While there is nothing quite like sipping on a glass of champagne while perusing wedding dress options with your bridal party, sometimes the best options for wedding dresses can be found online. Perhaps you saw something you love in a store, but can’t possibly afford the monumental price-tag, so why not look for something similar online? The sheer variety, convenience, and potential earth-shattering savings all make buying a wedding dress online a very attractive prospect, but you should first read our top tips for buying your wedding dress online before placing your order.
In order to purchase a wedding dress which fits you perfectly, you will need to provide three measurements: your bust, your waist, and your hips. If you don’t feel comfortable measuring yourself, feel free to consult with a professional tailor to take your measurements for you. If your size or shape has changed at all once the wedding dress arrives, you can have it altered if necessary.
While shopping in-store affords you the opportunity to feel the material – the texture, the weight, the stretch etc. – you won’t have this luxury when shopping online. As such, it’s imperative that you become familiar with the types of materials used to create wedding dresses so that you don’t end up in a dress which is uncomfortable. While you may only wear the dress for one day, you want to feel perfect.
Just as you would consider several factors before creating a bingo Australia account, before placing the order, consider the following:
- How much does the website charge for shipping?
- Are you allowed to return the dress?
- Are you able to get alterations?
- What happens if the gown goes missing before it gets to you?
The risk of shopping for a wedding dress online is substantially higher than shopping in-store, so you need to know what coverage – if any – the website offers.
Pay Attention to Detail
Though generally highly technical, reading the product description in detail is imperative to knowing exactly what you’re buying. The description should provide in detail which fabrics are being used, how the dress is lined, where the gown is made, and even how it fits. If the description isn’t detailed enough or if there are details you don’t understand, don’t be shy to contact the seller for more information.
Try it Before You Buy It (If Possible)
If you’re buying a second-hand dress from someone who lives in the same city as you, ask if you can come try the dress on before purchasing it. Be sure to inspect the condition and gauge the fit.
Know Wedding-Dress Sizing
You may be buying a second-hand dress as opposed to a new one and the seller may not post its measurements, but instead its size. However, wedding dress sizing is not the same as streetwear sizing and can vary wildly depending on the designer. Before you purchase, be sure to ask the seller if the size is the bridal size or the corresponding streetwear size.