Shop ’til You Drop

When it comes time to shop for your dress, there are several things to consider because, even though most girls have a dream dress in mind, shopping can become very complicated.

One thing to consider is who you are going to take with you while you are looking. Most times, brides want to involve everyone who is really close to her. However, sometimes involving too many people or getting too many opinions makes things way more difficult and confusing than they need to be. It’s important to remember that what really matters is what you want and, in the end, if you are happy, everyone else will be too.

Sometimes, the dress of your dreams is not the one that flatters you the most or the one you will end up thinking is perfect for you. It is important to look at magazines and bridal websites beforehand, but don’t have a closed mind when it comes to what you might actually wear. You just may fall in love with something completely unexpected and the exact opposite of what you initially thought was ideal.

Stick to your budget. Don’t try on something you can’t afford because, chances are that nothing else will compare to it. If you have a price range in mind, don’t let a bridal consultant, family member or friend get you to try on something outside of that. Just because it costs more doesn’t mean it’s more beautiful.

Keep in mind the fees that come along with the dress. No wedding dress fits perfectly when you try it on and alterations always cost extra. Additionally, the veil and accessories will be extra.

Don’t second guess yourself. If you chose a dress, you picked it for a reason. Once you have found the dress that made you feel beautiful and special, stop looking.