I sell on etsy and am very familiar with the etsy community. Sellers in general don’t try and rip you off/ pull stuff because they know there are reviews, feedback, and buyers can report any funny business.

    You are also buying from people who consider themselves artisans and on the whole they take huge pride in their work.

    You also get the luxury on etsy of being able to directly contact sellers to check in on your gown, and they will/ should respond fairly promptly. My understanding of places like dressilyme and jasmine’s is that communication is a big issue.

    Obviously there is no guarentee when you purchase online, but I would not be too worried about etsy. Especially a seller with such CONSISTENT positive feedback. Quantity of feedback is not important as consistency of feedback. Just because someone has not made as many sales (b/c they are newer, struggle with getting their listings a high priority on the etsy search engine, etc.) does not mean that they are of a lesser quality.

     

    Post # 25
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    8036 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I don’t think it’s realistic to think that you’ll get a gown that looks the same for a fraction of the price. You get what you pay for. There is a reason why these designer dresses cost so much. If you want one, save up for it, or go with something you can afford.

    Honestly I think the replicas you posted look pretty good for the price… but of course they won’t be exact. In the end, is there anything so wrong about not having the dresses look exactly the same as the ones they’re copying? I think it would be cool to have something unique instead of a complete knock-off, but that’s just me. “Inspired by” is a lot better than a bad copy IMO.

    Post # 26
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    555 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    @TheMrsTulip:  I’d use an Etsy seller, only if they had lots of feedback! They need a reputation, of course.

    Post # 28
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    1228 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    That Etsy seller ships from China.  I think the experience has less to do with the seller, and more to do with the buyer.  

    Are you a woman looking to buy a 5,000$ gown for 1,000$? Do you have very high expecations? Do you expect lots of pictures and updates? Are you a firm believer that a woman will never look more beautiful than at her wedding? Is your wedding quite soon and you don’t have time/money for local alterations? Then I don’t think a China dress is for you.

    When there’s a language barrier, a time-zone barrier, and a distance barrier, I think you need to be very patient and have low expectations with a China dress.   

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