The Pros and Cons of Buying Wedding Gowns Online

Buying wedding gowns online is becoming more and more common, but is it right for you?

Wedding gowns and dresses come in all shapes, sizes, styles and colors. Sometimes it seems as though no two are alike! And that is perfect because when you are looking for a gown for your wedding day, you want your dress to be special.

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But where do you find that perfect, unique dress?

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Your options are:

  • Rent a dress
  • Borrow a dress
  • Make your dress yourself
  • Hire a seamstress to custom make a dress for you
  • Purchase at a bridal shop
  • Buy online

Online shopping is surging ahead with more and more consumers taking the plunge every day. Brides already buy a tremendous amount of their wedding needs online – everything from invitations to favors. It is no wonder that sales of wedding gowns online is skyrocketing.

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But it is certainly not for every bride.

It is very difficult for a photo to do a gown justice. Sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised and other times unfortunately, you will be disappointed.

In one way, you have to be pretty easy-going and not too concerned about specific fabrics and detailing to buy your wedding gown online, but on the other hand, the selection you can have is enormous, according to design, material, size and shape and the price is a real bonus!

Pros of Buying Wedding Dresses Online:

Comparison shopping at its best! The online world allows you to do an unprecedented amount of research before making your final purchase.

Unparalleled selection – the fabrics, the styles, the sizes – you simply can’t beat the selection you can find when searching for wedding gowns online. Browse every designer’s site and a large number of online bridal shops from the comfort of your own home.

No need to set an appointment and hope that your mom and bridesmaids are available. Shop any time that is convenient for you.

No need to Travel. For brides in small towns and remote locations, there is no need to drive to the nearest "big city" to find the dress of their dreams.

Cons of Buying Wedding Dresses Online:

  • Although delivery time may be several weeks when shopping for wedding gowns online, regardless of where you buy, if you are new to online shopping this may cause you unnecessary stress.
  • You may have to pay to have your measurements taken by a professional. TIP: Wear the same undergarments that you plan to wear on your wedding day for the most accurate measurements.
  • You may only see one or two photos of the dress that doesn’t show you different angles or views. Be sure to read the description carefully.
  • You don’t get to feel the fabric. TIP: Take a copy of the dress description to your local fabric store and ask them to show you exactly what type of fabric is being described.
  • You don’t get to try your wedding dress on before buying.
  • You will need to factor in the cost and time of a professional tailor for alterations.

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Click and Print the free wedding gowns and outfits downloadable pages.

These will give you room to write where you found the bridesmaid dresses, outfits or wedding gowns online, the style (room for a picture, or add a photo later), cost, dates of fittings, url of the online wedding shop and so on.

Print off as many copies as you like.

There is a page for the Brides Dress, Groom's Outfit, Page Boy and Flower Girl and Bridesmaid's dresses.


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