Buying a wedding gown online might seem like the safer choice these days. More brides have been going this route already, partly to save money and enjoy a wider selection. Still, you may have some doubts about buying the most important dress of your life without being able to touch it first. Here are some suggestions to help you find a wedding gown you’ll love without having to go to a brick and mortar shop.
Read the fine print:
Make sure you’re dealing with a reputable retailer. Read your contract thoroughly and get all the details in writing, including the return policy. Many bridal sites publish lists of recommended online shops. It’s also a good sign if they provide lots of detailed information and multiple ways to contact them.
Get a family member or friend you trust to study a tutorial before taking your measurements. Even if you’re trying to lose weight, buy a dress that fits you as you are now. You’ll probably still need a seamstress to make the final alterations, and it’s much easier to take a dress down a size rather than the other way around.
Talk it over:
Look for shops where you can talk by phone with a stylist or at least use live chat. You might have questions that are hard to answer with just a photo. You don’t want unpleasant surprises like finding out your gown is more see through than you thought.
A custom gown will still take months to prepare. As always, work backward from your wedding date to be sure you’re giving yourself sufficient time for shipping and fittings.
Whatever wedding dress you choose, it will look even more beautiful when you have your wedding at Chandler’s Gardens. Our 250 scenic acres, just minutes north of Dallas, are the ideal destination and backdrop for elegant or casual country weddings. Contact us to learn more.