(Closed) Buying a wedding dress you have never tryed on?

posted 7 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@FutureMrs.Spencer:  if you tried on one with the same style and liked it than yes. 😀 Good luck

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

If you love it THAT much, get it.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would! I live five 1/2 hours away from the bridal store that has my dream dress (been dying over the pictures online for awhile now.) And I figured I would just order it online and not spend so much money in gas just to try it on when I know it’s the one.

But since my dad is buying my dress, I have to travel that far just to try it on. BUT if he wasn’t paying for it, I would purchase it without trying it on.

Just make sure you pick the right size!

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I actually did this! I saw it in a catalog, and knew I wanted to try it on but the store didn’t have it in my size. I tried on dresses with similar shapes, and they looked good, so I went ahead and ordered it without trying the actually dress on. When it came in, it fit PERFECT! If you know the style looks good on you, I’d say go for it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you’re totally in love with it, just do it. If you end up not liking it you can return it (if possible) or sell it on ebay/craigslist.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@FutureMrs.Spencer:  Didn’t you purchase a gown the other day? I was following the thread and thought you looked gorgeous in that dress.

 

I did purchase my dream gown that I couldn’t try on. I went off of the online review photos of girls with my shape and didn’t think it would be that bad, until I got the gown and tried it on. I ended up disliking it and exchanging it for something that better suited me–that is the exception, not the rule in bridal world. I worked for the salon where I bought it and it was done as a favor.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@FutureMrs.Spencer:  I bought mine that way. I found it online used at the perfect price so I just bit the bullet and bought it. The seller had the same measurements as me and it was just too good to pass up. I tried on similar dresses by the same designer in a store first though.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Here to try and be the sole voice of reason who tells you not to do that.

You know what would be nicer than buying a dress that you don’t know will fit you? I bet you do… haha. Making jokes.

Lots of dresses I liked the look of – I tried them on and they fit me, they just didn’t look right.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@FutureMrs.Spencer:  In that case, totally go with the gown of your dreams, especially if no money has exchanged hands. 🙂

Does Maggie Sottero have a loaner program so you can try the sample? I know some other designers like Bonny have a “Borrow a Bonny” program and in exchange for shipping fees, they’ll ship a sample in your/close to your size to the authorized salon of your choice, so you can try it before you order it.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I actually did this as well. I ordered my dress from David’s Bridal and absolutely loved it even more after I recieved it in the mail. It fit perfectly and looked absolutely beautiful. If you like the dress, then get it. I’m sure you won’t regret it. Smile

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I did this! I tried on two dresses I loved the top on one bottom on the other. There was a  dress that had everything I wanted but the store didnt have one. So I ordered it! site unseen!

 

They just there store order in and it was WAY to sall for my pregnant chubby ass so I drove in and saw it on the hanger! love it! I cant wait till mine comes in at the end of June so I can try it on!!!!!!

 

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Mrs.Darling:  that is an awesome idea! i had never heard of a company offering this before!! i am definitely going to inquire about it… maybe other companies do this also??!

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