For a dress that you'll (hopefully) wear only once in your life, wedding dresses can be very expensive, prompting a lot of brides to hunt for ways to save some money. Sometimes, things work out, but other times, the dress can leave a LOT to be desired! These images show some of the worst dresses that brides and bridesmaids have received when trying to save!

If you've ever been let down when ordering a dress online, we'd love to see a comparison of your expectations and the results.

(h/t: dailymail)

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Wedding Dresses: Ads Versus Reality

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RubyBlack
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is like when you see a McDonalds burger in the picture vs the reality... ! :(

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Wedding Dresses: Ads Versus Reality

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EveCooper
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

a lot of the dresses here look like they need a petty coat to wear like the models.

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LeslieKeating
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This is really not the same dress. I don't know if the bride asked to have some of the beading removed...but not same dress.

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AlisonLaurie
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bad Knockoff. Not even close. You get what you pay for.

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Space Dolphin
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it looks like someone stuck see through toilet paper on to a tank top

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#11

Horrible Wedding Dress

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IreneLundrigan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Again, not too bad. Not perfection, but may look great on the right woman.

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IreneLundrigan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this isn't too bad, just needs alterations tailored to the wearer Most of these are fine , just need the proper undergarments & adjustments

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chchMP
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Come on , when you looked at this photo did you really think you could fix into a size "Zone" come on even I wouldn't put myself though that

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P.BruxFHell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't think the one on the right is a Vivienne Westwood too. Cheap knock-off!

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FionnualaJohansson
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's the Crown Princess of Sweden right there. #UselessTrivia

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Wedding Dresses: Ads Versus Reality

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SteveSiz
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lovely dress, needs better undergarment.. and would be really hard to look at the hole in her head

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IreneLundrigan
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this 1 is not 2 far off of the mark it needs 2 be altered to fit the wearer- most of these just need some alterations and they will be fine

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CarlSchultz
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love the dreary hallway context of reality.

#30

Horrible Wedding Dress

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LyoneFein
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I wish people would just buy dresses that fit their own bodies-- AND they need to have professionals do alterations for them.

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Bethanyhill
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This one is good but maybe just a little more lace

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NicoleVillacorta
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I actually think the knock-off dress isn't too bad. I like the idea of the added color too.

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