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You probably have a friend who has ordered the “perfect” bridesmaid dress online, then receives the dress and looks nothing like the picture, is the wrong shade of blue and doesn't even come close to fitting. If not, we are sure you can find a bunch of examples of it online! Today, we are going to share some reasons why you should never purchase your dress online, whether you are a bridesmaid or the Mother of the Bride/ Groom!

If it Sounds Too Good to be True…

Well then it probably is! There are so many online websites that have inexpensive, yet beautiful gowns (or at least that’s what the picture seems to show) that you can have at your door in no time! That means you don’t even have to leave your house to go shopping, and you can try it on in the comfort of your own home! Although that does sound nice, we can't even guess how many women have spent numerous hours ordering online and sending back dresses only to show up at our store with nothing to wear a week before the wedding. When you order online, so many times the dress that comes looks nothing like the picture. Being a part of a wedding is pretty stressful (even when it isn’t your wedding!!), so you don’t want to add stress to the mix when ordering online, and you get a dress in the mail that looks horrible. At Beside the Bride, you can avoid this fiasco by simply stopping in for a visit—we are always here to help!

 You won't get this experience online!! 

You won't get this experience online!! 

Shipping Sadness

Even if you found the perfect dress to stand beside the bride, there is always a chance it doesn’t make it to you. Shipping issues happen too often, things get lost, and gowns can even be ruined before they make it to your doorstep. You want to know how you can avoid this issue—well, if you come into Beside the Bride, this issue won’t even cross your mind! Online shopping sounds like a good idea in the short-run, but there are so many issues you can run into!

Sizing Concerns

I am a four in the bust, a six in the waist and a ten in the hips, what size do I order?  Sizing is never consistent  when it comes to any sort of clothing for women—so if you shop online, how do you know?!  All bridesmaids dresses and mother-of gowns have various size charts and run differently according to designer.  When you come into Beside the Bride, you can try on different colors, sizes, and fit combinations so you can ensure you are ordering exactly what you want.  Instead of searching hours and hours on pages and pages of different dresses, you can come into Beside the Bride and see the different shades of colors, feel the luxurious fabrics and experience the fit of our amazing designers! Our expert consultants know every gown in the boutique and will make you look unforgettable!

 You won't get this experience online!!

You won't get this experience online!!

Online shopping may be great for some things, but you don’t want to mess around when finding the perfect dress for standing beside the bride! Whether you’re a bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride, or Mother of the Groom, we are here to help you!