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High Mountain Weddings

Should You Order Your Lake Tahoe Wedding Dress Online?

With the holiday shopping season upon us, it occurs to most of us that the online shopping phenomenon has really exploded.  If you ask around, you are likely to find that a large proportion of the people you know did the majority of their holiday shopping on the web this year.  And, that certainly is not a trend limited to your area.  It is something seen throughout the country.  So, with so many items being purchased online, it should be safe to buy your wedding dress in the same manner, right?

Wedding dress vendors are available in large numbers, and there are certainly a number of excellent deals to be found on these websites.  However, there are also certain risks that are involved when buying in this way.  The biggest of those, of course, is paying for something that you don’t receive.  With online shopping exploding as it has, it is less likely to occur today than it once was, but just recently there was an article about a young bride-to-be who fell victim to such a trick, which is why we offer this piece of advice as our first tip:

Be sure that you are buying from a reputable supplier.  There are plenty of review sites, and services like the Better Business Bureau that can help you determine whether or not the vendor is legitimate.  It is also helpful to pay with a service like Paypal, which can help you should you need to issue you a claim against the vendor.

In addition to that problem though, there is also the issue of fit.  It’s not just the initial fit of the dress, but the fit in the days leading up to the wedding.  If you are like most brides-to-be, you are considering a new health regime to get in better shape before the big day, and that can mean cutting several inches from your waistline.  Buying online typically means forgoing that last minute fitting, which is why we offering this second tip:

Be sure to account for the added expense of a personal tailor.  This professional can help take in or let out the dress that you purchased online, in order to ensure a proper fit.

In short, you can absolutely buy a dress online.  Many brides do so, but be sure that you are wise about where, how, and when you buy.  And, take the time to line up a tailor willing to work with the dress before you order.