color wrote:AllieB wrote:Hi there,
I bought my Illusion halter mermaid wedding dress from Duosheng and couldn't be more happy with the result. I ordered it right on Chinese New Year - around 2nd February 2011 I think and received an automated reply saying they were on holidays for two weeks. I was a bit nervous about getting the dress in time so I told a little white lie and said the wedding date was 18th March 2011 instead of 25th just incase the dress needed tweaking. Gretchen communicated with me several times even though they were on holidays.
I had a dressmaker measure me as I am a busty 16DD and no particular size so the dress was custom made and I paid a bit extra for BEST QUALITY. I emailed them a pic from another wedding site that was selling the dress for like $200! and it was made from that. They advised me to have a lace up back which I agreed to but later they contacted me and said I should have the back zippered so as not to take away from the original design. This I also agreed to.
When the dress arrived on time I was so happy. It was so beautiful, boned. satin lined, beaded and gorgeous. Where the zipper is in the back they had put covered buttons alongside so as not to see the zipper.They even gave me a veil for free (which I didn't wear) The only thing wrong with the dress which was not their fault was I had to get the dressmaker to make a small tuck in the back as I have a sway back and they wouldn't know that from my set of measurements ,and I forgot to mention it. After the tuck was done it fit like a glove. I have never had a dress fit me so well in my life.
I don't understand why some people have good experiences and some bad with these online stores but I can certainly say without doubt I would use them again. My husband still raves about my dress.
A few pics attached.
Married 3 months 19 days.
You and I have the same experience, and I finally buy really nice wedding dress, I really like, I emailed my wedding photos to Duosheng.
leipooh wrote:Hi girls,
It's been a very long time since I last posted in forum! My DH and I have been happily married since Jan 2010 yay ! I remembered how wonderful this forum was for ideas, suggestions and good advice, so now that a good friend of ours is getting married, I'm hoping I'll help her find some answers to her woes.
Back when I was organizing my own wedding I looked into purchasing my gown from Zero-Love, now two years on it seems zero-love is no longer operational . There's been some mix reviews regarding duosheng it seems, and I'm wondering whether anyone has had some recent experience with them. I was lucky when I was organizing my own big day as I was going to have my BM gowns made by Zero-Love but my friend's future MIL(who is an awesome professional dressmaker btw) offered to make it as a gift to us... However now when it came to her own future DIL, she's reluctant to make it for her because she's worried her skills weren't good enough. The wedding will be late Jan 2012 so my friend has a few more months, her dress has been organised but she still needs BM dresses and an evening gown to change into during the reception. If anyone has any recent dresses made by duosheng I would love to see photos, or if anyone has any other suggestions that would be absolutely wonderful too!
Cimbom wrote:Just because two things may be made in China does not mean they will be of same quality. Companies have different quality control standards, may use more skilled labour, higher quality fabrics and construction, etc. Australian bridal gowns are overpriced because you can get most of the same labels in the USA for half price (so a $2000 dress here is $1000 over there) but there most certainly is a difference between a $1000 dress and a $200 one. Both may be fine and perfectly good wedding dresses but there are a lot of differences that need to be considered as well.
Longtimecoming wrote:For those of you who got want you wanted you were so lucky - I'm happy for you that you got what you wanted
I on the other hand have had a really bad experience buying online from China. It wasn't Duosheng though, it was Tataprice.com I found my perfect dress but couldn't afford the original so searched online and found Tataprice who actually had that dress on there website as one they did. I knew it was going to be a copy and didn't expect it to be perfect but when I got it it was NOTHING like what I wanted. The colours were wrong, the material was wrong, the embroidery was crap and even the style/shape of the dress was barely the same as the original. I was soooo disappointed and in tears for days, both because I hated the dress I got and at myself for being so stupid and thinking I would get what I wanted from a Chinese website
I did get my money back though and have managed to layby another dress from an Australian bridal store that I love so this is just a warning to let people know there is a bad side to ordering from China as well.
Longtimecoming wrote:Yep I got it back from the company. I emailed them straight away when I got it saying it wasnt the right colours etc then when I'd calmed down a bit went into specifics of what was wrong with it!
I had to negotiate with them because they were trying to get me to let them have another tailor make it again or trying to only give me a 50% refund etc etc. Goes to show how cheaply they make them for when they would rather offer me a whole other dress rather than refund my money but I stuck to my guns and used their refund policy against them and got my refund