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Yes I totally agree I have tried on a. Few but still have this dress stuck in my mind! But I am going to keep looking in stores and see if I can find anything or possible create the look I want
If you really love a dress I say don’t order it online go get it custom made! It’s what I’m doing for my wedding and I couldn’t be happier. I’m a very non traditional bride and couldn’t find a navy blue dress anywhere so I looked a few dress makers up and found a fantastic dress maker who fit my budget and made me the dress of my dreams! Best of all it’s truly your own gown and it will fit you perfectly on your wedding day!
I think it depends on where you're ordering your dress from. I would definitely look for a reputable store like LULUS, 1861, Morning Lavender, Nordstrom. If you're looking at custom dresses from ETSY, like the other responses.. beware. I've had friends who ordered their bridesmaid dresses and the sizes and color were incorrect. For a wedding dress, I definitely wouldn't risk it since it's like a very important day for you.
I think Tori hit the nail on the head, if it's from somewhere generic (i.e. Wish, Etsy) there's definitely the worry of it not showing up or being completely wrong. I'd order now that way when it comes and it's not at all what you thought, you have time to find something else.
Actual dress designers (like 1861.ca) they are usually pretty reliable, but read the reviews carefully! Again, I'd order now and have time to find a plan B if necessary.
Have you had any in-store appointments to try on dresses? I would still go in-store and try on different styles so you know what looks good on your body. Some styles looked good on models, but did NOT work on me. You don't have to buy anything (unless you fall in love) but you get a chance to see what different dresses look like on YOU!
I would say it depends on where you are ordering from - is it some place like etsy/wish or is it more like a specific designer whose dresses are in store but just not that one? If it's the first - only order if it's not all of your budget and do it ASAP in case it isn't perfect or doesn't show up in time. If it's the second option - I would say it's safe to order it but to still order it ASAP as it's being ordered online.
If it's that perfect! I would order it NOW! I see your wedding is a year out so I would order it asap, see how you like it! If it works, GREAT! If not, you have time to try and sell it and get another one!
I am sorry as well, I agree with Kelsie. If you have tried dresses on previously and know that style looks good on you there is more of a chance of it working out, however, sometimes the way online ordering works expectations vs reality are upsetting. I have went to try on sooo many wedding dresses and every designer was different with sizing which was so frusterating. I went to a high end boutique and normally was size 12 and I was a 20 in their store! I was mostly 12-14 in other stores depending on the type of dress.
Ahhhh! I don’t want to be a negative nelly but I wouldn’t do that personally.
I ordered a dress months ago for my engagement photos and it looked amazing on the model in photos. When I ordered it - it was awful on me. Alterations wouldn’t have made it better sadly.
I think what you can do is get a picture of the dress and bring it into salons! They can probably find something really similar for you to try on.