After the engagement, it is only normal that the wedding preparation should follow immediately. For ladies, one of the most important aspects of the wedding preparation is the shopping for their perfect wedding gown. Hence, it is only important you have the right information that will ensure that you choose the perfect wedding gown. Here are recommended steps to follow to ensure you find the perfect wedding gown for your big day.
1. Set a realistic budget
Before you start shopping for the dress, you need to have a budget and make sure the budget is realistic. This will give you a direction as to where you are heading and also save you from wasting time over a gown you cannot afford.
2. Start your search early
It is important to start your search early. Decide if you will order your gown online, or go to a bridal shop to get it or hire the services of a wedding designer. So decide early to search in that direction.
3. Reduce your dress-shopping entourage
Don’t go about inviting all your friends for the gown appointments because you will only end up confused and you won’t get the perfect wedding gown. Just two or three of your trusted friends are enough to assist you in decision making and make sure they are honest and have your best interest in mind.
4. Consider your wedding location
Your wedding location will help your wedding gown search. Are you having a daytime ceremony on the beach? You can rule out ball gowns with long trains and dramatic embellishments rather you should go for something less busy and not dramatic but classy.
5. Keep an open mind
Most bridal consultants always advise brides to keep an open mind when shopping for their wedding gown. This is because the perfect wedding gown you have always dreamt about may not complement your body stature. Also, a dress that looks not so beautiful on the hanger may end up looking spectacular once you wear it. However, don’t allow a wedding designer talk you into buying a gown you don’t like.
6. Focus on fit and not size
Forget the size and go for the one that fits you perfectly. This is because bridal gowns are usually in smaller sizes than ready-to-wear dresses.
7. Make sure you make the most of each fitting session
Make sure you voice out any adjustments that need to be made from each fitting session. Test how comfortable you are by sitting, standing and dancing. Notice any malfunction that can ruin your wedding day, if the gown is so tight and breathing feels difficult, then do the needful.
During the final fitting session, make sure you bring someone that will assist you in wearing the gown.
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