Is it really possible to shop online for a wedding dress that suits your taste, is of good quality and budget-friendly? The answer is yes! While we all know that online shopping comes with risks, especially shopping for THE DRESS you’ll be wearing as you walk down the aisle, you can still set yourself up for success by taking note of some important reminders before you add to cart. We’ve had the pleasure of featuring weddings where savvy brides are able to find the dress of their dreams online and at affordable prices. But how did they do it exactly? We reached out to brides Sarah, Janine, and Alex to learn about their online shopping tips and hacks. Read on!
One of the best ways to check for the dress’ quality is by reading the reviews, since the buyers themselves already have that item on-hand, and some of them may have already tried it on. They can attest to the actual fabric and sizing as well as confirm if the description and photo posted is accurate. Patience is key, so try to spend more than just a couple of minutes reading through reviews.
Don’t be too shy to ask the seller questions, especially if you’re looking for more detailed descriptions with regards to the fabric and size of the dress you’re eyeing. You can also ask for actual photos of the dress so you can examine the details thoroughly. Of course, you must first make sure that the store or seller is credible. Try to choose a store with a high rating and always read comments about them, their products, and their service.
Look for inspiration before shopping online. Since you’ll be buying a ready-to-wear dress, try to have a clear idea of the style you want. Keep the theme and venue of your wedding in mind when you’re deciding because these may affect choices for fabric. Most importantly, look for a dress that will make you feel completely beautiful as a bride!
Size is the most important factor when buying your dress because you want it to fit you like a glove! While there is the downside of not being able to try the dress on before purchasing it, you can always refer to size guides and charts provided by the sellers. Examine the measurements and fit. Check the comments as well because some customers also share their vital statistics and how they compare with that of the dress.
You’ll need to consider how long it will take for your dress to be shipped by the seller and delivered to your doorstep by the courier. Take note of the seller’s location, because delivery might take longer if they’re overseas. Start browsing for your dress as early as possible, and finalize your purchase at least one to two months before your wedding. Try to allot time for alterations as well in case you might need to adjust some details of the dress.
One of the perks of online shopping is the affordable prices! Take advantage of those monthly sales and search for discount coupons. With patience and research, it’s possible to buy a gorgeous wedding dress for only P3,000!
Don’t forget to ask yourself how you feel about the dress you’re shopping for! If you can say that you are truly content and happy with it, then go ahead and click “check out.” If you’re looking for more pegs and inspiration, take a look at short wedding dresses you can consider for intimate weddings or browse our fashion articles.