At Malmrose Bridal, we want all of our brides to come in excited to find their dream dress, but we understand that shopping for wedding gowns can be a little overwhelming. Here are a few tips that will help you make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience:
Do A Little Research...
Flip through bridal magazines, go on Pinterest, and check out bridal boutiques’ photo galleries. What kind of dresses do you like best? Modest? Sexy? Chic? Also, keep your wedding’s location in mind. A ceremony on the beach calls for different fabrics and styles than one in a candlelit cathedral.
...But Keep an Open Mind!
Brides who fall in love with a dress they found online are often disappointed when they try it on. Meanwhile, a gown that doesn’t draw your attention right away may just be “The One.” Try on dresses that are a little out of the box, rather than chasing the latest fashion trends.
Find the Perfect Bridal Salon
When it’s finally time to gather your loved ones and start trying on wedding gowns, you deserve better than one disinterested employee and a rack of crumpled dresses. Choose a bridal salon that offers a full bridal experience, with a large selection of gowns, a personal consultant, and a cozy atmosphere.
Focus on the Fit, Not the Number
Wedding dresses run two to three sizes higher than a dress you would find in a store. Choose a gown that fits you comfortable during all stages of the wedding, from your graceful walk down the aisle to shimmying on the dance floor. Even if you are hoping to lose a couple of pounds before your Big Day, it’s better to have a dress that runs a little big and can be taken in.
Set a Budget (Before You Fall in Love)
Don’t feel heartbroken when you find the right dress only to find out that it’s the wrong price. Before you try on your first gown, talk about who will be buying the dress and what is a comfortable budget. Additionally, be ready for costs that go beyond the initial price tag, such as tax, shipping, and alterations.
Choose a Dress that You Adore
Your mother, maid of honor, and best friend aren’t walking down the aisle, so don’t let their preferences stop you from picking a dress that you feel amazing in. If an opinionated entourage has shaken your confidence in “The One,” then try on a veil. Can you picture yourself walking down the aisle? If the answer is “yes,” then you have found your perfect wedding dress!