The search for wedding dress is partly exciting and partly daunting. Finding the
perfect wedding dress can be quite a long process and is not always easy. Finding
your dream wedding outfit can be stressful. After all, it is the most expensive garment many
women will ever own, so the pressure is definitely on while shopping for wedding dress.
Also your dress sets the tone for the wedding as a whole. With all eyes on you, not to
mention the photos you will keep forever, of course you want to look perfect on your big day.
Whether you have been dreaming about your wedding dress since you were 5 and know the
exact specifications you want down to the last detail, or you have never thought about it
until recently and haven’t yet decided on your dress, we have got you covered on how to
choose a wedding dress.
. Do some prior research – spend a few days or weeks looking at wedding
websites before venturing to the shops. Look at bridal collections as well
as real weddings. Save the styles you liked and a clear picture will start to
emerge about the type of style you are interested in.
. Set a budget and be honest with yourself, your family, and your fiance and determine
how much you are able to spend on the dress. Don’t forget to factor in extra, such as
alterations, shoes, and accessories
. Be open to different types of dresses. It’s so helpful to know what you like, to
narrow the outfits pulled at your dress appointment. But don’t be afraid to try on
something totally out of the box.
. Let the Shopkeeper make few recommendations. Do not eliminate anything at first
glance. It is possible to fall for a wedding dress you did not think you'd like or want.
Not every dress looks great on a hanger, so let go of any preconceived notions and
keep an open mind.
. Remember your Wedding Destination’s climate and chose the outfit according to the
weather. You may make changes in the type of fabric you choose or sleeve length or
hairstyle and makeup as per the weather at that time.
. Even if you plan on losing weight before the big day, shop for dresses in your current
size rather than going smaller. It’s much easier to take a dress in than trying to work
with one that’s way too small in size.
. Shopping for your dress is exhausting! Be sure to eat something before you head out
on the journey. Being angry can affect your mood and attitude towards the dress.
. You won’t be sitting or standing still for the duration of your wedding day. Spend a
bit of time in the gown walking around, sitting, and even breaking out a few dance
moves because that is what you will be doing and you want to be comfortable.
. You should come prepared with your accessories like a strapless bra, rightly fitted
undergarments, heels etc.
. Choose the Right Time to shop. On Saturday afternoons and Sundays, there can be a
lot of rush, which actually makes the shopping process worst. Instead, consider
taking off a half day from work to shop on a random Tuesday or Wednesday morning
when it’s likely to be less crowded.
But ultimately, block out all the noise and listen to your gut. If you see an outfit and
you know this is it then just go for it. Listen to your heart! After all you’re the one
who’s going to be wearing the dress, you make the ultimate choice.