Jump to content

Photo

Buying a dress online??


  • Please log in to reply
34 replies to this topic

#1 Miss J

Miss J
  • Jr. Member
  • 182 posts

    Posted 30 May 2013 - 02:05 AM

    Have any of you brides bought your wedding dress and/or bridesmaids dress online?

    Feedback on quality is appreciated! 

    I have looked at sites like lightinthebox and dinodirect and while the dresses are SO cheap I am concerned about the quality.

    Anyone has any experience?



    #2 DANIELLE03

    DANIELLE03
    • Jr. Member
    • 413 posts
    • Wedding Date:January 16, 2014
    • Wedding Location:RIU OCHO RIOS
    • LocationWINNIPEG,MANITOBA,CANADA

    Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

    Originally Posted by Miss J 

    Have any of you brides bought your wedding dress and/or bridesmaids dress online?

    Feedback on quality is appreciated! 

    I have looked at sites like lightinthebox and dinodirect and while the dresses are SO cheap I am concerned about the quality.

    Anyone has any experience?

    There is a thread on here called "knock off dresses" there is ALOT of info on there.

     

    I bought my dress off someone on ebay. It was an Inspiration of an original. and im planning on buying the bridesmaids dresses online.

     

    Im very happy with how my dress turned out.. there are pics of it on the thread :)



    #3 brownsugarbride

    brownsugarbride
    • Member
    • 599 posts

      Posted 31 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

      I have not purchased a dress online. However, I recommend that you purchase 'Bridal Bargains' or borrow this book from the library.  It has a very extensive chapter on wedding dresses, and discusses the quality and ratings for a number of online outlets.  In addition, they have a forum for updates and further discussion. I hope this helps---good luck!



      #4 Miss J

      Miss J
      • Jr. Member
      • 182 posts

        Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

        Originally Posted by DANIELLE03 

        There is a thread on here called "knock off dresses" there is ALOT of info on there.

         

        I bought my dress off someone on ebay. It was an Inspiration of an original. and im planning on buying the bridesmaids dresses online.

         

        Im very happy with how my dress turned out.. there are pics of it on the thread :)

        Cool ;) Will check out that thread!

        Do you know if your dress was made in China?



        #5 Miss J

        Miss J
        • Jr. Member
        • 182 posts

          Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

          Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

          I have not purchased a dress online. However, I recommend that you purchase 'Bridal Bargains' or borrow this book from the library.  It has a very extensive chapter on wedding dresses, and discusses the quality and ratings for a number of online outlets.  In addition, they have a forum for updates and further discussion. I hope this helps---good luck!

           Thanks for the tip! Never knew there was a book on the subject !



          #6 lgerry

          lgerry
          • Jr. Member
          • 349 posts
          • Wedding Date:January 15, 2014
          • Wedding Location:Gran Bahia Principe Akumal, Riviera Maya, Mexico

          Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:17 AM

          I purchased my wedding dress online without even trying it on first! (Crazy, i know, lol!) I bought it from Vows bridal salon just outside Boston, MA. They are the store that has that show on TLC, I Found the Gown.  I had excellent customer service from them and got my dress for less than half off retail price... and it's the real deal! Highly recommend them!!

           

          I also just purchased my bridesmaids dresses online from a store in Minneapolis called the Wedding Shoppe http://www.weddingshoppeinc.com/. I wont receive them until sometime in Aug/Sept but the service has been great as well!

           

          Good luck with your hunt! :)

          Liz



          #7 Miss J

          Miss J
          • Jr. Member
          • 182 posts

            Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:20 AM

            Originally Posted by lgerry 

            I purchased my wedding dress online without even trying it on first! (Crazy, i know, lol!) I bought it from Vows bridal salon just outside Boston, MA. They are the store that has that show on TLC, I Found the Gown.  I had excellent customer service from them and got my dress for less than half off retail price... and it's the real deal! Highly recommend them!!

             

            I also just purchased my bridesmaids dresses online from a store in Minneapolis called the Wedding Shoppe http://www.weddingshoppeinc.com/. I wont receive them until sometime in Aug/Sept but the service has been great as well!

             

            Good luck with your hunt! :)

            Liz

            Will check out that site too, thanks a mill!



            #8 brownsugarbride

            brownsugarbride
            • Member
            • 599 posts

              Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

              Originally Posted by Miss J 

               Thanks for the tip! Never knew there was a book on the subject !

               

              You are welcome! There are lots of bridal bargains books, but this is a great one. If you have a kindle, you can download a chapter or two for free.  (I think the chapter is on invitations, rather than dresses though.)



              #9 Miss J

              Miss J
              • Jr. Member
              • 182 posts

                Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:17 PM

                Originally Posted by brownsugarbride 

                 

                You are welcome! There are lots of bridal bargains books, but this is a great one. If you have a kindle, you can download a chapter or two for free.  (I think the chapter is on invitations, rather than dresses though.)

                Oh yeah, thats handy! Will look for it on amazon so!



                #10 ChocoTaco7568

                ChocoTaco7568
                • Member
                • 955 posts

                  Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:33 PM

                  Just for clarification, are you looking for a knock-off or authentic dress at a reduced price?  Makes a difference on how I reply to this post...






                  0 user(s) are reading this topic

                  0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users