Updated: Mar 29
Online shopping has now become a trend especially in buying clothes, bags, shoes, and other products because of the convenience that it brings compared to traditional boutique shopping. You can shop anytime you want and anywhere you are and they will just deliver it right at your doorstep in a snap.
If you think about it, this is just the perfect way to unload one of the most time-consuming tasks in a wedding preparation— the wedding dress shopping. No need to hop from one bridal boutique to another. Just browse whatever’s available online and click checkout. Alas, quick and convenient.
But, let me tell why convenience and quick delivery at this point in time does not give you great value for money.
The image of the gown online may not be exactly how it looks in reality.
Let’s face it, the online world is full of distorted facts. After all, editing photos is a trend that everyone seems to enjoy nowadays. From photoshopping their way to a certain place they have not actually visited at all, or to cutting off people’s faces and changing it for someone else’s. Anyone or anything’s actual look can be easily altered online.
What more if it’s a mere wedding gown? In the image, it may look so dazzling, fully-beaded with a perfectly cut neckline and long train. But, there's a big possibility—and many people have experienced this— that you won’t be getting the exact same dress with all those details. So, it’d still be a wise move to just visit a local bridal boutique for you to see the dresses in person.
2. It may not perfectly fit your body proportion.
One of the most important parts of wedding gown related preparations is getting your exact body measurements so the dress fits flawlessly; no loose or tight portions. You don’t want to be wearing a dress for hours that hurts your arm or the neckline unintentionally plunging down, now do you?
Also, in any case that the gown you ordered online is ill-fitting, there’s a low chance that the shop will provide you with alteration services or will allow you to exchange the item for the one with a different size.
Final gown fitting day before the wedding may also not be appropriate here because as mentioned, whether you go one inch down or two inches up, the measurement of the dress remains the same unless you avail a separate alteration service which will definitely add up to your expenses.
3. The gown may be made of poor quality fabric.
It’s so easy to write in the description that the wedding dress is made of high quality fabric and the posted photo may actually look like it but do not be deceived by the mere description. You will never be 100% sure of the cloth material until you feel it through your skin.
There are actually cases, not only in wedding gowns, that the dresses are made so poorly that it won’t even pass as something you would want to wear in front of many people, let alone on your most special day. So, always consider this when you think about buying your wedding dress online, especially from non-reliable shops.
Yes, wedding planning is exhausting especially in finding the perfect wedding dress to the point that it will definitely drain all the energies left in your body. But none of that matter when you finally get to walk down the aisle looking like a floating angel wearing the wedding dress that you have always dreamed of.
Believe us when we tell you that visiting local bridal gown boutiques is worth all your time and effort because they will certainly be with you in this whole journey of fitting all possible wedding gowns in different cuts and styles until you find the perfect one.
Shopping online may probably save you some time and money but it will definitely not going to be worth the hassle and disappointment. After all, you only get married once in a lifetime, it wouldn’t hurt to invest in something that you will forever treasure with the love of your life.
But, let me tell why convenience and quick delivery at this point in time does not give you a great value for money.