Why buying a wedding gown online is like a three-legged table

Why buying a wedding gown online is like a three-legged table

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Sep 07, 2021

It’s no secret that shopping online has become a preferred method for many of us today. It is often a less expensive, more convenient, and overall easier option for purchasing a wide variety of items. However, some items should never be purchased online, and a wedding gown is most certainly one of them. In this article, I will explain why it is never recommended to buy a gown online as opposed to a Bridal Salon.


As a small example, let's take a recent online purchase of a dining room table set I made. I found a great deal on a dining room set that was identical to a set I saw in one of my local furniture stores. It was a couple of hundred dollars less than the store’s set, so I decided to hop on it. When I received my set, everything was great but one of the table’s legs was broken in half. Seemingly a small issue, but there is no way you are setting up a 3-legged table according to the law of physics. I called up the online seller; it turns out they were in back-order for that model and it would be another 2-3 weeks until they could ship out another part. So now the process went from the 2-week initial shipment time to now another 2-3 weeks to wait for my replacement leg. In the end, my dining room table was finally in a place more than A MONTH after I purchased it. Additionally, it is a lot more flimsy in real life than it looked online.


That was just a table; buying your once-in-a-lifetime wedding gown online is an even worse decision. If you try to buy your dress online and there is some unexpected detail, I will say good luck trying to call your online seller to fix it. Online sellers are not in the business to excel at customer service but to SELL you their products to someone they have never met and likely never will meet. Additionally, if you think having your dining room looking empty for a month is a disaster, try having your wedding dress arrive with problems.


There are many benefits to purchasing your dress from a bridal shop. In addition to working with an experienced consultant to find the most suitable, affordable, and attractive dress for your body type, you have the extra comfort in knowing they will always be there to help out until the day of the wedding. There are endless details that go into each and every wedding dress and it goes without saying at least one of them might be a bit off for your taste. You cannot expect to order a dress online and have it arrive 100% perfect. As a long-time Bridal Shop owner, I have seen countless cases of women purchasing awful dresses online and having the seller decline any requests for a refund. This has been a very common theme, especially in the last 5 years. The truth is many dresses available online are cheap knockoffs of the real deal and many people only realize this when it's too late.