3 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

When shopping for your wedding dress, it’s important to have the right mindset and preparation to have a successful experience finding the dress. Here are my top three tips.

Try on different wedding dress styles.

Your heart may be set on a specific dress style (Who doesn’t look flattering in an a-line dress?), but don’t be afraid to try on other styles you wouldn’t normally consider—mermaid, empire, ballgown, sheath, fit and flare—because you may be surprised what looks great on you. 

Keep your dress crew to a few. 

It may sound like a fun idea to bring an entourage of your wedding party members, family or friends to dress shopping, but that can lead to too many opinions and confusion when choosing your dress. On the flip side, you may not want to bring anyone shopping and go on your own, but it may be nice to bring one or two trusted people who can help you sort through the exciting but overwhelming experience that can be wedding dress shopping. Plus you may need an extra hands to help put it on the day of the wedding if you choose a complicated dress or bustle, but keep the count to a few max.

Prep for the appointments. 

Not only should you schedule appointments in advance (walk-ins are not recommended for wedding dress shopping) but keep it to three appointments max on a day to not get overwhelmed. Appointments are typically an hour (sometimes 90 minutes), and although that might sound short in theory, you can potentially try on a dozen dresses in one appointment. You may also want to schedule your dress appointments on a weekday to avoid the rush and crowds that naturally hit bridal stores on the weekends. Other things to consider for an appointment are eating a light meal beforehand so you don’t get hangry and bringing accessories (nude or neutral strapless bra, nude or neutral underwear, pair of shoes or heels similar to what you’ll wear on the wedding day, jewelry if you have it picked out, etc.) so you have an idea of what it will look and feel like comfort-wise.No one expects you to find your wedding dress on the first try, but these tips will make for a more enjoyable experience and get you closer to finding the one.

Monday, October 31, 2022

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