Whether you’ve been dreaming of your wedding dress since you were 10, or you have never thought about it until you got engaged, choosing a wedding dress is really stressful but at the same time is full of excitement. After all you are going to buy a dress you’ve likely never even tried before and off course you want to look perfect on your big day, with all eyes on you and the photos you’ll keep forever.
Choosing a wedding dress needs a perfect planning and being stressed or overwhelmed with excitement may ruin the best part of your big day, which is your bridal look. We have collected some tips that will help choosing the perfect wedding dress.
Know your Wedding Theme beforehand
Before you start shopping decide your wedding theme whether you want a formal or a casual garden party themed wedding, because you want your dress to clash with your overall wedding style.
Do Research to Find What You Like
Click through bridal boutiques online, explore on pinterest, rip pages out of magazines and check what celebrity brides are wearing to compile visual files of your favorite dress. Find a couple of styles you like to present your ideas before your designer or consultant.
Figure out your Budget
Yes, it’s uncomfortable to discuss numbers but this will save you from heartache later on. Before your first appointment with your consultant figure out your budget so as you can choose to stay within that budget.
Find a bridal Salon suitable for you
Don’t waste your time by visiting a boutique or salon that doesn’t offer the style, designer or price range you have in your mind. Get referrals from newly married friends, check online reviews and call the salon before you visit.
Wear Heels to the Salon
Be prepared with the heels of the same height you would like to wear on your big day, so you will have a better idea of how the dress will look. It would be great if you bring a relative’s veil or heirloom piece of jewelry to choose a perfect matching gown.
Try on a non-white gown
It may not be right for you, but survey shows that 14% of brides would wear a colored dress. Keep an open mind to find your dream dress that you didn’t think would be your dream wedding dress.
Pay Attention to Fabric
In addition to silhouette, color and embellishments, fabric makes a big difference on how a gown will look on you. Structured materials like silk and shantung hold its shape and smooth your figure.
Brace yourself for a Bridal size
Bridal sizing means your gown’s number will be 1 or 2 size higher than your regular clothes. Even if you are planning for weight loss before your big day, shop for dresses in your current size rather than going smaller.
Say yes, only if you are 100 percent sure
Check if you can move comfortably after wearing your dress and take photographs from different angles, don’t rely on the mirror image. Buy your dress only after you are 100 percent sure that you loved the dress.
Personalize with a tailor you trust
‘Couture’ or ‘cut to measure’ dresses are more expensive, Buy one from the designer’s rack and hire a professional tailor to have it perfectly fit on you.
Relax and stop looking at your dress
Now you have found your dream dress, so stop shopping. It will only make you nuts if you keep looking at dresses that you may like even more, yours is great! Now just look forward to showing everyone on the big day