Buying a Wedding Dress Online
This is my story about buying a wedding dress online (comparison pics included)…
If you’re cheap like me and the idea of swimming through seas of white princess tulle makes your stomach turn then you may have also considered buying a “bargain” wedding dress online…
You can literally find thousands of deals and sites offering wedding dresses straight from the manufacturer (usually China) at a fraction of the cost you’d pay in stores.
My friend bought hers at JJdress.com and preached it was a great deal. She loved it and had no regrets going the online route. She told me she was able to provide the maker with her dimensions, they handled all the details and voila she had her dream dress shipped to her door after 6 weeks.
A bargain wedding dress online ranges from about $100USD to $400USD… At that price, I took the chance and ordered what I thought was to be my dream dress from a manufacturer in China. Thinking it’s such a sweet deal, if I hate it, so be it- I’ll just sell it on Kijjiji.
I’m tiny so it’s hard for me to shop in the first place, I ordered a size 00… The dress came to a total of $167USD (plus a “surprise” extra $32 international fee I had to pay at the door when it was delivered by DHL Delivery…)
PICTURE OF THE DRESS I ORDERED:
THIS IS THE ACTUAL DRESS I RECEIVED:
I recommend writing to the seller before ordering and asking them to send you a picture of the “actual” dress because I didn’t get an exact replica.
Needless to say, its WAY too big for me- there’s no way it’s a size 00… The color is completely different, the flower appliques are not the same and the boning in it is so evil it stabs you… It’s so beyond my vision I can’t even alter it to attempt to make it work. I wish I had just gone somewhere like Winnie Couture Bridal and got a dress!
So yes, I hated my online wedding dress shopping experience and I’m now going with a designer dress by Sherri Hill for $500USD (a steal anyways…)
To me, the risk of losing a few hundred to possibly save a few thousand is worth the risk, but buyer beware- for some buying a wedding dress online works, and obviously for others like me, it was a total flop…