Post # 1
I am on a tight budget but do not want my wedding to appear to be a budget wedding so I decided to rely on resources such as eBay.
My first experience is when I fell in love with a dress on eBay. I purchased the dress from princessformals09 on eBay and the dress was described as “White” but when I received the dress it was ivory and the tag attached to the dress states the color as “Ivory.” The seller and eBay would not let me return the item for a refund. I have appealed eBay’s decision but they still favored the seller and I have hit a brick wall. To me, the colors white and ivory are as different as black and white. I now have a gorgeous dress but it is in the wrong color and cannot wear it. Can anyone suggest additional steps that I can take to resolve this issue?
I very much welcome reliable resources for the budget bride that does not want to have a budget wedding. I still need to buy NYE decorations, favors, etc. As for my dress, we have increased our wedding dress budget so I can buy a new dress in a store 😉 Ah, such luxuries!
Post # 3
Every time I’ve bid for a wedding dress on ebay I always get outbid at the very last second. I’m also a budget bride, and like you, I don’t want my wedding to look like a budget wedding. I’m doing a lot of stuff myself, such as favours, stationary, decor, etc. By making things instead of buying them, you save on cost so much that you can be a little more expensive with the things you use for DIY items, so that they don’t look like they’ve been made on a budget x
Post # 4
@NolloUK: Thank you NolloUk! We plan to make our own wedding invitations and do as much as we can but we are having a New Years Eve wedding and plan to use NYE party hats and horns as our wedding favors.
If you don’t have a dress, I am selling a gorgeous ivory Alfrend Angelo style #1949 😉 I have posted it in the classifieds and bravobride.
Again, thank you for your suggestions.
Post # 5
I bought my dress on ebay and got an amazing deal. My dress basically ended up being free after I sold all the stuff that came with it that I didn’t want (petticoat, bra, veil). The entire group of stuff was new with tags, from David’s bridal, and a current dress that was selling for around $600 or $700 when I bought it. So I tried it on at DB for size purposes then won it on ebay for an amazing price ($75 plus $30 shipping).
I used to sell on ebay though for a long time and I was one who focused on the tiniest details as a seller. I am the type that asks a ton of annoying questions of the seller and if I don’t get a response I don’t bid unless it is SUPER dirt cheap anyway. If I were you I would, going forward, ask to see tags, dress tags, sales tags, etc. I will pester the crap out of someone if need be to make sure I know what I am bidding on. A good seller shouldn’t mind your questions. I am not blaming you for what happened; ivory and white ARE different and it should have been described accurately, but remember, some people are just clueless. Heck, before I started dress shopping I didn’t consider ivory and white to be THAT different, you know ?