Getting ready for the big day is not easy. From planning the whole celebration to sending out fancy invitations and picking up the most show-stealing wedding cake the guests have seen, there’s always too little time and too many things.
But no matter how the prep goes, there’s one thing you can’t really give your “I do” without, and it’s a wedding dress. And one social media influencer from New Zealand named Shannon decided to share her wedding dress haul with 3.14 million YouTube subscribers. Except they were all cheap and ordered online. And that’s a screaming red flag.
You’ve probably heard of the expectation vs. reality phenomenon: when a real item looks a far cry from how it’s advertised on the web. But Shannon is no rookie. “It took so long to figure out what dress was what because they usually take other designers’ dresses and pretend that’s their photo.” So let’s see how it all turned out, and you can already suspect it’s not gonna be picture-perfect.
The Youtuber named Shannon ordered a bunch of cheap dresses online to see if any of them were good
The first thing Shannon tried was a super shimmery and glittery wedding dress for $30
But she said it made her look like “one of those Barbie dolls on top of the Christmas cake”
The second dress for $34 looked “similar-ish” to the picture online but the quality was not that good
This backless floral lace dress cost $16 and, according to Shannon, it’s not a bad option for whoever doesn’t want to spend much on their wedding dress
In the picture, this $13 dress looked exactly like the one Shannon had, but in reality, it was totally different
This $23 deep-neck dress “looks kinda like the picture,” but it doesn’t sit nicely on the skin and is really thin
Shannon found this $16 chiffon dress really cute in pictures, and it was “kinda similar” in reality, but not exactly
This $25 embroidered dress has a beautiful silhouette and Shannon said it fit her as perfectly as she could have hoped for
This $40 dress made Shannon feel like Cinderella, but the bottom looked like a “marshmallow” and it didn’t quite fit her figure
This affordable $19 dress had a rating of 5/5 and looked very flowy in the picture, but when put on, Shannon felt a little “frumpy”
The $17 dress was “made terribly” but the Youtuber loved its beige color
Watch the part 1 video of Shannon trying out the wedding dresses under $40
And this is what people had to say about her cheap wedding dress haul