There’s just something so lovely and memorable about a wedding. Don’t you just love looking at old wedding photos from your parents and grandparents? Besides the love, the one thing that always stands out is the dress; and the dress will be remembered for years to come. Therefore, if you’re a bride-to-be, dress shopping can seem like a daunting process. But don’t fret, here are ten things to know to ensure you pick the perfect wedding dress for your big day:
Limit your entourage
Bringing too many people with you dress shopping is a big no-no as it may overwhelm you even more. A large group will bring a lot of opinions to the table, and you may pick a dress that you don’t love just to impress them. Instead, only bring two or three people that are very close to you such a parent, sibling, or best friend. These people know you best and will help you find the perfect dress that suits your style and personality.
Hidden costs add up
You should know that buying a wedding dress is not just about the dress. Other accessories need to be purchased that may include but not limited to the veil, jewelry, shoes, and undergarments. You should include these costs in your dress budget.
Bring undergarments with you
It is important for brides to know that not all wedding boutiques will have your bra size in stock. So you don’t run into any issues while trying on dresses (or going to your fitting), bring a few different undergarments with you. A nude strapless bra, a body shaper you love, and a criss-cross bra are good options. You may even want to consider bringing a backless bra with you.
By being prepared with the proper undergarment, you’ll get a better idea how different dresses look and feel on you. Especially if going braless isn’t an option for you.
Boutiques can sometimes take requests
Do you have your heart set on one specific dress? If so, be sure to call the bridal boutique to see if they even have it in stock before making an appointment. If they don’t they may make a special order just for you.
If they can’t they may be able to set aside dresses in a similar style or by the same designer.
Don’t give up
If you your not successful at your first try-on appointment, don’t get discouraged. There are many bridal designers and styles out there, and you’re find the perfect dress for you in no time.
Shop for your body
No matter your body type, there is a dress out there for you. Just because you aren’t having the luck you thought you would in a certain style doesn’t mean you won’t find your dream dress. Bridal stylists work with brides everyday, so if you’re a bit lost, ask them. They will absolutely help you find a dress that complements your frame perfectly. Your dream dress may be a style you originally thought wouldn’t work out for you.
The fabric of the wedding dress will also come a long way. You can request your designer to buy felt fabrics that will blend with your dress and ensure that you look stunning on your wedding day.
Always book an appointment
Always schedule an appointment with the wedding boutique to avoid getting there only to realize that all the bridal stylists are busy.
Try to shop on a weekday
Saturdays tend to be a very busy day at most bridal shops. To avoid being rushed, consider booking all your appointments during the week.