Why you don’t buy your wedding dress online: Bride-to-be is left disappointed after the $100 second-hand gown she ordered looked VERY different in person

  • Meaghan Taylor, 23, of Prince Edward Island, Canada, ordered a dress online
  • The $100 second-hand wedding dress looked stunning in the listing photograph
  • But when it arrived, Meaghan discovered it was nothing like the picture 

A bride-to-be was left disappointed after the wedding dress she ordered online looked nothing like the photograph. 

Meaghan Taylor, 23, from Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Canada, bought the $100 second-hand wedding dress from a private seller on e-commerce platform Wish.  

The accompanying photo showed a stunning princess-style wedding gown with lace sleeves and an elegant v-neck. 

Meaghan Taylor, 23, bought the $100 second-hand wedding dress from a private seller on e-commerce platform Wish but was disappointed when she tried it on (pictured)

Meaghan Taylor, 23, bought the $100 second-hand wedding dress from a private seller on e-commerce platform Wish but was disappointed when she tried it on (pictured)

The photo on the listing showed a stunning princess-style wedding gown with lace sleeves and an elegant v-neck, pictured, but the dress looked very different in person

The photo on the listing showed a stunning princess-style wedding gown with lace sleeves and an elegant v-neck, pictured, but the dress looked very different in person

But when the dress arrived, Meaghan discovered it was an ill-fitting frock that bunched up when she put it on. 

The mother-of-one, who is planning to marry fiance Keith Reid, 30, next summer, said: ‘I was blown away by what I received. 

‘It looked nothing like the photo when I ordered it. I was pretty heartbroken, but I couldn’t help but laugh.’

Meaghan said she contacted the private seller on Wish who initially refused to give her a refund.

Meaghan bought the dress (pictured) from a private seller but received a very different frock

Meaghan bought the dress (pictured) from a private seller but received a very different frock

The photographs led Meaghan to believe she was buying an elegant, flowing gown

The photographs led Meaghan to believe she was buying an elegant, flowing gown

She added: ‘I did ask for my money back. But they had told me I needed the original packaging and the box it had come in, which I didn’t keep.

‘I then proceeded to tell them that this ruined my wedding as I was expecting the dress in the photo.  And they finally returned my money.

‘We hope to get married once the Covid restrictions are lifted, next summer is our plan.’

The mother-of-one, who is planning to marry fiance Keith Reid, 30, next summer

The mother-of-one, who is planning to marry fiance Keith Reid, 30, next summer

The bride-to-be (pictured) saw the funny side and posted about the mishap on Facebook

Meaghan's engagement ring

The bride-to-be (pictured) saw the funny side and posted about the mishap on Facebook

Meaghan shared the mishap on Facebook, writing: ‘On another episode of what we ordered and what we actually got. My face tells exactly how I’m feeling. Show me your online fails.

One woman commented: ‘OMG.’

Meaghan added: ‘It was too funny not to post. I’m sure a lot of people will get a kick out of it. I’m glad it made everyone else’s day just like it did mine.   

Meaghan said she was pleased people saw the funny side, just like she did. Pictured, with her fiance and son

Meaghan said she was pleased people saw the funny side, just like she did. Pictured, with her fiance and son

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