anyone buy a wedding dress online?

We have a very small budget for our wedding. I want a nice wedding dress but I don't want to spend an arm and a leg on something I will only wear one time.



I found this website: http://www.aphrobridal.com/xpCatalog_xpDesc_1.asp?action_key_order=big&shopxpbe_id=76


it has lots of dresses (and some I think are absolutely lovely) for very little money.



I was wondering if anyone has ever purchased a dress from an online vendor, and how were your experiences with them?


Thank you!!

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 11:24 am
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TrueLovesKiss
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I got mine from www.netbride.com and they are absolutely FANTASTIC.  I cannot recommend them enough!  They are brilliant.  My dress wasn't a knock-off either, it cam complete with tags.  They reduce the cost by dealing directly with the factory so you cut out the middle-men.


I would definitely advise you to check them out.  They will give you a no-obligation quote too.


I haven't heard of the one you posted, sorry.

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 11:28 am
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There is a group on here called Dressilyme Brides. Most of the girls on it have ordered dresses from www.dressilyme.com and have been very happy with them. I went on the site and they have beautiful dresses for less than $150 but then you have to pay shipping.
Posted on April 6, 2010 at 11:45 am
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I didn't order mine online, but my best friend did. She ordered from www.bestbridalprices.com and it worked out really well! They have tons of designers and FABULOUS prices...try it!

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 11:56 am
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if you are open to buying a pre-owned gown, check out www.preownedweddingdresses.com.  i was able to find my dream gown (vera wang) on there for less than half of what i would've paid if i bought it at the salon (retail over $5k including alterations)! =)

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm
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My friend did...and it just wasnt what she expected....im sure there are some good places out there to buy from.

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm
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millybridal.com is also another very popular website for online dresses.  theyres a group (http://www.projectwedding.com/groups/boards/milly-dress-brides)for this website too... they've created gowns for many satisfied pwers.

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 12:21 pm
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I am pruchasing my dress from Unique Vintage. They have wedding gowns under $500.

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 2:07 pm
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I purchased from Netbride, just like TLK did.  I would completely recommend them to anyone.  They are prompt in their responses to questions, the dresses are amazing and so much cheaper than buying in a store, and everything I ordered arrived early!

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 2:13 pm
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I bought a store sample (not a knockoff) on Ebay from a bridal salon for $170.  (see bio, I wore it down the aisle)


Other sites to check that sell samples:


www.scarlettscloset.com


www.yourdreamdress.com


www.bridepower.com


HTH!

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm
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I did one ebay. I also just purchase my recption dress for $99 dollars from davids bridal and they had a couple cute ones if you are flexable on style.

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm
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I bought mine from www.lilywedding.com and they were great, you can see more pics of my dress on my bio but I had it custom made and shipped to me for $348 total with a free veil (although it wasnt a great veil) still going to use the material to make flowers for my hair :) anyway, you should check it out and if you really like a dress already you can send them a pic and get a quote on a replica.


 


My dress


I bought mine from photo 1622251-1I bought mine from photo 1622251-2

Posted on April 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm
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thank you everyone! :) i have a lot of shopping to do!

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 10:13 am
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I ordered mine from ebridalsuperstore. It is supposed to be delivered the end of May so I will know more on their service then. However, i did a TON of research on online dress companies and have two what I feel are very important pieces of advice:

1.) If you are ordering a designer dress, make sure the company you go with guarantees designer dress (many of the most inexpensive online stores do knock-offs).

2.) Google or search this site for reviews on the company. If you can't find any reviews...that is a red flag. If you do, how many are proportionately good vs. bad.

Best of Luck!! :-)
Posted on April 7, 2010 at 12:26 pm
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I got mine from Unique Vintage and I love her!!!  There service was GREAT!

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 12:44 pm
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i ordered my BM dresses through netbride.com, and my cousin got her wedding dress from them. comes straight from the designer. email them for a quote on a dress you like

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 12:48 pm
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I purchased mine off eBay from a reliable seller for less than half the price it was down the street...$262 (including shipping).  I couldn't have been happier! 

Posted on April 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm
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Do not use Pearl's place!  While they have great prices Netbride will price match.  Pearl's Place has zero customer service skills and ordered my dress wrong. 

Posted on April 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm
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i bought mine from haflbridal.com

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 1:56 am
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thanks everyone! :)

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 3:29 am
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I bought mine from RomanticGowns.com I love it...comes with tags and lables, great prices too!

Posted on April 9, 2010 at 12:17 pm
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