(Closed) Tell me about your dress bought online!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1999

I saw a dress in a shop I loved and it was nearly two grand. I really don’t care enough about what I will look like to spend that sort of cash. This sounds silly but I really don’t. I want to look good, yeah, but the way I see it I am going ot love my day anyway and I know peopel will like the way I look.


SO I went and looked online for a similar dress. I saw it. I bought it. it was £250.00 with delivery… so, yeah alot less than what the woman in the place wanted me to pay £1995.00 a price she seemed to think was acceptable. I was pretty flippant about the dress-buying I think, mainly because of my dress-shop experience. These women SCARE me. I am not a girly girl (but not a tom boy either) and although my parents are halping ALOT on the payments I do NOT want to spend that much on a dress. I do not, in ANYWAY think people who DO are silly or naughty or whatever, I think it is entirely personal – I know lots of people who have spent a fortune and looked AMAZING. But I didn’t wana.


So I got this dress off a wedding site called http://www.inweddingdress.com/ and it came quickly etc. It asks you for exact measuremewnts so it will be a custom fit (though I would imagine it would need a bit of tounching up at some point).


I have not yet seen the dress- I was moving across the country for a job so wasn’t sure where I would be when it arrived so delivered it to my mum and dads. Mum and sister opened it and went BESERK. They say the quality is amazing – just like the one i tried on and that it is simply marvelous. They are waaaay more discrening than me – i am more ‘it’s all right, it will do’ and I totalyl trust them in that it is amazing. My sis thinks it is the exact same dress. So I would wholeheartedly recommend it! I previously bought a bridesmaids dress online for my friends wedding from lightinthebox and the quality was superb which made me think that it was worht the risk. If you are worried maybe get a cheaper option – like a bridesmaids dress you like and order it to see the quality/workmans ship etc.


I am going to see my dress next week! I cannot wait!!

Post # 4
1257 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I bought my dress online but I bought it from Ebay. It was a store sample from a store that went out of business. I personally  had a wodnerful experience and LOVE my dress. It is a Maggie Sottero and  it retails for aroung $1500+ but I bought it for $500. I know it is not an exclusive wedding gown shop but I think it was a great choice for me. The only thing I was nervous about was not having tried the dress on before I bought it. I literally never tried the style I bought on but when it came in I was IN LOVE!

Post # 5
737 posts
Busy bee

@LadyElva:  Check out the Jasmines Bridal Shop thread on this forum if you are really interested in buying on-line.  I don’t think you will need any convincing after reading and seeing the photos of the dresses at various stages of production.


Post # 7
2104 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was on a SUPER tight budget and didn’t want strapless…so that ruled out, oh, 97% of dresses.  Looking online was far less tortorous.  Good thing I did, because my dress was an “online-only style” from David’s Bridal…and I didn’t have to deal with the very hit-and-miss customer service I’ve heard about with DB!

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