6 important wedding dress shopping tips for brides-to-be
The wedding season is just around the corner and all the brides-to-be would be busy hunting for that perfect dress that would see them saying their “I Do”. For some it might be utterly thrilling while for some finding that perfect dress might be a nightmare.
Shopping for your wedding outfit is an arduous job and of course time consuming. To make this process a little easier here are six pointers every bride-to-be should know.
- Early shopping
Shopping too early is a strict no-no. Don’t start shopping more than 12 months prior to the wedding. The reason being, once you start trying on wedding outfit, you are surely going to love some and if you are not ready to buy you become heart broken. Try to avoid visiting bridal salon unless you have decided to make a purchase.
It is important to know the other details of the wedding before you purchase your main outfit. Sometimes a bride wishes to wear the same color outfit as the grooms or the venue can influence the style of dressing.
- Have an open mind
It is good to know your style if you understand your body type but that doesn’t mean that only you know what’s best for you. You might be fairly surprised to see yourself in a dress that has a different cut or style that you would normally avoid wearing or for that matter a color too.
There’s nothing to lose in trying out different dresses that would be out of your style zone.
- Your entourage
It’s true that this would be the most important dress for you and you’d want it to be perfect but having confused opinions can spoil the decision. Dress shopping would be a perfect time to bond with your mother, sister, aunt, mother-in-law or friends but remember too many cooks spoil the broth.
It is advisable to bring two people along with whom you are most comfortable and you know they will give the honest opinion. Between different tastes, opinions and generations you are bound to end up confused so take as few people along as possible and only those who have your best interest at heart.
- Stick to the dress code
It’s only best if you look dressed according to the occasion. Well if you have a beach style wedding and you are wearing a heavy princess style ball gown, imagine how it would go with the theme. Or if you are having a classy wedding and you decide on an easy-breezy sundress it would make you look out of the place and we wouldn’t want that at our own big day, right?
Decide on a dress that complements the wedding setting as well as the venue so everything is as perfect as it can be.
- Bring along the accessories
You don’t need to go over the top but if you wear a little make-up and dress you hair while you try on your dress, it does give you a sort of look. It’ll give you a somewhat clear picture of how the dress would come together with your look.
If you have decided on the shoes you are wearing for your wedding day then bring that along while trying the wedding outfit. If you haven’t decided on your wedding shoes but know what style you prefer then get that pair along so you can see the exact difference it would make to your outfit.
Another important accessory to bring along while trying on your wedding dress is the right pair of undergarments. Without the perfect undergarments your trip would be a wasted one and if you don’t know what type of dress you are looking for then there’s no harm in carrying different options such as a push-up bra or a strapless one.
- Price range
It is very easy to go beyond your budget when it comes to a wedding dress. The over-the-top designer wedding dresses are so appealing that you would just love to own one which is why it is important to decide on a budget before you start your dress shopping. Remember that besides the dress you need to spend on shoes and other accessories too.
It’s best if you avoid trying out dresses that are out of your price range so you don’t feel let down if you fall in love with an overly expensive dress.
Wish you all the best for your shopping !
Happy married life ahead !