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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.
Milanoo is another Chinese Wholesaler company. They offer a large selection of products beyond wedding dresses including costumes, holiday supplies, jewelry, wigs and much more.
The prices are very cheap, but the quality is very cheap as well. The wedding dress pictures shown on the website are pictures from designers. They are the template for what the wedding dress will be made to look like, but will not be the same wedding dress.
Many of the complaints we found included poor quality, wrong sizing (even when the accurate measurements are submitted for a custom wedding dress), and poor customer service when trying to return the wedding dress.
There is a nice reference section in the FAQ's about style advice for wedding dresses. It explains which styles of wedding dresses are best for different body types. Free shipping is offered for wedding dresses over $75. There is a 7-day return policy and a 15-day exchange policy for wedding dresses with "quality problem" - which is ultimately up to the company's discretion. You need to be sure to read and be comfortable with the full return and exchange policy before making a purchase, as there is specific wording that can prevent you from returning your wedding dress.
Due to the poor quality of wedding dresses and customer service complaints, Milanoo receives a low rating.
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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.
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:
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!
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