Our online wedding dress store is listed as an " authorized dealer" or "authorized retailer" of all Mori Lee Bridal Collections. These are very important phrases to look for when you decide to do your bridal gown shopping online rather than in-store. It means that Brides of America is selling designer gowns directly from Mori Lee, and you will never have to worry about receiving a knock-off, copycat dress.
Shopping for a wedding dress online may be the best option for you if you simply cannot make the time to go to the store, or if the store that you know you want your bridal gown from is too far away from where you live. At Brides of America, we carry only the most exquisite wedding dresses, and we want to make sure that every woman has access to them, not just the lovely brides that are able to travel to our Miami bridal boutique.
Warning Signs of a Possible Counterfeit Dress
The sale of counterfeit wedding dresses has become a huge problem, especially online, but there are warning signs that you can look out for. If you notice any of the following, proceed with caution. You may be looking at a retailer's site that is not authorized to sell the product that they claim to have.
Discount of 50% or more
Weddings can get expensive quickly, and finding a beautiful bridal gown at an incredible price can be very tempting. We are not saying that it's impossible to find the perfect brand-name dress at a great price, but if the discount is more than 50% off, more than likely that's too good to be true.
If a retailer is offering a gown at too low of a price, this could mean that the dress that shows up in the mail is not the one that you thought you were ordering. Instead, it could be their own version, made by an unknown seamstress, with inferior materials and skill.
Lots of unhappy customer reviews
Reviews reveal a lot about a company. Do an online search for reviews posted outside of the store's own website. WeddingWire.com is a great place to start.
No one is perfect, so 1 or 2 bad reviews is a possibility for any company, but if the majority of reviews are filled with angry comments and horrible experiences, then you should definitely stop looking at that retailer. If they have made a large amount or women unhappy with their products, your experience is very likely to be similar.
Retailer's name not on designer's website
Every reputable designer will have a list of places that their gowns are sold. If you cannot find the list, reach out to the company and they will gladly tell you if the store you are researching is actually authorized to sell their products. If the designer has never heard of a store, then you will know that the wedding dresses being sold there are not the real thing.
No clear contact information or guarantees
If the return information and dress guarantees are difficult to understand, it may be because they don't care about actually guaranteeing your satisfaction. Once that company has your money, they are no longer worried about your experience.
Also, if there is no clear contact information listed, or if it is impossible to get a hold of anyone through the phone numbers or emails provided, then that is a store you should not be doing business with. If you do have any problems or questions, you want to be able to talk to someone that can help.
Choose a Store You Know You Can Trust
Brides of America has earned the trust of many extremely happy brides over the years. A quick look through the amazing Wedding Wire reviews that have been left for us will show you that our Miami wedding dress store means what we say, and we only sell the highest quality bridal gowns available. We have even been given the Wedding Wire Bride's Choice and Couples' Choice Awards for the past 8 years in a row!
We exclusively sell all of the Mori Lee lines, and you will find us prominently displayed on their authorized retailer page. Our dresses come in a wide variety of styles at many different prices points, and you will never be pressured into buying a gown that is out of your budget. Our goal is not to make a sale, but to get you into the wedding dress that is perfect for you.
If you have any questions or concerns at all, you can always reach us by phone, email, and even through our social media channels. When you order a wedding dress online from Brides of America, one of our talented bridal consultants will call you within 48 hours to confirm all of the details before the order is officially placed.
Shopping for your bridal gown online can result in you finding the dream dress that you have been searching for, as long as you are careful and keep an eye out for the warning signs we have listed above. If at any point you are in need of assistance, reach out to us at Brides of America. We are always happy to help our customers in any way that we can.
Blog author: Deanna Powell - WhereBridesGo.com