5 Things to Remember When Buying a Wedding Dress Online

                Not every bride is lucky enough to walk into a bridal shop and comes out with the first dress she tries on. But that was my story 10 years ago. It makes me feel so old when I put it that way. Just like most little girls, my wedding dress was already designed and stored in my head. All I had to do was meeting it in person. But what if  after visiting almost every bridal shop in town, you still can't find a dress that describes exactly the picture that you have in mind? More and more brides are opting for buying their wedding dresses online these days.  While it is easy to find beautiful and inexpensive dresses online, it is hard to find a website that you can trust when it comes to finding the most important item for that memorable day. Let's face it, you are taking a big risk by buying a wedding dress online. Number one, you cannot feel the fabrics. Number two, you cannot try the dress on. And number 3, you can't be 100% sure that the color you are ordering is the exact color that you will be getting. On the other hand,  buying your dress online can come with great benefits, like a wide variety of dresses to choose from,  full customization, and better deals than actually walking into a store. Below are a few things that you need to remember when buying a wedding dress online.
Size chart and body type
          Have your measuring tape handy and be ready to compare your results to the company's size chart.  Planning a wedding can be stressful. And our bodies react differently to stress. Some of us eat more when we are stressed out, while others eat less. So, your dress might be either too big or to small a week before the wedding. Not all body shapes are created equal. You need to consider a dress that will flatter your figure. What you see on the model might surprise you when you try it on. Also, don't forget to leave room for alteration when ordering your size.

Return policies and shipment
             Fine prints are annoying.  But, the information is very important. You need to know if the company is responsible for shipping back to their location, and how long you have to return the package once received.  Shopping for your wedding dress early is important if you want to get the  product on time. It also gives you plenty of time to return it. You also need to know if you will get a full or a partial refund if you follow the company's guidelines regarding refunds and returns.

          Before contacting customer service, read their Frequently Asked Questions page. That page usually answer questions that customers like you want answers to. 

Customer service
               Take advantage of their customer service to ask important questions. Does the fabric stretch? What different colors does the dress come in? Can the dress be customized to fit my frame? These are some of the questions you should ask.

Reviews and testimonials
              Companies encourage clients to leave a feedback for two reasons. First, they want to know how they are doing. And second, they want regular people like you to share their shopping experiences with other buyers.  I do most of my clothes shopping online. Needless to say that reading reviews before buying a product or trusting a website is very important to me. So, remember to read reviews and what other customers have to say about the website.
             Once you have a clear picture of the dress that you want to wear, arm yourself with a good credit card and the tips mentioned above, and your shopping experience should be a stress-free one.

*This post is sponsored by http://www.promtimes.co.uk/.
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Nerline Germain
Nerline Germain

Nerline Germain is an auntie, sister, wife and mother. My passion for writing led me to create this little space. I mostly write beauty related articles, but this is also a lifestyle blog. My goal is to share my experiences with you. Hopefully you will learn from my mistakes:-) Contact: chicfromhair2toe@gmail.com. .


  1. i love the last wedding dress... i want to wear that on my wedding day. :)

    It’s a GIRL Thing

  2. These are great helpful tips you right not every bride is lucky enough to walk in and find the right dress. Keeping these tips in mind is a great start.

  3. Vestidos maravilhoso amei cada um, tenha uma semana abençoada.

  4. Size chart is so important when searching for that perfect dress , really enjoyed reading these tips. Will check out the link/store.


  5. Excellent post Nerline with a lot of good information for brides!

  6. Stunning dresses, Nerline. Happy Monday, honey.

  7. Return policy is a must when buying dress online, nice post dear.

  8. Promtimes have some of the best wedding dresses. Great review, sissy. :)


  9. Great tips Nerline! The first dress is my favorite xo

  10. Great review Nerline dear, lovely dresses too. Have a lovely week. xo

  11. I say, make sure you have a great seamstress. LOL

  12. Very important tips; I bought my own wedding dress in a bridal shop after subscribing to lots and lots of bridal magazines about ten years ago. Now, brides have the notion of shopping for bridal dresses online because there are so many online bridal boutiques out there with lots of amazing and beautiful designs; like you said, there is the need to exercise caution.

    The selections featured here are all so beautiful and if I ever want to have a wedding anniversary/renewal, I'll check them out.

  13. I bought my dress online and it came perfect!