When you are getting married, probably one of the first things you are thinking about is picking the perfect wedding dress. No matter what kind of wedding you have planned, choosing a dress that looks great and makes you feel like a princess for the day is essential. But how do you go about selecting the ideal outfit for your wedding day? Here are some useful tips to bear in mind when you go shopping for bridal wear.
You might want to think about the venue in which you are getting married. Are you taking your vows on a beautiful beach, in a traditional church or in a stylish hotel? You’ll need to choose a gown that fits the bill. Just think about it – a six foot train and cumbersome veil blowing around on the beautiful golden shores would just be totally inconvenient, while a slim fit, sheer cocktail dress might not be entirely appropriate for a classic church venue.
How much are you prepared to pay for your dream dress? Everyone has a budget for their wedding, and your dress must fit within that amount, so be realistic in your expectations and make sure that you tell the sales staff how much you want to spend before she starts showing you dresses so that you don’t feel pressured into shelling out for something you can’t afford.
Take some time to go through bridal magazines and pick out some styles that you like so that you are well equipped when you go to the bridal store with suggestions and inspirations for designs that you would like to try.
If you already have your veil, shoes or any other accessories, you may want to bring them along to your appointment so that you can see if your dream dress works with the rest of your outfit. If you can bring a friend with you, you will also be able to get objective advice over which dresses suit you best and which work best with your accouterments.
Be Open Minded
You may think you won’t like a particular style when you see it on the hanger, but sometimes when you’ve tried it on you can be pleasantly surprised. Lots of brides choose something totally contrary to their expectations. On the other hand though, don’t feel pressured into buying something that you don’t truly love.
Try not to worry about the size on wedding dresses as often they are cut extra small. If you usually wear 6 or an 8, for example, you may need to buy a 12 but you shouldn’t feel any pressure to buy a smaller size and slim down to it. Remember it’ll be much easier to take in a dress that is too big than to increase the size of a dress that’s too small for the big day.
Remember that your dress needs to work with your bridesmaids dresses too. You can either go with something in a contrasting style or with a similar look, but remember to keep their gowns in mind when selecting your own.
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