Delightful Dress Shopping

posted on 24 April 2013 by The Tie The Knot Team
posted to Wedding Dresses, Wedding Tips & Advice

Delightful Dress Shopping

One of the most fun and exciting parts of the wedding planning process is choosing your dress. Your dress is without-a-doubt the most important part of your entire day and so special care needs to be taken when making your choice.

Here are some tips to help you:

Get Pinning

If you are unsure of exactly what you want when it comes to a wedding dress then it is time to log on to Pinterest. Pinterest is an absolutely fantastic resource when it comes to ideas. Start pinning pictures of wedding dresses that appeal to you. You will quickly start to see what style your tastes are leaning towards and you will then be able to start narrowing down a design and it is likely that you will start to get a pretty solid idea of what you want in your head.  (If you’re not a fan of pinning you can, of course, simply make an ideas scrap book from magazine cut outs.)

Decide on a budget

Before you set off dress shopping it is important to know how much you are willing to spend on your dress. It might happen that you fall in love with something that is above your budget, which might end up meaning that you have to do a little financial shuffling, but it is still best to have an idea of what you would like to spend before you set off.

Consider the weather

As romantic as it is to think that brides do not feel the cold, this is a bit of a fallacy. If you are getting married in winter it really is best to dress warmly enough to be comfortable. It is also good to consider your summer wedding dress. Lots of layers underneath your skirt could possibly make for an incredibly uncomfortable experience if you are getting married in the middle of summer.

Consider the location

Location is something to consider when buying your dress as well. Some churches insist on a specific code of modesty, while a ball gown with a seven metre might not work too well if you’re getting married on the beach or on a farm.

Go shopping!

Even if you have already decided that you are going to have your dress custom made, go dress shopping anyway. You might get lucky and find the perfect dress, but even if you don’t, dress shopping with one of two of your bridesmaids is an experience you shouldn’t miss out on. Trying on different dresses will also help you determine exactly which style suits your body type the best.

Visit a dressmaker

Now that you have a proper idea of exactly what you want you are ready to go and visit a dressmaker. Remember to do this at least 6 to 8 months before the wedding to make sure that you have enough time to fit in dress fittings and to make alternate arrangements should anything go wrong.

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