January 1, 2018
1. Do Research To Find What You Like
There is absolutely nothing wrong with getting a little inspiration from outside sources. Before choosing the first dress you see that happens to “fit “the budget, try creating a theme for what you want to display. There are millions of ideas in bridal boutiques, online, and even social sites such as Pinterest. Create a check list for features that you like and styles available. Research what celebrity brides are wearing then look for a connecting theme! There are many ways to find a wedding dress and doing your research is the best way to find that special dress made for you.
2. Be Open
Most of us have this grand idea of how our dream dress will look on us. The reality is a lot of the time our dreams do not quite match up with reality. It plays to your advantage to keep an open mind towards themes and features you never considered. Sometimes we have to step outside of our comfort zone to find the dress that best suits our body type and personality. Don’t be discouraged. Be encouraged, and keep an open mind!
3. Have A Pro Take Your Measurements
Measurements can be a bit of a hassle, and most of the time utilizing a friend will not accurately get the job done. Hire a professional to take your measurements for the best results. For accuracy, have measurements taken of each body area twice for each fitting. Repeat this process at each boutique location in which you are shopping.
4. Order Too Big Not Too Small
Once you have that dress measured to your current sizing sometimes it helps to get a dress size slightly larger. Depending on when you received your measurements and how far the wedding date is, anything could happen. Often times I hear of brides gaining a few more pounds before the wedding and having difficulty getting into the dress on the wedding day. Unfortunately, there are even cases where zippers, buttons, and small details break off. Do not be afraid to get a size larger because you can always make a large size smaller, but you cannot make a small dress larger.
5. Start Most Expensive To Least Expensive
Sometimes starting from the higher end dresses will quickly give us a reality check. Every bride deserves to get what she wants. Remember it is possible to find a very similar dress, at a more affordable price point somewhere else.
I hope these tips were helpful. Congratulations and happy dress shopping!
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