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The Perfect Fit

Buying a wedding dress is one of the most important purchases a woman will ever make. Growing up, every little girl dreams of what her dress will look like and, for most of us, it seems like it we will find the ideal dress and it will be a very easy decision. In actuality, shopping for the right gown requires a great deal of time, effort and consideration of a variety of factors.

There are countless styles and options for wedding dresses because no two women have the same taste or same body type. It is important to remember that, even though your heart may be set on a mermaid-style gown, it might not be the most flattering for your figure and you may end up absolutely falling in love with a ball gown. Perhaps you have always dreamed of wearing a strapless dress, but the perfect gown for you has cap sleeves. Keep your mind open and try things that may seem outside of your comfort zone. You may be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Another thing to take into consideration when purchasing your wedding dress is your venue. The dress should match the location and the location should match the dress. If you find a dress with a huge, full skirt and can’t imagine wearing anything else, that’s wonderful but it’s probably not appropriate to then get married on the beach. Whether you choose the venue or the dress first is not important. What matters is that they go well together and that one does not take away from the other.

Always remember to factor in your personality and choose a gown that is reflective of who you are. Often, brides take several people with them when they go shopping for wedding dresses and it can be easy to get swayed by others opinions. Your opinion is the most important though because it is your special day. If you are a t-shirt and jeans type of girl who never dresses up, you might not want a dress with a lot of beading or embellishment. It’s important to get a dress that makes you feel beautiful but still makes you feel like yourself.

The One

Every girl dreams of her wedding dress and how it will look, what shape it will be and, thankfully, there are countless options to choose from. A lot of women worry about what their fiance will think of her dress, but the important thing to remember is that as long as you feel beautiful (after all, it’s the most special dress you will ever wear), your elegance will radiate and be contagious.

Be open-minded. Even though you might have one particular style or dress in mind, realize that you might fall in love with something completely unexpected. Try on things that might seem out of your comfort zone or that you think might not look good on you. You may just be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Take people who you trust to try on gowns (but limit the number). Getting opinions for your wedding dress is definitely a good thing but, in the end, the decision is yours. If you take too many people, it is easy to get overwhelmed because everyone has their own idea of what is best.

Don’t second guess yourself. If you find a dress that you love, stop looking. A wedding dress is like your fiance in the sense that when you know it’s the one, you don’t need to continue the search.

Even though it is the most important dress you will ever wear, no one will know how much you paid for it and you can easily get an amazing dress on a budget. It doesn’t have to cost a million dollars to feel like a million dollars!

Plan ahead. A wedding gown is not like any other purchase where you walk into the store and walk out with your dress. Alterations will have to be made and those take time.