My dress and cape were far more beautiful than I imagined, and the workmanship was incredible. I used to work in couture in Paris, and studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture, and I can tell you that my dress was absolutely couture. Many guests (including my new mother-in-law!!) said I was the most beautiful bride they'd ever seen, and that's astonishing as I am "not 25 years old". Well, even if they're biased, I felt beautiful! I like that I had chosen a cape instead of a veil, it looked regal and kept off the evening chill. My Women of Honor all had capes too. A word of advice to brides: please follow their instructions for taking your measurements! They strongly advise you to get someone to help you do this, and I wish I had. I had measured my bodice length about an inch too long. This was my fault, not ieie's. They will make the dress EXACTLY to the measurements you send. Don't estimate! Thank you to Wendy for being so patient and kind with my emails (me stressing out), and thank you thank you thank you to the miracle workers at ieie that made this bride beautiful!