Avoid Wedding Dress Blues

Some brides bought wedding dresses online from China, and got a big surprise.
6:01 | 11/03/11

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Price of a wedding -- is about 15100 dollars and in these tough economic times some rights to -- are trying to cut that cost. By turning to Chinese wedding -- west -- I can you let's. -- -- -- -- LE Canadian sign good label for -- -- ABC's Elizabeth -- join us living in the investigation -- like you know this is -- you -- only once it's a lot of money it is a lot in some -- on a budget ends up -- not one but two dresses because -- by a Chinese made down and then they buy an emergency replacement we wanted to see the problems for ourselves so we went undercover orders. I'm Chris Ray had been very. Ten years under -- so -- only wet skin 2001 they were both serving in the army and learned they were about to be shipped off to different bases half a world apart. When they said -- rushed wedding -- they also amount to have a real weddings. -- day no matter how -- tomboy issue -- We still -- -- haven't some idea of what our wedding day we'll look -- And what the wedding dress will look like for ice down this -- down was no one but she didn't feel she could afford the thirteen hundred dollar right. Then she found a Chinese website -- was advertising and not cost of the identical dress for just 300 Johnny dollar. They try to rationalize that it would be good to everything else is made in China I don't know how that plan. How bad. This that this is the -- nice to received and here's the real name. McCann believe this is what came I mean it was. He didn't black you know per Allison I mean it just made no sense it it looked like -- middle school projects. -- -- -- Com an online consumer friendly message board has heard similar complaints like the dress was not even finished in the -- here -- -- And it smelled of fish we wanted to see for ourselves so we made producer a leash are fit model. And ordered to bridesmaid dresses for a 120 to 145. Dollars and a wedding -- for 338. Dollars from a variety of Chinese web sites. All we were waiting Friday. Dresses we learned brides aren't the only ones -- -- is definitely feeling. Dress designer Jenny you discovered some Chinese companies are not only copying her designs but using her. Photographs to advertise they -- knockoffs. It bothers me because. I spent a great deal of time designing the -- -- madrassa is marketing them. You showed us real and replica side by side. Yellow color of the counterfeit is often used dresses silk the other polyester and the Hamlet with copy isn't even straight to -- crooked from. And there's rough fabric sticking out cracked boy that's gonna hurt when people might think this is yours definitely does. Dresses we ordered arrived in -- to three weeks as promised. If you're looking for an elegant experience. This news Tokyo this yeah. Do it looks like a frozen Turkey. Packaging also revealed something serious this important code -- our wedding gown is polyester. But some web site -- still. Big difference we're paying for so I wish I guess. Next question how would make it. Answer not well. Apparently it's. Number one just wasn't. Polished this is flapping -- and seeing this -- seemed -- here. -- number two was downright Vermont. When the pier one's here that is just -- plus two -- looks sheet. -- here is that Siegel. So what about the wedding down. On the surface the dress looked fine. But underneath we discovered dirt marks this is the biggest surprise as it relates -- this. News. -- -- -- Ellison's unfinished. Stress the distinctive draping of the design wasn't finished just. In didn't place so I'm -- address and that's okay. More money to get it finished. Bottom line for brides on a budget. -- rounds but don't chop across the ocean it's just it was not wearing them. Yes well I -- only got a 50% refund for the Chinese stress then she ended up spending more money on a replacement dressed totally different dress here in the US. So much for saving money went to the company have to say when you confronted them. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Can you get a good dress from a Chinese -- -- -- web site. You need to be very careful you need to Google the name of the dress and the -- complaints and you want innocent enough that -- -- idea like thanks so much.

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