As the bride, what you choose to wear on the day that you marry the love of your life is a very big deal. Not only will you want something that you’ll enjoy looking back on in wedding photos later down the line, but nearly every bride wants to find the one dress that will manage to put a sparkle in her groom’s eye and take his breath away. So the day that you decide to start wedding dress shopping can be exciting, but little overwhelming; every little girl dreams of this day as they try on their mother’s old wedding dress, and now it’s finally your turn!
So with the never-ending selection of designers and styles on the market, how exactly do you go about finding that one, perfect dream dress? Here are a few helpful tips from Bridal Guide to give you some insight:
Put Away Your Preconceived Notions – Instead of zeroing in on that one specific style that you saw on Pinterest, be open to trying something different. You may be completely convinced that you want to go for a simple, A-line dress, but may just discover that the big, fluffy Cinderella-inspired gown does wonders for you on all fronts.
Learn Which Design Elements Flatter your Figure Best – When you’re being open to new things, be sure go beyond trying one new thing – try as many different styles as possible. You’ll never know what flatters your figure best if you refuse to explore other options. By trying on a few dresses that feature a belt or a sash, you may just find that dresses with a more defined waist are better at giving you a slimmer waist than a straight dress is.
Call Up Your Future Mother-In-Law – Pretty soon, she’s going to be a very big part of your life and it would be a great gesture to include her in this special moment. This will also give her the opportunity to form a relationship with your own mother and any other loved one you choose to share the experience with.
Tired of the Search? Take a Step Back – Let’s face it – this isn’t going to be an easy process; there are very few women who are lucky enough to find the dress on the first try and that is more than okay! You’ll likely try on dozens of dresses and multiple stores, but this isn’t to say that you need to do it all in one day or that you should get discouraged every time your dress isn’t The One. Instead of focusing on the elements to the dress that you don’t like, try switching your perspective and focusing on what you do like. This may help the sales associate when it comes to pulling options for you to try on.
When it’s The One, You’ll Know – When you’ve found the dress that you were meant to wear, there won’t be any second guessing or hesitation. Instead of getting discouraged and settling on a dress simply because you hated it less than any of the others, hold out hope that you will find that perfect dress. It’s there somewhere – you just have to be willing to go out there and find it.
Finding a wedding dress is a huge part of being a bride and should not be viewed as another wedding chore. This is your special moment and we want you to enjoy yourself. Remember to have fun with it!