Planning on choosing the adorable and perfect wedding dress you’ve longed to wear on your special day? Here are things to know before shopping for your dress.
1) Take Note of The Hidden Cost
Know that your budget on the wedding dress doesn’t include just the dress. Some other things add up to it, such as the veil, the jewelry and shoes, undergarments as well as alterations on your dress.
These are hidden costs that will actually add up to your budget. Don’t forget to factor them in when setting your budget.
2) Have a Small Team
Of course! you need those trusted people that will give you good advises and sincere comments on the right gown to choose.
Having fewer people will not lead you to confusion over the right decision to make and will reduce the pressure.
You can consider two to three trusted people in your life to give their opinions.
3) Don’t Compare Yourself to other Brides
The fact that your best friend found her wedding dress in her first appointment doesn’t mean the same applies to you.
4) Do the “Aisle Test”
To know how well fitting your gown is and how you will look on your special day, consider practicing how you’ll walk down the aisle.
Sit, dance and see if it is the perfect one for you.
5) Do Your Homework in Advance
Before booking for appointments, start early by researching dresses online and in bridal magazines. This will make you make you know the styles that you’re looking for when you start shopping.
6) Set a Budget
Before you start shopping, determine how much you can spend on your wedding dress.
You wouldn’t want to feel miserable because you fell in love with a dress that is way out of your budget.
7) Don’t Feel Pressurized
You don’t have to buy at the instance. If you’ve seen what you want and you’re ready, then buy. If you feel you need more time, take it.
As much as your sales consultant wants you to find the perfect dress, her goal is also to sell the dress on your first appointment.
8) Shop For Your Body
When selecting among dresses, your focus should be more on the shape and frame of your body and less on your weight.
Your weight is likely to undergo changes, mostly in highly stressful situations like planning your wedding.
9) Ask For Discounts
There are bridal shops that offer discount if you purchase a bridesmaid or mother of the bride’s dress from them
When purchasing your dress, ask if you can be offered a discount.
10) Don’t Get Discouraged
Not getting a dress of your choice at your first appointment can be disappointing.
Don’t get discouraged. There are lots of bridal designers that you can find a lovely gown from. Try again even if you don’t succeed at your first try.
11) Have Fun!
It’s easy to feel over anxious and overwhelmed when shopping for your wedding dress.
Give yourself plenty of time and don’t feel stressed when spending weeks on shopping.
Have fun shopping for gown. It’s your wedding dress after all!
Maryam is a poet, blogger, graphics artist, and love coach. She mentors other ladies on finding the right life partner and communicating effectively in their relationships. She’s passionate about helping couples to plan & organize romantic weddings.
Maryam shares awesome Wedding Tips and Ideas and writes about trends in Wedding Fashion.