(Closed) Dress – Buying online vs buying through a store

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Coopsie:  Can you clarify your question as online can mean a number of things:

1. Buying the original designer dress brand new but at adiscount online store

2. Buying the original designer dress used

3. Buying a replica

Post # 5
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Coopsie: To be honest, I think $1000 for a wedding dress is very cheap. In Australia, most wedding dresses retail from $3000 upwards and there aren’t many stores to purchase from so designs are limited.

As a result, I bought my wedding dress from Jasmine’s bridal shop, which is a chinese replica maker. I had not tried on that style of dress before but the details, fit etc were perfect and it cost me $900.

It comes down to what your budget is and what type of dress you want.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I really wanted to buy online but I was really scared because my body is a hard fit and dresses almost never fit me properly ( big hips and butt & a tiny waist). If I had a regular body type and I was on a budget would definitely purchase online.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Coopsie:  I don’t think there is anything wrong with buying a wedding dress online especially if you know your size and know that you don’t fluctuate in size too much. I think with online purchases though, you should really make sure it is the dress you really want and the material is what you expect it to be especially with custom made designs and trunk sales. And with online purchases, make sure you get your measurements accurately. I liked going into the bridal salons so I could actually touch the dresses, feel the material, and try them on.  Granted none of the dresses ever really look right on you since they aren’t usually your size and who knows how many other brides have tried them on. I think it depends on the bride…to each their own. =)

Post # 11
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Busy bee

@Coopsie:  I agree, $1000 is not a lot of money for a wedding dress, but in the USA you have a lot more options and at a much cheaper price to what we have here in Australia.

The safest option is to purchase from a reputable online company, Jasmines Bridal Shop has the best results.  In addition, you can change certain elements of a dress you don’t like thereby making your dress specific to your requirements including the size because you provide your measurements.

You may still need some slight alterations, or not, but really when you buy from a bridal shop you will still have to pay for alterations anyway.

This is the dress I had made for my daughter’s wedding, it cost $720 and is a copy of a Maggie dress with some changes…. so really not an exact copy but inspired by.

Absolutely beautiful and really well made with lots of boning, bra cups etc, etc.  In fact Jasmines made all the bridal party’s dresses including my MOB dress.  Very Happy.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

ThisThesis is my dress I ordered on line I you can have it custom fit or you can have it shipped in a size from a chart then have your alter.done. When you get it . That’s what I chose to do . This dress cost me $189 then shipping was like $20.00  also got my bm dress here for $77.00 each. great craftsman ship is great 

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