Looking for the perfect wedding dress is probably one of the most bittersweet experiences you will encounter. As women, it´s only natural for us to have a clear, well thought-out vision of what our dream dress should look like. Every girl wants the most gorgeous dress that flatters her in all the right ways, and makes her feel completely and utterly flawless on one of the biggest days of her life. The tricky part is actually finding it.
Before even browsing for a dress you should calculate your budget. And be realistic. Once you have a good idea of what you are willing to spend, be sure to let whoever is going to be part of this process know. There is nothing worse than falling in love with a brilliantly breathtaking gown that is way out of your price range. Figure out your budget. Know your budget. Keep to your budget.
Early on you should schedule an appointment with a bridal gown consultant so you´re able to get a professional’s opinion and try on many different styles of dresses. Of course you´re going to have a good idea of what style dress you want, however it is important to keep an open mind and try on many different options. More often than not brides are pleasantly surprised with a style different than their original vision. Let the consultant pick dresses she believes would best suit your body type, as a professional she may have a better handle on what is going to compliment your figure most. When picking a dress silhouette it is most important that you love it and it makes you feel great. Your wedding dress should represent your own personal style more than anything. In order to achieve a timeless look avoid getting caught up in current trends, stay true to your style and what you feel best in. The ultimate call is yours entirely.
When trying on many different dresses it may be useful to bring along a select few who can offer an honest, good intended, and valued opinion. Be sure you are bringing people who know your style, know what you are looking for in a dress, and fully support it. The last thing a bride-to-be needs is people trying to sway her opinion because they have a different vision of your perfect dress. It is not uncommon for a woman to go wedding dress shopping alone; if you feel most comfortable making this decision by yourself then that is one hundred percent okay as well. It is vital to give yourself time to think things through so you end up picking the dress that pleases you the most.
As you begin your journey of wedding dress shopping you will entail many obstacles and find you may stray from your imagined perfect dress, or buy exactly what you envisioned. Of course another´s input is important but what it all comes down to is whether or not you love the dress. Be sure to allow yourself a good amount of time to search and discover what really is going to make you feel the most beautiful. Don´t feel like you have to rush the process (unless you literally have to) and most importantly do not settle. Find the dress that is going to make you feel the most confident as you enter this new chapter in your life.
For more wedding dress inspiraiton, check out our interview with Immacle, wedding dress designer.