Post # 1
I’ve heard/read many stories of how brides got their gown online for very cheap. I am on a tight budget and fortunately, I’ve found many cheap but gorgeous gowns online. The problem is, I can’t find customer reviews on the sites. I want to make sure I’m shopping with a reputable company. So I’m asking for your help.
One site in particular, that has tons of gorgeous dresses for very low prices is blue-dress.com. Has anyone ever shopped with them? What was your experience?
Can you suggest any other online shops for a girl with champagne tastes and a beer budget? Help!
Post # 3
Welcome to the Hive!
Sorry I haven’t heard of that one before, but you can search it on the boards in the upper right hand corner of the screen, if you click on the tab boards it will limit you to just the boards and you might find someone that has used them in the past. Good luck!
Post # 4
@mrsglb: I did not buy my dress online, but if I would have, I would have bought through ebay. They have affordable prices and there is a guarantee via paypal on making sure the item arrives and what not. I am hesitant to buy from sites that I am not familiar with. I have bought from the classifieds here and from bravobride, but I have heard of bad things even happening in those places. It is definitely a good idea to do some research and see how you can be protected..
Post # 5
Hello, and welcome to the bee 🙂
If the price seems like it is to good to be true, it probably is. What you are looking at is probably a replica site. Check for a phone number and call it to get a feel for the company. Also, send them an email and ask them questions, so you know what their customer service and turn around time is. My rule of thumb when dealing with online companies is not to order from any site that doesn’t have good contact information and good response time and understandable answers when they do respond. I never order from a site that doesn’t have a phone number. Also, do a google search for reveiws.
Post # 6
@mrsglb: Can you post a pic of the dress you are looking at. The Bees are google godesses, maybe one can be found in your price range in a similar style.
Post # 7
depends what you want a replica, a designer, or second hand.
I wanted a good deal on a designer and ordered through netbride.com. For this I also reccomend http://www.pearlsplace.com/ , tjformal.com, and http://www.bestbridalprices.com/
Post # 8
WoW! Thanks for all the advice! You guys are the BEST. Here is a picture of one of the dresses I was eyeing. I found it at a local shop first and then I saw it online for $150 less. I’m not particular about replicas or second hand dresses, as long as I look good in it 🙂