Wedding Dress - Wow them but Don't Go Broke!

One of the first things you’ll want to do after getting engaged is find your wedding dress. This is an extremely important decision and often the most stressful.

You will want to look and feel beautiful, so take some time to be thorough in your search for your dress. This is your day to shine and finding that perfect dress will allow you to do just that.

There are so many things to think about when it comes to choosing your dress. For starters, you’ll need to do some research before you get out there and start shopping.

You’ll need to have an idea in your mind of what you’re looking for and what kind of budget you’re working with. For example, do you want strapless or long sleeved? Do you want a cathedral train, chapel train, or no train? You’ll also need to think about the time of year in which you’ll be getting married. The style of your gown should be appropriate for the season.

Once you have these basic ideas in your mind, you’re ready to start searching for YOUR dress!

You can start by looking through some bridal magazines and web sites. You might want to tear out or print out anything that you like and keep them in a binder or folder. Don’t limit your search to the dress only—keep an eye out for veils, shoes, gloves, and head pieces, too.

The best approach is probably to look for your dress first, then go back and think about all those other accessories. Your accessories, such as bridal or wedding shoes, need to compliment your wedding dress.
After you have a nice collection of styles and designers that you like, it’s time to head out to the bridal gown salons. Chances are, you won’t find your dream wedding dress on the first day. Unless you absolutely fall in love with a dress on your first day of looking, you should really take your time and go to several different salons and try on several different styles of dresses. Take some back up—your mom or your Maid of Honor—who will give you honest and unbiased opinions (leave the groom at home!).

Your goal is to try on as many different styles so that you can see what looks good on you. This could take several weeks. That’s okay, take your time and find a dress that makes you look and feel stunning.

Want to get competitive prices from Local Vendors - Free?

Remember that YOU are in charge. When you are out shopping, don’t be intimidated by pushy sales people who might be trying to take advantage of you to make a commission. Unfortunately, there are a lot of wedding dress stores out there that will try to take advantage of you because they believe that you don’t know what you’re doing.

Don’t let this cause you any undue stress. Remember that YOU have to feel comfortable when buying your wedding dress. If you feel pressured or uncomfortable at any store, simply leave and go elsewhere. Don’t let anyone pressure you into purchasing a dress that you aren’t 100% in love with. You are in charge and you can shop anywhere.

Searching for the perfect wedding dress can be very overwhelming and hectic. Trying to find a dress you love for a price you can afford can be tricky. Just remember the bottom line—YOU are in charge and YOU get to decide which dress is the one for you. Take your time, be thorough, and don’t be intimidated when shopping. You will find that perfect dress eventually. And the look on your fiancé’s face when he sees you walking down the aisle will make the grueling search all worthwhile!

Return from Wedding Dress to Wedding Planning

Return to Home Page