When the time comes to pick out the perfect wedding dress, it can be as easy as walking into a store, trying on one dress and being happy, but more than likely things will not turn out that way. You may have to contend with indecisions and unwanted opinions.
The key is to have an image of how you would like to look walking down the aisle, standing in front of the church and at your reception. Decided on a style that compliments your figure, as well as your comfort. Most wedding dresses run small in size, so it is important to enter the wedding boutique with an opened-mind.
Deciding who you would like to go with you to the wedding shop is almost as important as deciding what style of wedding gown you would like to purchase. The people that accompany you to the bridal shop should have your best interest in mind, not their own. After all you are preparing for your big day not theres. So if they dont love you for you then you probably should not invite them along. Dont worry about offending anyone; keep it low key as to avoid hurting feelings. Its your wedding, your dress and your happiness than counts.
Price has the potential to become a huge disaster if not properly prepared for. You should do a little research before you go out. Know what you can afford, but more importantly know what you cannot afford. This will help to prevent major disappointment knowing not to have your heart set on a wedding dress with a price tag that you cannot afford.
Try on many dresses. If you went into the Bridal Boutique with your heart set on a certain dress but find that it does not suit as well as you thought it might have an opened-mind. There is a perfect wedding dress for you and it will suit your style; as well as your personality. Try on as many as needed.
Take your wedding day shoes with you. You height is likely to be altered by your wedding shoes, so it is important to have them along to try on with the wedding dresses.
Shop around. There is more than one wedding shop. Visit them all, compare prices and get the most value for your buck.
Take a camera with you. Take pictures of the top three dresses that you love. The pictures will allow you to decide on your own time. You do not have to order a wedding dress on your first visit to the bridal shop, but do allow plenty of time for them to order your dream dress in the size that you need.
Alterations are almost always a part of every wedding dress purchase. Plan for this, accept it and know that it will be a part of your hectic planning. Make time for alterations. Do not make your last fitting during the same week as your wedding date. Just because it is called a last fitting doesnt mean that it is actually the very last fitting you will have. You are paying big bucks for your wedding dress; do not feel bad if the wedding shop has to accommodate your needs. Do not accept a less than perfect wedding dress.
Most of all have fun. You will likely only need to go out shopping for an expensive wedding dress once; enjoy it!!