Whether you got married under water, in outer space, in a cow patty or in a graveyard, nothing, and I mean nothing is more important on this day then the brides Wedding Dress. The Wedding Dress above all other things sets the tone and theme for the whole wedding. How the bride is looking on her special day is the reason either 10 people or 10,000 people came, and they all came to see one thing; the dress.
Have A Price In Mind
Set yourself a top dollar amount for your dream dress and be determined to stay within those guidelines. That way, when you happen to try on that absolutely stunning, made for you and fits like a glove Vera Wang, that’s only $5000 out of price range, you can bust out laughing instead of busting out crying. I’ve discovered when shopping, when things are just within a few dollars of my price range, I either A) splurge or B) agonize because I just can’t afford those extra few dollars. However, when an item is ridiculously out of my price range, I shake my head, as if I could ever buy that. www.theknot.com
Be Realistic About Your Body Type
Now of course in our heads, on our wedding day, our bodies are all going to look like a fashion model, but in reality, we really are still our size 8, 10, 14, 18, 20’s etc. In other words, love the body you have, obviously, your man does. He loves every inch of you, so find a dress that accentuates every delicious curve in a flattering way. If you’re not 100% sure, look through bridal magazines to get some ideas, so you know what you are looking for when you make your appointment. www.shefinds.com
Don’t Underestimate Great Shapewear
Every woman in the South and the proper young lady over the age of 16, no matter what size should know the blessings of shapewear or SPANX. This beautiful invention makes your entire body perfectly smooth shaped, without bumps, creases or rolls. The right one will even take you in a size or two; God bless Lycra. www.bustle.com
Figure Out What Style You Like
Look through several bridal magazines, online sources, and attend several bridal shows to help you figure out exactly what style of dress you absolutely adore. If you have an idea of what style of dress you love, if you have done your homework, then when you walk into bridal shops, all you have to do is ask the boutique salesperson to direct you to those style dresses in your size.
Schedule Your Appointment Early In The Day
So you don’t lose the momentum of the day and get tired along with the sales girl at the bridal shop, schedule your appointment for trying on dresses as early in the day as possible. As difficult as it may sound to believe, trying on wedding dresses is an extremely harrowing feat.
Let The Salon Make Recommendations
Don’t be afraid to be a little adventurous, the bridal salon workers know what they are doing. If they make a recommendation, try it. What could it hurt? Plus, they know their selection and what looks good on the hanger and what looks good on the body. www.theknot.com
Bring Your Accessories
Always wear a light coat of makeup so you don’t look like the zombie apocalypse getting married and if you don’t know exactly all the accessories yet, at least bring a string of pearls or try on dresses with a tiara so you can get an idea of what the entire picture is going to look like. www.theknot.com
Bring Your Camera
Even if it’s your camera phone, you definitely want to take pictures of your favorite dresses, so you can show them off to mom, dad, bridesmaids, or whoever isn’t there, and please don’t bring the whole sorority house; wedding gown shopping is an intimate affair, that’s what the camera is for.
Know Your Trends
Before you start your gown shopping, be in the know. Know what is hot and what is not. If Tule or Chiffon is not Trendy this year, don’t get your heart set on finding it in any of the bridal shops; you may have to go vintage, and now you’ve limited your choices some more. Be safe, fall in love with something trendy.
Most Sales Are Final
You have found the dress, it’s perfect, it fits ideally. All you need to do now is swipe the card. That’s it, swipe the card…. What’s the hesitation? All sales are final. If there is any hesitation, don’t purchase that dress yet, trust your instincts. If you walk up to that counter and that card swipes with ease, you are going to have the most beautiful wedding and marriage of a lifetime.