You’ve secured the ring, and now it’s time to secure the perfect dress for your special day. Whether you’re at your local bridal boutique or in the famous Kleinfeld Bridal showroom, buying your wedding dress should be one of the most incredible shopping experience that you have. In the search for the one, there are a few notices that all bride-to-be’s need to keep in mind as they begin their journey to saying yes to the dress.
1.The Earlier the Better
For many, the second you say yes to the proposal is when preparation begins with loads of planning and images circulating in your mind. The best thing you can do is gather up your favorite inspirational pictures and set your sights on some possible stores you would like to visit. Although many shops require an appointment, you’ll be thankful that you got in when you did.
2. Limit Your Entourage
It might be hard to trim down, but in the long run, you don’t need too many people’s opinions about your dress. Stick with those who have the best intention and choose wisely for those intimate moments.
3. Set a Budget
While searching and pining those Pinterest boards you’ve looked at for months, it’s essential not only to be intentional but practical. Create a budget for your dress and calculate the cost you can actually spend. Your dream dress is possible, but setting limits can save you time and money.
4. Don’t Rush the Process
Always remember that you are planning for an incredibly happy day. Don’t rush and take in every moment. Although naturally some parts of planning can be stressful, spend time going through each detail of your wedding dress and don’t rush through the steps.
5. Movement Matters
Physically and mentally, walk through the dress and imagine the full day. How do you feel when you sit? Are you able to move comfortably in the material? These are the questions you should ask yourself when you’re trying on options.
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6. Be Open Minded
Your bridal consultant may ask you to try on a dress you wouldn’t choose yourself, try it on anyway. They may see something in it that you don’t right away, and it could change your outlook on a particular style.
7. Bring Accessories
While veils are often offered at try on, if there are specific accessories you intend to wear on your wedding day, bring them to the boutiques and get the full effect in the dress.
8. Stay True to You
Whether you have an opinionated mother or a friend who is obsessed with a dress you didn’t really care for, staying firm and sticking to what YOU want is crucial. Remember that it’s your wedding, and although you appreciate their input, it’s all about you.
9. Have Fun
Being that this is one of the most exciting moments of buying a dress since your high school prom dress shopping days, be sure to enjoy every second. Laugh at the styles that don’t flatter your amazing shape and tear up with joy at the gowns that make your heart burst with joy. But more important than not, have a fun experience! Make it an “girl’s day” and swoon over laughs and champagne until you find the perfect dress.
10. When you Wear it, You’ll Know
Finally, listen to your heart. Your intuition will always lead you to the right dress, and when you find it, you simply will say “yes.”
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Model Bride – Arielle @namastearielle
Photography – Clint Blane @clintblane
Bridal Boutique – @towneandcountrybridal
Blog Writer – Amber Meadows @am.meadows