Wedding Dress Shopping: 5 Tips To Find The Right Gown
Wedding day is the most important day for bride and groom. But one of the bride’s biggest dilemma is picking out that perfect wedding dress. So, don’t just wait for that perfect wedding dress to fall in your hands, start planning.
Begin shopping early
There is no time too early to start looking. It could take up to 6 – 8 months for a special order and custom bridal dresses to arrive. Allow time for fitting and altering before the wedding. There’s nothing wrong with beginning early, but don’t make the mistake of buying yet.
You should shop around and try as many as you want, but finally order when you think that you have found that perfect bridal dress. You don’t want to order the dress already, and then keep regretting later on looking at some other pretty ones.
Where should you shop
This decision will be based on your budget. You can shop at small boutiques, big brand stores or online. Just make sure that wherever you decide to shop, be very careful of the sales people from talking you into buying any wedding dress, the stores that don’t let you browse freely or the fitting if shopping online. Make sure that you are satisfied with the customer service and the dress you finally choose.
Take some of these with you
Take a friend or family member with you who you can consult and ask for opinions. Take the photos of wedding dresses that you like from a magazine or online. Also a digital camera or notepad with you to keep the records of dresses that you liked and can refer to later on.
If you have already decided to wear a certain item like pair of shoes, necklace or a veil, you can take those with you to make sure that the dress goes with other items that you are going to wear on your wedding day. If you don’t mind wearing a used one, consider buying one to save a great deal of money.
Try many different styles
Women often change their minds on the styles and patterns after trying a few different ones. Finally, get it all in the writing to avoid the hassles later on. Along with the cost and every other charge, include the alteration charges that the seamstress will provide.
Enjoy and have a good time
Do not get stressed or discouraged. This is the time when you are the center of attention and people will shower you with extra kindness because you are the beautiful bride. So, just enjoy and have fun.