As soon as the wedding date is finalized, most brides start to think of their wedding gowns. Choosing the right dress is one of the most difficult parts of wedding preparations. With hundreds of choices available online and offline, it can take weeks, even months, before you find the wedding dress that fits your style, figure and budget. Here are some tips you might find useful when you start your search for the perfect wedding dress.
Create an inspiration board
There is a whole gallery online for wedding gowns and dresses to help inspire you. It helps when you are familiar with dress styles, fabrics and silhouettes when narrowing down your choices.
It’s okay to not get the exact picture of what you want during the search. You can print those out or cut out pictures of bridal magazines. Whether you are looking into buying a bespoke dress or renting a gown, having a compilation of the gowns you like will help designers and consultants find a similar design.
Do your search ahead of time
Give yourself enough time for research. This is especially important if you are thinking about buying a bespoke wedding dress. The ideal time frame is three to six months before the wedding day. This will serve well if you ever need to make adjustments on the dress.
Take a trusted friend along
When you head out to try on some wedding dresses, it’s always best to bring along an honest friend with you. You can’t always rely on the saleslady’s opinions because all they want is for you to buy the dress. An honest friend or sister will know which dress flatters you the most.
Limit the number of your company. Too many opinions can be confusing and at the worse, could start feeling like going on a firing squad for every fitting. You want to enjoy this moment.
Set a budget
The perfect wedding dress should not cost an arm and a leg. Remember, after the wedding, you will be on your own and you will need a chunk of your money to start anew with your hubby. Fortunately, nowadays, it’s easy to find wedding dresses that are budget-friendly.
Choose a dress you feel comfortable in
You will be in your wedding dress for hours. Make sure you choose a dress that you’re comfortable wearing. When it comes to comfort, fabric texture and weight are huge factors.