Choosing a wedding dress is a tough task, so today we are going to discuss 5 important points to keep in mind while purchasing a wedding dress.
1. Start Your Search Early:
You should start searching for the gown at least 6-9 months before your wedding so that you get enough time to explore different options. And also in case you opt for an elaborate gown then alterations also take a lot of time and multiple visits. So to be on the safer side you should start your wedding gown search early.
2. Setting a budget is important:
It is very important to set a fixed budget before you start your shopping for the wedding gown as this way you would not lose your heart to a dress which is not affordable for you. Also remember that a wedding ensemble includes a veil, undergarments and any other accessories. In addition to this do not forget the other expenses like the shipping fees, alteration cost and professional pressing or steaming cost.
3. Make a Plan:
Decide in advance which online and physical stores you want to visit and find out which designers they are carrying, their price range if they are offering accessories and if they provide alterations. Do not expect to cover all the stores in a day, make it a point to explore only 2-3 stores in a day so that you do not get exhausted.
4. Try to find a dress at a lower Price:
You need not spend a million dollars for the wedding gown of your dreams. Many online and offline stores hold big sales once or twice a year to clear out discontinued wedding dresses or ‘gently worn’ pieces. To keep a track of such sales you can sign up for mailing lists. You can also register for your favourite designers’ trunk shows as usually there is a generous amount of discount offered on designer’s debut new lines.
5. Always Keep an Open Mind:
Keeping an open mind is the best call, even if some gown doesn’t seem like your style but the bridal consultant asks you to try it take their advice. Some evening dresses might not look as good on the hanger but they might look great on you. Also, make it a point to never let yourself be talked into purchasing a wedding gown you are not happy about.