So..You have chosen the venue, your bridesmaids & what flavour cake you are having. But picking the perfect Wedding dress can sometimes feel like a whole different ball game & very overwhelming! Here are our expert tips to finding your perfect dress, from our real-life professional experiences!
SUIT THE SEASON & LOCATION
Having a rough idea about what weather to expect can be key to finding the perfect wedding dress. If your going aboard to a hot climate or are expecting a sunny British summer (fingers crossed), a lighter dress possibly with lace rather than embellishments can help you stay comfortable & stylish throughout the day. If you’re going to a cold climate or having a winter wedding, you can get away with something a bit heavier, with more layers & embellishments.
SET A REALISTIC BUDGET
Setting a realistic budget can stop the heartbreak of falling in love with a wedding dress way out of your price range. When going into a dress shop tell the assistant your rough budget to help them find & show you dresses within your price bracket.
TRY TO START YOUR SEARCH AT LEAST 12-18 MONTHS BEFORE YOUR WEDDING
Finding the perfect wedding dress is no easy feat when it’s for the best day of your life, so leave a good amount of time for ‘saying yes to the dress’. This also gives the shop enough time for alterations & fittings, to get you looking amazing!
USE YOUR PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE
Use your previous experience of shopping for other types of dresses, you want to be confident on your big day. So for example, if your not usually confident in strapless its best to stick with what you do like I.e lace sleeveless.
We recommend keeping your friends & family you bring to just a few main people. Having a lot of people can feel overwhelming & cloud your judgment on how you personally feel about your wedding dress.
SUIT YOUR WEDDING STYLE
If you have a strong theme going on for your wedding get a dress to compliment. Even if you don’t have a theme stay true to your own personal style & the vibe you are going for on your big day.
DON’T WORRY ABOUT THE SIZE
Does it really matter if your dress was a size 12 or 14, no one is going to see the size label! What they will see is how beautiful and well fitting the dress is.
MOVE MOVE MOVE!
Take a small walk around the shop to see if you are comfortable with the weight & movement of the dress, as weddings usually entail a lot of moving around & standing.
KEEP AN OPEN MIND
You may go into the shop think you want a princess style, sweetheart neckline wedding dress, & come out with a fitted mermaid style. Either way, keep an open mind as you may love the look of a style you wouldn’t have considered before trying on.
PICK THE DRESS YOU LOVE
We have seen all too often a person that loves the dress but are not happy with the people they chose to bring along opinions. If you love the dress that’s your decision, period.