Finding the perfect wedding dress can be daunting and stressful, but brides to be don’t take chances when it comes to picking their dresses. Whether you’ve been dreaming of the kind of dress you want since you were 10, once the time is near already you might seem a little confused because there are several dresses to choose from.
Shopping for a wedding gown is more like a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we know it can also be overwhelming. So dear brides it is crucial to understand and know certain things before picking the perfect wedding dress for your big day.
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Here are 10 steps to picking the perfect wedding dress for your big day
Set your budget
First things first, give yourself a price range. Tell yourself how much you are willing to spend on your dream dress, when you make an appointment be sure to let your consultant know about your set budget in order to avoid selecting dresses that are above the budget and cause you to compromise.
Do your research
Go through bridal magazines, bridal boutiques online, learn about the fabrics used for wedding dresses, compile a list so you can choose the one that catches your attention more. Be very detailed in your research because it will also guide you in choosing the right dress.
Make plans to purchase your dress early, like 8 months before your big day. You plan early just to be on the safe side, not when you are going to find a dress 3 months before your wedding at your favourite bridal boutiques they tell you that they don’t have anything for you because wedding dresses take long to be made.
Know your location, where are you getting married? on a beach resort, or inside a cathedral, etc. You have to figure out your location before picking your dress, you probably don’t want to wear a heavy ball gown to a beach, and you probably won’t want to wear a dress meant for the beach to the church.
Don’t get hung up on the size
Wedding dress sizes are different from your normal dress size, you might wear a size 8 but your wedding dress might come in a size 12. It doesn’t really matter what matters are that the dress fits you to perfection. Even if you plan on losing weight, shop for a dress in your current size that getting a smaller size.
Know your wedding theme
Before you start shopping for a wedding dress, consider the theme of the wedding you want, always keep in mind the theme of your wedding before picking a dress so the wedding ceremony doesn’t look displaced.
Keep an open mind
Keeping an open mind is necessary when picking a wedding dress, your consultant might make you try different dresses. There is no need to disagree as long as it is within your budget you can try it on and finally make your choice because most dresses might not look great just sitting on the hanger but looks better on a bride’s body.
Take your shopping crew
You want to go for a wedding dress fitting, it is vital you go with some assistance, a friend who has a great sense of fashion. Choose your shopping crew wisely, it could be one or more than one person who can give a good opinion on the dress you decide to pick.
Stay true to what you love
It is crucial to go with what you love and what feels like your dream dress, regardless of other people’s expectations. Once you know what you want and you are sure of the dress you picked go for it.
Be 100% sure before you say yes
Don’t say you are sure when you are not like I said picking a wedding dress is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Once you have gotten that dream dress you’ve always wanted and be sure it is really what you want before saying yes to finally choosing the dress and wearing it on your big day.
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