Wedding dress by Neta Dover
6 TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR PERFECT WEDDING DRESS
Choosing the right wedding dress is an important decision and can be a stressful one. You want to find the dress that will make you feel beautiful and confident, while complementing your wedding location, theme and body shape. Following a few simple guidelines will help you navigate the process easily and achieve the results you’re looking for. Here are 6 tips for choosing your perfect wedding dress.
1. Make a list of your priorities
When searching for your dream wedding dress, it’s important to be clear about what it is that you want. This will make it easier to search and ultimately find the dress that’s right for you. Before you go wedding dress shopping, you should make a list of the features that are most important to you. Consider your desired style of wedding dress, the time of year and materials you want. This will help you narrow down your choices, and save a lot of time in the process.
2. Visit bridal boutiques
There is no need to overwhelm yourself by visiting each and every bridal store. Instead, do your research to find the stores that stock the styles and designers you like. When selecting a bridal boutique, you should consider the location of the store and the amenities it offers. It’s also a good idea to compare the prices of different stores to see what the best deals are in your area. Once you’ve selected a store, make an appointment to visit. This will give you more time to talk to the staff about what you’re looking for and help ensure that you get the most out of your visit.
3. Consider your style and wedding theme
A wedding gown is an expression of your style and personality. The right dress will make your special day even more special and memorable. When choosing a wedding dress, it is important to consider your personal preferences and lifestyle. For example, if you prefer modern, trendy designs, you should choose a dress that reflects this style. On the other hand, if you are more traditional and want to wear a dress that pays tribute to your favorite classic Hollywood movies, you should look for a dress that has a vintage feel.
You should also think about how formal or informal the wedding will be before choosing a dress. If it is a more casual summer event or if you are getting married on the beach, you can choose a more relaxed design. For a formal wedding, you might want to choose a more traditional full-length gown.
4. Limit friends at dress fittings
It is a great idea and a fun experience to ask a friend or family member to accompany you to fitting and help you choose the right dress. However, there is really no need to bring the entire family and bridal party. Too many opinions can leave you struggling to focus on the styles you like and the dress you feel most comfortable and confident wearing. Make sure your companion is an honest friend that will give you an unbiased opinion and help you to make a good decision.
5. Don’t be afraid to deviate from the plan
Many brides end up trying on and falling in love with a style of dress that they never even consider trying. Sometimes it is worth trying other styles before making a decision so that you can find one that suits both your taste and body type. You may be surprised.
6. Stick to the budget
Wedding dresses can vary greatly from one designer to another. There are several options available from ready-to-wear to couture. It is easy to lose control of the budget when it comes to planning a wedding and the dress is one area where this can easily happen. But if you are working to a specific or small budget then be clear with the sales assistant and focus only on gowns in your price range. There is no point in teasing yourself or placing yourself under financial pressure. Keep in mind the cost of alterations, shoes and accessories too.