While buying a wedding dress you need to exercise caution as the dresses purchased on auction websites may not be authentic. Fortunately, there are ways to find out if you actually purchased an authentic designer wedding gown.

To ensure the store you purchased from is an authorized retailer, visit the manufacturer’s website and browse retail locations. In case you don’t find it listed use the “Contact Us” link to email or call to ask if the shop is authorized to sell their brand.

Check the pictures on the manufacturer’s website with the wedding dress you purchased and Compare details such as fabric, beading and stitching, to ensure they are identical. If there is an extra sash or the dress is missing a bow, you may have purchased a fake.

Check with the associates the authenticity at authorized dealer. They should be familiar with the intricacies of your dress’s design, and help to easily spot a knock-off.