Wedding Dress Buyer Beware!

The International Bridal Manufacturers Association tells us what to look for in counterfeit wedding gowns:

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.

If you receiver the dress, it may be a cheap knockoff version of the gown you fell in love with.
Think stiff, itchy fabrics, uneven seams, discoloration, and unflattering cuts.

Always check the designer’s website before making a purchase.
On every designer’s website, you’ll find a list of authorized retailers. These are the only stores permitted to distribute the designer’s gowns.

If you have a problem with the gown, you’re on your own.
Counterfeit gowns often arrive in wrong sizes and lengths. If it’s even possible to alter the gown, the costs can often exceed the purchase price, negating any discount you received by ordering the gown online.

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. ”

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