Would you buy your wedding dress online? | The Tylt
Would you buy your wedding dress online?
There are just as many brides who love shopping for their wedding dress as there are who hate it. Regardless, no one can deny the benefit to being in the dressing room, trying on the actual dress.
This is one of the most important days of your life, and whether you're going white-glove formal or dressy casual, you still want to look picture-perfect, from the vows to the farewell. Most brides feel the only way to ensure this happens is by going to stores to shop and try on potential dresses. Your wedding day is not the time to risk a bad fit.
Wedding dresses and the boutiques in which they live are extraordinarily expensive. According to Fox Business, a wedding dress costs $1,100 on average. That means instead of going on a substantial vacation, you're opting to purchase a gown you will wear for maybe six hours and then never again.
Despite Fox's average rate, there are many gorgeous gowns at a drastically lower price-point found online. It's hard to say "no" to a dress that only sets you back $100 or less if you have the option.
Sure, there's a sense of discomfort when purchasing a dress without trying it on, especially if you're in a time crunch, but at the end of the day, everyone has to prioritize their budget—purchasing your dress online is one way to do it.
As you can imagine, buying a wedding dress without trying it on first is a recipe for disaster. There are endless horror stories of brides seeing something online and getting something completely different in return.
The only way to ensure the dress looks the way you want it to is to try it on in person. Anything less puts all of the planning that goes into your wedding at risk.
Trying on too many dresses is one of the major "don'ts" of wedding dress shopping anyway. By buying your wedding dress without trying it on, you eliminate the entire fanfare of having everyone close to you watch you parade around in pointless gowns. If you never try your dress on before you purchase it, you don't have to leverage your mother's opinion with your future mother-in-law's. You can also completely avoid the inevitable hurt feelings that will ensue when your friends don't like the dress you do.
By buying online, you streamline the process. Everyone is a winner.