4 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

Wedding dress shopping is probably one of most fun wedding planning tasks on the endless list of things to accomplish for the big day, but finding the perfect dress that fits your style and personality can become a daunting and exhausting experience if you’re not prepared. Below are four tips to help make your dress shopping experience smooth sailing.

Be openminded.

You may have a certain look you’re going for (ballgown with a strapless neckline, mermaid cut with a scoop neck, the possibilities are endless), but be open to trying on wedding dresses in all kinds of cuts and shapes and not just in the style you have envisioned. You may be surprised that you look and feel great in a style you didn’t have in mind. You never know unless you’re willing to try it on!

Bring a few trusted people.

It may sound like a fun idea to bring an entourage of bridesmaids, family or friends to dress shop, but the reality is there may be too many opinions floating in the air when you’re trying on dresses, which can be confusing and overwhelming. Instead bring a couple of your closest people who will support you (and whose opinions you trust) to make the experience fun, relaxing and hopefully resulting in a yes-to-the-dress.

Wear the right undergarments.

It’s important to wear or bring the proper undergarments when you start dress shopping. Even if you’re not sure what kind of dress style you’ll end up buying, bringing a good fitting nude strapless bra is a great start. The store may have bridal bras or bras built in the dresses, but it doesn’t hurt to be prepared just in case. The right undergarment can make a dress fitting go from nice to flawless.

Know your budget.

Just like with wedding planning, knowing your budget for a wedding dress from the get-go (both the ideal spend and max spend amount) will make the dress shopping experience go smoother. When creating a budget, it’s important to account for alterations and accessories (veil, shoes, etc.). Don’t try on dresses outside your budget—you don’t want to fall in love with a wedding dress you can’t afford or take money from your overall wedding budget that was allotted to something else.

Friday, July 31, 2020

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