Buying the dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4366 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I bought mine online used. I had a pretty good experience. I would not get a dress that you know is too small. Mine had to be let out a tad (for my comfort, though I could still zip it before the alterations) and the seamstress flipped out. She was really dramatic though. She told me to go on a diet (which I didn’t do) and then complained when I showed up to my next fitting a whole pound lighter. Anyways, its a lot easier to take a dress in than let it out.

Make sure you look into the seller a lot. Ask questions about the dress and its condition (is it stained/ripped ect.), how it was stored (a home with pets, a home with smokers ect.) whether or not it has been altered/cleaned, how you will pay for the dress and how it will be sent to you (local pickup only or shipped). Its easy to fall for a scam if you don’t do your research.

Post # 4
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

If the difference is a few hundred dollars, I would buy it new. You could always re-sell it after the wedding if you need to make up the expense (or you could easily make up that $300 re-selling other wedding decorations, centerpieces, your wedding shoes, etc); most of all, you’ll have the peace of mind that you will know what you are buyng before you put down the money. I definitely would avoid anything that is more than one size smaller than your normal size — bridal sizing is all over the place, so unless the seller is listing the exact measurements, it can be hard to tell exactly what you are buying.

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