It is highly unlikely that buying online would replace ‘trying then buying’ from a store but you just never know! As it is said, this is the Age of Technology and almost everything is sold online. There are groceries, snacks, mobile phones, office logistics etc.; so many products are available online that sometimes one doesn’t feel that there is a need to go out shopping. While it is amazing to be able to buy a number of things from the comfort of home, the same cannot be said for a bride’s wedding lehenga. Rahul Gupta from Apsara Sarees, a Delhi based Designer store shares his views about the same.
For a bride, a wedding is her special day which she is going to remember for the rest of her life. On her day of love, she wants to be at her best in an impeccable wedding dress. Can a bride really get that special lehenga online? Or is visiting the store absolutely necessary? Well, since it is a day that is more about the bride than anyone else, the decision whether to buy a lehenga online or from the store is primarily hers to make. But here are some pros and cons of buying the wedding lehenga online as well as of buying it from a store.
Online: What is it that’s good and not so good about buying a wedding lehenga online?
1. There’s a Chance to Scroll and Surf Through Many Wedding Lehengas
While buying a lehenga online, a bride can have a look at numerous attire options simply by scrolling the screen. It is an advantage for those brides who cannot take out time due to busy schedules or move out due to any other reasons.
2. There’s a Possibility to Order From the Comfort Zone
While shopping for the wedding attire online, a bride is free to order from the comfort of her home or while working at the office. Online e-commerce sites are usually user-friendly and allow a bride to order easily in no time.
3. There’s No Trying and Buying
One of the hassles of looking for a wedding dress online is that an online shopping site very rarely allows trying before buying. So if a bride chooses to get her wedding dress from an online site, she has to simply rely on the visuals and descriptions of the attire.
4. There’s No Room for Negotiation
If a bride is used to negotiating the prices before buying anything, then buying the wedding dress might not even seem to be an option for her. However, for a bride who wants to avoid the hassles of bargaining for better prices, online shopping might be a blessing as the prices are fixed.
Store: Now, what is it that’s good and not so good about buying a wedding lehenga from a store?
1. Facility of Trying and Buying
Fashion is one of those industries where people want to first try whatever they intend to buy. With a bride it is even more so as she wants to get everything perfect and rehearsed; she needs to actually see how the dress would look after putting it on.
2. There’s Room for Negotiation
While a bride is buying a lehenga from a store, she is free to negotiate with the owner, the price of an attire which she likes but is a little over her initial budget.
3. There Are of Course Many Options
While buying from the store itself, a bride has numerous options to consider for her wedding lehenga. As mentioned already, she is free not just to have a look but to try the outfits as well.
4. There’s Some Effort That Has to Be Put In
Going from store to store and trying a dress after the other also means one has to put in a lot of effort and time. It isn’t possible for all the brides to go store to store due to busy schedules.
Most brides still avoid buying their wedding lehengas from the various online platforms but it isn’t that lehengas are never brought online. Besides, Apsara Sarees makes a number of sales both online and in their walk-in stores. Moreover, both buying online and in-store have their own pros and cons. However, it is certain that a wedding is an auspicious occasion that is more about the bride than anyone else; it is her day of love so the ultimate choice is solely for her to make.