Post # 1
I am planning on going to a few trunk shows within the next few months and going to try on dresses. Ive also been looking online and I cant believe the price difference between retail and the online prices. Is it ok to try on dresses then order the one online for an incredibely doscounted price then take it to be altered? Or is it too sketchy?
Post # 3
I personally wouldn’t order my dress on-line. Too risky.
Post # 4
ya thats what im thinking. Thanks!
Post # 5
@theresa1113: I think if you’ve found the perfect style and you know it looks great, why not try to find a sample version/discounted price online? But I do want to caution you that most of the “discount” bridal websites are not really designer dresses, meaning you’re not really getting a Pronovias, you’re getting a replica dress. There’s nothing wrong with this at all, but I think that there are websites out there that are totally confusing to brides who think they just got a killer deal on a designer dress, when really it’s a replica.
And if you really do want a replica, then you’ve come to the right place because the boards are full of reviews and recommendations. 🙂
If you want a designer gown but are hoping for a steal, I say start with places that are known to sell samples/discontinued styles like http://www.recycledbride.com and http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com
Post # 6
the online custom made website usually make the dress based on the photo. if the dress that you want is a simple one, you order it online. i have friends who have orderes from 7foxmall.com and the dress look the same as the picture, of course, the beadings and embroidery is slightly different.
Post # 7
There is nothing wrong with going to a bridal shop, then finding the same dress cheaper online. Considering that wedding dresses fit VERY different than other dresses, most women don’t have a clue exactly what style they want or what will look good on them. So bridal stores don’t exactly expect you to come in, try on the first dress you see and say, “I’ll take that one!”. Take me for example I tried on many dresses at different bridal shops, but finally bought “the one” online because of my small budget.
So just go in and tell them that you’ve never tried on dresses so right now, all you’re looking to do is see how certain styles look and they’ll know that you won’t be buying anything then. GL!