You have the ring. The dream of your big day has begun. Next, most brides-to-be begin shopping for their perfect wedding dress. At first, it may seem a little overwhelming with so many choices of styles and different stores.
There are 5 simple things to keep in mind to make the most of your dress shopping experience.
First: Educate Yourself
Look at bridal magazines such as Brides and search The knot and other online wedding sites for possible styles. It is good to have an idea of what you may/may not like when you visit a store.
Second: Make Appointments
By making an appointment, you will receive more dedicated time and attention. Try to avoid the busiest times of the day. Standard appointments last approximately 1 and a half hours to give brides the comfortable opportunity to try on a selection of dresses.
Third: Be Open Minded
Bridal consultants may suggest different styles for you to try on. You may be surprised at how beautiful and flattering a bridal gown may look on you rather than just on the hanger.
Fourth: Take Some Essentials With You
1. Undergarments such as a strapless bra.
2. Try to wear neutral color panties. You want to feel comfortable trying your dress on in front of other people without the worry of prints showing through.
3. Pictures of wedding dresses you like. Examples give consultants a visual idea of your personal style.
4. Someone to support you. One to three people is ideal. Too many people can make your experience chaotic instead of magical.
Fifth: You’re a Princess
Remember above all, you are shopping for YOUR big day. You deserve to be treated and look like a princess. Make sure feel comfortable with your purchase and know you look your very best. Never settle. Bridal stores like IrisD Bridal can customize your dress and design it to fit your unique style. Some may may also offer accessories such as wedding veils, tiaras, and bridal jewelry that coordinate with your dress. Be sure to ask if such options are available.