Your wedding dress will say more about you as a person during your wedding than you may realize, and that makes it very important to choose the perfect one for your taste. Often times there are additional factors that influence the way a bride chooses her dress such as finances and availability, but it is important to take your time and choose the right one for you. You can always find the perfect dress regardless of money, time restraints, or other factors if you do your research and shop around.
When you were a little girl and were dreaming of your perfect wedding dress, you probably were thinking of a classic style such as a white satin gown with a bustle and long train that needed to be carried by a helper. Each of the accessories you wore perfectly accented the dress, and the shoes were the talk of the event. Though your tastes have probably changed somewhat over the years, the basic idea of looking fabulous will always remain.
Let’s face it, what other occasion are you going to be able to dress up in a ball gown and a tiara and strut your stuff in front of hundreds of guests who are all there to see you? Personal photographers, people lighting heart shaped sparklers, and a huge waiting staff all there for you are things that only come once in a lifetime unless you are super rich. Unfortunately, most women are asked to wear business casual outfits to every other event in their life after their wedding, so really milking it for all it’s worth is essential to getting the full experience. Here are a few tips to help you get the perfect wedding dress to make your day as memorable as possible.
- Bring along friends and family when you go shopping, but don’t buy right away. Not only can these people have helpful input about the style of wedding dress you choose, but they can also provide a buffer between you and a pushy sales staff that is just trying to make commission. When you have a team with you, salespeople tend to feel like you have all the help you need and choose to harass other patrons in the store. Also, think about the dress you’ve chosen and buy it later. Chances are you can’t return it, so you don’t want to get it wrong.
- Once you’ve chosen your wedding dress and paid for it, avoid looking at any more dresses. You usually have to order your dress a few months ahead of time, so this can be one of the more challenging tasks you face. Looking at other wedding dresses can lead to you second-guessing your choice, and that’s not good for anything. Once you’ve made your choice you must stick to your guns and avoid the temptation of shopping anymore.
- Try to shop online for your wedding dress rather than going to a retail store. The best part about shopping online is that you have an unlimited selection and better prices than brick and mortar locations because they aren’t paying for a lease, utilities, and a sales staff. You also will have more time to browse without feeling pressured by salespeople, so you can find the dress you actually love. You’ll probably need to go into a store at some point to get fitted properly for your dress, but knowing the brand and style you are buying can eliminate a lot of the hassle that wedding dress shopping can sometimes bring.