“The Dress.” Not just any dress, but the dress that most girls dream about from when they where little. It is the one dress that most women will never forget. Today there are many different styles that brides are able to choose from and even also a variety of colors. Many brides are forgoing the traditional white dress and opting for different colors such as pink, red and even black.
Vera Wang Spring 2012 collection
For a soon-to-be bride, dress shopping can be one of the most exciting parts about planning the wedding, but for some it can be a bit overwhelming. Walking into a bridal store, there are so many dresses to choose from. How is a girl supposed to choose just one?
The first thing that a bride should do when trying to find a wedding dress is set a budget on what you want to spend on the dress. Many bridal stores offer a range of prices from the low end to the high end. Make sure that you, your bridal consultant, and those that come with you have a clear understanding of what that budget is, because if you do not you may fall in love with a dress that you cannot afford. So tell your consultant that you only want to try on dresses that fit into your price range otherwise you might leave heartbroken.
The second thing a bride should have in mind when looking for a wedding dress is exactly what type of dress you want. Long gone are the days are the same cookie-cutter wedding dresses. There are A-line and mermaid shapes as well as big ball gowns and even short dresses. Many brides already have a dress style in mind, but when they get to the store they find that the style they pictured themselves in, does not look that flattering on their body. Be open to try other styles that the consultant offers because this is their job. They see a variety of body shapes on a daily basis and they pretty much know what shapes look best on what body type. You never know, the dress that you thought you would hate could be the one that you are walking down the aisle in.
Amsale Bridal Spring 2012 collection
Brides should also remember that when searching for your dress, starting early will help prevent many last minute problems. Many bridal shops suggest brides purchase their dress seven to eight months before the day. When you go to try on dresses, most likely you will be trying on a sample dress and your dress will be ordered and made. This will usually take a few months and you have to take into account of alterations. By waiting too long to pick and order your dress, you run the risk of not having enough time to fix problems if some were to occur.
Finally brides, remember that the dress should reflect your own style and personality. If you don’t feel comfortable in a dress or it is just “not you”, speak up. You will regret it if you don’t.
Happy dress hunting brides!!!