Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Don't Be Fooled By Counterfeit Dresses

Counterfeit dresses in the fashion industry are a huge problem. Venus Bridal is a well-trusted company that features only the very best wedding dresses and special occasion gowns from talented designers. Occasionally, untrustworthy stores will try to sell a knock-off of one of our gowns and pass it off as the real thing. That results in very unhappy brides, and it throws a big wrench in your wedding planning. 

This blog is meant to help you spot these imposters and avoid an unnecessary disaster. It is much easier to recognize a fake in person, but if you choose to order a dress online, you won't be able to see the inferior quality until it's too late. Here are some ways for you to avoid being fooled by a counterfeit dress.

Check the Venus Bridal Website 
The most important thing to do before you buy any type of brand-name special occasion dress is to make sure that the store you are purchasing it from is authorized to sell for that company. The "Where To Buy" page on our website lists the stores that carry authentic Venus Bridal fashions. All you have to do is type in your location and the distance you are willing to travel to shop, and a list of authorized dealers and their contact information will be at your fingertips. If you do not see a business that you are searching for, you can send us a message through the contact page on our website or email us at We will let you know if they are a reliable source. 

Check the Reviews
You can learn a lot about a business from the comments their customers make about them. There are many review sites, like Wedding Wire and The Knot, where you can find honest opinions from brides that have dealt with that company. Lots of happy reviews will let you know that this company will most likely deliver on their promises, but a string of unhappy customer comments reveals an obvious problem. You are probably safer going to another vendor. 

Check the Contact Information
When you order anything online, you want to be able to get in contact with the seller in case you have any problems or questions. A lack of clear contact information, or no contact information at all, is a warning sign that once these people have your money, you are stuck with whatever they send you, good or bad.  

Check That The Price Isn't Too Good To Be True
Gorgeous gowns can sometimes be found on a clearance rack or sample sale. This isn't because there is anything wrong with the dresses, but the store simply needs room for the new arrivals. That's an excellent way to get a designer dress at a great price. 

On the other hand, if a deal seems too good to be true, then it probably is. Any time that you find a designer dress being sold for 50% or more off of the suggested price, take a very close look at it. Knock-off dresses can be sold with a much cheaper price tag because they are made with inferior fabrics and low quality sewing. In most cases, you get what you pay for. If the price is extremely low, it's probably not real.

Avoid a Wedding Day Disaster
Saving a little money is not a good thing if it causes a big problem for your wedding. There are cases all over the internet of brides telling how the dress that they ordered looked nothing like the one that showed up on their doorstep. Fake gowns often show up made of different materials than promised, and many times even in the wrong color. Sizing is a problem too. 

Having a qualified seamstress fix those mistakes will usually end up costing you more than the real dress would have cost at full price. Unless you are lucky enough to find something last-minute on the sample rack, a wedding dress takes a long time to special order. You may not have enough time to order a new gown to replace the disaster that showed up from the bad company. 

It's always better to be safe than sorry. If you keep an eye out for the warning signs above and visit to make sure the bridal boutique that you are shopping at is an authorized dealer, then you will have nothing to worry about. They will make sure that the most beautiful wedding dress that you found on our website goes home with you, and your wedding day fashion goes off without a hitch. 

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