Your wedding dress may well be the most important dress you ever buy, but do you have any idea on what you want, the colour, length and accessories? How can you ensure its the right choice if you don't know where to start?
For the majority of brides, finding the perfect wedding dress can be lots of fun, however, failure to find the exact ‘one’ that you want can be very frustrating, and in some cases, it can even ruin the big day itself.
To this end, it is vital to take your time when you are shopping for a wedding dress in order to find the exact style and fit that you want, while also taking into consideration any practicalities i.e.. a dress may look absolutely stunning, but will it be comfortable to wear for any length of time?
With a little time and patience, you will find the perfect wedding dress for you, it just means that you will have to perform a little research on your options and shop around until you find something that ticks all of the right boxes.
It perhaps goes without saying that most people want their wedding dress to be the most special and flattering outfit that they have ever bought, and to this end you will need to take into account your body shape when you are looking for dresses (including your height, certain styles will look amazing on tall figures, but they may swamp those with a more petite frame).
Next, you will need to establish the kind of dress that you want i.e.. made-to-measure, couture, off-the-peg or vintage. Naturally, your budget will largely determine the kind of dress that you can get, so write down a sum of money that you would be happy and able to pay for a dress, before you start shopping for one – the last thing that you need is to find the wedding dress of your dreams, only to faint when you take a look at the price tag! Also think about the kind of style that you would like i.e.. dress neckline, skirt shape, sleeve styles and the material and colour that you would like to get. Also consider additional garments to match the dress, such as veils and tiaras.
Once you have a clear idea of the kind of wedding dress that you want, the fun can really begin, now it’s time to hit the shops! You may opt to visit wedding dress shops in your local village or town or you may even browse for dresses online.
Take your time to look at all of the options available, and if you are buying off-the-peg ensure that they have your size in stock. Also keep a keen eye on your budget and try to stick to it as closely as possible.