Wedding is busy affair and it delivers certain stress too as you have to get ready with many things in short span of time. Normally, bride is much stressed in comparison to groom because she has to deal with many things and the most important one is her dress.
Here are some tips regarding your wedding dress purchase:
Set the budget
This is no brainer. Everyone has a budget, and it is best to shop accordingly. When it comes to your wedding dress, allocate the budget at least 10% of your overall budget. Do not let family, friends, and especially salespeople get you carried away in this regard.
Give yourself ample time
It takes around six to 12 months before you bring your dress home and you have to have at least three fittings to be done before having perfect fit. Giving yourself ample of time also guarantees that you will be able to fit in a variety of shopping experiences—from appointments at bridal boutiques to designer trunk shows.
Do a little research
Before you hit the shops, think about the type of dresses you want. Zoom through the wedding magazine, pin your interest on boards and think about style and fabric of your choice for your wedding dress. Make an appointment with the bridal salon and discuss regarding your dress requirements.
Take advantages of bridal consultants
Bridal consultants are there for your conveniences. They live and breathe these wedding gowns, their styles and sizes and different brides with their different body types. They know what they have in stock. They have seen brides of different shapes and size and they know how to flatter any body type. Their tips and hints are valuable so always ask for their advice and meditate on it.
Know your body type
Everyone has different body types and measurements. There is dress for everyone—tall, petite, bony, or busty. It is important for all brides to be educated on finding perfect dress of their type. Get the perfect dress for you. It is must on your special day. Pinpoint your best features. For example, dresses with a halter neckline or cap sleeves work well with busty brides, fit and flare gowns are exceptional for taller brides, A-Line and ball gowns are perfect for petite and thinner brides.
You might get pulled in lots of directions while selecting appropriate dress. It may lead you in wrong path. Keep comfort at the top. Just imagine how you feel while dancing in the dress, sitting and wearing it for lots of hours while keeping a smile on your mug.
Get gorgeous before you go shopping
The bridal salons lighting is flattering and mirrors do not distort your figure. But do put some effort into getting ready for your appointment. You want to feel confident in the dresses you try on and it helps the consultant get a sense of your style. See how you look in the mirror. Click on some photos and see in the pictures. Bring any items like your shoes and undergarments you want to wear and see how it accentuates your dress and your frame.
Do not bring in huge entourage
Do not bring too many people while purchasing your dress. Each person has his/her opinion and this will increase your stress level. It is suggested not to bring more than four people at this time around. These people should be well aware about your style and personality.