Buying a Wedding Dress: These 5 Tips Are a Must for a Perfect Dress
I dearly miss the good old days when friends and family were a huge part in helping one to make up the mind on “the suitable life partner” and ultimately helping plan every little detail of the wedding, especially the dressing part. Fortunately, the most important information that was given to brides in those pre-internet days has not died. Our combination of the 5 best tips for looking for a wedding dress will come in handy on your big day.
Do you have a budget?
The money you spend on your dress should fit within your wedding budget. Factors that determine the price of a wedding dress include the designer, the type of fabric, and ultimately the store. The urgency of the dress will also tend to increase the cost of the dress. Therefore, it’s important to start planning early. Early planning and decision making will give you ample time for fitting and making changes.
Usually the price of a good dress will span from £1500 to £5000. The most important thing is to go for what you can afford and won’t strain other components of the wedding budget. Don’t shy off from asking as many questions as you need answers for.
Do your homework well
No decision you will make about your wedding dress can substitute information you’ll get from doing research. If you start off by randomly going out to local dress shops and trying out cute dresses, you will get so confused that the whole dress shopping will frustrate you.
Thankfully, the internet has made everything easier. If you have pictured the designers and styles that complement your looks in your head, simply search for the stores that stock them online and check them out to ascertain the details.
If you are using a wedding planner, don’t wholly trust them with the decision of what dress to settle for. Apart from the suggestions they provide, go out of your way and explore your options. Take notes about the designers and patterns you love and those you abhor. This is especially important since most boutiques restrict photography because of copyright issues. Bespoke designers will also not let you take photographs of their sketches. However, they’ll have a photographic diary of your dress creation; everything from the first fitting to the final details.
Be selective with the friends you take along for shopping
Excitement with weddings can be overwhelming. But taking a bevy of friends for dress shopping will make the situation get out of control. During the initial fittings, one or two friends who are closest to you and are sure will give you an honest opinion are enough.
Make it all about you
You are your best designer when it comes to you D-day dress. You are the only one who understands all your curves and insecurities. If you don’t have a curvy silhouette and don’t want to create that impression, don’t take a corset. Also, A-line gowns tend to add to the hip line while asymmetric gowns can minimize hips.
Your wedding day is definitely in the top list of the most important events in your life. But this doesn’t call for stress during planning, especially when picking out your dress. Make the experience fun and be realistic. Consider everything from fabrics to weather, to accessories to the undergarments you will wear.