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Uk based wedding dresses from China?

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I appreciate it isn’t for everyone to get a wedding dress made in China, but being on a tight budget and not really caring about the dress all that much (it’s just something I will wear once, it seems crazy to spend heaps on it), I want to spend no more than £150 on my dress. Ideally under £100.

While there are some brides who have been lucky with Milly Bridal, Landy Bridal etc., these companies are based in China and any returns seem an absolute nightmare. I plan to pay with PayPal (and would prefer buying on eBay for their protection) in case I need to get a refund anyway, but to make a potential return easier and less costly, I am looking for a cheap wedding dress website based in the UK. 

Based on quite a few reviews from the recent years, there are normal quality wedding dresses for low budgets out there, not all are ripped or green etc.
Unfortunately, all the ebay sellers that used to be recommended don’t seem to exist anymore. Any current ebay seller suggestions or websites I could try for my budget? 



  • p00hsticksp00hsticks Forumite
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    Not necessarily made in China and often pre-loved, but have you considered Oxfam Bridal ? Plenty of dresses in budget there

  • edited 3 June 2020 at 2:24PM
    atinybritatinybrit Forumite
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    edited 3 June 2020 at 2:24PM
    Not quite an ebay seller, but have you thought about buying from a high street brand? Dorothy Perkins, ASOS, Monsoon and I think even Boohoo, to name a few. My mum bought her wedding dress from Dotty P's for less than £150. 
    Looking at dresses on auction on ebay could be an idea too. I've seen some stunning ones from sellers with perfect reviews. My wedding is over two years away, but I was almost tempted a few days ago to buy one that was bidding at £12! In the end it went for closer to £50, but still a fraction of what it was originally.

    Edit to add: Chi Chi London, Lipsy.. Also others I've found. 
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