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    • CommentAuthorsexcaslass
      Posted: Jul 4th 2009
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    aaaarrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhh someone help i am tired of going from shop to shop finding great dresses then hearing the price (£700-£1300)but on one hand i get to try them on know how they feel fit etc etc but then internet i am looking at no more the £150 but dont get to try them on cant feel material and carnt tell them its wrong but the dresses are shown as the same and all saying basically the same i dont know wot to do
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    • CommentAuthortraceyjo
      Posted: Jul 7th 2009
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    Hey im having the same problem. i took my mum to see my dress and she hated it but in all fairness the shop displaied it crap it was dirty and creased and we had to go bout 40 miles away for it! ive looked on the internet and also ebay which is were i have had lots of bits and bobs from and there is some shops on there. i typed in the other day on google 'internet brought dresses' and it came up a good review forum and everyone said they had found the experince fantastic! im lookign at having mine made and on e bay i have been told 400 from one and that was british and my dress in the shop is over 1000 pound so that is good but then the chinese shops are really good priced but it what you want to do! im seriously considering it though to. check out asapbay on ebay thats what people were saying they had theres from and they have good feed back! when do u get married?
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    • CommentAuthorsexcaslass
      Posted: Jul 7th 2009
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    i get married april next year and still carnt decide wot to do think its a very tough one
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    Hi, I am new to here and have just seen your post. I am in the same dilemma, the website i have seen with the dress i want on is called store of dresses and there are a few people on their saying they loved their dress, but i am wary of sending money and not getting anything in return. I am getting married in June next year.
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    • CommentAuthorsexcaslass
      Posted: Jul 17th 2009
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    hi welcome and congrats i have decided wot i am going to do i think i think i am going to go with a store one as i can go bak and complain if its not wot i want or expect but still not fully sure lol the price dif is the big thing and i know price isnt everything but its such a big dif
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    • CommentAuthorsexcaslass
      Posted: Jul 17th 2009
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    hi i have just looked at the site but couldnt see shipping to uk info can you help many thanks
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    • CommentAuthorsexcaslass
      Posted: Jul 18th 2009
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    aaaarrrrgggggghhhhh i carnt believe it looked that that site and now its even worse as it says it gets it from the same suppliers as the one here but its £300 cheaper arrrrrrgggggghhhhhh wot to do which dress is it that you was looking at?????
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    • CommentAuthorkialea
      Posted: Jul 21st 2009
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    hi I have already decided that i am going to go with a custom made dress from china, a store on ebay called asapbay. It has 100% of positive feedback in the 1900 feedbacks it has got. Thats an amazing rating and if you read what people have actually said they are very very satisfied, measurements all correct and dress exactly how pictured. The reason why i have chosen a dress made in china is because it is made specifically to your measurements and you can email them to make any alterations, plus i had not seen the dress i have chosen on any uk website for shops in the uk. I have already spoken to a guy called simon at asapbay and they are very helpful sending me colour charts and quotes etc. I am getting 4 of my bridesmaid dresses made by them too and i gave him a picture of a dress i saw elsewhere and asked if they could make it in my desired colour, they said of course. I am going to get professionally measured up so i have accurate measurments to send to them. I am going to order 1 bridesmaid dress priced at £80 each and if this is to my liking and quality i will go ahead and order the other 3 and my wedding dress too. To be honest they are that cheap online that i think its well worth the gamble. I will get the 1 bridesmaid dress made in the next couple of months and report back on how it is. Hope this info helps Lea
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    • CommentAuthorsexcaslass
      Posted: Jul 21st 2009
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    wow wish i was as sorted as you i still really carnt make up my mind my chap is telling me to do wot i think is best his mum wants me to buy from shop and my mum thinks i should take a risk and see if it pays off would be great if you could email and let us know wot yours dresses turn up like and if they are wot you want or not
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    • CommentAuthorkialea
      Posted: Jul 21st 2009
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    If your wedding isnt until april it takes 30 days to make the dress (or so they say) id give it 6-8 weeks so you want to have made up your mind by end of jan. I will have the bridesmaid dress made by then so i will let you know what its like. should have it made by october. I will deffo keep you updated. Lea
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    • CommentAuthornatty76
      Posted: Aug 4th 2009
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    hey u all been so helpful!! im thinking of getting my dress from america but i cant touch it or feel it ... saying that its only £230 inc delivery!!! whereas same dress in the uk shops was £700 plus its a huge difference i have spoken to the owners of the company and they are very accomadating its a gamble yes but others have been truely happy with what they have bought on the internet who's to say i wont be hey lol i have bought loads a stuff already on ebay for my wedding and its not till sept 2010 !!!! buy it cheap when u see it i think !! good luck girls i will be reading posts regularly for your tips xxxx
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    • CommentAuthortrudy27
      Posted: Aug 12th 2009
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    Hi I am getting married august next year and have already seen a dress i want on ebay at £210 but same again - the family arent interfering saying shop bought best cos you can take it back. I despise paying over the odds for something and really like the idea of the ebay dress made to measure as i dont have to diet to fit into it itll fit me!!! if anyone takes the plunge can you let me know what the dress is like from ebay. Cheers!
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    • CommentAuthorlianneoggy
      Posted: Sep 17th 2009
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    hi there i got my dress custom made from china it cost me just over £89 with delivery and it is absolutley stunning! i too was very wary of all the talk that they rip off and not what you order but me and a friend both are very very happy with our choices to save so much money and get a dress that would most definatley cost over 800 here to buy,the seller was very friendly and very reassuring even when i emailed to say id read scary stories in mags etc,id defo say if you see one you like go for it but be prepared to wait upto 6weeks for delivery if the has alot of embroidery like mine does. congratulations on all up coming weddings and good luck. xx
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    • CommentAuthorlara242009
      Posted: Sep 20th 2009
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    Hi Ladies! I found this really cheap website the wedding dresses are only like £100, they custom make them the same as actual designer wedding dresses and its from china but i think its worth a try im tempted to just buy one as its well good value for money! <a class="postlink" href="http://www.peridress.co.uk/home.php?cat=1">http://www.peridress.co.uk/home.php?cat=1</a> xx
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    • CommentAuthor79cat
      Posted: Sep 20th 2009
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    Hi Ladies al very new to this wedding chat but have looked at asapbay and can't believe how gorgeous the dresses are and the prices are unreal. Think I'm going to try on different styles of dresses in the wedding shops,to give me an idea what suits me. Then order from the internet. I'm petite so this made to measure is a pure god send for someone like me. Not gettin married ontil Oct next year so if it doesn't work out hopefully I can go direct to the wedding shops then, yes I'm out the money but have plenty of time to get another one sorted. Do you like its worth the risk??? Let me know how you's get on please!!!
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    • CommentAuthorMel+Chris
      Posted: Sep 20th 2009
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    If anyone is interested i can make custom made and bespoke wedding dresses!!!
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    • CommentAuthor79cat
      Posted: Sep 22nd 2009
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    Ohh really!! do you hav a web site??
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    • CommentAuthorMel+Chris
      Posted: Sep 23rd 2009
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    I'm afraid i dont, but if you want to contact me at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> we can talk more there!! Melanie
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    • CommentAuthor7801stacey
      Posted: Sep 24th 2009
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    Hi i don't know whether this is any help but i bought my wedding dress from ebay. from a seller called red rose. the seller had 100% feedback and as the dress came to £98 including p&amp;p and insurance i thought it was well worth the gamble. The dress came within 4 weeks and is custom made to my measurements plus with it having a corset back it can be adjusted down one size or up two. Dress itself is absolutely stunning well made with amazing beading detail. Only one complaint was packaging it was folded into a brown padded envelope and does need to be steamed to get rid of the creases. but i don't mind cos i absolutely love the dress and the quality is better than some dresses i tried on in the bridal shops! so if you want to save money on your wedding dress try ebay but please note i did my research and spoke to other buyers and was constantly informed that it is a gamble but if you can spare approx £100 go for it. best of luck stacey. P.s my dress is available from english shops priced at £840 so big saving for me!!
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    • yvonne
      CommentAuthoryvonne
      Got married 9 years ago
      Posted: Dec 5th 2009
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    hi, everyone, i'm having my dress made by gianinarbridal on ebay, they made my friends dress last year and it was gorgeous, its made to measure and they can usually make the dress you want if you send a picture. i should get it in about 3 to 4 weeks, will post my findings.
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    • Lisa"n"Iain
      CommentAuthorLisa"n"Iain
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 30th 2009
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    ohhhh did anyone get a dress from E bay asapbay?- if so how did it go?- im thinking about it, but not sure!!!
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    • iluvcakes
      CommentAuthoriluvcakes
      Got married 8 years ago
      Posted: Dec 31st 2009
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    Hi girlies! I'm getting mine from myweddingdressforless.co.uk. It's made in china, but I did my reviews before I made up my mind and I am absolutely sold on it, all thanks to a recommendation from kessy77! It's costing me £250 for the dress which will be made to measure and that includes taxes and shipping fees. I am soooo happy :0) They also have another site millybridal.com which has a larger selection of dresses. Jackie x

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    • kessy77
      CommentAuthorkessy77
      Got married 10 years ago
      Posted: Dec 31st 2009
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    Hi girls, theres some other chats on here about dresses from China so have a look, I reccomend myweddingdressforless.co.uk or milly bridal (same company). I'm having a Maggie Sottero style dress with a couple of changes. I made sure I had my measurements done twice following their guide and also ordered fabric samples first (the colours on screen are very diff from real life). I did loads of research, they are a reg company in china (even found a phone number) and have loats of great reviews on various different sites. I have been more than happy so far with the service, Neta is amazing and cant do enough to help, I am even having photos e-mailed to me so I can see the dress is as I want. I would never have been able to order this dress otherwise, was over £800 in my local dress shop. I got my dresses from additions online in their sale, bargain at £36 for two, reduced from £50 each! I can only suggest that you google, and google again the company you are looking at to buy from. Also check reviews arent from 'new users' this is a sure sign that they are composed by the company themselves. Good luck!
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    Hi, does anyone realise that the dresses from china are nearly all fakes, basically most of them are making dresses for the wedding dress companies and selling the same dress to the public maybe minus a few layers of petticoats and less beading etc but at the end of the day more and more bridal retailers are going out of business because of all the cheap rip offs coming from china. Check out your local shops for sale and promotions. Would then be getting a genuine dress for less.
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