Post # 1
So I’ve picked a dress. It’s the one I keep coming back to every time I look at dresses. I’ve also found said dress in what should be my size according to the designer’s chart. This would be a sample dress and would be about half of what a new one would run me (but still about ($150 over my budget not including alterations or shipping). But I can’t find anywhere in my area to try the darn thing on. No one has it. They can order it for me, but I’m still in the same boat of having to buy it without trying it on. Ugh.
Post # 3
I bought my dress before trying it on. I love it!
However, I did have my mom look at it for me and send lots of pictures.
Make sure you are 100% aware of the return policy, and if everything is good with you, I say buy it!
Post # 4
I had a custom replica dress made, based off of a picture and a dress that was no longer available. The dress turned out great!
Are you able to try on a few dresses with the same silhouette/style to make sure you like how it looks on you?
Post # 5
I just ordered mine without trying it on! I found all of the ‘pieces’ of what I wanted shopping and then found my dress online and loved it. I couldn’t find it to try on anywhere as it’s pretty new. But after a month I kept thinking about that dress and only that dress so I finally worked up the courage and ordered it. I haven’t gotten it yet obviously so I can’t tell you how it turned out but I figured I’d never be satisfied with another dress because in my mind I’d always be thinking the mystery dress would be just a little better! Good luck with your decision!
Post # 6
I did! I bought mine online from JenJen House. Ordered a custom size, so I knew it would fit me. I absolutely LOVED my dress. It was just what I wanted. It was so comfortable and easy to wear on my wedding day.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2012 - The Gables Inn, Santa Rosa, CA
If you can afford a good seamstress, I’d order the dress– they can work miracles if needed.
Post # 8
I had this very debate with myself! Exactly the same problem! I was in love with Alfred Angelo 2165, but I wanted to try it on! Unfortunately I do not exactly match sample size and was unable to find it in my size, oh and I contacted heaps of salons! Unfortunately I don’t ever even by tops without trying them on so there was no way that I was going to buy my wedding dress without trying it on! I love the dress I chose and I hope when I have my fitting this week I will be able to see that it does truley beat my other pick!
Post # 9
I bought mine without trying it on. I tried on similar styles by the same designer and then bought it used from another bride. She was willing to let me try it on, but lived out of state so I just bit the bullet and bought it. It worked out great since her measurements match mine. Prealterations:
Post # 10
i bought mine without trying it on and amazingly it fit really well, but they did have the measurments on the site
Post # 11
I bought my second dress without trying it on and not really trying on anything like it. I think it looks pretty good. I did have to alter it though!
Post # 12
I just bought a dress and have yet to try it on! It’s being delivered next week and I am so excited.
I would have loved to try it on but it was not really possible – not sold in stores anywhere close to me.
Post # 13
I bought my dress through Lightinthebox and that’s the only wedding dress I tried on. They have measurements on the site, so it worked out well.
Post # 14
I bought a few gowns without trying them on.
Post # 15
Thanks ladies. I thought I found the dress on eBay tonite. It turned out to be the quinceanera version of the dress, i.e. no train. Too bad I didn’t realize this until I had already placed a bid. I’m just hoping that no one decides to run me up to my max proxy bid. I feel like such an idiot. It’s definately been a bad dress day today.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Sorry about the eBay mixup 🙁 I just googled this and thought it might help:
Although it is usually used when an egregious mistake is made, it is possible to retract a bid and then rebid with a lower amount.
Usually what happens is the bidder misses a decimal point and bids,for example, $4500 instead of $45.
He then retracts the $4500 bid and rebids at the correct $45.oo.
No big deal.
You can also ask the seller to cancel your bid and then rebid. However, many sellers when asked to cancel bids will promptly put the bidder on the Blocked Bidder List and refuse any other bids from him.
I think cancellation of bids should be easier (and I am a seller) because chasing an unpaid listing and dealing with an unhappy winner is a waste of my time.