I don’t know if you already went ahead with your online purchase but . . .
Take it from a bride who has BEEN there.
NEVER – EVER – EVER – EVER entrust the most important dress of your life to an ONLINE store.
I KNOW how much you want the dress of your dreams.
But there is a REASON these places are cheap.
I went through HELL with my dress purchase through one of these online shops.
I had to buy a last minute backup dress.
DON’T do it.
They require you pay up front – and if things don’t work out – if the dress is poorly made or doesn’t get to you on time – you have nothing to bargain with and you are OUT THAT MONEY.
Go TRY ON dresses – and buy from a REPUTABLE local vendor.
Buy with PLENTY of time to receive the dress – ideally a YEAR in advance, but no later than 7 months – seriously.
And know that MANY dresses will look beautiful on you.
It doesn’t have to be the imaginary dress in your head.
Buy one you’ve TRIED ON YOUR BODY.
Spend a little more if you have to – but NEVER buy online.
Yes – SOMETIMES it works out great.
But it is a HUGE gamble.
Dont gamble your money – your time or your emotions.
It is NOT worth it.
(I will make an exception that I have never used Etsy but it’s probably a lot safer to use Etsy than some of these Chinese dressmakers – PS lots of places have storefronts but the dress is still made in China, so my general advice is – buy a dress you can touch and feel in your hands.)
a bride who went there – and regrets it.