Saturday, December 18, 2004

Buying Bridesmaid Dresses Online?

Anyone out there have any experience buying bridesmaid dresses from an online company as a opposed to a brick and mortar bridal shop?

My youngest sister is getting married this summer and we found some dresses at a bridal shop and also found some online. The thing is -- the ones online are much cheaper, and who wants to spend a lot of money on something you will only wear once and will have beer stains on it by the end of the night anyways.

These look like the 3 dresses (online) that we are narrowed it down to:
http://store.yahoo.com/modernbridalshop/mlbriddreswi1.html
http://www.shopshop.com/1116.htm
http://www.cybernetplaza.com/page.asp?style=1007 (probably w/o the flower)

So - a few questions:
1) Which dress would you choose?
2) Have you had any experience buying bridesmaid dresses online?
3) If so, what were the dresses like? Were they nice or did they feel like they would call apart? Was the sizing accurate?
4) Do you have any expeience with any of the places we are looking at?
5) Any ideas where we can find if these places are reputable and others' experiences?

Thanks!

3 comments:

Lame Shrill Owl said...

Well, the first one is not even listed in the Better Business Bureau Directory (I tried by name, phone # and url).

The other 2 I can pull up a company by the url, but when I click on it it gives me a "Cannot find Server" message - bah!

Meow said...

The first one in lavender!!
The others are so 10 years ago.

Alison said...

I like the first one. The last one could look frumpy on some body types, but the first one is universally flattering.

I don't know anything about buying them online. I would just make sure the purchase is guaranteed, that you can return it at no cost (except maybe shipping)...if they won't do that, then I wouldn't buy from them.