Wedding gowns can be expensive. No wonder brides hunt for a bargain, often online.
But brides beware of counterfeits! You risk getting ripped off by counterfeit sites that lure you into buying by showing you the manufacturer’s photo of the dress. You think you’re getting the real thing at a fraction of the cost.
But it’s really a scam. Either you never get the dress or the one you receive looks nothing like in the picture online. What a factory in China sends you is a shoddy imitation with sloppy sewing, flawed fabric, cheap embellishments and an unflattering fit.
Worst of all, you’re most likely out your money. It’s almost impossible to get a return or refund.
I encourage every bride to shop at a retailer authorized by the designer to sell their wedding gowns. Important note: if you see a picture of a Michelle Bridal gown for sale on the Internet you can be sure it is a fake. The Michelle Bridal Collection is sold strictly in fine bridal salons. Any website selling the collection is using the images illegally. Not sure? Check our store locator for an Authorized Retailer near you.
Don't risk your dream wedding dress turning into a nightmare.
By the way, the scam is not limited to the bride. Chinese counterfeit sites sell fake mother of the bride dresses, bridesmaids and wedding guest dresses. Be sure your entire bridal party is aware they could be scammed.