(Closed) Buying BM dresses online

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 4
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6 posts
Newbee

I used HouseofBrides.com to purchase a bridesmaid dress for a friend’s wedding.  It was fine, definitely register for an account first, then order the dress, or you won’t have an account history to refer back to, to check for the order.  I had my mom measure me, and ordered a little bigger, so that adjustments could be made more easily.  I also paid for the rush delivery, just to be on the safe side….ordered the dress in March, received in May.  Hope this helps!

Post # 6
Member
6 posts
Newbee

ktdid23, no issues (we ordered a bari jay halter dress, originally $180-$200, got it for $118!…i was just overly cautious with the rush delivery, since i was ordering a pretty important dress!!!  i think that if i had done the regular delivery, it would have come in on time for the august wedding.  also, i would (if you need it) order the extra length…again, just to be on the safe side…you can have it altered.  i think another friend ordered her dress from them, too.  both brides suggested the site to us.  good luck!

Post # 7
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88 posts
Worker bee

I am currently trying to buy my reception dress from netbride… It is becoming a huge pain.  I hope it works out but as of today – not so sure.  The issue is that different people from netbride gave me different quotes and shipping costs.  Rather than just honoring the best deal they basically said ‘I’m sorry we can’t help you’.  I am trying to just meet in the middle and go forth with my order.  I am running out of time and really dont feel I have enough time to research and start fresh.  I’m extremely frustrated and just want my dress.

Post # 8
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129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We ordered Bill Levkoff bridesmaid dresses from House of Brides. I had to convince the bride to let us do it (we saved a $70), but since they have a brick-and-mortar store in Chicago she felt better about it. The shipping was free. I paid for everything on my credit card and had all the other bridesmaids send me checks, it was no big deal. The bridesmaids were responsible for figuring out what size they needed (HoB provides the designers’ size charts on their website). We placed the order November 1 and were told it would take 10-12 weeks to receive the dresses, but they shipped to me on 12/21, just 7 weeks later (I guess they had fast turnaround at the manufacturer).

I am planning to use HoB again when we order bridesmaid dresses for my wedding. When you save so much money, why not? It’s not hard to find a tailor for bridesmaid dresses, and a lot of the local bridal salons around here don’t do bridesmaid alterations anyway, even though they sell the dresses.

Post # 9
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1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

are there any other online distributors besides netbride and house of brides? i’d like to make sure i’m not missing anything else!

Post # 10
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99 posts
Worker bee

I’ve ordered from House of Brides once! I made a mistake on the sizing by ordering a 2 instead of a 10! I noticed it like 2 days later. I called in a panic and they changed it for me with no issues! Came early too!

I’ve used netbride’s twice! My bridesmaids just ordered from them too! But we haven’t gotten the dresses for those yet. No issues and the dresses are always weeks earlier than they state in your confirmation email!

I think there use to be more..but these are the two that have stuck!

Post # 12
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111 posts
Blushing bee

you have nothing to worry about. all of my family orders from netbride with no problems. one of my bms just ordered her bill levkoffs from them and they arrived 2 months early and we just tried them on the other day and they are all fine. i also used netbride to order my jim hjelm dresses. I would take one person and have them order it all at once. in my friends case, she took care of it and in my case, my Maid/Matron of Honor took care of the order.

Post # 13
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18 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2008

I’m trying to buy a jim hjelm bm dress but they don’t sell them at HOB or netbride.  Any other suggestions?

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