A wedding is supposed to be about the marriage of two people and the celebration of their love, but we’d all be lying if we didn’t say we all wanted to see what the bride was wearing.
Wedding dresses are usually a focal point of the ceremony, and a lot of time and effort goes into making creating this beautiful bridal look. With all eyes on you, it’s important to find a dress that is perfectly suited for you.
We’ve decided to use our knowledge to provide some tips on how to find the perfect wedding dress and things to avoid during your search.
Use Instagram For Inspiration
Instagram can be a fantastic platform for finding some beautiful dresses, with its picture sharing format being the perfect place to find some inspiration.
Following wedding dress accounts and keeping track of similar hashtags is great for getting a feel for the kind of dress you’d like to get, and following local dress shops can give you an idea of what they’ve currently got in-store.
Taking screenshots and favouriting ideas you like is ideal for putting together a portfolio and getting you in the wedding mood.
Alternatively, hit the shops and grab every bridal or wedding magazine you can find and start searching for some inspiration.
Get In Early
After the date has been decided, one of the first things you should be thinking about is buying the wedding dress.
Getting in early and shopping for a wedding dress in advance is always recommend, and should never be left until the last minute. Giving yourself time to shop around and find the perfect dress will allow you to do some research and fix anything with plenty of time left.
The idea of getting a wedding dress on sale may not for everyone, but you might be able to find some fantastic deals by looking nice and early.
If you are getting a dress custom made, getting your measurements done far in advance is a necessity. A wedding dress is not something that is made in a hurry, and allowing lots of time for adjustments and changes to design is essential.
Have An Open Mind
A lot of women have a clear picture of what their wedding dress is going to look like from a young age, but don’t be so quick to turn down other ideas.
Whether or not you go into a dress shop with a set idea on what you want, you might be surprised by some of the other dresses.
Staff working in wedding dress shops deal with customers every day, and they have a lot of expertise when it comes to finding the right dress for different kinds of people. Everyone’s body shape is different, and relying on their knowledge can be a useful tool in picking out a fantastic dress that suits your body.
Even if you think you’ve found the perfect dress, don’t settle for the first one you try on.
It can be easy to fall head over heels for the first dress you try on, and the image of seeing yourself in a beautiful white dress can be enough to call it a day. However, there are many benefits to shopping around and considering some other options.
When shopping for a dress, it’s important to try on as many dresses as you need to, and taking photos for reference and comparison is a great idea. By taking pictures, the decision making process will become a lot easier and being removed from the shop will allow you to make a more educated choice.
Your wedding day is supposed to be one of the most important days of your life, so you need to be happy with what you’re wearing.
Plan A Budget
As we already know, weddings aren’t exactly cheap. With all of the costs that comes with hiring a venue, shopping for the cake and of course, sorting out the transport, sticking to a budget is very important.
Lucky for you, the wedding dress is something that is acceptable to splash the cash on, but you’ve still got to live within your means. Blowing the budget and going over is not going to help anyone, and could leave you in some unwanted financial trouble.
According to Bridebook, the average cost for a wedding dress in the UK is £1,385. With that in mind, you need to carefully plan out your budget and decide who is paying for what. Talking about money is never a fun situation, but its better to get it out of the way with and know what kind of dress you can afford.
If you know a dress is way over the budget, don’t torture yourself by trying it on. You’ll only feel worse having to leave it in the store!
Don’t Put Too Much Pressure On Yourself
It’s not uncommon to want to slim down and lose a few pounds for the day of the wedding, but trying to set unrealistic goals is not healthy.
This idea doesn’t just apply to women, but men too. Both brides and grooms put a lot of pressure on themselves to “trim the fat” and look good for the big day, but it’s not worth the stress.
Buying a dress that is multiple sizes smaller is not a good idea, and trying to squeeze into the dress is going to leave you uncomfortable and frustrated. It’s always easier to adjust a dress that is too big rather than too small.
Finding a balance between feeling good about yourself whilst being happy and comfortable is essential for ensuring you look and feel great on the day.
Make A Day Out Of It
Shopping for the perfect dress is not something that should be done alone, and bringing some friends along for the ride is recommended.
Don’t bring the entire town though. Bring two or three people that are close to you who will be able to give you honest answers and help you pick the right dress for you.
No one should settle for the first dress they try, so that means you could be in for a long day of visiting multiple shops. This is the perfect excuse to grab some lunch with your girlfriends and have some quality catch up time, all while trying to hunt down the perfect dress.
At the end of the day, it’s important to pick a dress that you love and is representative of your personality.
You want to feel comfortable and beautiful, so don’t be afraid to make any adjustments or changes to the dress. Choose a dress that fits your style, and don’t forget to accessorise.
If you love your dress, that is going to show and you’ll leave attendees speechless. With all eyes on you, it’s your time to shine.
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We are happy to add any special or personal touches and we look forward to creating many memories on your special day. If you’d like to learn more about the packages we offer, feel free to get in touch today.