Why You Should Never Buy Cheap Wedding Dresses Online

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Mar 12, 2015

 The Problem with Cheap Wedding Dresses

All you need to do is a quick Google search for 'cheap wedding dresses' and you will be presented with an array of websites offering cheap copies of designer wedding gowns. These websites are growing in numbers, promising economical alternatives to designer wedding dresses, or cheap copies, made in the Far East. They state that they can create near to perfect copies of the designer gowns out there. But this could not be further from the truth. It only takes a little more searching to find online wedding forums and social media websites inundated with disappointed brides sharing their wedding dress nightmares. It seems that buying a copied wedding dress online can be fraught with issues. Even at our bridal boutique in Uckfield we get regaled with horror stories from brides and their guests who know of people that have had nightmare experiences after buying knock off wedding gowns online! The true reality of these copied designer wedding dresses is that they may look stunning online but in real life they look cheap and poorly made. Instead of using lace from Chantilly, what arrives is polyester from China and 'Beading' on the gowns often turns out to be appliqué. The fact that the copied wedding dresses are almost impossible to return and get money back on just adds to the nightmare.  

Don't be fooled by cheap designer wedding dresses

You don't need us to tell you that (probably) the most important part of your big day is getting the perfect wedding dress. As well as boutiques such as our own, brides commonly purchase dresses from an online retailer. This might seem like a great way to save money, but unfortunately many online retailers are just out there to scam you.

Thousands of brides are being scammed online every year from fraudsters selling fake wedding dresses. Many online companies are advertising images of beautiful dresses but, in reality, this is not always the dress you will be getting. You could be buying a low quality, cheap copy of the item.

Don’t be fooled into purchasing a dress from these companies, if it really sounds too good to be true it normally is.


Knock-off wedding dress Nightmares

On the Facebook group we found called “Knock Off Nightmares”, where brides share their stories of bridal gown disappointments imported in from abroad, one bride said:
 'I bought my wedding dress online, but I am very very disappointed. The dress is from a very bad quality of material. I want to return the product but they don't want to give me the money back. In a few words: they are selling bad dresses, bad quality of material and they are cheating the people.'
I suppose we have to ask why are brides turning to these cheaper copies of designer wedding dresses? Well let’s look at some facts. In 2014 the average UK wedding costs a whopping £21,000. Genuine designer wedding dresses can also cost thousands of pounds. So is it any surprise that many potential brides-to-be are opting to try their luck with a cheap online copy of a design wedding dress? Looking at these costs it’s understandable that brides might be looking to save money wherever they can. But you really cannot ignore the cries of the masses. Fross Wedding Collections strongly suggest you do not ignore the pleas of the multitude of aggrieved brides who have taken to social networks to share their wedding dress nightmares. The message is perfectly clear: Beware the cheap copied wedding dresses available online. If you looking for a bit of a bargain or you wish to save money when it comes to your wedding dress then visit our Wedding Dress Sale page where we sell genuine designer wedding dresses at reduced prices because they are from past collections.

What can you do to protect yourself from wedding dress scams

Fake wedding dress stories are getting far too common now, keep yourself safe by following these simple tips:

Always think before you buy

Although very temping, most items sold online that are far cheaper than other reputable retailers can supply them for are usually nowhere near the same quality as the real item. The poor quality of these fake dresses is never done to the same standard as the original manufacturer. This is the most important garment of clothing you will ever buy, don't chance it on a dress that is not going to make you feel special on your big day.

Check the seller reviews

Whenever buying anything online from a site you haven’t used before, always check reviews and research them thoroughly before exchanging your money. Most sellers have a least some reviews to check over, but you should also check third party sites, like forums, to see what other customers have to say about them. If you can’t find any information or you find negative information, you should stay clear. Beware a lot of fake websites can look very real, so make sure you do fully research the seller before making a purchase.

Don’t trust pictures

Online scammers find quality pictures of wedding dresses and display them on their website to draw you in. Just because the picture on the website looks beautiful doesn’t mean the dress will be. The pictures they use on their websites are from quality dress makers and of the amazing dresses those makers produce. These sellers don’t have the permission or capability to reproduce what you see in those images.

Nice at first, but not by the end of the day

Quality fabrics and great structure are the only things that will keep your gown looking fantastic ALL day. Unfortunately, the materials used in fake dresses are cheaper and don’t hold up to the whole day. Materials tear and catch much easier on cheaper fabric and the stitching doesn’t hold up as well either. To avoid a knock-off wedding dress nightmare, be sure to book an appointment to try on one of our beautiful dresses today. Lots of Love Fross xx