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Thursday, March 31, 2011

e-Checks (PayPal)

We don't accept checks usually because they are a headache.  Unfortunately, when a customer orders through PayPal, its possible to do an e-Check.

My wife has heard the most amazing stories from when we did accept checks on why we have not received a check.  Lots of promises and often, the promised check never arrived. 

In order to keep our life simple  we prefer:
  • Order Received, paid, ship ASAP 
Instead of:
  • Get order, payment is a check, remind person to send us the check, check not received so we send a reminder, keeping order in limbo until either check is received, or we cancel the order.
Which is why we stopped accepting checks.  Simple is good.

But if you accept PayPal, you can't block e-checks

Here is the note PayPal sends when a person uses an eCheck.

If the person does
XYZ (something@some e-mail.com ) has sent you an eCheck payment of $ XX USD.
It usually takes about 3-5 days for you to receive the money (estimated: date range). We recommend that you wait until the money arrives before shipping items. We'll email you when this eCheck payment has been deposited into your accoutnt.

Which is a challenge.  If a person adds a credit card to their PayPal, the payment is instant and avoids the delay.

Soon as the eCheck clears we send out the order to avoid the check bouncing.
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Moving Up Dresses

We're putting pretty Moving up dresses on sale! Grab them now while they're still super affordable :)

White Satin Bodice with Layers of Tulle Skirt Flower Girl Dress Blue Satin Short Gathered Bubble Dress with Matching Bolero Jacket
White Satin Bodice with Layers of Tulle Skirt Flower Girl Dress
List Price: $75.00
Our Price: $44.99
Sale Price: $42.99
You save $32.01!
Blue Satin Short Gathered Bubble Dress with Matching Bolero Jacket
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $46.99
Sale Price: $44.99
You save $20.01!



  • matte satin, off shoulder neckline with spaghetti straps
  • Sash and flower in the waist is adjustable and ties at the back
  • Available in girls' size 2-12



  • Satin bubble dress with
  • Zipper closure with tie back sash .
  • Sizes 4-16
White Satin Sleeveless Dress w/ Gathered Trim Skirt Pink Satin Bodice with Sleeve and Sheer Organza Tiered Skirt
White Satin Sleeveless Dress w/ Gathered Trim Skirt
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $44.99
Sale Price: $42.99
You save $22.01!
Pink Satin Bodice with Sleeve and Sheer Organza Tiered Skirt
List Price: $75.00
Our Price: $47.99
Sale Price: $45.99
You save $29.01!



  • comfortable First Communion dress
  • with the use of lightweight fabrics  this dress is light and airy (not 'heavy' for young girls to wear)
  • Available in girls' size 2-12
Light and airy but definitely elegant!


  • Tiered sheer organza skirt
  • Cute flower and ribbon accent on the waist
  • Available in girls' size 2-12


Girls White Taffeta Flower Girl Dress with Accent Girl's Pink Vintage Plaid Linen Dress
Girls White Taffeta Flower Girl Dress with Accent
List Price: $75.00
Our Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $37.99
You save $37.01!
Girl's Pink Vintage Plaid Linen Dress
List Price: $60.00
Our Price: $35.99
Sale Price: $32.99
You save $27.01!



  • taffeta sleeveless dress with natural shirring
  • ruffled finish
  • Other pretty colors are available
  • Size available 2-12
Perfect for beach weddings!


  • nice combination of colors
  • vintage look
  • sizes available 2-12
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Affordable Flower girl Dress

Your wedding is a special day and, of course, you want everything to be perfect. Extra care should be taken to make sure the smallest details are in line. In order to ensure that everything is exactly as it should be, proper time must also be taken to get things right.
Many brides-to-be have spent hours paging through bridal magazines and wedding websites in search of the perfect gown. Bridesmaid dresses must be selected as well.  All that remains is the selection of what your flower girl will wear down the aisle, but it can be difficult to find something age appropriate that fits the tone of your wedding.  Look at these adorable styles of flower girl dresses that are sure to give you some ideas.

Pink Satin and Lace Detail Bodice with Tulle Skirt Ballerina Dress
Pink Satin and Lace Detail Bodice with Tulle Skirt Ballerina Dress
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $44.99
You save $20.01!



  • Satin and lace details on the bodice
  • Tulle skirt
  • Available in sizes 2-8

Visit elitedresses.com for more affordable and pretty flower girl dresses that will surely fit your budget!

Flowered Dresses
Flower girls of any age will look darling in a satin dress featuring big floral blooms.  For example, a white satin tank bodice looks great with a tangerine flowered skirt.  Either sandals or flats go well with this age appropriate selection.  Consider adding small bud or two to her hair as the perfect finishing touch.

Elitedresses.com Store Update

We are currently experiencing technical problems. First, our resources page has been infected by a malware. It has been taken cared of as of this writing. 
Second, our shopping cart software is experiencing some problems too causing the entire website to load a bit slower. 

I hope you'll bear with us! 

Thank you for shopping!

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Weekly Sale: Moving Up Day Dresses On Sale


Find the perfect moving up dress here! 

 All dresses are sealed with top quality and affordability.



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Friday, March 25, 2011

Banana Sash On EliteDresses' Dress With Interchangeable Sash

The banana sash on these dresses 


Ivory Girl's Dress, sleeveless formal dress
Girl's beautiful Ivory sleeveless formal dress with colorful sash and flower
List Price: $80.00
Our Price: $39.99
You save $40.01!
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  • Raw Silk Look and you choose the Sash Color!
  • 20 Sash Colors Available! 
  • Available in Baby Sizes and Girl's Sizes 2-14
Perfect for Flower Girls and other occasions where the perfect dress is needed!

Girl's beautiful White sleeveless formal dress with colorful sash and flower
Girl's beautiful White sleeveless formal dress with colorful sash and flower
List Price: $80.00
Our Price: $39.99
You save $40.01!



  • The dress features Cream Rayon (woven to resemble raw silk).
  • Colorful chiffon sash that is tied to create a beautiful bow in back and is accented by a beautiful flower in front and on the bow in back. 
  • Sizes available: baby sizes and girls sizes 2 to 14
One affordable dress, 20 different looks!

are now a lot brighter than the original sash that we sell because the manufacturer could not get the original banana hue for the sash. 

Personally, I like this newer and brighter sash color than the original I sold. I can't wait to get hold of them and shoot a few photos to share with you. Anyway, these dresses are perfect for budget conscious Moms like myself  because we're able to make different looks in a single dress by changing the sash colors. 

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Competitor Sites - Not my fault...

Sometimes I am out of stock of a dress and the manufacturer is also and delivery is a while.  Or sometimes the manufacturer has discontinued it because they can't get the fabric.

In that case I suggest the customer go buy from a competitor, and sometimes I"ll even provide some url's from a quick google search.

One time the customer told me the competitors price was so much higher than mine.  Unfortunately nothing I can do about that.  I wish I could do more.

I was doing that yesterday for a pretty dress that I only have one left, of the wrong size for the customer.  I was surprised at what I found on competitor site.  They do not accept returns or exchanges at all.  And they have two stores in Malls as well as a web site!  And if you order from them, the order is not complete unless they contact you to say they can actually fulfill the order!  And if you order from them and they don't have the item, they just cancel the order.  And then you have to check the status and find out its been canceled. Wow!

Everything on elitedresses I try to keep up to date so you can order, and we can ship it right away.  When an item is not available, the dress should get hidden so you can't order.  We are not 100% perfect on this, but we try.  Our goal is to make buying as easy as possible for our customers.  Its interesting the amount of emails asking if an item is in stock and how soon it can be shipped. Many are amazed when I say 2-4 days for it to arrive.  It sounds like some businesses actually take 2-4 days to just ship a dress.  We try very hard to ship an order within 1 business day, many of them the same day.

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Return Policy - How it Evolves

EliteDresses return policy is 100% Guarantee/Return Policy is a work in progress.

I am very open to suggestions for improving it.  Basically when I get a return that bothers me, or a series of them, the return policy gets updated.

My goal with the return policy is to be fair and ethical to the customer, as well as to us.  Sometimes it gets hard, but I always try to error on the side of the customer and put the customer first by providing great customer service.

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Spring Flowergirl Dresses by Elitedresses.com

Get your little flower girls the prettiest flower girl dresses in Easter hues!
A bonus is how affordable and reasonable the prices are :)




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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Flower Girl Dresses For Spring Weddings

Shop for affordable yet quality flower girl dresses at Elitedresses.com we ensure that you get what you truly want. We do admit that screen photos could vary on the original appearance of the dress that's why we have fair return policy. We understand the importance of precise color coordination during weddings :)

With these, please feel free to choose at our Flower girl dresses on sale this week and flower girl dresses collection.

White Satin and Lace Detail Bodice with Tulle Skirt Ballerina Dress Pink Sleeveless Satin Bodice with Embedded Rhinestones and Layers of Tulle Skirt
White Satin and Lace Detail Bodice with Tulle Skirt Ballerina Dress
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $44.99
Sale Price: $42.99
You save $22.01!
Pink Sleeveless Satin Bodice with Embedded Rhinestones and Layers of Tulle Skirt
List Price: $65.00
Our Price: $44.99
Sale Price: $42.99
You save $22.01!



  • Satin and lace details on the bodice
  • Tulle skirt
  • Available in sizes 2-8

  • First communion Dress with rhinestones
  • Tulle skirt
  • Available in sizes 2-12


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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sizing Headaches

The problems I see that cause returns,exchanges are:

1. The child is in between sizes.  They wear a size 7, but I sell dresses in size 6 or 8.  I recommend a size 8, but sometimes a size 6 is needed.

2. The child is extra tall.  Size charts do not show fit and it depends on the style with where arm holes are, how long the dress is, and also where the waist is.

3. The child is a bit wide.  Again, it depends on the style for what will look good.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Easy Steps In Dyeing Easter Eggs With Food Coloring

You can color your Easter eggs using so many coloring materials such as natural dyes, crayons, tissue paper, spray paint, etc. But I chose food coloring for a more easy and traditional activity with the kids. 

Materials needed: 
- hard boiled eggs
- vinegar (plain white)
- small bowls or empty cups
- water
- food color drops (choose the colors you want)
Steps: