Originally posted on March 11, 2020 @ 10:43 pm
Tips for Right Wedding Dress-
It is that time. You have said yes to the big question. And now you are ready to embark on a quest to find the one. Almost every girl dreams of the perfect wedding dress that will make them feel like a princess at the royal ball. We will not lie to you, this will be a process and you will need to do your due diligence to end up with what will make you happy in the end. This is the most important day of your life we are talking about and you deserve to look and feel absolutely beautiful as you walk down the aisle. But what is the best way to go about your search? It can be tricky and there are some mine fields out there, but here are some tips that should keep you on the right path.
Your first step in the process of finding the perfect dress for you is to have some idea of what you actually want. One of the best ways to do this is to start looking through wedding magazines or online sites like Pinterest. Have some fun perusing various dress styles and start taking some notes on specific styles that you really love. It would be very helpful if you printed off images of the dresses you really like or cut out pictures from the wedding magazines. You have heard the old saying about timing being everything. Well, in the wedding world, you should start your search at least 8 months before your wedding date. Here is another little tidbit on timing your wedding dress purchase right. If at all possible, try and buy your gown between Thanksgiving and New Years. Stores expect a huge number of engagements at the end of each year so to make room they are usually looking to push out older stock in December. This can mean big savings for you.
When you visit bridal salons, you need to be clear about your budget. This will help the shop associates because they will only show you dresses that fit within the budget numbers you mentioned. And speaking of your bridal salon visits, it is a very good idea to make your appointments during the week and in the morning. This will ensure that the staff is fresh and that you will not be jostling around with hundreds of other people including bridezillas. Do not and we repeat do not take a lot of people with you when you visit your chosen bridal salons. Sometimes too many opinions are not a good thing. When you fall in love with a particular dress, it will be time to schedule a few fittings. This is usually a very crucial step in the process and you need to make sure that you are absolutely satisfied with how your dress fits and feels. If you think that you need one more session, don’t be afraid to ask for one.
If budget is really a huge factor for you, there are other options. There is nothing written in stone that says you have to find and purchase your dress at a bridal boutique. Keep in mind that anything related to the word wedding usually makes the price go up immediately many fold. So, with that in mind, there is nothing at all wrong with checking out your favorite dress shop or even a department store. You can always have any dress that you find modified to the exact way you want it.
Wherever you end up going to look at dresses, you need to make sure that you take your time. There are a lot of considerations. Have you considered your wedding venue? This does play a huge role in the type of dress that you will be interested in. For instance, are you going to have an outside wedding? Or possibly a unique barn wedding in a farm setting. You need to find a dress that matches this type of setting. Wherever you end up purchasing your dress, you definitely want to find out what the return policy is just in case. And because alterations can take quite a bit of time and can involve a number of fittings, you need to know how long it till take for your dress to arrive.
We have one last piece of advice for you. Don’t feel like you have to visit 100 shops in order to find your perfect dress. The wedding dress search can be a very funny thing. You might have your socks knocked off by a dress that you try on at your second appointment. And that is alright. If you find something that you absolutely have to have, go for it. Do not put it back on the rack and expect it to be there in another two weeks. And this piece of advice really coincides with what your overall attitude should be during your quest. Stay open minded in your search. Don’t get tied down, you may have your whole world opened up when you are shown a dress that will have you looking like royalty on your big day.