DidoBridal is an online fashion boutique specializing in wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and formal evening wear for similarly special occasions. Quinceañeras, Bat Mitzvah Princesses, Prom Queens, and Brides-to-be can all find something special for their special day on DidoBridal.
The wholesale boutique site based in Hong Kong never became particularly popular or well-knowns and is now finally offline. DidoBridal was in violation of copyright and trademark laws, so it was blocked after a lawsuit. Don't be too sad about it, there are a lot of Chinese online shops with great dresses and prices available, that work according to the law and offer you a large range of fashion you're looking for.
The Panda always has room in her closet for some special gowns, and we couldn't pass up on the oppurtunity to try out this relatively unknown contender among Chinese Wedding Boutiques. Not even the ridiculously high shipping cost could dissuade the Panda from her civic duty to inform and protect savvy web-shoppers everywhere!
We ordered two dresses: one more expensive and flashy, another more basic and cheap. The order, sent to our German Office, arrived just barely within the 4-week estimated delivery period. We were particularly impressed with the quality of the more expensive Bridesmaids gown, which was very well tailored. The cheaper dress was of a distinctly lesser quality but it was acceptable considering the price. Read on for our in-depth review of the ordering process, shipping costs, and more!
DidoBridal gives you the option to pay without creating a DidoBridal account first by registering as a Guest. DidoBridal members can get sales announcements and coupons sent to their email, but there's not much other reason to register.
Regardless of how you proceed, you will be able to pay with Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard), Western Union, or Money Gram. Unfortunately, DidoBridal does not accept PayPal payments.
|Credit Card|| |
|Easily used here, as everywhere: just plug in your card info and wait for your order.|
|Western Union||Western Union is an offline payment method that requires you to bring cash to a Western Union office and send it as a money order for an extra fee. Beware of international wiring charges.|
|MoneyGram||MoneyGram is like the British version of PayPal. You can use it online, or go into a MoneyGram store|
Once you've found the dress of your dreams, DidoBridal requires a Processing Time of 15-20 business days before they ship your order. You'll have to remember to add the processing time to your shipping time in order to figure out exactly when your order will arrive.
You have 3 shipping options to choose from. The prices will vary depending on the shipping address and order weight, so be sure to pay attention on this page to choose the shipping option that best fits your time frame and budget. EMS (5-8 workdays), DHL and UPS (both 3-5 workdays) are available.
Customs is a tricky business. Most of the time, you'll never hear from them or see them. Rarely will you ever need to pay any extra fees associated with them. But when you do, either because of an improperly filled out declaration form or a random mail check, it's always best to know what to expect.
We recommend reading up on your country's rules and regulations regarding international shipping and customs fees in case your order makes an unexpected stopover at your local customs office.
For shipments entering the US, extra taxes and fees on your product are possible. Not every item is taxed when entering the country, and the majority are only subject to a nominal processing fee of between $2 and $9 in the case of a random customs stop. The amount to be paid, however, can vary widely depending on the product and how it’s sent. If you are concerned about your item, or are planning to order goods in excess of $500, it is worth it to check with the Customs Office at the port of entry to confirm any extra fees.
Any extra taxes or duties on your shipment will either be paid at your door when the mailman drops it off, or the package may be held at your local post office. In which case, you will need to go pick it up and pay any applicable fees in person.
DidoBridal only allows cancellations and refunds within the first 48 hours after payment confirmation. Items reported within 12 hours of payment confirmation are eligible for a full refund. Items that are reported within 12 and 48 hours of delivery are eligible for 50% refund. In both cases, DidoBridal will reimburse all shipping costs. 48 hours after receiving the payment confirmation, orders may no longer be canceled and the customer will be responsible for all fees associated with the order.
If your dress arrives defective, damaged, or in a different size/color than ordered (look up DidoBridal's size chart!), DidoBridal requires that you report the problem within 3 days of delivery. You will then be offered an exchange or store credit equivalent to the value of the dress.
Special Orders (Dresses tailored to client specifications different from those available on the site) and Clearance Items (any item offered at a discount not requiring a coupon code, or any item that is no longer kept in stock) are not accepted as returns.
Check out DidoBridal's "Promotion Zone" (accessible via the banner across the top of the site) for the best deals on the site. Dresses aren't always listed there, but when they are you can save big money.
DidoBridal was worth a look if you were on the hunt for a custom-tailored dress for a special occasion. Unfortunately it is offline now, so you have to choose a different online shop to go dress shopping. We've listed a few options under the category "Alternatives" below.
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|Free Shipping for all orders, large fashion selection ranging from dresses to every day street fashion. Not a lot of bridal wear but lots of fun party and special occassion dresses|
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|Huge selection of dresses and gowns for weddings, receptions and special occassions|
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|larger selection of dresses for weddings, proms, quinces, and all others special occasions. Free Shipping on orders over $130.|