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So you just got engaged and you want to know is it safe to buy a wedding dress online? Modern weddings can be very expensive so planning is very important and a central part of the planning is setting your budget.
Budgets and Brands
Most brides consider their wedding dress as the single most important item on the budget. They want the dress to be perfect but perfection can come at a price. Not all brides can afford Marchesa, Pronovias, Jenny Packham or Vera Wang but maybe there are ways to get that "dream dress" without the big price tag! In recent years more and more brides have been buying their wedding gowns online. But is it safe to buy make such an important purchase on the internet?
Basically, if your heart is set on one of the big brand name designers, you can search for the genuine original used dress or if you're not looking for that ten thousand dollar dress, you can go to one of the online bridal stores. More about that later.
Used Wedding Dress
If you want a genuine original, then it may be possible to find it on one of the pre-owned dress websites. These are original dresses but have been, as the name suggests, pre owned and worn. While most have been owned just once, it is posible the dress has had a number of previous owners. Points to consider:
Online Bridal Store
This is a real minefield as there are so many pitfalls just waiting to take your money. Proceed with caution. Laila Monroe Bridal is an online bridal store so this blog aims to give some points to consider when choosing to buy online.
In summary, we believe it is possible to find a beautiful high quality wedding dress online but caution is strongly advised. While there are thousands of websites selling wedding dresses, many sell everything from fashion to electronics, gardening tools, car parts, household goods etc. so they can hardly be considered to be bridal "experts". A genuine online bridal store is a specialist and qualified to assist you making your choice with solid practical advice and a custom bridal gown service.
We emphasise how important it is to be able to speak with the vendor, be able to contact them easily to answer any questions you have and this applies whether you are buying used or new. It's your big day so if you do your research and find a good vendor then you could have that dress of your dreams without breaking your budget!
NB: The picture above is one our customers wearing a dress and veil custom made by Laila Monroe Bridal. Click on the image to see other dresses made for our customers and photographed at our factory before shipping to our customers.