(Closed) Choosing a dress….buy online or not?

posted 8 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Which dress would you choose?
    Dress 1 : (5 votes)
    24 %
    Dress 2 : (8 votes)
    38 %
    Dress 3 : (8 votes)
    38 %
  • Post # 3
    41 posts
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I like dress 1 and 2.. however I would like to see more of the dress… fron and back… dress 2 the flowers would need to be toned down a little

    Post # 5
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    how much is your budget for a dress? because you can still get a very reasonable priced lovely gowns under a thousand without dealing with the risk of online shopping. 

    Post # 7
    558 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I already voted, but just wanted to tell you that I absolutely LOVE dress 2!!!!

    Post # 8
    379 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    You can order your dress online from a wholesaler and and authorized dealer.  That way you get a deal and dont get any surprises.  It sounds like lightinthebox dresses are a hit or miss so that would be too risky for me.  You can defiently find dresses for $500 at a bridal store.  Or go try on $1000 dresses and get it discounted by searching online.  Or buying it used.

    Post # 9
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    i voted for #2, but that’s just my personal preference because i love mermaid/trumpet dresses, don’t like pickups (#3) and not into ball gowns (#1).

    with your budget, you can actually find many pretty dresses from bridal shops. try brands such as Casablanca, Maggie Sottero, Allure, and Eden Bridal. All those brands have many dresses around $700~$800 price range.

    or, do you mind preowned wedding gowns? you can try to find them from preownedweddingdresses.com, oncewed.com, and bravobride.com.

    if you do end up ordering online, make sure you take into consideration of shipping fee. i think Light in the Box will charge you at least $50 for shipping.

    also, make sure you leave $$ for alteration which can easily add up to hundreds.

    good luck!

    Post # 11
    8 posts
    • Wedding: September 2011

    This is an old post so I hope I’m not too late but for the benefit of anyone else out there wondering I have bought a dress from lightinthebox in the past. It wasn’t a wedding dress, just a ballgown but the quaity in real life wasn’t great. It didn’t look half as good as advertised. I bought it because it wasn’t expensive so I figured it was worth a risk but when it arrived it looked worth even less than I had paid for it! 

    Post # 12
    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Just be careful with the really low prices online like this.  Typically the quality in material is sacrificed and you may get something that you like design wise, but hate the actual look and feel of.

    If your looking to score an amazing dress on a budget, Priscilla of Boston, has been having amazing sample and warehouse sales with crazy discounted prices.  I would check some of those out.

    Post # 13
    1030 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Also be aware the photos they post on sites like that are not “their” dresses – they are stock photos of the dresses they are copying, so do NOT expect your dress to be the same quality.

    It’s a good option for an ultra-budget bride but I’d ask them to send you a photo of their dresses before buying anything.

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