(Closed) www.mybigfatbeautifulwedding.com warninggg

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Post # 62
Member
49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Hey guys I’m a bee, and I’m not new and I just typed in the search engine “mybigfatbeautifulwedding” just to see if there where any threads, galleries, anything on it. Because I have ordered my dress from there and Janet is working with me one on one and she seems fabulous. She told me up front even before I paid for the dress that they are all made in china. I told her my worries about a poorly made dress and she assured me that that wouldn’t be the case. Also I have custom designed my dress and my girls’s dresses. I have not seen the finished product yet but I have faith and a very good feeling about it. I spoke with Janet for an hour on the phone before I made my decision. She’s very knowledgable, and if everyone is suspicious because we are all talking about the same person, it’s because it’s HER business and she’s the manager and she makes sure that everything goes smoothly and that the customers understand all that is entailed with what goes on in making the dress and all the stages in between the beginning and the finshed product. Janet is a very personable, free spirited, yet professional woman and she’s easy to get along with and work with. I’m no body, nothing but a simple 29 year old who is waiting to marry the man of her dreams. I have nothing to prove or disprove, but for anyone who is thinking this is a suspicious thread, I can assure you that the positive comments are from those who simply just had a great experience with Janet and the services she provided. I’ll gladly give an update about my dress and the girls dresses once I receive a picture. That’s another thing, you get sent pictures of the dress in it’s stages of process at around the 14-16th week. So I should be getting mine very soon!!!! Wishing all you bees to be lots of luck whomever you choose!!!

Post # 63
Member
1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Hi Shannon, did you get your pictures of your bigfatbeautifulwedding dress yet?  I am tyring to decide whether to go for the plunge too!  Any feedback would be great, thank you.

Post # 65
Member
49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

REVIEW FROM A REAL CUSTOMER****************************************

 

I am just updating my review  (and I created a new post on it ) now that I actually have one. First I will say that Janet who is the owner is a sweet lady and very pleasant. That’s all I will say. As for the dress, I received pictures of it, and it was NOT what I wanted, in fact I cried when I saw it. This was before it was beaded with final touches. So I printed off the pictures of the dress and with my pencil marked where I wanted it changed…The front and the straps,  the back and the train. Everything except the shape of the dress (mermaid). Anyway, after all that when I got the final pictures, AGAIN it wasn’t how I asked. The straps were too wide, the back of the dress was completely wrong and it looked like a glittery maxi pad running down my back and onto my arse. I was mortified again. SO the THIRD time I said very bluntly clearly and again with another drawing of what I wanted, the front, the straps, the back, the train.. and was promised it would be taken care of. When I was told that the dress was being recut I was doing my best to be patient (2 months away from my wedding). FINALLY I got pictures of it recut, and I was again mortified. The straps were the same, the cutting was so jagged and threw off the rouching because of the placement, and the train wasn’t touched at all. So I gave up and asked for the dress to be sent to me. Thankfully when the dress arrived they got the back of the dress right. Still the dip and deep V wasn’t as low as I wanted it was still a half inch high but it was a HELL of  a lot better than it was. The colour ivory of the chiffon was beautiful, absolutely dreamy and the general structure of the dress was ok. I put it on very quickly and it fit me like a glove. So I will say that the fit of the dress was perfection and the material but the rest was disasterous. It was covered in cheap silver sequence when I asked for beading, crystals and rhinestones. I went to my local seamstress here in town who’s creditials take her to Universal Studios where she did the costume design for the theatrical production of The Lion King, as well as Mama Mia. Over 20 years in the industry. I showed her how I wanted my dress, and what I asked I only got like 30% of it. It’s now costing me $1,123 plus tax to fix my botched dress that I already paid for that has to be done in 6.5 weeks because my wedding is in 7 weeks. Thank God she doesn’t have to completely re-make the dress because the structure of it was good enough to use. So I am very greatful that the most important thing they got right. But the rest of it, I’m very disappointed in. It’s nothing personal against Janet, because like I said she’s very pleasant and very good to work with. But I do question and doubt to high degrees her head seamstress in China.

In my personal opinion, NEVER have the most important dress of your life left in the hands of someone you haven’t even seen. NEVER prepay for something before you see the end product, and if you want your wedding dress made, go look for a local or close enough to local even if it’s a 1-2 or 3 hour car drive, seamstress with HIGH consistent creditials and do it that way. The minute I went and saw Valarie of The Whole Nine Yards, every stress I had was taken away because she knew exactly what I wanted, and she could see that I clearly didn’t get it. I got someone’s version of what I wanted, and a cheap one at that. Mind you she did explain to me that every dress you see in the bridal stores and catelogs have been made at least 50 times before they are finalized and put out for sale. In other words, it takes about 50 times to perfect a typical wedding dress the way the designer wants it. My dress was made only once. But even still, even made once, it wasn’t a complicated proceedure and if someone professional and uber experienced would have been able to get the straps, the bodice, the train and the deep V back right. The first time, not three times and still total a miss. 

So there you have it, an honest review of my experience with mybigfatbeautifulwedding. When my dress is finished from my seamstress I will post pics of what I got and what I had to get re-done. 🙂 I hope this review helps and gives some insight on the importance of literally taking matters into your own hands. And yes, beware of those who have made only one or two posts and boast RAVE reviews about MGFBW, chances are the “OMG IT’S PERFECT” reviews and testimonials are edited or done by a friend or family member. But I guarantee I am of no affilation, just a dissappointed-never-again-customer with a big fat beautiful blunder.

Post # 66
Member
49 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Violetlilly – I am sorry I didn’t see your question before, and you’re getting married in 4 days. Congratulations and I hope you didn’t go through what I had to go through. I’m sure what ever you chose worked out for you beautifully!! I’m gonna check your gallery and see if you posted any wedding dress pictures 🙂Smile

Post # 67
Member
1 posts
Wannabee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I found this post after I had ordered my wedding dress from bigfatbeautifulwedding.com October last year (2012), my wedding day was the 1 december 2012 so I was petrified that I had made a massive mistake ordering from them, however I had such a lovely experience, the service with Janet was brilliant – my emails were reponded to promptly and my questions were answered fully. The dress arrived on the day that Janet had advised – i was worried that it would take longer because I live in the UK but no.  I know that my dress was made in China not America, it was so beautiful! I was a little scared of buying such an important item online and so close to the wedding – was afraid of it being a nightmare and me not having enough time to do anything about it.

As I said the dress was beautiful, all the crystals and lace were stitched on by hand, I had a coloured wedding dress (‘Rose’ if you want to look it up!) with blue and the colour was amazing.  When the dress arrived at my parents house, it looked like such a small package, my mum was thinking that it must be the petticoat arrived first, but it was the dress.  I have no idea how they fitted my massive dress into it!  I got it ironed at a local bridal shop, and both of the seamstresses complimented the workmanship of the dress, there was a huge amout of fabric in my dress and it was all perfectly finished. My dad got all teary eyed looking at it, than he went on a crusade looking through for any loose threads, anything that wasn’t perfect and he could not find anything. Think he couldn’t believe that my dress only cost a fraction of the shops in the high st and it was much better made.

I had a brilliant experience with this company, I had loads of compliments on the dress and it was so comfortable I wore it all day (minus the shoes though!) and I felt it was time to share my experience.  Hopefully people will not think I’m a fraudster, although people are very suspicious on this post – but if you want to contact me to share my experience or wedding pictures (with the dress, not my crazy aunties or anything!) or anything thats fine!

Rachel

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