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Ordering dress online?

So when I went dress shopping I flew out to Denver to go with my best friend and then I went home to Wisconsin to shop with my mom and sisters and between those two trips I managed to find THE dress that I want. I know there are salons that carry the designer around here, but I also know that I could order it online for about 15% off (and it's a reputable website, not one of those places that recreates the gown in China). Has anyone else ordered their wedding gown online? How did it turn out for you? Any problems? Is it worth the extra money to have the peace of mind that the store will keep the dress for me and that I will be able to march in there if there's a problem? Or would you feel comfortable keeping it in your own closet until the wedding?

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    edited December 2011
    in all honesty, id find a shop that carries it, and bring a print out of the dress online and see if they will price match... if not, then you have to add in the shipping fee, and alterations fee that could add an additional $300 to the price... Where as some salons include free alterations in their prices...and yes the peace of mind that its the right dress and you dont have to worry about it shipping to you in a box...(im assuming?)
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    edited December 2011
    what is the site, my FI is having a hard time finding her dress.  She doesnt want anything with toole, or any of those hoopy poofy dresses.
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    jtheissjtheiss member
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    edited December 2011
    It's www.houseofbrides.com. They carry a lot of different designers. It may not help her much in terms of finding a non-poofy dress, but when she finds one she likes they carry most designers (but not all - like they don't have Maggie Sotero) at a discount.
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    edited December 2011
    brad i hope ur FI knows that most dress pictures are shown w/ extra crinoline under it....and that is Extra...not all dresses come looking that "poofy" - mine certiainly did not and i had to buy the extra crinoline...how come she isnt on here?
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    edited December 2011
    i bought my dress at House Of Brides in denville, nj - they had alot of dresses and great prices....if you do go there  Judy is the owner who is amazing and Shana is one of the sales girls who i almost hired to help me get ready the day of ...i couldnt have been happier w /them.
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    edited December 2011
    cher, if you guys think I dont have a filter, her's is even less.  She would have told off half the people here in a week.  She would just flat out say you are a moron if you do ____ and the ____ is probably something that half the people here do.for example she would say anyone who has a photobooth, popcorn or cotton candy machine, might as well get married at the meadowlands and the bride can dress up as the bearded lady.
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    edited December 2011
    ok cotton candy and popcorn maker i agree.,..but anyways...my main point is, dont assume what a dress looks like by how the bride is wearing it in the picture.. the bride doesnt have the shapes, curves that your fi or any girl has and the "poofiness" in most cases is always extra(ie the crinoline)
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    edited December 2011
    cher, that is good to know, she had rules of how I had to propose so I have rules about her dress.   No toole, and no hoopy poofy thing.
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    edited December 2011
     wow - ill keep my mouth shut on that comment lol (regarding the rules on your proposal)but yea - i saw my dress online at the designers website - i tried it on and i wanted it to flair out and it layed straight - was like WTF - then add in the $65 double crinoline - and wallah! I had my poof! lol
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    edited December 2011
    cher this isnt china, you have free speech, and you are entitled to your opinion, go for it
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    edited December 2011
    lol oh thanks brad...nah im good! :)
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