Online Wedding Gown Shopping in 2024: Tips, Tricks and Mistakes to Avoid

Newly engaged? Congratulations, babe! As a bride-to-be, there's a lot to check off your list leading up to the big day, including finding the perfect gown. We know, the process can be a bit daunting, but luckily at Luxe Redux Bridal, you can do your bridal shopping online with the help of our virtual stylist. One less thing to worry about  consider us your virtual fairy godmother!

Step 1:

Browse our selection of designer wedding dresses online! Our gowns come to us from high end bridal boutiques all over the country, providing you, our lovely brides-to-be, with an expansive range of sizes + styles, all while staying within your set price point! 

#protip: Take a peek at our Instagram to view real brides and inspo from our boutiques to see some of your favorite styles in motion

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 Step 2:

Chat with our virtual stylist, Cait, to help find the perfect dress for your vision - we promise you'll want to be besties with her! When you enter our site, you'll see a chat icon in the lower right hand corner. Click on that button, enter your email, and she'll be there to answer any questions! You'll chat through your vision for your bridal look and discuss online wedding dress options that fit your vibe, price point and style! 

Luxe Redux Bridal virtual stylist chat option
Wondering what size will work best for you? No worries, babe! Bridal sizing runs about 2 sizes small, so your bridal gown may be a few sizes larger than the size of your everyday clothing. Keep in mind that gowns can also be safely altered down about 2-3 sizes without changing the overall style of the dress! Each of our dresses online are accompanied by a size chart specific to that designer, to make your buying experience as easy as possible.

Step 3:

Say yes + complete your wedding gown purchase online! Don't forget to check out our collection of bridal accessories including veils, earrings, necklaces + more to top off your wedding day look!

If you want to try on your dress before purchasing, give our at-home option, Luxe in a Box a try! 

Step 4:

Since all of our gowns are ready to ship, it will arrive to you soon!  Celebrate the arrival of your dream dress + keep it safe until alterations and your big day! Feel free to message Cait on our website for seamstress recommendations, and don't forget to tag us in your wedding day photos! There's nothing we love more than celebrating your big day!

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Mistakes to Avoid When Online Wedding Gown Shopping

1. Buying the wrong size

Like we mentioned above, bridal sizes are a bit different from your everyday clothing. When shopping for a wedding dress online, make sure you use a size chart provided by the boutique or the designer of the wedding dress. Some online bridal stores will even have a virtual stylist, like ours, to help chat through any questions you have about sizing. 

2. Buying the wrong style for you

Keep in mind the styles that you already like on your body! If there's a certain dress that you felt especially elegant and beautiful in, think about what kind of neckline it has, as well as what type of silhouette, and maybe even fabric type! 

Having a solid idea of what type of styles look best on you will help you narrow down the search! If you're not quite sure, give our Luxe in a Box  option a try, or book an in-person bridal appointment at one of our boutiques!

3. Buying your wedding dress before finding your venue

Heading into wedding gown shopping, you may have an idea of what you want! But, a lot can change once you nail down your venue + other design details of your big day! Be sure determine where your ceremony + reception will be held before buying your dream dress, as this may change the vibe of your gown! 


Ready to find your dream dress virtually? Let's go shopping! Prefer to try on in-person? Let's book your bridal appointment!