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15 thoughts every woman has when shopping for her wedding dress

15 thoughts every woman has when shopping for her wedding dress


Written by Katie Byrne


Starting the search for your dream wedding gown? You'll probably go through these though processes...

 

#1 "OMGGG I CAN'T WAIT TO GO DRESS SHOPPING!"

It's arguably the highlight moment of any bride's wedding planning process: a fun day (or two!) out with the girls, looking for the perfect dress for the big day. 

#2 "I must remember sensible underwear. Do I actually have any sensible underwear...?"

Two words: sturdy support. Now's not the time for that neon pink thong and bra set. Also, if you normally wear Spanx when you wear a tight dress, you might want to consider bringing them along with you. 

#3 "What came first: the accessories or the dress?"

If you've already got your wedding shoes or a vintage veil handed down through the generations in your family, bring them with you so you can try them on with any potential gowns. 

  

#4 "Why did I have such a big lunch?"

Okay, maybe that plate of pasta wasn't the best idea (who knew satin was so un-stretchy?) - but it was delicious at the time. #NoRegrets

#5 "I hope everyone gets on."

Be careful to bring the right people with you when you try on dresses: you don't want to ask too many people along, or any 'clashing' personalities who might dominate your experience. 

#6 "Wow, this shop is amazing."

Why are bridal shops always so gorgeous? All big windows, twinkling chandeliers, glasses of Prosecco, fresh flowers... You're in love. Can you move in? 

#7 "Huh. Maybe I under-budgeted for the dress."

Know how much you have to spend on your dress and stick to it.  

  

  

#8 "Um. What if I can't find a dress I like?"

Do your research in advance and have an idea of the style of wedding dress you want - also, find out what brands the boutique stocks so you can browse their collections in advance.

#9 "How is 'slipping' into a wedding dress so bloomin' hard?"

Because there's no such thing as slipping into a wedding dress, duh. What with corsets, bodices, straps, sleeves, fishtails, cut-outs and so on, you won't so much as effortlessly shimmy into the dress as wrestle it on to yourself. 

#10 "Why are dressing room mirrors always so... unkind?"

One day, someone will find out. 

#11 "What does it mean when my mum pulls that face?"

Respect the reactions of your family and friends, of course; but at the end of the day, remember that it's your opinion on the dresses you try on that matters the most.  

#12 "Okay, this one might be... The One."

When you know, you know! Resist an impulse decision or buying for the sake of it - and make sure you give yourself time to think. 

  

#13 "Or not."

Equally - when you know, you know!

#14 "Okay - back to the drawing board."

Or the Pinterest board. Choice is yours... 

#15 "Until the next time!" 

The perfect wedding dress is out there for you somewhere - strength, sister, strength! 


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