For a bride, nothing is as stress-inducing as finding a perfect wedding dress. Although there’s a wide range of options available, the most challenging part is to choose the style that suits you perfectly. If you don’t have an idea about what you need, you are likely to get confused and stressed during the shopping process. Like we had last year, this year too we have a guide to make this stressful endeavor a little easier.
Here are some tips that will surely help you find the right wedding dress-
Start Searching Months in Advance
Buying a wedding dress is an important task, and you should start it as soon as possible. If you are thinking of wearing a designer gown, it’s good to start the research work at least 9 months prior to the wedding date. Thus, there will be a lot of time for delivery and alterations.
But, if you want to customize things as per your own choice, chances are more it will take longer, and you should plan accordingly. You need to have an open discussion with your consultant regarding the delivery, additional fee, etc. in advance to avoid any problems later on.
Decide Your Budget
How much are you ready to spend on your wedding dress? Although it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you should also consider your pocket. Decide a realistic budget for your wedding dress, and look for the options accordingly.
Your budget should include all the taxes, prices of alterations, etc. Some bridal boutiques require customers to pay 50 percent of the total price of the gown, if that’s the case with you, make sure you pay using your credit card. This way you can create a record of your payment for the future.
Always decide your budget ahead of time so that you don’t have to think about the available funds when you find a perfect wedding dress.
Pinterest is an amazing social media platform where you can find a wide range of ideas and styles for wedding dresses. Start with a quick search to have an idea about the options available for you, whether it’s an open back or semi sweetheart neckline.
Searching on Pinterest for about 20 minutes can help you learn about different styles so that you know what to ask for when you step into a local store. You can make a board in your account and put all the ideas there. Thus, by showing pictures of your favorite designs, you can easily find what you require.
This is another important factor that you should consider when shopping for your wedding dress. You have many options available, such as creamy ivory, off white, pure white, mocha, milk white, bold pink, etc.
When deciding the wedding dress color, there’s a wide range of things you should consider. Analyze your personal style, and check for the color options accordingly. Choose the color that will complement the location. Consider the season—deep greens suit perfectly for winter/fall weddings. You can also ask your fiance for suggestions related to wedding dress colors.
Leave Your Comfort Zone
During your appointment, your consultant will show you a variety of styles. Even if you don’t like a style, give it a try. Maybe you like the fit of a particular sample. Maybe you are able to save some dollars. Trust your consultant—they pick out dresses on a daily basis, and will suggest the best ones suiting your personal style.
Moreover, have an open discussion with your bridal consultant. The more you communicate, the easier the process of finding your perfect wedding dress will be. Show your Pinterest board pictures and tell about your likes and dislikes about dresses. You should also ask to try a particular style with jewelry, headpiece, etc.