YOUR WEDDING DRESS WILL BE THE MOST GORGEOUS DRESS YOU WILL EVER WEAR. IT’S LIKELY TO BE THE MOST EXPENSIVE DRESS YOU’LL EVER OWN!
We’ve put together a few tips to help you enjoy this special moment.
KNOW YOUR LIMIT
Knowing how much you are prepared to spend before entering a boutique can save lots of heartbreak or unexpected debt! Expect to pay more for a couture gown – it’s a one of a kind dress. Great news for those who need to keep to a strict budget, there are dresses out there that will be kind to your wallet!
DO YOUR RESEARCH, BUT KEEP AND OPEN MIND
So many dresses to try and so little time! You might feel that you know the exact style of dress that suits you and your body shape, so that’s a good starting point. However, trying something a little different might give you that extra wow factor. Take time to research the styles that you like but keep an open mind for other options. Best not to fall in love with a dress on someone else as it might look completely different on you!
MAKE AN APPOINTMENT
Ask any bride and they’ll tell you that the moment they found the perfect wedding dress was just magical. Give yourself the best chance to find ‘the one’ by booking an appointment rather than just turning up at the store. Although many bridal boutiques will welcome you without an appointment, most would prefer to be prepared to meet with you and give you their full attention.
GET THE ONE YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT
Picture this – the dress is gorgeous, your mum thinks it’s perfect and its way below budget. You’re feeling pretty good but not as awesome as you had dreamed. What do you do?? Easy answer, take off the dress and don’t buy it. If it’s not giving you the best vibe ever, just walk away. You will find the perfect dress.
MUM’S & BBFs ONLY
Choosing your perfect dress is a fun and intimate event. Surround yourself by only those who will give you their honest opinion in the nicest way, and who will love being there for the OMG moment when you find ‘the one’. Two people is enough of an entourage. More spectators means more opinions to handle!
EMBRACE YOUR WEDDING STYLE
Are you saying ‘I Do’ in a mammoth cathedral in front of 300 guests? A short little beach number probably wouldn’t cut the mustard and vintage-inspired wedding reception screams out for lace. A modern wedding in an art gallery or a town hall might inspire you to think about the latest trends and be fashion-forward in your choice of gown. Consider where you’ll be wearing your wedding dress on your wedding day and this will help you to see the style of your wedding.
Image by Natasja Kremers