Post # 1
So I am on a really tight budget – I mean really tight. We are aiming for our whole wedding in Scotland for 75 guests to be under £3000. I have budgeted £150 of that for my dress. We are having a summer, relaxed wedding in the villafe hall overlooked by my childhood bedroom.
My question is has anyone else ordered their dress online and how was it?
My main concern is everything looks different when you try it on so I am just trying to judge my shape etc what suits me, by imagining it. Did anyone else do this and did it work ok? I straight out can’t afford a bridal shop and I feel uncomfortable with the idea of going in to try dresses on knowing I won’t buy one, just so I can see what suits me.
any suggestions of how to get a dress which you know will suit you?
Post # 3
Perhaps you could go to a shop and find a dress you like, and then find a pre-owned verison online? That’s what I did….so I was able to try on the dress, then go find it for much, much cheaper 🙂
Post # 4
@KMoon5314: That’s an idea – didn’t think of that. How do you get round telling the shop you aren’t going to buy anything from them though>Makes me cringe!
Post # 5
@JazzieB: Oh don’t worry about that!! Just thank them for their time and help, and tell them that you’re going to look around a bit more before making a decision. They understand that. Then go off to search online 🙂 And if they call to follow up, tell them that you decided to go with something else, but you appreciate their help. No biggie!
Post # 6
@JazzieB: just say you’re still deciding. I only went through one bridal appointment because I couldn’t stand interacting with the shop girl – just uncomfortable with her.
I ordered online and it was great.