If you’d like to make your wedding dress shopping experience a lot less stressful than you may have heard, it has to start with great planning.
Knowing where to begin can quite overwhelming, to say the least, especially because you’ll only be wearing your dress once, but there are a few tricks you could keep up your sleeve to make it less so.
Here are a few tips to make the shopping experience awesome!
Start with your budget
You need to know what you’d be willing and able to spend on your wedding dress. Having your budget in place will also help to narrow down your choices, so that you don’t get caught up in trying on dresses that are way over your budget.
Start shopping early
Getting an early start on shopping for your wedding dress will take a lot of pressure off. If you’re able to, get a start around 6 to 9 months ahead of the date.
If you’re buying a designer wedding dress it’s going to take less time than it would if you’re having a dress designed for you by your favourite designer, which could take up to 12 months of fittings and alterations.
If you’re really lucky you may be able to find a designer wedding dress that fits you beautifully, with only minor alterations that need to be done for ultimate comfort and confidence.
Know your body shape
There are thousands and thousands of wedding dress options out there, and if you’re ever going to find your way through the maze of lace, silk and organza, you need to know your body shape and the silhouette that flatters you most. This is also a great start to thinning out your choices, so make the research count.
Don’t try to squeeze fittings into your lunch time!
You’re already under enough stress without compounding it all by trying to squeeze fittings into your lunch time. All you’ll get is hot and flustered, and more than a little confused.
It’s supposed to be a fun experience so make a real meal of it!
Have all your questions ready for your bridal consultant
This will make it easy for you to remember everything you need to ask about from fittings to alterations and keeping your dress looking fresh on the wedding day, especially if you have to travel with it to the wedding venue.
Look the way you’d like to on your wedding day
If you can, spoil yourself; have your hair and makeup done professionally before you head for your fitting. You’ll be amazed at the difference these touches will make to the way you look and feel as you try on dresses.
Bring the right undies
Stick to nudes if possible. Brightly coloured underwear will definitely have an impact on the way a white dress will look, unless you’re planning to wear a rich colour.
Trust the opinion of your bridal consultant
If you’ve got a team like the one at Ever After Bridal, you’ll be dealing with people who won’t say yes just to please you. They’ve been dressing brides for many years already and would not want to send you down the aisle in a dress that doesn’t make you look as exquisitely beautiful as you should.
Put a catalogue of photos together
Get friends and family along for the journey to take photos of you in different dresses so that you can look back on them at your leisure. It’ll be easy to forget some of the finer details when you’ve tried on 10 or 20 dresses.
Make sure you’re comfortable
If you can sit, dance around or walk comfortably, you’re confidence levels will be raised and you’ll look as beautiful as you deserve to on your wedding day.
Let Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville, Cape Town lead the way to the ultimate wedding dress shopping experience. Book your fitting to delve into a world of stunning designer wedding dresses for sale or to hire, and enjoy the journey.