10 Ways to Make Sure You will Buy the Perfect Wedding Dress
Since childhood many brides have dreamt about that perfect wedding
gown. For some it is a long, flowing designer gown, and others want a
strapless number perfect for the beach. No matter what gown you dream
about, there are still some ways to make sure you pick the right dress
for your perfect wedding day.
Start Your Search Early
The earlier you start your search for your ideal wedding gown, the
better off you will be. It is usual for the organised bride to start
their search 9 to 12 months before the wedding. This time frame allows
you to look at a variety of dresses so you can find the perfect wedding
dress. It also provides ample time for alterations or special orders.
Get Pictures and Think
If you already have an idea of your wedding dress in your mind, it
may not be the easiest way to get exactly what you want immediately. It
is better if you have pictures from magazines or advertisements to do
purchase a range of bridal magazines or research on the web.
Professional wedding photographers have many examples of their work on
display and are a great source of inspiration. If you are having a dress
custom made, try to get a sketch of the dress so that the dressmaker
knows your vision.
Even after you go and pick out the dress, you may want to take
pictures of the dress so that you can find accessories for the wedding
and reception. Maybe you have not picked out bridesmaids dresses and you
want to find the right style to complement your dress or you want to
know if a bouquet style will work with the dress. Having a photograph of
your specific dress will help you out immensely at this stage.
Consider Your Shape
Yes, you may want that pretty mermaid dress you saw on the model in
the wedding magazine, but the style may make you look “hippy.” Even
though you may like a dress, you need to make sure it fits you
perfectly. Bring the most honest person you know with you for trying on
gowns so you can get a real opinion of what looks good and do not allow
the sales assistant to #sell’ you the dress. It is well worth knowing
that ‘white’ when photographed can give the illusion of adding bulk so
consider carefully dress colours – it is quite the norm to choose
alterative coloured wedding dress to white, so consider being different.