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Online or IRL? - Attire shopping

Joey, on September 10, 2018 at 09:03 Posted in Wedding fashion 0 20
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Did you research gowns and suits online, or did you head right to the shops? Did you order any wedding attire online? Was the majority of your attire shopping done online or IRL?

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Latest activity by Monica, on January 19, 2019 at 21:29
  • Monica
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    Monica ·
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    I looked online a lot and did a lot of research online as well. Even ordered my first bridal gown online, but ended up hating it. Went in person to get my gown, and bridesmaids dresses. But have been ordering accessories online such as hair piece, belt, and veil.
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  • P
    Newbie August 2019 Saskatchewan
    Pamela ·
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    I ordered our flower girl dress from Princessly and I was super impressed with the quality and really wish we would have considered them for our bridesmaids dresses as well.
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  • Emily
    Devoted February 2020 Ontario
    Emily ·
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    It is about 50/50. I have done a lot of research, but I have also gone to a lot of stores!

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  • Andrea
    Devoted January 2021 Ontario
    Andrea ·
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    I found the dress I want online (haven't purchased it yet though, waiting a little longer before I do) and it has awesome reviews. I don't care to try it in person. It's a simple, well priced dress. I'm having such a small wedding, I don't need an elaborate dress whatsoever.

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  • Monica
    Devoted June 2019 Ontario
    Monica ·
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    I looked online extensively before making an appointment and going in store to try on dresses. Took a few screen shots and showed the associates in store what I’ve been eyeing online. I did purchase a dress online, that didn’t work out for numerous reasons.

    Would definitely recommend going in person to a store to try on dresses. That way, you get to see what it actually looks like on your body and what the material feels like.
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  • Genis
    Frequent user January 2019 Alberta
    Genis ·
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    So far everything is done in real life. I tried online for bridesmaid dresses but just prefer to see everything in person!!

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  • Kaisha
    Super March 2019 Nova Scotia
    Kaisha ·
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    I looked briefly online just to get a rough idea but I definitely needed to see everything in person.

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  • Vinod
    Featured August 2017 Ontario
    Vinod ·
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    IRL as to know what your getting and the right fitting.
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  • Stephanie
    Master July 2018 Alberta
    Stephanie ·
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    I looked online for ideas but really need to shop IRL to see how it looks on!

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  • Bianca
    Master August 2019 Ontario
    Bianca ·
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    All online first and foremost so I'll have a good idea of what I want in person.

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  • Brittany
    British Columbia
    Brittany ·
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    All in person. I looked at styles online and in magazines like many people, but I would never purchase any of garments online. I am, however, probably going to purchase my shoes online, as they have a very good return policy, and I need a specific height/colour, so it's easier to find online.

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  • K
    Expert June 2019 Ontario
    Kim ·
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    This is definitely an in person thing for me
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  • Alexandra
    VIP November 2019 British Columbia
    Alexandra ·
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    I’ve done a lot of research online but honestly saw the dress style I want in the window of a store! I’ll be going in to try them on in February.
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  • Allison
    Master October 2019 Ontario
    Allison ·
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    I did my research online but ultimately ordered my dress in a shop!

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  • Valérie
    VIP September 2019 Quebec
    Valérie ·
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    I researched the dresses online and wrote down the styles, which I presented to the consultants at my in-person appointments. I'll be buying my dress at the store too.

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  • Leanne
    Expert September 2018 Ontario
    Leanne ·
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    Brought some inspo photos i found online, but everything was in person for the ladies (the bridesmaids and myself), the guys ordered online for made-to-measure suits...but went into an actual store to get measured properly.

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  • Gina
    Super April 2019 Alberta
    Gina ·
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    I looked online at wedding dresses. Then went into the store. I ended up going with a different dress than I was originally looking at.
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  • Megann
    Frequent user September 2018 New Brunswick
    Megann ·
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    I first looked online, then when I had a general idea, I went to the shops, I would never buy a wedding dress online Smiley surprise I bought my veil at the same place I got my dressz
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  • Holly
    VIP June 2019 Ontario
    Holly ·
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    Both kind of.
    For my dress I browsed online to get a few ideas before I actually went dress shopping.
    My bridesmaids also both, one order based on what she found online the others went into the store and picked their dresses.
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  • Tori
    Top October 2019 Manitoba
    Tori ·
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    A bit of both in the end I suppose. I used wedding wire to get a look at what I like in a dress but for the most part it will come down to what is available in the stores and what looks good on me when I try it on rather than just look at it.

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