It’s the start of the New Year! Bridal Show season is upon us, which means lots of wedding planning begins including looking for a wedding dress. We understand that shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming and frustrating at times. Here are 6 tips that will help you help you with your wedding dress shopping experience.
1. Be honest about the dress
Be honest with your wedding dress consultant about the dresses you try on. When trying on dresses ask yourself: “Do I feel beautiful, confident, and comfortable in the dress? Can I sit down without feeling self-conscience? Can I move it in without feeling trapped? Is this a dress I can wear all day?” If you cannot answer these questions, it may not be the right dress , no matter how beautiful it is.
2. Strike a balance when trying on dresses
Dresses always look good on a hanger (they can look awful too). Avoid making a quick judgment. You must try the dress on to see it if fits your silhouette. This means that you may need to try on several dresses but not too many. Trying on too many dresses can lead to frustration, confusion, and disappointment. To make it easier, look at bridal magazines or Pinterest to get an idea of the perfect wedding dress for you. This will help you try on the right amount of dresses without feeling overwhelmed. If you don’t find the dress you want and begin getting frustrated, take a break and try again another day. Also, work with your dress consultant as they can assist you with finding the perfect dress for you.
3. Don’t order a smaller dress size
You may be alarmed at the size wedding dress you order. It turns out that bridal gowns can run two or three sizes larger than what you would normally wear. We all have hopes to be a small size on our wedding day. So once you locate the perfect wedding dress, order that in the size you are that day. The great news is that when you lose weight, the bridal dress shop can always adjust it to your reduced size. Focus more on the look and how amazing you feel in the dress than the size. You will be happier on your wedding day as a result.
4. Begin dress shopping at least 6 months before the wedding
You should begin shopping for a dress 6 to 7 months before your wedding. Picking your wedding dress within 4 months of the wedding date is considered to be a rush. A rush order will incur extra costs. If you are under 2 months away, you may have to take whatever is on the rack. This could be frustrating as it may not end up being the dress of your dreams.
5. Shop for your gown with the right under garments
When gown shopping you will spend a lot of time in your underwear. So wear something pretty, which must include a well-fitted bra. Before gown shopping, get fitted for the perfect bra. There is power in having well-fitted undergarments under your wedding dress. Also consider wearing spandex. This will make it easier to slip in and out of all the wedding dresses you will try on that day.
6. Make an appointment
Make your appointment with the bridal shop to try on wedding dresses. This will allow your wedding gown shopping day is as smooth as possible. When you make an appointment it secures your spot. It is also recommended that you make the appointment for as early as possible. The store will be less crowded and you can get more attention from your consultant as a result.
The entire process of planning a wedding from beginning to end can be exciting or stressful. Your dress shopping will be better if you remember to be honest with yourself. Don't forget to shop early enough and follow the other tips listed above. These tips will assist you with having an enjoyable wedding dress shopping experience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Brides World in Sandusky, Ohio at (419) 626-8539.
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