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8 Stunning Dresses on Etsy and Tips for Finding the Dress of Your Dreams Online


Gold sequin cap sleeve gown by Ouma

Would you consider purchasing your wedding dress online? Many brides are flocking to online sites like Etsy to find their perfect dress, whether that’s a sleek and modern cocktail dress or a vintage lace ball gown. Today we would like to share some pretty dresses and some tips for a great Etsy experience.

Some of the pros of shopping for you wedding gown on Etsy are:

The selection is amazing. Seriously, just about any dress you can imagine is available and if it’s not chances are you can probably find someone to make it for you.

You can shop from anywhere. You don’t need to face the sea of white that is your local bridal shop.

You get to support an independent designer (yay!)

Here are some of our favourite dresses that can be found on Etsy.


1950’s Chantilly Lace ballgown from Miranda’s Bridal

il_fullxfull.539070394_236n-1Lace and organza gown by Leanimal


Vintage 1920’s Gown from ladyscarletts


beaded Art Deco Gown by RebeccaSchoneveld


Futura dress by PetiteLumiereCo


Berkeley Dress by Truvelle


Tips for Buying Your Wedding Dress on Etsy


Ask Questions

If there is something you’re wondering about the dress, about the design process, or shipping dates don’t be afraid to ask. A wedding dress is often a huge investment, so ask questions before buying.


Read Descriptions and Policies

When shopping for your wedding online make sure to read descriptions. This is especially important for vintage, as that is often where notes on the condition of the garment will be listed. Each shop also has policies that will tell you everything you need to know about timeframe, ordering info and return policies.


Read Reviews

On most established Etsy boutique sites there will be reviews from previous customers. Reading positive reviews will give you a good sense of how well the shop treats it’s customers and help you buy with peace of mind. Also, check to see if anyone has reviewed the item you’re interested in purchasing.


Measure Very Carefully

Any reputable boutique on Etsy will have specific measurements of already made dresses or clear instructions on how to measure yourself for a customized or custom dress. Even the most talented seamstress isn’t going to get the fit just right if you have given her the wrong measurements.


il_fullxfull.470635954_og3yCarrie Dress by TheLittleWhiteDress

Last of all, prepare to spend a lot of time browsing through dresses, but isn’t that one of the perks of getting married?

Happy New Year!

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