This is one of the worst companies I've ever had to deal with. I don't mind if a company makes a mistake or just plain sucks because I know we all make mistakes, and we all suck at times, but honestly, Julius Bridal is a DISASTER! They were responsive in the begging and when we decided to order a dress, they charged us $800.00. After that, it was EXTREMELY rare to ever get any type of response. After waiting for longer than they said to receive the dress, we asked for the tracking number so we could see where it was at. Allison (the Director of Sales) said they didn't have one.. Seriously? What business "doesn't have a tracking number" for a customer who is ordering a product and having it shipped? Days later, we finally received a small box from China with the dress smashed and wrinkled inside. Long story short, it was a DISASTER and nothing like what their pictures show and what they say they're going to give you! They'll take your money for their "originally designed dresses", then send the request to "production" in China, and have it made for half the price or less, and pocket the rest for themselves. We sent the dress back and confirmed via USPS that they have received it. It's been 2 weeks since they received it. They will not send our refund, and they ignore ALL of our e-mails and ALL phone calls!!! Take EXTREME caution before dealing with this death trap!!
I love Julius Bridal!!! I can't even tell you how amazing my wedding dress came out to be-- they custom made the dress just for me and it fit me like a glove. We were married on the beach-- and the pictures look stunning, especially with the gorgeous lace Spanish veil. Not only was the dress GORGEOUS, it was also so affordable! So affordable that I was able to buy a 2nd dress to change in to =) You guys were wonderful, and I have recommended you to everyone I know! If you are looking for a custom made dress that will fit you like a glove at an affordable price- definitely go to Julius Bridal!!
I did a lot of research before ending up at Julius Bridal Shop. I even had a bridal dress with another store on deposit, but I wasn't happy! Once I arrived at Julius I was so pleased with the customer service, i met Julius him self ( the owner) who was very patient, warm and understanding. I selected a beautiful dress with a jacket. They did what they said they kept me undated via email on the status of my dress. When it came time for me to come in for my fitting the dress fit me perfectly with no alterations needed, it was more beautiful then I remembered. My husband rented a tux from the other vendors in the building that also was very good quality. He looked so handsome. All and all I received raved reviews at my wedding complimented me and just knew because it was a designer gown that I must have paid a fortune for it. Not true at all!! Over all I would highly highly recommend Julius Bridal. You could not find a better designer, with beautiful one of a kind dresses that fits every budget!! Go see what I'm talking about visit the shop you wont be disappointed.
I cannot say enough nice things about Julius and Mimi. The dress that I wanted to purchase was about 10,000. I was so upset thinking that I would not find a beautiful dress for the right price, until I stumbled upon Julius Bridal in Oceanside. I was looking at photographers and happen to just see his store because there are a few vendors in the same building and I was amazed, blown away! He was able to make me my own custom gown and I was hesitant bc I figured it would cost thousands making a custom gown but I was wrong! Not only did I receive personal attention, but got the gown of my dreams, even a $10,000 gown cannot provide, bc I was able to tweak and play around with the style to finally create my own gown and it was thousands less! Thank you Julius Bridal!!
I had no idea what I wanted as my wedding gown. I viewed many websites and visited many stores. I always went back to this one dress I found at Julius. I was able to order with no problems, I also was able to speak to the designer himself upone request. It was a very pleasent experience. I would recommend this business to anyone. My dress was made for me....literally!
I needed to buy a formal gown for a ball I was attending in the fall. I placed my order late, so I was worried about getting the dress on time. I had a backup dress that I bought from Julius' ebay store a few months ago, but I could not find anyone to get it altered. The seamstresses here said it was "too complicated" because it was technically a wedding dress but in a different color. They said I'd need a much more professional seamstress to do it. I was disappointed, so I just bought some double sided tape and hoped for the best! I was really hoping this new dress would make it on time! I was also worried because the dress I ordered was one of their wedding dresses that I had changed a bit and made in a different color! I was hoping the changes I made would look OK. Julius and I were in constant contact with updates for me since he knew I was nervous. To my surprise, the dress arrived just in time! I didn't have the time to get it altered, but I didn't need it. The dress fit like a glove the first time I put it on. It didn't even need to be steamed! I hate to brag...but I definitely had the best dress at the formal. Everyone kept commenting how pretty it was! Next time I'll make sure to order early enough to prevent any lateness. Afterall, I had only given them about 2 months to make the dress. So if it was too late, I would have understood and just kept the dress for next year. I definitely know who I'm going to call for my next event! Thanks, Julius!
I started searching for my dress about a year ago. The dresses I like were way over my budget. Then, I found Julius Bridal.
I went to their old location in Elmhurst and saw some really amazing dresses. Julius himself helped me in the process of selecting my dress. He listened and took notes. I finally slected a Lazaro look-alike dress from their collection. At first, I suspected it was a scam because the price was so low and the quality of the dresses was comparable to some big name designers. On the other hand, Julius was so easy-going that he never once pressured me to purchase anything from him.
I told him I was going to come back later and he didn't even ask me to set up another appointment. All he said was "let me know when you are ready."
After 2 weeks, I decided to take a leap of faith. I paid everything up from to receive a 10% discount. Then I waited about 3 months. In between, I touched base with Julius to make sure everything was fine.
When the dress arrived, there were some minor issues but overall it was a great dress! Julius took the responsibility to fix the issues using his seamstress. He even pointed out issues that I didn't notice!
The final result was an amazing dress! Everyone at my wedding thought I paid over $6000 for the dress. Little did they knew that it was a Julius Bridal dress and I paid only 25% of that assumed price!
One suggestion to people that are interested in Julius Bridal dresses: Give them plenty of time of time to make your dress!
Julius Bridal was by far one of my favorite vendors! Every time I made a request it was met. They went above and beyond to make this experience great for me. My dress was gorgeous. They also made my bridesmaid gowns and the color was perfect. Those were great as well and people are still complimenting me on how perfect the color was. I cannot stress how great they were! You cannot beat this service or the quality of the gowns you will receive at their more than reasonable prices.
I tried on many dresses from designers like Priscilla of Boston, Platinum, Kenneth Poole and Eve of Milady. No one dress has all the designs that I want. So, I turned to Julius Bridal for help. I used their couture service. They helped me to design a dress that incorporated elements from a few dresses that I like. The total cost was close to $3000 because of the complexity of my design. The dress came out much better than I had expected! The fabric, bead works and embroidery are all top-notch. Some details were actually better than a couple of other famous designer dresses that I saw. It was a bargain considering the dresses I looked at were all around $15000!
The usual turn around time for their own styles is about 3 months. Since mine was a couture dress, it took a good 6 months for them to make the dress.
Afterall, I am very happy with their service.
I placed my order with them october of 2008. The first dress shipped to me I received was very dirty inside and out. The second dress shipped to me was the wrong color. The third dress I received was for another bride (wrong size). The fourth dress I received had missing details on it and was not bustled. The fifth dress I received was not bustled 1 size too small and had a hole in it. Finally the sixth dress I received it but 2 days after my wedding date. They had put the wrong address on the shipping label for it to be overnighted to me for my wedding date. Once finally received there was still no bustle but it was the right color all details were there and the hole was still there. So long story short order your dress a year in advance so all errors will be corrected. I must mention the work and the quality of the dress was amazing but haveing to ship 6 dresses back to them and still at the end it was not right nor on time you may want to go else where. I was very patient with this company only because I thought I had plenty of time for the errors to be corrected. Personally I would not recommend this vendor at all unless you are physically going into to pick the dress and personally pick it up so any corrections can be done in there shop while you are there. Not shipping it out
Vendor response to review
The review is under the wrong section. The dress was originally purchased under "Julius Atelier Couture Ebay Store gowns_for_u" and from our walk-in store. The eBay store sells sample dresses.<BR><BR>We should have refunded the first dress and not trying to please our customers by making a new one. As the customer stated, we did try to remake the dresses 6 times. No cost to her. Not even shipping.
As of today, Ms. Angel at Feather by Angel is still holding on one of six dresses and did not return it to us.
Julius Bridal.... What can I say about them? They are absolutely great in the beginning; responding to emails/calls asap, flexible with the design, sending samples, negotiating price, etc. When you send the payment in, do not expect return calls nor emails. The dress will most likely be late and in a different color. I didn't complain about the different color of the dress because it would not have made a difference. They were already on my bad list! The dress was sent three months later than expected and they forgot to send the veil with the dress. The dress finally arrived three weeks before my wedding day and the veil arrived two weeks before the big day. I even had my family and friends call them to try to speak to someone LIVE. For some reason, you have to leave your name and then it puts you on hold with plesant music playing. You do not realize this but you will never reach a LIVE person. Trust me, we've called for days.
However, the dress was beautiful for its price. I had to alter it a bit but it was very minor.
Vendor response to review
Lemg did not purchase one of our own dresses. She wanted us to make a look-alike of a dress from another design name. We told her at the very beginning that it would take more time and there was a possibility that we had to remake the dress.
When the first version of the dress was made, we did not approve the lace pattern. It was too plain and common. We had to make another dress with a different and a more intriguing lace pattern. All this was done without the customer's complaint. The dress simply was not up to our standard. We communicated this fact to Leng via email. We also emailed pictures of different lace patterns for her to choose from for the remaking of the dress. Once she chose the new lace pattern, we immediately started the remaking process.
We took a proactive role in the production process that's why the dress arrived later than she was promised at the beginning.
We agreed that the veil was left out when we sent the second dress but we immediate overnight the veil to Leng once she called and told us the veil was not in the shipment.
The dress was in a ivory color as specified.
We may not have picked up all the phone calls but we returned all the phone messages and emails that Leng sent us.
Julius Bridal made my day:) I loved the dress and their service was amazing. I'm from Norway, so I was a bit anxious about ordering online from a different part of the world. But I'm so happy I did!!!!! I got so many compliments on the dress and nobody could belive what I had paid for it. I ordered the dress in February and got it in May, just a couple of weeks late and well in time for the wedding in August. It was a bit thight around the hips, but that was due to my measuring. Advice: get a proffesional seemstress to do the measuring for you. However it wasn't a problem getting it fixed here in Norway, so it worked out great anyway.
Thank you Julius and Mimi, I just love you and I've told everybody I know who's getting married about you... and will continue to:) You do not deserve the bad reviews in here, in my opinion!
I love Julius Bridal. I ordered my dress, my veil, my necklace, earrings, headpiece, my second party dress, my bridesmaid's dresses, jr. bridesmaid dress, flowergirl dress, and mother of the bride dress. They all came out GREAT!!!! The quality of work, the fabrics, the colors, the fit, the beading, everything about these dresses were amazing! I had visited about 12 bridal salons and no one offered a HUGE sparkly princess ballgown dress but Julius Bridal was totally able to deliver EXACTLY what I wanted. My reception hall owner, couldn't stop talking about my dress. It was amazing! I totally recommend Julius and Mimi, they made me feel so spectacular on my wedding day.
I had my wedding on July 18, 2009. I started looking for wedding dresses in April. My husband's parents wanted a big wedding at the last minute. I was very picky with wedding dresses. I wanted something that represented my personality and something different that not your typical bride would wear. Nothing drew my attention until I found Julius' Bridal website. I fell in love with the Eliose Pnina Tornai replica dress that I thought look better than the original. My dress look like I paid thousands of dollars and it was less than 1000. Money wasn't any issue for me as long as I loved the dress. I had a custom made top of a corset of D&G dress and the bottom half dress was Julius bridal's creation the Eliose dress. Julius bridal is truly talented. The quality and the dress is amazing and received numerous compliments of how beautiful my dress was. My best recommendation for brides is to order at least 3 months in advance. I ordered my dress on May 7,20009 and Received it on July 14, 2009. My dress fit like a glove and I did not make any alterations. However, I knew that wedding dresses run small and that I would fit a size 2 but I ordered a size 4. Brides you can also look at other wedding dresses from their customers at juliusbridal.com/forums. Thank you Julius bridal for making me one Happy Bride!
They are very willing to fulfill all your orders but time became an issue with them toward the end as well as a lack of organization. My dress was custom made. I placed the order for my dress in February with an assurance thats ample time to create my dress as well as make needed alterations in time for my wedding which was in July. The dress was slated to arrive in April, it did not arrive till May, and details on the dress that I specifically said I DID NOT want were on the dress, as well as the train need to be extened. THey assured me there was plenty of time to alter the dress. I also ordered a second dress, with another assurance the dress would arrive within plenty of time. June came and neither of my dresses, even my wedding dress was not ready. The wedding dress arrived two weeks to my wedding, and the bodice was completely wrong and was two sizes too small! They had to take the original dress bodice, turn that into a sweetheart top, and attach it to the skirt of the new wedding dress which had the extened train, BUT still had the WRONG DETAILING! All these major alterations were done 4 days to my wedding and the second dress had not yet arrived. My second dress arrived the day before the wedding and still needed a slight alteration, but I was able to work that out myself.
Vendor response to review
Since this event, we have started informing our customers that we need at least 6 months to make any couture dress.
The second dress was ordered much later than the first dress. Again, it's a custom-made dress.
I purchase my wedding dress online from Julius Bridal's eBay and since I was not able to leave feedback on eBay I'm doing it here. I first saw this dress online a few months before even getting engage as I Google Victorian wedding dress and I fell in Love with it!
Everybody that saw my wedding dress saw thought it was beautiful and look like it would have cost way more than $700. The detail in the beading and the long, long trail was just WOW!!! I fell that I got more for my money than what I actually paid for. The only thing was that, that beautiful long trail was too heavy and bulky to be carrying around on my arm for the reception so I ended up buying another more playful dress from labellabycarmencreation.com for the reception. Which it was okay since the Julius dress just wonderfully complemented the beautiful Victorian style Church I got married in. The only alteration I got made on the dress since I never tried it on or even seen besides on pictures. They added fabric loops on the back where the zipper was to run lace thru it so it looked like a corset which really made the dress look more Victorian.
Thank you Julius!!!!! This dress was like Icing on the Cake to my wedding.
We've bought a total of 6 beyond fantastic gowns from Julius Bridal and each one was incredibly gorgeous (and I mean STUNNING!) and well-made with an exquisite amount of detail. I have one, for instance, that's made of pure silk satin (yup, 100% pure silk) with an amazing amount of beadwork and embroidery that just took my breath away. I definitely feel like Julius gives you MORE than your value's worth for your money since a gown like that would normally retail for $2000 and up. I've tried on similar (and in a lot of cases lower quality yet more expensive in price) gowns at many, many other retailers and their quality just didn't even compare or come close. Take it from a bride who's bought a whopping 6 gowns from this vendor: you won't be disappointed. You'll be extremely delighted and back for more! Thanks so much, Julius! I've recommended you to all of my family and friends and we look forward to continuing to give you our business. You're a rare gem and we're extremely grateful to have found you! =)
I ordered my wedding dress from Julius Bridal in New York. I was very nervous ordering my dress from an online vendor. I was pleasantly surprised at the responsiveness and ease of the transactions with Julius Bridal. They responded fairly quickly to my inquiries, the ordering process was very easy, and in fact...I received my wedding dress 3 weeks AHEAD of their estimated delivery date. They took care to verify every detail of how I wanted the dress. The quality of the material and beading on the dress was FANTASTIC. The dress looked almost identical to the photo. The only draw back was that I embellished on the measurements and I had to get a LOT of alteration done. But I will say that you get MORE for less with Julius. My dress only cost me $399; but looked like it ran in the THOUSANDS. The only negative I have about this vendor is the way they packaged my dress. It came in a small box, and was rolled up inside of a trash bag...this is NOT what a bride wants to see her "pride and joy" in. I started to panic before I even pulled out the dress. But once I saw the dress...my fears turned into joy! I would recommend Julius Bridal to all brides.
BEWARE BEWARE BEWARE!!! I used Julius Bridal for my wedding gown, my mothers gown, and my bridesmaids gowns. The gowns all came in WRONG, and had to be sent to a seamstress for corrections. The seamstress has a loose pidgeon who poops all over her shop and the gowns. Also she doesn't have a large changing room, and her husband walks around her shop/apartment. She butchered the gowns, leaving Julius and Mimi to make tons of last minute corrections. And in the end my mother ended up buying her gown from Macy's..which sucked cause she was walking me down the aisle. The jewlels on my wedding gown were put on with a hot glue gun, and immediately started falling off the gown. Halfway through the reception they fell right off, ruining my pictures and embarrasing me in front of my guests. Definitly buy your gown from a retail store if you can, because Julius Bridal does horrble work and does not refund you for Their mistakes.
Vendor response to review
Our most sincere apologies if you feel that you did not receive the best customer service and products we could provide. We try to give every customer our best. Unfortunately, there are sometimes some issues that arise. We addressed all the issues you presented to the best of our abilities.
Our seamstress has over 29 years experience and we do not receive many complaints about her work. Also, we usually do not perform alterations after gowns are delivered. We tried to resolve your issues as a courtesy. Again, we tried our best. The issues you encountered with rhinestones is out of our control. Rhinestones do not have pinholes, so we are unable to sew them on. They must be glued. Loose beads and stones happen on all gowns, whether they are from us or any other designer. The straps on your dress were not mentioned on your order confirmation, something we ask brides to approve prior to submission. We added those straps after the dress had been completed, something any other store would have left for you to take care of. If we had more time, we may have made them differently, which may have satisfied you more than the quick fix straps we added. Again, a courtesy to you.
We are sorry that you feel your dress did not live up to your expectations. We tried to do everything we could to make you happy. With that said, after the bride takes her dresses out of our store, we can no longer offer any refunds. If you felt there were any remaining issues with the dresses, it needed to be stated before you took them. We assumed that everything was fine after they had left our store. Keep in mind that no other store would offer you a refund, either. We are the most generous company in the bridal business. Most stores even have signs stating that once the dress leaves, they are no longer eligible for any returns or refunds. Our website states that after 15 days, no gown is eligible for a refund. We can not offer any adjustments after the gown has been worn. I want to stress that we are truly sorry for any sadness this dress experience has caused you. In regards to your mother's dress, we accept full responsibility and she will receive a full refund. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
i was searching online for my dream dress. every website i came across did not have what i want for my wedding day. one day i went back online again and i came across juluis bridal website custom made wedding dress for little or nothing, i said to myself that's the website i've been searching for. in august i gave them a call about a dress that i wanted it to be custom made for my wedding. i spoke to several people that work with julius. everyone was super nice and very helpful. it was kind of early to get the dress made. in december of 08 i call again and i got julius, i explain him that i have wedding coming up in february and i need my dream dress. he explain to me that i need so send in my measurement and the dress that i want. ever since julius made my dream came true he made me and my maid of honor dress. the dresses was so beautiful. julius you the best i will recommend anyone thats getting married julius is the guy for your dream dress. he have reasonable price for your dream wedding dress. Thanks again Julius for making my dream come true on my wedding day. you deserve a 10. keep in touch i know i will
I was very disappointed with their services. They never got my dress the way I wanted it to be! My gown came in two days before the wedding and it was the wrong color!
Vendor response to review
The customer purchased a dress in a standard size off eBay from us. It was one of our own dress style. The dress was made exactly like our pictures on our website. However, when she received the dress, she claimed that everything was wrong. She wanted a different dress in a different size! For good customer relation, we rushed to make her another dress even though we had only 3 weeks left! We even allowed her to hold on to the original dress while we make the second dress for her.
The dress arrived, as the customer indicated, two days before her wedding. The dress fit her perfectly but it was in a light ivory instead of white. That's our mistake. However, the first dress was the dress she purchased originally and not the second dress! She also gave us a completely different set of measurements at the very beginning.
We tried to make our customers happy but this time, it back fired.
At the end, she did not return the original dress to us. She held the first dress hostage and said she would only return the first dress if we pay for some of her expenses. We do not tolerate blackmailing. So we told her to keep the first dress. We are considering legal action to retrieve the fisrt dress.
High praise to Julius Bridal! Lovely dresses and great selection.
WOW! I had the most beautiful dress in the world for my wedding - and it cost a fraction of the designer version that I originally fell in love with. They even made the dress to my measurements. I look at my pictures and still can't believe that I wore such a gorgeous dress.
I had an original, one of kind dress and I have MiMi of Julius Bridal to thank. Thanks so much.
I looked gorgeous on my wedding day. Malonda
I was more than happy with my dress. Not only was it custom made, but it fit perfectly and was 1/3 of the cost of the others in the shops. I gave them a picture I wanted of the top, and a picture for the bottom. They turned it into one amazing dress. The fabric was top notch, and so was the beading. I needed NO alterations. I was shocked! I have already recommended Julius Bridal to many of my bride-to-be friends. I am so thankful I found them! : D
I found Julius online and called to schedule an appointment asap. On Saturday I drove to Queens to try on wedding dresses hoping to find the one. Mimi introduced herself when we arrived and asked me several questions about the kinds of dresses I liked and immediately chose several beautiful dresses for me to try on. After trying on several dresses I tried on a diamond white gown and we all agreed that this was the dress. Mimi was so pleasant to work with and knowledgeable about the styles and fit of the different dresses. What I really liked about working with Mimi and Julius is that they was easily able to choose colors and styles that most flattered my figure. My dress came in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Julius's for their wedding dress selection. They are amazing and pleasant to work with and really they are there to help you find the perfect dress.
THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS !!!!!
P.S. Since I got my dress they are moved to Oceanside... the place is AMAZING ! And last Saturday ( May 9) my friend found her wedding dress at Julius :))
I found Julius Bridal at the beginning of my engagement. It was too early to order a wedding dress, however I had special occassions coming up that required formal attire. I ordered my first ball gown for an event in 2006. The same event the following year came around, and I ordered another ball gown. For 2 years in a row, my dresses were the most grand of the ball. No one could believe I ordered sight unseen from an online store. It was so easy to find exactly what I liked and have it custom made. No need to run around town to try on all the dresses in all the stores and deal with less than friendly sales people. Julius and Mimi were so friendly and accommodating. When else can you talk to the owner of the company? It was such a great experience that I couldn't wait to order my wedding gown. I ordered the ball gown named Rivka and veil 1 from the site. I couldn't believe the price I paid for a pure silk wedding gown. Only $799 at the time! Even low end bridal wear is much more than that! As always, the customer service was fantastic. Emails were always answered very promptly even though sometimes I asked a lot of questions and was probably a pain in the rear. My favorite part of JB is the freedom to customize. I went to many bridal stores, knowing full well I was not going to buy from them, just to try on different necklines, colors, trains, etc. I was able to pick and choose my favorite parts and incorporate them into my dress. I still had the fun of trying on wedding dresses, and the satisfaction of knowing my dress would cost much much less and look way better! I almost felt bad for the wedding dresses elsewhere. They just couldn't compare! On my wedding day, I felt the way I had always dreamed. I loved watching my guests' jaws drop when I told them where and for how much I got my dress. If you get your dress from JB, you'll get the same reaction! Email or call them today!
I'm actually a designer who attempted to use Julius Bridal to manufacture my designs.
See the web page I set up with ALL the UGLY details:
It was constant stress, disappointment, and excuses. This example is quite a gem:
The dress did not arrive in an unsatisfactory condition. It was never shipped. It will be shipped to you directly.
I wasn’t able to contact you were because:
1. A family member passed away
2. I had a fall out with my business partner
3. I am going through a messy divorce
4. I was framed by a NYC police officer and got arrested
5. I was treated in a hospital for emotional issue for about a week
All of the above took place within a 2 week period.
I cannot truly describe the value for cost at Julius Bridal. The photos absolutely do not do the dresses justice. The quality is phenomenal! I ordered a dress from them online after visiting multiple dress shops in multiple states. I am very picky, and I like modern, textured, elegant styles of dresses (typically expensive). I found exactly what I wanted, but was weary about ordering without trying on the dress, of course. They were very easy to contact, very nice, and they sent a sample (at full cost). It was SO BEAUTIFUL! There was a lace overlay, and other details that were perfectly done. The materials were great. When my real dress came in, I was so happy with it! I was worried that I wouldn't find the dress I loved, and I would settle for one I really liked. Thanks to Julius, I found one that is exactly what I wanted for a great price. Easy to deal with. Excellent quality. I highly recommend!! Outstanding!! Buying a wedding dress online seems scary, but they are certainly trustworthy and talented!
Julius Bridal offers one of the best values in custom dresses. I went to all the stores looking for a dress--from David's Bridal to Vera Wang--but couldn't find anything I really loved. I then heard about Julius Bridal's custom work through the Wedding Channel message boards. I sent them 4 pictures of dresses that I pulled off the internet, and told them how I wanted the details of these dresses to be combined. They sent me back a quote that was of half of what any of the original "inspiration" dresses cost, and considerably less than what I had been quoted by 3 local seamstresses. I was sold. I sent them my measurements, and two months later, I had a dress on my doorstep that fit like a glove, and that matched the pictures. The material was good, heavy satin, just as they had described. When I took my dress to the seamstress to get it bustled, she was also impressed with the quality of the workmanship, especially for the price I paid for it.
The process for my buying custom dress was quick and efficient. I imagine things would be even easier if you were ordering one of the hundreds of dresses that they already have on their website. I have recommend Julius Bridal to my friends, and I think they are a great place to look if the stores just don't have what you're looking for.
Obviously, it caught our attention. Buying wedding gowns online was a new trend in the bridal industry, so we became interested in doing just that. We started to do some research and realized that it was difficult to find high quality wedding dresses at a reasonable price. The dresses were either over-priced or they were inferior in quality. We also saw that the high alteration cost after purchasing the wedding dress. So, we set out to start a bridal apparel business to sell custom-sized high-quality wedding dresses at reasonable prices.
We started to experience with several different production studios. We contacted several studios that generate the most eBay dress sales. We found that the top eBay dressmakers did not produce gowns that met our expectations. Through some tough trials and errors, we finally narrowed down to a couple of production studios in China that were able to produce good quality dresses that we could sell at fair prices.
We then purchased used dresses by big designers’ labels and studied their production techniques. We passed on the knowledge to our production teams. The end result is high-quality dresses at reasonable prices since we sell our own line directly to the public. At the beginning, we did mostly inspired versions of other designers’ styles. Recently, however, we moved toward designing our own styles.
Presently, we sell directly to our customers at our new store in Long Island NY as well as on our online store. We also act as the production house for other designers' labels located in the US.
There are many ways to order! Our store is located in Oceanside, New York and we have daily appointments. You may schedule an appointment and visit us to make your purchase. We also have an online store where you can purchase everything available in our NY store. Please speak to a consultant to discuss the best option for you!
How long will my dress take to be made?
Our dresses typically take between two and three months to be completed. We suggest you order early so that you have plenty of time for alterations, if necessary. Please be aware that we cannot take any order within 2 months of the wedding date. If your wedding is less than 2 months away, we can place a rush order. A rush order will cost $100 extra. Some dresses cannot be rushed due to the time it takes to be made. Heavily beaded and embroidered gowns require extra time and cannot be rushed less than 3 months from the wedding date.
Why are your prices so low?
We believe that your wedding should be beautiful, not bank-breaking! We sell our own line of bridal dresses directly to the public and there are no other “middle men.” We also have a small staff and little overhead. We do everything we can to keep our prices low for you. We also offer discounts for military, multiple orders, and returning customers!
How is Julius Bridal different than any other bridal store?
We are different in many ways!
First, we allow you to help create your custom gown with us. This means that every detail of the gown is up to you. All of our gowns are available in all colors and all sizes at no extra cost. We allow you to mix and match styles to create your perfect dress. We also offer a very generous return and exchange policy! Please speak to a consultant to discuss creating your perfect dress!
Secondly, we make our dresses according to the measurements of our customers. For customers that order standard sizes of a standard style dress, we will give a 15% discount!
Do you have a return policy? If so, what is it?
We do! We realize that certain circumstances can cause a bride to have to return her dress, or cancel her order. We do allow returns and exchanges within seven days of the dress delivery. For full details, please speak to a consultant, or read the full policy under the “Help” section of our website.
If I order online, how do I know if the dress will fit, or how it will look on me?
We realize ordering a wedding gown online can be stressful. We have a few tips to make the process as smooth as possible.
First, we recommend you take a look at our size chart. We list all the measurements associated with our sizes. If your measurements do not correspond with a certain size, we can make the gown to your measurements!
Second, we suggest you try on gowns in a similar style at a local bridal store. It will help you get an idea of which style of dress flatters you the best.
Finally, try on several colors. Sometimes a dress can look completely different based on the color it is shown in. We recommend you try on lots of colors to determine which color suits you and your dress the most.
Do you ship oversea?
Yes, we do. We have customers from: Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Argentina, Brazil, Ireland, Iceland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Libya, South Africa, France, Sprain, Italy, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, UAE, Qatar, and the UK. We even sold a couple dresses to customers in China, even though our dresses are produced in our studio in China.
What kind of fabric do you use for your dresses?
All of our dresses are made of high quality poly satin, taffeta and chiffon. Silk fabric is available for an additional cost. Other special fabrics are also available. Please contact us for further details.
What kind of beads do you use?
We use a mix of Swarovski crystal beads, high quality rhinestones, and glass beads for our bead works. Sequins are used sparingly.