Shopping for Your Wedding Dress

Before you decide on where you are going to buy your wedding dress just know that the dress is almost the most important part of your wedding day. Also think of all of those photo shoots you will be doing so you want the perfect dress. The dress can make the difference in having fun or just an awful time. So when choosing a bridal shop make sure that they are a full service shop which means they can do alterations and help you in any possible way concerning your wedding dress. Since most likely you have never shopped for a wedding dress before I have put together a list of questions you should ask the bridal shop.

1. How long have they been in the wedding business?

2. Are they buying directly from the manufacturer?

3. Do they have any special discounts if they do the alterations?

4. Can you get the alterations done at the shop and how much is the alterations?

5. Who will be doing the alteration of the dress and how long have they been doing this?

6. How long will the alterations take?

7. Do they charge bustling and pressing charges?

8. How long in advance do you have to order your dress?

9. What days and hours are the shop open?

10. Ask about discounts if you order your bridesmaid dresses from this shop?

11. Do they carry any other merchandise besides dresses?

12. Will you receive any discounts if you purchase any of there other merchandise?

13. How will you have to pay for the dress and how much in advance?

14. Can you call them any time and ask any questions?

15. How many employees do they have and how long have they worked at the shop?

Although the price of the wedding dress can be a big factor you should also take into account the customer service aspect of the business. If you order from a shop that has the lowest prices but lack in customer service ultimately you will not be satisfied at all.

Weddings on a Budget – Wedding Dress Rental and Other Cheap Tips

Among the things that you should consider to find out what exactly is the size of the dress you need to purchase. Although, it’s not enough that you find out your “regular dress” size. You also have to consider the type of material that your wedding dress has. Sometimes, medium sized dresses would fit too tightly on a bride who usually wears medium sized regular clothing. One way of getting through this is to try on several wedding dresses in commercial bridal stores. This will give you a better perspective of what size and material would look good on you, and since you will not be obliged to buy these dresses, you won’t have to worry about spending anything at all. Once you have decided on your size, then you are ready to shop for your wedding dress.

Among the great places that you can check out are local thrift shops. Wedding dresses may be hard to find but sometimes, they do appear – and in many times, under a hundred dollars. This is a great place to find vintage pieces and if you have to resize it a bit, it wouldn’t cost that much. Perhaps you can find a great temple dress or another vintage styled dress. Another great place to try searching in is any dry cleaning shop in town. It might be unusual but sometimes there are wedding dresses that have not been claimed for a long time and the cleaners have the right to sell them once the claiming date is past its due.

If you still can’t find a dress suitable for you, then you might find your luck in wedding dress rentals. These rental shops have a vast selection of wedding dresses and you could pay only have the price of their worth. The only catch is you have to return them.

Wedding dresses usually hike up the wedding budget. With these options available, you can spend your extra money in other wedding specifics like your honeymoon – or better yet, to save for the future.

Wedding Dress Shopping – Who To Take

When you decide to go shopping in search for your perfect wedding gown it is important to think about who will be accompanying you. Shopping for wedding dresses is an experience in itself and ideally before you go bridal wear hunting you will have the date set and venue booked. In having the location and time of year you are getting wed already planned it will assist you in helping you to choose your wedding gown as these factors of your wedding day will have some influence over your choice of bridal wear as well as your own individual taste and style and personality.

So you have a vision of your wedding day… who will get to enjoy and share the fun, laughter and tears of helping you in finding the dress that is the ‘one’? Whomever you choose they should be someone who you can trust and who is honest with you. You will value their opinion highly and they will share in your dreams and excitement as you embark on your new journey. Selecting your wedding dress can for some brides be a lengthy and time consuming process so they shouldn’t be too impatient nor get bored easily!

We would suggest no more than two people should assist you in looking for your wedding dress. It may be tempting to have a large group of friends and family but as everyone has their own views and opinions and this will ultimately baffle and confuse you. Other people’s views can of course be helpful but do take into consideration that you are the bride and therefore you need to feel comfortable and beautiful in your chosen gown. Of course there is no rule that specifies that you need to have anyone go with you at all and you may prefer to go shopping for your wedding gown alone. This is a good option if you prefer to narrow it down to a few dresses you think could be the one before inviting people along for their opinions on another visit before making your big decision. However if you know it’s the dress of your dreams then why not simply go with your gut instinct! The assistants in your bridal boutique or factory outlet should be experienced and friendly and will be excited in assisting you find your gown from a selection of wedding dresses.

The most vital thing to remember is that this is your wedding day. You should wear what you think you look and feel amazing in and feels like you. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, enjoy it and have fun!