Before You Shop For Your Wedding Dress

By on February 27, 2013

Shopping for a wedding dress is an exciting time in any woman’s life. It is your chance to be the center of attention and choose something that makes you feel amazing on your special day. But sometimes the stress and anxiety of the day tends to rain on the bride-to-be’s parade. To ensure that you get the most out of the time, there are several things that you can do to plan ahead. When things go smoothly, you have a better time and feel more comfortable with the experience.

wedding dress from Mori Lee

Look at Pictures to Get Some Ideas

Bridal magazines are everywhere, so take advantage of all the photos provided. Which dresses stand out to you? Are there some that you absolutely love and others that you are not interested in at all? Before you try on one dress, you have the opportunity to see what is out there and get some idea of what type of wedding dress you like.

Some brides choose to tear pages out from their favorite magazines to bring along with them while trying on dresses. This can help the stylist at the boutique narrow down the dresses that she brings to the bride. Others will share the photos with friends to try to get everyone looking for similar dresses.

Come Up with a Budget

When you walk into a boutique, it can be easy to become overwhelmed with the number of dresses available. The prices range from inexpensive to downright outrageous and you need to know where you stand as far as the budget goes. How much money are you going to spend on your dress? Does the amount include the shoes, the veil, the accessories and the undergarments? You don’t need to have an exact figure in mind, but you may want to come up with a range. If you are determined to stick to the budget, only try on dresses that you know are priced right for you.

Bridal Gown by Alfred Angelo Disney

Gather Up a Group of Friends and Family You Trust

It helps to bring along a couple of friends or family members to enjoy the experience along with you. However, make sure that you are surrounding yourself with people that will make the time enjoyable for you. You want friends that will allow you to make your own decisions and not sway you one way or the other. You also want friends that will be honest with you when a wedding dress you try on is not flattering or just isn’t your style.

Make Several Appointments at Local Boutiques

Don’t assume that you can just show up at the local bridal boutiques and try on dresses. Most want brides to make an appointment. A specialist will work with the bride to choose dresses, try them on and talk about any adjustments that need to be made. Getting those dresses off and on can be a real challenge and it helps to have a professional around. This person will remind you to try on your dress with heels to make sure you have the right length and explain some of the bustling options.

Choose Suitable Clothing

Because you are going to be trying on multiple dresses at multiple locations, make sure that you dress in comfortable clothes that are still going to be appropriate for boutique shopping. You don’t want anything that takes a long time to take off or put back on. Many brides look for items from couturecandy.com. Wherever you shop, make sure they have a wide range of comfortable clothing that still has that designer look. The more comfortable and confident you are the day you begin to try on wedding dresses, the more enjoyable the experience will be.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridemaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

3 Comments

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    honey

    April 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM

    HELPFUL. For my shopping, I’m planning on bringing my mom, my two sisters, and my two best friends. We all have similar taste and want all of them there w/me!

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    Noelle

    April 24, 2014 at 6:03 PM

    Do not forget to make sure that you have enogh time to choose your dress. Do not tthink thatfew days are enough especially if you are a type of persons who are not easy to satisfy 🙁 just like me. It took me about one moth or so to choose one and I used to go out everyday. However, I was able to find an amazing one 🙂

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    Zoraida

    September 11, 2014 at 10:32 PM

    Nice post. However I’ve already done my shopping. Not really easy finding my wedding gown, and I took my mom, grandmother and mother n law for those stressing days. Bur it was priceless, what a great day for having those people with me.

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