I had very low expectations given all the horror stories going around, but I took a bet and I was VERY PLEASANTLY SURPRISED! The dress is stunning and it fits me perfect. Before placing my order I discussed all the details about exactly what I wanted in terms of quality of beading and fabrics, design etc etc, and agreed to pay a little extra for that. I think that is the key to getting a dress you'll be satisfied with. Mine is not an exact replica of the original (some applique instead of embroidering), and the fabric quality is just ok, but the dress super pretty nonetheless at about a fifth of the prize. Will post photos and reviews on bridal blogs after the wedding, just don't want to get the pictures out there in the off chance my fiance might see them!