As you launch into wedding dress shopping, you’re probably going to be feeling tingly all over about making your dream of looking like a princess on your wedding day come true, and ultimately, that tingly feeling deserves to stay there for the duration, despite a few ups and downs along the way to the perfect dress.
A tremendous amount of planning goes into making the wedding day perfect, and, with all of that on your plate as well, shopping for your dress should be as exciting and stress-free as possible, rather a delightful cherry on top of all the planning of many other minute details than an unpleasant experience.
To make your wedding dress shopping experience more fun than stressful, despite its daunting nature, there are a few things to be on the lookout for before you make your booking and head out for your first fittings.
Try these tips; you’ll be surprised at how the smallest of things can influence the experience:
Do your research
Get an idea of the style and mood you’d like to reflect on your wedding day, taking into account the wedding venue too. You’d be surprised at how much easier it is to find the right dress once you’ve locked down the venue and mood. Dive right into online bridal magazines or visit wedding exhibitions if there are any on at the right time for you, and save as many of the ones you love as reference for when you start shopping.
You’ll make it so easy on yourself this way, because once you have a silhouette and style in mind, the team at Ever After Bridal Wear in Durbanville will be able to guide you to the dresses that match with your vision and ideas.
Browse through the Ever After Bridal online portfolio of designer wedding dresses created by renowned names like Maggie Sottero and Rebecca Ingram, because without a doubt, you’ll find the wedding dress of your dreams waiting for you in these collections.
While research is going to make the shopping experience a lot more focussed and a lot less stressful, try not to close your mind to all other options. If you do, you could possibly miss out on the perfect dress just because it’s in a style you’d never considered right for you.
Set your budget
That word all brides would love to forget about! Although all of us would love to have no reign on the budget, to shop as if only the sky is the limit, most of us need to think about what to budget for when shopping for a wedding dress, like it or not!
Don’t make the mistake of trying on and falling in love with a wedding dress that’s way out of budget. This is a sure path to heartache and tears when what you really should be doing is having fun.
The team at Ever After Bridal will make sure that you don’t go down that road. More than anything, they want your time spent with them to remain as one of the best memories of your life, for a very precious day!
Give yourself the time to try on, buy and fit your wedding dress at a stress-free pace. If you begin the journey around six months before the big day, you’ll enjoy a sense of peace you really deserve, knowing that when you arrive to collect the dress from the Ever After Bridal team, all the nipping and tucking will have been done and dusted.
Beware the stories of other brides
Every bride that’s gone before you will have a story to tell, some happy, some sad. Some will have had an awesome experience, then there’ll be those who’ll terrify you with horror stories about their experience, stay focussed though, this is your experience and if you are determined to retain an open mind, you will by any measure make it a great journey!
Be fussy about your entourage
Even if friends and family may feel snubbed if left off the invite list to fittings, choose to limit your entourage to no more than three honest, true friends or family members. It’s guaranteed that too many opinions are going to confuse you, and they’ll cloud your judgement to boot.
This is where you take your stand! It’s your wedding dress and no one else is wearing it but you!
Ever After Bridal will make that stand with you, through all your choices and fittings, until they can finally celebrate the day you fall in love with the vision looking back at you in the mirror.