If you are like most brides out there, you want your wedding dress to leave everyone in awe. You want to look flawless, you want this dress to embrace everything you are and you want it to be downright perfect. The question is what are some things to keep in mind when you go wedding dress shopping? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.
- Do your homework. Run a bit of research and see what types of dresses you like the most. Regardless of whether you visit one bridal boutique or ten of them, knowing what you are searching for will give your bridal stylist a better idea of the designs he or she could show you.
- Be open-minded. You have no idea how many brides end up purchasing the kind of dress they would have never pictured themselves wearing! Your bridal stylist will be able to offer genuine advice on the kind of gowns that look best on you – so even if you’re not particularly keen in the beginning, trying out their suggestions might actually lead you to find the one.
- Be patient. Finding the right wedding gown doesn’t just happen. It usually takes a bit of trial and error, a bit of shopping around. Be patient with yourself. Give yourself the time to find the dress that makes you forget about all other dresses. Yes, you will just know when you try on the perfect wedding dress for you.
- Bring your closest with you. Our advice is to avoid a very large wedding dress shopping entourage because it can get confusing. Your mom, a best friend, maybe another bridesmaid – try to keep the entourage smaller, so that you get valuable advice from people who actually know you very well.
- Sample sales might be a great deal. Most bridal boutiques organize sample sales at the beginning of the year, so try to attend these, especially if you know you wear sizes 8 to 12 (the dresses in these sample sales usually come in these sizes). You can save a lot of money this way and still get a really luxurious wedding gown design.
Remember, nobody should tell you what type of dress to wear on your wedding day – so do choose the gown that feels best for you, not for the wedding trends, for someone else, or for what you think a bride should wear!