Know This Before Wedding Dress Shopping

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Know This Before Wedding Dress Shopping

Brides who have the best, most enjoyable experience with wedding dress shopping are those who prepare beforehand. If it’s common sense to gather your ingredients before you cook, it makes equal sense to gather basic info on wedding dresses before you head out the door. This post will highlight some key things to keep in mind as you prepare to shop.

Be open to what you like

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Thanks to the internet, you can see every imaginable style of wedding dress. You can get firsthand info from personal blogs of brides who’ve been there and done that. Use these helpful resources to determine your basic likes and dislikes. But don’t let them, or anything else, lock you into a single perspective. You have to remain open to being suprised. Read this before you get underway:

Rip pages out of magazines, click through bridal boutiques online, explore on Pinterest, and check out what celebrity brides are wearing to compile a visual file of your favorite dresses. Then look for a connecting theme — are they all very embellished, lacy, or voluminous? Do they all have open backs? Find a couple commonalities of styles you like and bring your ideas to your first appointment…

Bridal consultants will tell you that they constantly see women come in with a set idea of what they want for a gown, then try it on and don’t actually love it — and instead, fall for something completely different they’d never considered. Keep an open mind while wedding dress shopping. You may find your dream dress that you didn’t know would be your dream dress. Read more at Brides…

Wear your dress with confidence

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As long as it’s something you’ll be confident in, be open to a variety of wedding dress options. It’s absolutely fine for your wedding dress to be something different from what you normally wear. You just have to wear it like you mean it! The most beautiful gown in the world won’t look right on you if you don’t wear it boldly. Here’s more good information:

“Don’t feel pressured to wear anything too traditional, expected, or too trendy. You want to feel confident and comfortable. You need to look and feel your best as that will translate to your wedding photos. For us, there’s no higher compliment than when a bride says, “This is so me.”” — Carol Hannah Whitfield

“One of the things that our stylists always try to convey is: How do you define your style? What do you feel comfortable with day-to-day? These are questions that help clarify the ideas that brides have in mind.”… — Adriana Read more at Milk Books…

Think of the big day

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Not every wedding dress will be appropriate for your specific wedding plans. There are crucial things to consider when making a selection. Here are some of them:

1. Season

This is the first thing to consider when deciding on a wedding dress. If your wedding is held in the summer, a lightweight dress that emphasizes your feminine figure can give you a sense of effortless beauty. Scroll further down to learn about some popular wedding dress fabrics.

2. Location

If you’re getting married at a house of worship, you will be expected to dress modestly without baring too much skin. And a long-sleeve dress with a cathedral train will not fare well in a beach wedding.

3. Wedding style

Will it be held indoors or outdoors? Is it going to be an intimate or grand reception? Questions like these play a great deal in determining the kind of dress you should wear. It’s your wedding day and you have the right to wear anything you want, but we’re sure you agree that a dramatic ball gown won’t fit in an intimate restaurant reception. Read more at Eliza Bella’s…

You also need to commit to a budget before you begin your dress search. Come up with a realistic price range and hold to it. Your bridal consultant will be able to serve you best by knowing your price limit. Be sure to tell them at the start of your session.

At New York Bride & Groom of Columbia, we promise you a wedding dress shopping experience that you’ll love. Our vast selection of designer wedding gowns and expert bridal consultants will ensure that your dress suits you perfectly. Stop by today to browse; no appointment needed.