Kristabella1 on Nov 19, 2015
Love the ribbon. Fast shipping and packaged well. Thank you.
Marylou Thornton on Nov 12, 2015
good product but shipping was a little slow.
I love helping brides and other customers to find what they need or want at reasonable prices.
I stumbled into the bridal Industry.
I have been sewing forever. And even though I made my own wedding dress in 1980, I never even thought about sewing for other brides full time. Over the years I have had various jobs and was lucky enough to have worked in my "dream" field. But my passion has always been sewing. I used to think that if I had to do it for a living I would no longer enjoy it. I was wrong.
A former boss of mine asked me to design a couple bridal sashes to be sold at his shop and my designs began to sell!
Several events began to fall in place.
First: I began to gain confidence.
Second: I noticed that a lot of the supplies I needed (wide satin ribbon) was not always available in the local big box stores. But I could order it in bulk for wholesale prices.
Third: I realized that even though I am selling online, I am still able to serve my customers in a personal way. That I am having some sort of positive impact on their lives.
Fourth: One day after sewing for all day 'at home'...I told my husband that I was tired...but as I said it...I realized that I was smiling! I didn't mind it at all!
Finally: After working two jobs to make ends meet most of my life, then having my own part time side business while working full time, and then gradually cutting back on my regular job hours to spend more time with my home business and Etsy...
Starting on April 6, 2014, I will no longer work for someone else! I will be a full time home business owner! I am just a little scared but also soooo happy! This would not have been possible if it wasn't for Etsy and the support of my family and friends and my former employers.
I love custom orders. We are only limited by our imaginations. Just send me an email to lillianmaebridal [!at] gmail.com. We will talk via email or phone to come up with a design plan. I will then place a custom order request on my page with your name and the details we agreed upon. Purchase it and the design will commence.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Custom orders may take two to four weeks to be completed. This time frame may vary depending on communication time frames during production. For example, if either of us exchanges multiple emails or phone calls in which we have to wait on a response.
The standard method of shipping will be via the United States Postal Service (USPS). In most cases a tracking number will be used. Lillian Mae Bridal will not be held responsible for items lost by the USPS. Insurance on your item may be purchased for an additional charge.
To all of my International customers...I welcome orders from any country. Shipping costs are high and vary between each country. The price can change as much as $3.00 extra dollars for 3 yards of ribbon instead of two yards. Therefore I have set an estimated amount for the average size order. If the amount is significantly less than what your order actually costs, I will refund that extra cost. If it is significantly more, I may need to contact you for additional payment.
International orders may take between 2 to 4 weeks for you to receive. Especially if held up in customs. I use preprinted labels from Etsy to ease the customs process. Some countries may ask you to pay an additional custom fee upon receiving your package. I have no control over this.
I use the United States Postal Service and routinely ship First Class with a tracking number. International shipments are only tracked within the US. Once it leaves the US, I will not know the location until it arrives at the intended destination.
My packaging is not fancy in order to keep my prices low for my customers. I ship the ribbon rolled in order to decrease the chance of wrinkles. I then wrap with tissue paper and place in a separate plastic sleeve to protect from the elements before placing in a manila envelope.
If you need any special shipping requirements just left me know and I will work with you.
Refunds and Exchanges
I pride myself on my workmanship and will strive to communicate with you to achieve the best possible finished product including photographs during creation. However because all of my items are handmade and are custom creations, once the item has been shipped, NO RETURNS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
This is standard procedure in the Bridal industry. I encourage all clients to read the descriptions carefully prior to purchasing. If you have any further questions, Feel free to contact me and I will answer them.
Because I do offer free samples of my ribbon so you can see color, size and quality, I again will not offer refunds unless the ribbon is damaged and I missed it during the packaging .
Additional policies and FAQs
My other Etsy shop is How Do You Do Crafts. One of these days I will offer tutorials through that shop.