The search for the perfect wedding dress can be as exciting as any other aspect of the big day, and for many brides, it’s actually the most important element of all. That’s why it can be so hard to do. You want to make the perfect choice, but with so many options, what can you do? With this conundrum in mind, read on for some tips about how to choose a wedding dress.
Know Your Budget
Having a budget or price range for dresses is a great idea and a must. It’s where you start looking for your dream dress. Think about how much it would cost to make the changes you want and add that amount to your budget. Tell your consultants how much you can spend so they can help you find the best deal.
Your budget will be useful for a couple of reasons. The first is that when you stick to a budget, you won’t overspend (and overspending on any single element of your wedding might mean you have to go without something important further down the line). The second is that it will narrow down your choices, making it easier to pick a great dress.
Match Your Dress To The Style Of Your Wedding
When choosing your dress for your wedding, think about what kind of wedding you want. What season did you pick? Will it be a fancy evening event or a laid-back beach party? Are you getting married in an orchard or in a building with a lot of history? You could want your wedding dress to fit the theme of the wedding if there is one. If there isn’t, or you’re not sure what it is but want to start looking at dresses, remember that some brides go out and purchase the ideal gown, which later serves as the basis for their wedding’s theme.
Imagine The Whole Look
Do you have a certain hairstyle, a pair of designer heels you want to show off, or a must-wear accessory in mind, like your beautiful opal jewellery? There might be one dress that goes best with these accessories.
If there are elements of your look you’ve already decided on, make sure you have these in mind because the last thing you want is for your dress to be beautiful by itself but not so great when combined with the other things you’ve chosen.
Don’t Leave It Too Late To Shop
You can never start too soon. When you get engaged, one of the most exciting things is looking for your dress. Start your search online, on social media, or in bridal magazines before you make any appointments. Every season brings new styles and trends. Ideally, about ten months before your wedding is the perfect amount of time to begin your search in earnest. This gives you time to visit all the shops on your list without having to rush to make a decision. It also allows time for alterations should they be required.
Don’t Go With Trends (Unless You Love It)
If you buy a very trendy dress, you can be sure that it will make your wedding photos look dated after a while, and you might not look as bridal as you would like. Instead of picking a wedding dress because it’s trendy, pick one you love, and that makes you look and feel great. It’s better to take a simple dress and make it your own with jewellery, shoes, and other accessories than to take a wedding outfit right off the wedding catwalks and later regret it.