Wedding dress shopping is an extremely exciting part of wedding planning. In order to maximize your appointments, it is best to be prepared for this wedding event. Continue reading for a few of our top tips to make the wedding dress shopping experience as streamline, productive and fun as possible.
Limit Your Group
You may want to include all your family and friends in all wedding events, but less is more when it comes to gown shopping. A large group comes with varying opinions and you may find yourself wanting to please everyone else, rather than yourself. It’s a great idea to keep your wedding dress shopping entourage limited to two or three people whose opinions/taste you value. There will be many other wedding celebrations where you can include more family and friends.
Wear The Right Undergarments
Undergarments can drastically change the look of a dress, so it’s crucial to wear a strapless, well-fitting bra. White or nude colored undergarments are best under white, ivory or champagne dresses. The gown professionals you work with also serve as great wedding resources. Ask them what undergarments will enhance your figure in the dress you choose; such as shapewear, corsets and more.
Be Honest With Your Consultant
Wedding dress consultants are there to help you find your ideal dress, but you must be honest. If they pull a wedding dress that is not your style, you won’t hurt their feelings if you tell them it isn’t for you. Honesty helps them get a better understanding of what you’re looking for and makes this an easier experience for everyone.
Check The Dress From Every Angle
Once you’ve found a dress that you can picture yourself wearing on your wedding day be sure to check how it looks from every angle. Your consultant may even suggest doing an “aisle test,” where you walk towards your entourage like you would be walking down the aisle. Don’t be shy to strut down the walkway like you see models doing at wedding shows. Also, make sure you can sit and move in the gown comfortably. Remember, you will be in it for more than a couple minutes on your wedding day, so you need to feel flawless.
This is when you can say “yes” to the dress and enjoy putting together all the accessories.
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