As young girls, many of us have dreamt of wearing our very own poof-y, white wedding dress. And now when the time’s finally here and you’re all set to get married, your excitement must be over the moon!
Wedding dress shopping is one of the most exciting parts of the whole wedding planning process. After you’ve finally found the one, now comes the time to find a wedding dress that’s ‘The One’.
But since you probably don’t have any prior experience in wedding dress shopping, it’s natural for you to end up making a few mistakes. But that doesn’t mean you can’t avoid them. These are the most common wedding dress shopping mistakes you should be avoiding.
Mistake#1: Shopping Too Early
The excitement to get your wedding planning underway once you’ve been engaged is palpable. But sometimes, in eager excitement, one can end up making decisions they might regret later. Ladies, ‘Dress Regret’ is very real, especially when it comes to bridal dress shopping. Don’t rush to buy your wedding dress. If your wedding is still a couple of months away and you buy your dress too early, a few months later you might not like it anymore. Your style and preferences can change a lot in a year.
Mistake#2: Not Booking an Appointment
Many bridal salons book you for appointments so that the staff can focus all their attention on bride at a time. Narrow down a list of boutiques and call them to book an appointment. Always make sure to book your appointment months in advance so that things go smoothly.
Mistake#3: Taking too Many People with You
Taking along too many people to a bridal dress appointment can overwhelm you and cloud your judgment. With so many people tagging along and getting a say in whatever you try on, things will start to get confusing real fast. Opt to take just two or three of your nearest and dearest along with you.
Mistake#4: Shopping Before You’ve Chosen a Venue
Shopping for a wedding dress before you’ve decided a venue can be a mistake. For example, you’ve decided on an ornately embellished gown with a huge train that would look downright gorgeous in a ballroom; but turns out, you’re getting married at the beach and the dress definitely wouldn’t fit there! Your dress should be able to match the vibe of your venue.
Mistake#5: Not Choosing the Right Boutique
The boutique you buy your dress from is the ultimate deciding factor in how you’ll look. Check out various boutiques to see which one suits your style. If you’re a plus-sized bride, make sure to call and ask whether the boutique stocks your size or not.