If the price seems too good to be true, then it is!
Online retailers might show you the same images you see on the designer's website, but more often than not, these photographs are being used without permission, and you will not be receiving the same dress that would be sent from the original designer.
If you even receive the dress, it may be a cheap knockoff version of the gown you fell in love with.
Think stiff, itchy fabrics, uneven seams, wrong color, and cheap lace and beads.
If you have a problem with a gown, you're on your own.
Just because a friend happened to have good luck, doesn't mean you will too. If the gown isn't what you expect, often times contact options are only by email or an international phone number. Good luck getting a response.
What money back guarantee?
Often, counterfeiters promise a money back guarantee. However, you likely won't be able to find any contact information on their website. No contact = No money back.
Always check the designer's website before making a purchase.
On every designer's website, you'll find a list of authorized retailers.
If budget is an issue, talk with us first.
Don't waste your dollars on a deal that sounds too good to be true. Talk to us first about your budget. We have dr?esses in a range of price points and will be respectful of the budget you have in mind.
Alterations are more costly.
A cheaply made, poorly fitting gown costs more to alter, if it can even be altered at all. Some seamstresses won't even alter a gown purchased online because it never looks good, even after hours of work.
Counterfeit Awareness direct from the Designers:
Mori Lee BEWARE OF COUNTERFEITS.
Mon Cheri COUNTERFEIT
"Counterfeit, fake or "knock-off", wedding dresses are created and sold with the intent to defraud consumers. The sale of such goods is illegal in most countries and often shown to utilize child labor as well as fund organized crime and terrorism. Please join Mon Cheri in the fight to eliminate such practices by purchasing from authorized retailers only and reporting fraudulent sellers when found. Do not be another victim!"
Please don't be tempted by the promises of these sites.