Ever since you were a little girl you’ve dreamed of the gown you’d wear on your wedding day. Well the time has come for you to finally start the search for that perfect fairytale dream dress. But sometimes, the experience of looking for your dream gown isn’t always a dream. I’ve heard countless horror stories of brides being ripped off by cheap imitation gowns online. This alarming new trend is occurring more often, especially now during the economic hardship. So to avoid all this pain and suffering follow our basic suggestions to keep in mind when buying your wedding dress.
Many brides find the dream gown, but can’t always afford the not-so-dream price tag. So they turn to the world wide web to see if they can get the deal of a lifetime on eBay, or some other online store. Trust us when we say if it looks too good to be true…. IT IS! Rule number one: do not deal with unauthorized gown dealers. To make sure a merchant is an authorized dealer check the designers website. They generally have a “find a location” button; it is there you will find all the reputable stores that sell their gowns.
Some (not all) online eBay stores may not be authorized sellers of the designer gowns. They steal the images of very popular designer gowns and sell them for unbelievably cheap prices like $300 (yea that cheap). If you do order a gown from a site like this you will get a gown that looks sort of similar, but the quality will be terrible. The gown will come in cheaper fabric, different bead detailing, sometimes different zipper detailing (picture will show buttons, but will come with a zipper) and just overall will be a terrible cheap imitation. Many times brides make the mistake of ordering gowns like these and they arrive too late for you to notice the mistake and order another dress from a reputable salon. So please beware when purchasing a gown from online stores.
Although there are many sites trying to scam you, there are several reputable sites you can turn to, to order your dream gown online. Online retailers such as Ann Taylor and J. Crew make their gowns true to size and description and make it easy to order, return or exchange if there is a problem.
If you really dream of owning a designer gown that seems to be out of your reach financially, you may want to pay attention to our last tip. At the end of each season many salons have what they call “blow out sales” or “designer discount sales”. These sales provide huge savings on previous season designs that the stores have to get ride of in order to get new shipments of gowns in. The best way to go about this is to call around to local salons to see when the sales begin and make an appointment to go. Keep in mind gowns sold at these sales are sold as is, but if it fits and looks great you’ll be getting a designer gown at an excellent price.
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