Beginning the search for your dream wedding gown? Remembering these tips will make things a whole lot easier!
Remember... To go in with an open mind
You might have always imagined yourself walking down the aisle in a specific style of gown, but try to avoid limiting yourself before you've even started your search! Your childhood dream might have involved a fishtail/bubblegum pink/mini wedding dress but go shopping with an open mind.
Whilst you don't want to overwhelm yourself with options, you equally don't want to have a set opinion on what you want. You might be surprised!
Remember... To have a look online first
Browse real weddings and dress galleries for the latest styles, and make a Pinterest board of your favourites. Bring this along to boutiques so you can give them an idea of the sort of cuts, colours and materials you're leaning towards.
Remember... To check if you need to make an appointment or not
Some boutiques might require you to make an appointment, in order to offer you a one-on-one bespoke experience.
Remember... To wear sensible underwear
Think sturdy and reliable! Wear the lingerie that will keep you feeling supported and comfortable.
Remember... To have a rough idea of the kind of accessories you want for the day
Heart set on wearing a veil, or a tiara, or a sparkly belt? Bear this in mind when shopping for your dress, and if possible ask to try on the accessories you had in mind when wearing the dress. Not everything will match, so this will help avoid clashing details.
Remember... To not invite too many people with you
Too many cooks, and all that! Instead of overwhelming yourself with all the opinions of your nearest and dearest in one go, take a few people with you each time. Think your mum and maid of honour for your first trip, and the rest of your bridesmaids for the second.
Remember... To give yourself enough time!
Whatever you do, don't leave shopping for your dress until the last minute! Even if you're planning to buy your wedding dress off-the-rack or on the high street, you still need to allow time for alterations.
And finally, remember... To enjoy yourself
Make the most of every moment of your shopping experience: it's meant to be fun, after all!
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