(Closed) Cheaper gown vs. More expensive/ Higher quality

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6597 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would be worried that the lack of quality would change the fit of the dress – which is probably what made you fall in love with the dress in the first place!

Just be cautious!!!!!

Post # 4
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with FMM above – the quality of the fabric will likely be much lower than the dress you tried on, and since they are probably quickly produced and en masse (did you notice that you can get a replica within like 3 weeks,  but the real dress takes months?).  Also, you are probably not guaranteed in the event something gows wrong.  Id ask for a fabric sample and some pics of the ACTUAL dress theyre sending.  Often they only show the designers photos so you really dont know

Post # 5
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Be careful with online dress sales!!! A lot of them are produced in countries that don’t have the same wedding traditions, quality standards or fashion as America, so what the ‘designer’ might consider great, YOU might not.

I would suggest NOT ordering from any company you can’t 1) get a fabric sample from ahead of time and 2) return the dress if you’re not satisfied. Also, if you’re ordering online from a replica company, a good rule of thumb seems to be the simpler your dress, the less potential there is for major screw ups. Lace overlay? Who knows what kind of lace they’ll use, or if the colors will match! Beading? That’s a LOT of potential for bad quality work. Ruffles? What if they come out in different weight fabric than the original, or if they’re too short (amazing the visual difference an inch can make)?

It’s hard to order online because you can’t see your dress at any point (like you would at a fitting) and say, “Oh, can we change xyz” before it’s finished.

Have you considered finding a local tailor?

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