You have planned the day since you were a child. You have watched the movies, have spent hours looking at Bride and other magazines, and have chosen your bridal party and wedding location. But it’s now time to make it real. That wedding is but months (perhaps weeks) away and you need a dress. So, it is time to begin the bridal shop excursion. A day full of visiting bridal shops; in search of The Dress.
However, contrary to what you may think, spending hours at a bridal shop can be a bit stressful, so having some insight from those who have been there, done that can come in handy. As you prepare for the big day that will lead to The Special Day, keeping these tips in mind will be most helpful!
* When heading for the bridal shop, don’t wear excessive make-up; rather wear just enough to be comfortable and confident.
* Don’t say “yes” to every dress. The consultant can’t help you if you decide everything about every dress is perfect. Be honest about what you like, or don’t, about a dress so the consultant can better select dresses for you to try on.
* Recognize that trying on multiple dresses can be emotionally and physically draining. Also, it is not failure if you have to try on more than 10 gowns before finding The Dress. In fact, trying on multiple dresses is common.
* When buying your dress, you must commit to a specific size ahead of time. Remember, wedding gowns don’t run the same in size as everyday clothes. Even if you plan to lose weight before the wedding, purchase dress for the size you are now. After all, it’s easier to take in a dress than extend it.
Preparing for your wedding day should be a time for fun, making good memories and planning for the future. Yes, there may be some stress factors, but finding the perfect dress doesn’t have to be one of them. Use these tips to make your bridal shop experience everything you could possibly want.