Buying a wedding dress is a one-time decision, which means you won’t be going in with any experience, which will raise a million and one questions vying for space in your head before you even get to your first fitting.
All your questions are important, so, we suggest you make it easy on yourself and make a list of them all, so that you can pepper the right bridal consultants with them and trust that you’ll get the right answers.
This is why it’s so important to find bridal consultants who’ll be honest with you in their opinions as you try on dresses and not just say yes to everything.
You’ll also need a team who’ll encourage you to try something a little different to what you may have had in mind if they think it’ll work, just to make sure that you don’t spend any time in regret about a dress you may have missed out on that would have been perfect!
Here are a few tips that may help you recognise when you’ve found your dream wedding dress:
Keep an open mind
By the time you head for your first fitting you’ll probably have pinned and clipped countless wedding dresses to add to your vision board, however, try not to so set on a specific style that you miss your dream dress in the process.
If you’ve dreamed of looking like a princess in a mermaid style dress and then find the style doesn’t really work for you, with an open mind you could well fall in love with an A-line gown your bridal consultant encourages you to try, and voila, you look like a dream in it!
It’s always a good idea to do your homework and to have a few good ideas about the style wedding dress you’d like to wear, but, keep an open mind, you may be happily surprised at the outcome.
Will there definitely be a YES moment?
Truthfully? Not always. Heading in with an expectation of having that aha, yes, moment could set you up for disappointment. Be prepared to accept you may not have that moment. You may find instead, that the more you think about a particular wedding dress, the more you’ll be able to picture yourself looking beautiful in it as you glide down the aisle.
Things to say ‘yes’ to
Though you may not experience an emotional ‘yes’ moment during fittings, there are a few questions you need to say yes to in the process, such as;
- Is it a dress that’s in line with your budget? You’d be surprised at how many nights you’ll be kept up if you don’t answer this question honestly when you are fitting dresses!
- Do you have to lose weight to wear it? If the answer is yes, this will turn up the stress factor at a time you need it least. The run-up to the wedding is stressful enough, without adding the need to lose weight to it all.
- Will you be able sit, walk or dance comfortably in the dress, considering that you’ll be in it the whole night? These are issues that can be tested and tried out at your fittings, so go ahead, boogie on down to make sure you’ll be comfortable on your wedding day!
- Does the dress make you feel confident? Naturally, if you’re uncomfortable in the dress, you won’t feel vitally and vividly confident, but taken together, a yes to these two questions is vital.
Simply fall in love, don’t look for perfection
We know you must have kissed a few frogs on the way to finding your Prince Charming, like we all have, and you’re definitely not going down the aisle wondering about whether you missed any other Princes among the frogs! You’ll be there because of love, not perfection.
This simple principle also applies to finding your dream wedding dress, believe it or not. It’s so much more than putting a ton of pressure on yourself to find the perfect dress, it’s more about finding the wedding dress you utterly fall in love with.
A reminder about your day & your dress
This is going to be your day, on which you wear your dream wedding dress, and let no one take that away from you! You’re not buying it for your mom or your best friend, they’re not the ones waiting for you at the altar, it’s for you and your Prince Charming, and that’s that!
Consider some of the points and questions raised here, add to these those that are relevant to your journey, and forget about finding the perfect wedding dress, when what you really want is the dress that’s perfectly right for you.
The team at Ever After Bridal not only offers a stunning range of designer wedding dresses for sale in Cape Town, they also have the experience and passion to bring to making sure you get married in your dream designer wedding dress, with time to spare!
Book a fitting today with this team, and get ready to have fun on the way to your dress…and remember to bring your list of questions along!