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Tips for Buying a Wedding Dress Online

Updated on September 21, 2014

Online Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

Sometimes buying a wedding dress online, such as on eBay (and maybe especially on eBay), can be a bit intimidating.

Will the dress fit? What if there are anything wrong with the dress? Can you trust the seller? What can you do to protect yourself and make sure you are getting a good buy?

Knowing valuable tips can make buying a wedding dress online easier and help to make sure you get a dress you've dreamed of instead of dealing with a nightmare.

Tips for Buying a Wedding Dress Online

Such as eBay and other online venues

Check seller feedback.

Check shipping prices. If a seller is overcharging for shipping it may not be such a bargain after all.

Ask questions. Asking questions not only makes sure you get the details about the dress you need, but can help you gauge whether you are comfortable with the seller as well. Don't be overly obnoxious with your questions, but a reputable dealer should be willing to answer reasonable questions about things such as measurements and stains. If the seller avoids your questions...avoid them.

Buy a dress size a bit larger than you think you need. Wedding dress sizes are not the same as regular dress sizes (they tend to run two sizes smaller). It's better to get something larger than you think you nned because easier to take a dress in than to let a dress out.

Use PayPal or Credit Card if possible. Both PayPal and credit cards are set up to help protect the buyer if an issue, such as fraud occurs.

Have a backup plan. If the dress you buy on eBay doesn't work for you what can you do instead to make up for it? Does the seller accept returns? Could you re-sell it on eBay or Craigslist? (Possibly for even more than you bought it for? Remember to include the shipping you paid in your price.)

If you follow those tips you will increase your chances of having a good transaction.

Wedding Dresses on eBay

If you have decided to go forward with purchasing your wedding dress online from eBay here is just an example to consider. After clicking on the link you can always search for more with more specific styles, sizes and features you are looking for.

Wedding Dresses at Amazon

Shopping online for wedding gowns at Amazon can seem a bit less intimidating because of its reputation. Even though many dresses sold there are from individual sellers, much like eBay, it has policies and customer service in place that make it easier to deal problems should any arise.

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