Best Reviews TopConsumerReviews.com Best Wedding Dresses Best Reviews
Best Reviews
      November 17, 2018

Home  >  Wedding Dresses  >  House of Brides vs Light In The Box

Best

Wedding Dresses

  1. BHLDN
  2. David's Bridal
  3. Zappos
  4. eDress Me
  5. House of Brides
  6. Milanoo
  7. Top Wedding
  8. Eric Dress
  9. Light In The Box

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Your Information Is Secure
Beauty Tips Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Bunk Beds

Charm Bracelets

Dating Sites

Eczema

Flower Delivery

Guitar Lessons

Hair Loss

Lice

Menopause Relief

Online Stock Brokers

Watches

 

Individual Reviews

Best Bridal Prices

BHLDN

David's Bridal

Zappos

eDress Me

House of Brides

Milanoo

Top Wedding

Eric Dress

Light In The Box

 

Disclosure: We pay our reviewers for their reviews. We are not compensated by companies for their reviews, but we may be compensated for links and advertisements on our website. Click here for details.

Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

House of Brides vs Light In The Box

Best Wedding Dresses

To help you find the Best Wedding Dresses, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth comparison of House of Brides and Light In The Box.

To see ALL of our reviews for the Best Wedding Dresses, please Click Here

A wedding is one of the most special and memorable times of a woman's life. When getting ready for such an important day, every bride wants to feel attractive and confident. That all starts with a beautiful, well-fitting wedding dress.

Finding the right wedding dress, however, can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience. Driving from store to store, trying on different wedding dresses, and agonizing over limited selections can quickly turn the event into a nightmare.

Continue reading below reviews

Best Reviews

2018

Wedding Dresses Reviews

3 stars
House of Brides

HOUSE OF BRIDES Visit Site

Cost:

Starting from $130

House of Brides is an online wedding store that has multiple retail locations in the Chicago area. Unlike some of the lower-rated companies in our review that feature knock-off designer wedding dresses, House of Brides sells the actual designer wedding dresses at discounted prices.

Interestingly, online prices for House of Brides are much cheaper than their retail locations. This is important, because they don't honor the Internet prices in the stores. We found some poor reviews of the customer service in House of Brides stores, as well as complaints with delays in receiving wedding dresses when the stores had to order them directly. The owner of House of Brides was also in the news recently for pleading guilty to fraudulent sales tax returns. It seems that ordering online is a better option than buying in the store.

The website is an average looking website. The search for your wedding dress can be narrowed down by many categories including designer, price, neckline, waistline, fabric, sleeve length and much more. They do not offer alterations through their website and suggest that you try on the wedding dress at a bridal store before ordering to make sure the wedding dress is what you want. Of course, once you receive the wedding dress you can find someone locally who can make small changes for you.

Free shipping is offered on all wedding dress purchases. Unfortunately, House of Brides does not accept any returns whatsoever. Once the purchase is complete, the order cannot be cancelled or returned. That is a large risk, especially since some people may not be able to see the wedding dress in person.

Despite the good selection and fair pricing, House of Brides drops in our ratings due to some website functionality issues and the lack of any return policy.

Visit Site

1 star
Light In The Box

LIGHT IN THE BOX Visit Site

Cost:

Starting from $59.99

Light in the Box is a Chinese Wholesale company with over 95,000 products that include wedding dresses, cell phones, health and beauty products, outdoor sports, and much more. The categories of wedding dresses are listed on the left side, offering many different options to select from. The website is organized well and has a clean look.

Each wedding dress ordered is either custom made or tailored to the customer's measurements. This causes the wedding dress to be shipped at a minimum of 16 working days from when the order is placed. The shipping costs vary based upon each item, they are calculated at checkout.

The website looks nice, but with a little more research about customer's experiences purchasing wedding dresses from Light in the Box, we have grave concerns about their quality of wedding dresses and customer service. There are more complaints listed about this company then any other company we reviewed. Many of the complaints have to do with the extremely poor quality of wedding dress received, stating that the wedding dress pictured on the website does not reflect the quality of wedding dress received.

The website states that the pictures shown with the model and the wedding dress are taken in their studios, but we found the same exact pictures listed on many other company's websites. These pictures in fact come directly from the wedding dress designers themselves, showing the falsehood in Light in the Box's claims. Other complaints involve trying to contact customer service and not being able to get a hold of a real person. We repeatedly called the phone number listed and could not get a live person on the phone either.

The return policy makes the customer believe that it should be an easy process to return a wedding dress. However, we found many complaints that once a customer was able to get ahold of the company, they often received the run around and were told the wedding dress could not be returned.

There is too much negative feedback on this company for us to recommend it. With several better wedding dress options available, we suggest you shop elsewhere.

Visit Site

Continued from above

Shopping for a wedding dress online can alleviate all of these frustrations. With the click of a mouse, you can browse through hundreds of wedding dresses from a variety of top wedding dress designers. You can find wedding dresses in all different sizes and colors, and often at a much lower cost than anything you can find in a local store.

However, not all wedding dress stores are the same. You should consider a few important factors when starting your wedding dress shopping effort:

  • Selection. How large is the wedding dress selection? A large number of wedding dress designs will increase your chances of finding the perfect wedding dress to suit your body type, budget and preferences.
  • Cost. How does the price of the wedding dress compare with other stores? Are you getting a great price, or are you paying a premium? Does the store only cater to high end wedding dresses, or do they offer a selection that anyone can afford?
  • Return Policy. In the event you're not happy with your wedding dress once it arrives, are you able to return it for a full refund?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best wedding dress stores available today. We hope this information helps you find that perfect wedding dress for your beautiful wedding!

Sharon Tate's sister explains why she's giving away star's iconic wedding dress: "ėIt's hard to let go'

Nearly 50 years after Hollywood star Sharon Tate passed away, her younger sister Debra Tate is letting go. The 66-year-old is putting up many of her famous sibling's prized possessions for auction wit...

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 02:12:00 GMT



Indianapolis came together to retrieve bride's stolen wedding dress

Jessica and Jake Blackwell were just planning ahead. They were going to take Jessica's bridal gown, a little muddied from their August wedding, to the cleaners, so they put it in the trunk of Jake's c...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:00 GMT



David's Bridal to file for bankruptcy, but says dress orders, appointments not affected

David's Bridal will file for bankruptcy, the nation's leading wedding retailer said in a statement on Thursday. But it reassured customers that dress orders and bridal appointments would not be affect...

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:40:00 GMT



Texas Woman Celebrates Her Divorce By Blowing Up Her Wedding Dress

A Texas divorcee showed that she knew how to go out of a marriage with a bang when she celebrated her divorce being finalized by blowing up her wedding dress. According to the Star-Telegram ...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 09:18:00 GMT



Zac Posen Shares Photo of Princess Eugenie's Wedding Reception Dress from the Back

Last month, Princess Eugenie wore two different gowns on her wedding day. She walked down the aisle in a gorgeous Peter Pilotto wedding dress designed to show off her scoliosis scar (which almost brou...

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 06:45:00 GMT



New Pics of Princess Eugenie's Second Wedding Dress Show It Also Highlighted Her Scars

In a month full of tension and fire, let's return to the comparative tranquility of October with one of our favorite moments of the month: Princess Eugenie's wedding. The royal made a beautiful blushi...

Published:  Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:13:00 GMT



Designer Stella McCartney unveiled the bridal gown inspired by Meghan Markle's wedding reception dress

McCartney just unveiled a gown inspired by the bespoke white, high-neck dress she designed for Meghan Markle for her wedding reception at Frogmore House on May 19. The Duchess of Sussex famously ...

Published:  Wed, 14 Nov 2018 12:42:00 GMT



Stella McCartney Launched a Bridal Line That Includes Meghan Markle's Wedding Dress

If you want to feel like a literal princess on your wedding day (and let's be honest, who doesn't) you might want to turn your attention toward Stella McCartney's new bridal line. The label has relea...

Published:  Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:11:00 GMT



Share Us!    Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Twitter Share TopConsumerReviews.com on LinkedIn Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Google+ Share TopConsumerReviews.com on Pinterest

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure