Importance Things to Keep In Mind While Buying Wedding Dresses

The idea of getting married is exciting in itself. Wedding is one of the most important events in the life of a person. And, when it is such an important day in one’s life, you would want every aspect of the wedding to be perfect including the wedding dress. Every bride has thought of how she wants her wedding dress to be. Colour and style can depend on the religion of the bride and the groom. In Western culture, brides choose white wedding dress. This was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century. In eastern cultures, brides choose red as that is considered auspicious. The wedding dress is something that you are going to cherish for your lifetime.

As excited as you might be about buying your dress, there are a few things that one needs to remember while buying the dress.

• Have a clear picture of how you want your wedding dress to be like. Once you go to the shop, every wedding dress will seem pretty. Tell your designer how you want your dress to be and don’t be tempted by every dress.

• Do not take too many people along while shopping for the dress. Different people have different opinions. Some might like a dress which the others don’t. Take along one or two of your friends or family member who know you better. This way you can find the gown that you have always dreamt of and not feel confused and pressurised by others.

• Book an appointment. Scheduling an appointment means that you will get a complete hour of undivided attention. You might not be lucky to find a salesperson who is not busy at that moment.

• Go shopping on weekdays. People usually shop during weekends and you will be surrounded amongst a huge crowd where every bride or bridesmaid will be looking for that perfect dress. Skip work on a weekday and go shopping and you will be getting more attention from the salesperson.

• Be aware of your body type and shop accordingly. Knowing your body type – pear, full, thin, petite is the first step in finding the perfect dress for yourself. You might lose some weight for your wedding. Tell your designer what you have in mind and get the dress accordingly.

• Be aware of the hidden costs. Ask the salesperson not only about the cost of the dress but also about the extra costs that might add up with the alterations or the veil or headpiece that you plan on wearing.

We hope that this article will provide enough information about wedding dresses. So, when you buy one for yourself, you will choose the best one following the guide we have provided.

What Every Bride Should Know Before Shopping For A Wedding Dress

Shopping for the dress that you will be getting married in is an exciting experience for any bride. However, it can also be a daunting one. The majority of brides have no experience in this field, and even those who have been married before may be looking for something completely different this time around. While you have probably done some of your homework already, flicked through a seemingly endless pile of wedding magazines, and received some advice from your mother, there are a few things you may want to consider before embarking on your odyssey in search of the perfect gown.

Your Budget

Before you start shopping have your budget worked out. Figure out the maximum amount you are willing to spend on your dress and try to stick to it. Slight deviations from your budget may be acceptable, but this really depends on your own personal circumstances. It may be that if your dream dress costs a little more than you can afford but you absolutely must have it, you will need to make cut backs on another aspect of your wedding. Alternatively you may have to opt for another dress that fits within your budget or perhaps rent your wedding dress. While renting your wedding dress may seem like a sensible option (after all you will only be wearing the dress for one day), you may wish to think again. Some brides who decide to rent their wedding dress develop an attachment to it, and often regret their decision when it comes to giving it back.

Your Equipment

Having little or no experience at shopping for a wedding dress, knowing what to take along with you can certainly be tricky. While many salons supply accessories to their customers, there are a few items that you should definitely make sure you have with you when shopping for your wedding dress. A strapless bra is an essential, your choice of dresses are not limited to those with straps, and you are more than likely to wear something strapless on your wedding day anyway. Even if you have not decided on your bridal lingerie yet, and you probably haven’t, take along some underwear that is similar to what you think you might to wear on the day. The same goes for your shoes. Wedding shoes are frequently chosen after your dress, but why not take along a pair (or a few pairs) similar to the style you envisage yourself wearing on your wedding day. Any accessories you already have decided upon should also be taken along.

Your Wedding

Wedding dresses come in a variety of shapes and sizes, with styles to suit different styles of wedding. A dress that may be perfect for a large ultra-formal wedding may look out of place at a more informal event and vice-versa. You will need to have your wedding style sussed before you can seriously start thinking about the type of wedding dress you want to wear. With this firmly in your mind, make sure you communicate your expectations for your wedding style and atmosphere to the consultant at the bridal salons you visit. Using this information they should be able to guide you towards a selection of dresses in stock.

Your Entourage

So you think you are ready to start shopping? Now who should you take with you when shopping for your wedding dress? You may think that the more different opinions you can get the better. While for some people, several different points of view can be helpful but for most people it can all get a little too confusing. Generally the fewer people you take along with you when shopping for your wedding dress the better. Take one or two of your most trusted friends or family members along with you, listen to their advice, but do not let it stop you from making your own decisions. After all it is your wedding, and you will want to look and feel great in a dress you like. After the first round of consultations at bridal salons, you will hopefully have narrowed down your choices to a few dresses. You may even be in the privileged position of having fallen in love with just one dress. Now is the time to bring other people in. Get advice from your mother, your bridesmaids, and other gal pals to help you make your final decision and choose and alterations and accessories.

While this may seem like a lot of information to take in, shopping for a wedding dress is definitely a lot of fun. Keep an open mind and a positive attitude, and you should find the one special dress sooner than you think.

How Early Should I Buy My Wedding Dress?

Now that you’re engaged, what’s the next step? One of the first wishes of a future bride is to find the perfect wedding dress that will make them feel beautiful and special on their big day. A common question is: When should I buy the dress? The answer is that it is important to find a dress early, but not too early! Here are some tips on how early you should buy your wedding dress.

Even though you may be excited and want to get your dress right away, it may not be a good idea to get a dress 2 years before the date because you may change your mind about the dress and different styles and trends may be popular closer to the date. Bridal trends tend to change each year and with the changing seasons. That being said, bridal boutiques usually have dresses ahead of time, so new dresses for the year will be available in November and December and dresses for the Spring and Summer will be available in December and January. This is done because dresses are usually bought at least 7-9 months before a wedding, to allow time to get everything perfect before the actual day. Once you are engaged or start planning your big day, look at pictures of dresses and get ideas for what you want in a wedding dress. Have fun with it! Once you have an idea of what you are looking for, or if you want to try on different styles to decide, make an appointment at a bridal boutique to try dresses on.

It is important to take into consideration the time needed to order a dress and have alterations made. Dress shops usually order dresses because the ones in their stores are only used as samples to try on. Common wear and tear occurs because they are used as samples, so shops will order a new dress for the bride when she makes a decision on the one that is right for her. The typical time it takes from when a dress is ordered to when it is received in the store is 4 months, so it is important to get a dress more than 4 months in advance.

Alterations almost always need to be made because everyone is a different size and shape, and each dress needs to be customized for each individual. Depending on where you get your dress, the dress shop may do alterations, or you can take it to a seamstress. These alterations and fittings need to be taken into consideration as well, as brides generally have an average of 3 fittings for their dress, and they are generally scheduled at least a week apart to allow for the changes to be made.

Allowing extra time takes the pressure of finding the perfect dress off the bride because there is time to try on different styles and designs. You can take your time to figure out what works best for your budget, wedding theme, and the style you want. The most important thing to remember is to choose something you love and will be happy in because this is your day!