Anyone use discounted sites for their wedding

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: where did you get your wedding dress from?
    chain store like David's bridal : (3 votes)
    23 %
    custom made : (0 votes)
    ordered online : (3 votes)
    23 %
    used or preowned : (0 votes)
    ebay or craiglist : (0 votes)
    etsy : (1 votes)
    8 %
    other : (6 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1377 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I went to a local, small, non-chain bridal store that specifically sold dresses that were only $2000 and under. A lot of them were very pretty, and it seemed that quite a few were from specific designers that didn’t sell a lot of dresses or release a lot, so they were very pretty AND on the cheaper end. I think a high majority were discounted from the beginning, and then they offered regular additional discount sales. 

    I think no matter where you go online there is always a greater risk of not getting what you paid for, simply because it’s not literally in front of you. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2421 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I voted other.  I got my dress at the annual sample sale that a salon here hosts each January (it’s not a chain store, but its a well known bridal salon in the city.)  It’s perfect, it’s kind of a strange dress (suuuuper long, very long dropped waist.)  It fits me like a glove, but I have odd proportions, so I can see why it didn’t fit most other girls.  It was also 1/3 its retail price.  I need one minor alteration (the strap is way too long).  And I’m having a bustle put in.  

    Post # 5
    Member
    2529 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

    agk395:  I used lightinthebox.com and liked my experience. Later, I ordered another non-wedding dress from DH gate and was less than pleased, so I would avoid DH gate.

    Post # 6
    Member
    146 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    agk395:  I found a resale shop in my city that actually was going out of business. Found my dream dress there with the tags still on it. I was able to get dress that was around $1200ish for $288. 

     

    I highly suggest at least looking a resale shops. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    agk395:  How about a really nice strapless from David’s (or another store) with a long-sleeve bolero? That way you can take it off when you’re dancing? 

    I’m not a fan of DB’s  boleros, but Tulipbridal.com has some GORGEUS ones. 

    Post # 8
    Member
    238 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    agk395:  I tried on dresses at Davids Bridal then went online and purchased my favorite in their sample gown sale. 

    EDIT: I also purchased a gown with other embellishments on it on ebay for $27 and took them off that dress and added them to mine.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1201 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: A very pretty church.

    agk395:  I got my dress from Oxfam UK’s online bridal shop. I believe in the UK they have dedicated bridal charity shops. It’s designer, 100% silk and at £300 pounds it wasn’t ‘cheap’ (that’s still plenty of money) but it was cheap for a wedding dress and I am very happy with where that money went (Oxfam is my favourite charity). The risk was that it wouldn’t fit, but they had a good returns policy (if you were living in the UK). So I would say, consider charity shops, sometimes there are real ‘deals’, you can take a nice dress out for another spin (I am a bit uncomfortable with the idea of a extravagant dress only being for one day, seems such a waste) and support a good cause all at once 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 5 months ago by  Taiki.
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