Placed an order...let's see how this goes
Okay, I placed my reception dress order with Milly on July 12. So far, great communication from my representative (Lily) and the dress order has been sent to the factory. Now, I guess, I play the waiting game...
Here's the design (skirt from first picture, bodice from second picture):
I'm nervous since Lily told me I probably wouldn't receive a test dress image - only a photo before they shipped it. But she reassured me I could make changes and I think I might ask through the weeks if I can see photos of the fabric and beading as the process moves along.
Any other advice for keeping in contact with Milly? Oh, and thankfully, I'm ordering this way, way ahead of schedule.
I'm so thankful for these message boards because I feel so much more confident about getting a dress made from Milly Bridal. It's not easy to order a dress overseas, plus the language barrier and only communicating via e-mail/chat.
It's been a week since I placed the order & so far, so good. I realized I needed to be very specific with the dress design, in particular the layer of sheer fabric with beading that goes over the bodice. I didn't want the sheer fabric to start at the top of the bodice. I wanted it to start at the waist. I sent Milly tons of pictures which I thought clearly showed this, but I realized it was better to be "safe than sorry." I sent my representative new images where I outlined the satin skirt & bodice, as well as the chiffon and made certain notes. I also sent her two links to dresses Milly Bridal had made that explained the way I wanted the sheer fabric to lay over the bodice - I think that really helped.
Also, thanks to these boards, I knew I wanted silk organza. I did have to pay extra but I think it's worth it.