You may not believe it but many brides-to-be make the same mistakes when it comes to choosing wedding dresses. The last thing you need on your big day is a wardrobe malfunction, so here are some tips to help you prevent this from happening.
Common Mistakes to Avoid
Try to avoid these bridal blunders and your wedding preparations and the special day should go without a hitch.
- Don’t take the posse with you: We all know you want your wedding dress to be absolutely perfect and you’re going to want some advice and opinions when you go dress shopping, but don’t be tempted to take your whole entourage to the bridal store with you. All this will achieve is confusion and frustration because you’re likely to get too many opinions and conflicting advice. Take your mother and a couple of trusted friends, that’s really all the support you need.
- Don’t try on too many dresses: It can be hard to curb your enthusiasm, but try not to get over exuberant. Limit yourself to ten dresses or less. Try on more and you’re likely to never make a decision, you’ll just become more and more frustrated. You should also definitely avoid trying of dresses that you can’t afford. At this point, you should know your budget and you should stick to it. Check out PreOwnedWeddingDresses before you go to the bridal store.
- Don’t start too early: It’s fine to have a long engagement; it will give you plenty of time to save up some money for your future together, but don’t start looking for dresses too soon. You certainly don’t want to go shopping more than twelve months before the wedding. Don’t visit bridal gown stores until you’re ready to buy a dress, otherwise, other factors will start to sway your decision. If you make a purchase too soon, you may end up not liking the dress as your wedding approaches.
- Don’t get hung up on the size: Bear in mind that the sizes on designer labels are typically one or two sizes smaller than street sizes. Good bridal stores will have a size chart so you know exactly what label size you need. Don’t get upset if the dress is a larger size than you were expecting because it really isn’t.
- Don’t be seduced by the wrong dress: Sorry to say, but just because you fall in love with a dress, doesn’t mean it looks good on you. So even if you find you can’t resist a certain dress, if your advisors are politely shaking their heads, put it back on the rack. The best place to find inspiration for your bridal gown is in your own closet. Take a look at the necklines and sleeve styles you already wear and that will give you an idea of what you look good in.
Follow these tips when you go wedding dress shopping and you won’t succumb to the many mistakes other brides-to-be make.
Phoebe Harrison has worked as a wedding planner for the last few years and loves her job so much! She writes articles sharing tips and tricks with brides-to-be.