I am in that phase in my life where friends and relatives are getting married almost every weekend. Having been to a number of weddings, I clearly understand that choosing a wedding gown is one hectic agenda for the bride.
Choosing the wrong gown can be frustrating and in some cases it can lead to financial loss. This comes as results of common mistakes that brides tend to ignore. However, to make sure you do not fall as a culprit to this on your big day, here are 6 mistakes that you must avoid when choosing your wedding gown.
Buying your dress too early
Do not be in a hurry to buy your gown. There are high chances that you might come across another dress that will catch your eye. You also have to understand that weight changes and you cannot afford to have a gown that doesn’t fit perfectly.
Buying a cheap gown
Don’t get me wrong, I clearly understand that every bride has a set budget for her wedding. However if you want a gown that is unique and gorgeous, you may want to spend a little. And like they say, ‘Cheap is expensive’. There is no doubt that getting a quality gown will make you look your best
Shopping for a gown with an Entourage
People will have their own ideas of what you should look like. Taking a crowd with you is therefore not as good as everyone thinks. However if you must take few friends or relatives with you, ensure that they do not influence your decision. You have to keep reminding yourself that you are the only person who will be wearing that dress for hours.
Buying the wrong dress for your body type
Knowing your figure is the most important step to getting that perfect dress. Depending on whether you are pear, thin, curvy or petite, pick a dress that flatters your curves. However do not overdo it; you do not want to end up looking too flirty before friends and family
Visiting one shop
Different shops have different designs for wedding gowns. Make sure you visit as many bridal shops as possible. Do not be pressured to buy a gown the first time you see it. Have as many options as you can and simply sleep on them. Do not forget that each shop has specific pricing on the items being sold, so take your chances and compare the prices.
Assuming that you will obviously get the gown at your nearest bridal shop
Obviously planning your wedding is wearing you out. However do not just sit and assume that your bridal shop has the perfect dress for you. If your schedule is too tight though, make a call and ask for your specific style. If they don’t have it, that will give you time to visit a different shop. Trying to get the perfect gown is not easy as it seems, so try and avoid last minute rush.
Use the above tips as your checklist. And when you finally have the dress of your choice, you can now relax and wait for the day that you will walk down the aisle looking pretty and fierce.