Whether you’ve been dreaming about your wedding dress since you were a child and know the exact specifications you want for it, but still you haven’t gotten your gown due to certain confusions. So, here we’ve got you covered on how to choose a perfect wedding dress.
Finding your dream gown can be a stressful affair. After all, you have never tried one before and for most of us, this would be one of the most expensive garments that we own. In addition to this many brides are doing multiple dresses, a more formal one for the wedding and a party-centric one for the reception, which can make your shopping all the more stressful.
No matter what your budget or timeline is, these wedding dress shopping tips are certain to help you find the gown of your dreams.
- Go with some Research
Go through magazines, click through bridal boutiques online, check out online sites to know what celebrity brides are wearing to compile and understand what kind of dress you would like to wear. Then look for a connecting theme. Be clear with questions like do you want a fancy one or a simple one with fancy lace and sleeves? Find a couple of commonalities of styles you like and bring your ideas to your appointment to make it easy for the designe
- Be Open
Bridal consultants will tell you that usually brides come with a set of the idea and try out but while making the final purchase they go for something else. So, keep an open mind while wedding dress shopping. You might find your dream dress that you never thought about ever.
- Shop Early
Many gowns take four to eight months to be produced, and once it arrives, you still have to give in more time for alterations and accessorizing.
- Don’t make it too early as well
If you’re having a long time between your engagement and wedding, then you should not start shopping immediately. By doing this, the one you buy might be out of style by the time your wedding dress comes around or you might find a better one closer to your final date.
- Figure out Your Budget
Most of us feel uncomfortable when discussing our costs, but it’s always better as it will save you from getting embarrassed later on. While going for your first appointment, tell the consultant about your budget. This will make it easy for them as well. They can then show you dresses that are affordable and within your cost. Also, be clear about who is paying for the gown (your family, partner, or you?). If someone else is paying, then get the hard numbers on your limit, so you can stay within that budget or pay the difference yourself for the dress you want.
- Know your wedding theme beforehand
Before you start with your wedding shopping, decide whether you want a casual themed wedding or a more formal and romantic affair. Always keep the venue and theme in mind as you browse through the gowns.
- Find a Great Bridal Salon
Do your homework before you start making appointments, as you would not want to waste time at a shop that doesn’t carry dresses you like or has a terrible customer experience. Get referrals from friends and check reviews online to find the perfect shop.
In most of the bridal salons, the dresses aren’t displayed in a way where you can just leaf through and browse on your own. You’ll need an appointment so a consultant can help you select dresses and try them on.
- Make Shopping a Whole-Day Affair
Shopping for your wedding is a time-consuming affair. Putting one wedding gown on and off takes a lot of time then let alone three or four and you don’t want to feel rushed to make a decision. Instead of planning something else that day, keep the whole day to choose that perfect outfit to make you look gorgeous on your big day.
- Pick your Silhouette
Your ideal gown’s shape is partly based on the style you like, the venue, and the mood of your wedding. Also, you can choose-out the gown that flatters your body the most. A fit and flare are both traditional and contemporary that work on most of the body types, while a simple sheath is best on tall brides. A voluminous ball gown is also a choice for many. Mermaid styles also look fabulous especially if you have a curvy body.
Wedding dress shopping is such an exclusive experience, and something you’ll only do once. From knowing your body type to setting a realistic budget, simply keep the above 10 tips in mind before you start your search. And most importantly – trust your characters and have fun. It might take a few gowns before you find “The One”, but when you do, it’s an instant you’ll always remember! Explore some of the best wedding collections at the Martina Liana trunk event from 24th to 26th September 2021.
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