Online vs. Reality: Bride Reveals $200 Wedding Dress Fail


| LAST UPDATE 08/30/2022

By Arianna Morgan
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We all know planning a wedding is a pretty pricey ordeal - between the venue, the flowers, the food, the entertainment, and of course, the dress! Brides often spend thousands of dollars on a white gown they'll wear once for a couple of hours, shove it into a box and maybe break it out thirty years later to show their kids. But for the most part, the once very expensive dress collects dust and becomes a simple memory. However, one thrifty bride, Madi, decided to go about her dress a little differently. And in the process, went viral online.

Madi Hannah, a soon-to-be bride in Dallas, Texas, decided to stray away from the standard white gown and instead go with something more representative of her style. After trying on a few $2000 white dresses, Hannah decided that route wasn't for her. So instead, she went online and ordered a custom-made $200 dress without ever seeing it in real life! However, when the package arrived, it was wrapped up in the shape of a ball plastered with duct tape all over it, resembling more of a basketball than a wedding dress! So, she took the unveiling process to TikTok - and users couldn't stop laughing upon the big reveal.

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In the video, which gained over 28.4 million views on TikTok, the bride-to-be shows her audience the struggles of unpackaging the dress, saying, "That's what you get for ordering an online dress for your wedding." Users see Madi takes a pair of baby scissors to the package as she carefully cuts through the layers of tape until she pulls out a pink and blue tulle dress. Despite people thinking she had been sent the wrong dress, the TikTok star shares, "It's exactly what I hoped for… I'm glad I trusted the process."

@littlemiss_madison Thats what you get for ordering an online dress for your wedding! #onlineshopping #wedding #engaged #dress #weddingdress #nontraditionalwedding #90days ♬ origineel geluid - Florian Hamelink

However, not everyone was as thrilled with the final product as Madi was - and you already know the comments went off. Users began comparing the final look to a Christmas Ham, Little Bo Peep, Glenda the Good Witch, and a grandmother's curtains! One user even teased, "It's giving Mary Poppins and cotton candy." Luckily, the bride absolutely loved her dress and laughed with her followers: "I love all the positive and funny things mentioned! I'm super happy, and no one can change my mind about that. So excited for the big day." 

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