(Closed) Purchasing a Wedding Dress Online. To buy or not to buy?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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1030 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

If you don’t mind sharing how much roughly would you be saving by ordering on-line?  Also what would the lead time be?

I see your a July 2013 bride.  If you order the on-line dress and are not happy with it … would you be able to afford purchasing the dress from a reputable boutique?  Reason I ask is so that you have a back up plan.  If you were to order the on-line dress and receive it no later than beginning of October and hate it you’d have enough lead-time to then go to a reputable boutique and order the dress or a different dress and receive it in enough time for your wedding.

Post # 4
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1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Great dress choices!

I ordered a dress from Dressilyme a couple of weeks ago kind of on the whim because they were having a sale and it was so cheap I just had to check it out. Like you, I did a lot of research and found that positive reviews generally outweighed the negative. If you go this route, I’d definitely recommend insisting on having pictures of the dress sent to you when it’s made. They will tell you that they’re too busy to do this probably several times, but if you’re polite and persistent you can get them to agree to it.

I’m thinking if the dress is awful, I’ve not lost much. If it’s nice then I can either wear it or sell it if I want to go for a different style down the road. But if I did change my mind within the two years leading up to my wedding, I think a good experience would make me comfortable ordering another style from them too.

As for timing, as you know, they’ll get it to you within 1-2 months, so I think that’s great for leaving you with room for other arrangements. I hear store-bought dresses can take much longer to come in. Good luck with your decision! I’m excited for you!

And welcome to the Hive!

Post # 5
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249 posts
Helper bee

It is my experience as a Bridal Store Manager that Brides are less satisfied when ordering from the knock off sites than when they are working with a local salon.We have had to “rescue” many Brides from their online disaster dresses and it ended up costing them much more than had they shopped local to begin with.

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Best of luck!

 

 

Post # 6
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807 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Personally I would cut out all the unnescessary stress and go to a bridal shop. What if it arrives and it’s not right or doesn’t arrive at all or you have to send it back to get a refund and the refund is not given? 

 

Post # 7
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1471 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I would be VERY nervous about ordering one…. 

 I agree with @Irish-bride:  and head to a bridal store!!  Save yourself the stress and a possible disaster

Post # 8
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23 posts
Newbee

According to my previous experience, i think fast e-mail replying is not a only criteria of credit standing of the dress shop online. The fast shipping speed and the professional customer service are all the elements to consider. I bought my wedding gown at bridal-buy last year and really impressed by the free custom sizing service, the guaranteed quality and extreme fast shipping speed, very happy with it. 

Post # 9
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95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I love top dress. Is that a Casablanca? Please let me know how you go if you do go ahead with purchasing online. My champagne tastes on a beer budget mean buying a wedding dress from a bridal store is not really feasible. Plus I know deep down I will only wear it once so I cannot justify spending thousands. Good luck!!! 

Post # 10
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143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@blue-ginger—-have you tried aliexpress?they have beautiful wedding dresses for very cheap-my coworker ad i recently ordered one and loved it ,for less than 200 you can have just about any style you like

Post # 11
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737 posts
Busy bee

@boynamedgirl:  This is probably a bit late for you, but you really should do a search on Weddingbee for ‘Jasamines Bridal Shop’ and read the posts.  They you can decide.

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