Whether you have dreamed about your wedding dress since you were five years old and already know the exact specifications you want for him, even the last sequin! Or have you never thought about it until the mother of your future spouse complained: Still have not done it?
Finding the dress of your dreams can be stressful. After all, it is likely that you have never tried one before, and it is the most expensive garment that many women will have, so you may feel, that the pressure is definitely activated. In addition, your dress sets the tone of the wedding as a whole, be it a big ballroom event or an informal party on the beach, it will always be the same.
With all eyes on you, not to mention the photos that you will keep forever as a memory, of course you want to look perfect on your big day. But what does it mean perfect for you? For some brides, a dream dress is a formal dress, worthy of a princess. For others, a dream look is a sexy dress, which makes everyone appreciate their curves; for other brides, the best dress is the one that allows enough movement to recreate the choreography of “Thriller” on the dance floor.
Here at My Ideal Wedding we provide you with everything you need for a memorable wedding that will leave everyone surprised at the quality of your wedding planning.
Elections can seem overwhelming for sure, however, check out our wedding dress shopping tips to find the dress of your dreams: the one you’ll love today, on the big day, and in 30 years from now when you look back at the photos of your wedding.
1- Establish the budget
First things first: set the budget for your wedding dress. Try not to look at dresses that are outside your price range, unless you plan to go beyond what you have. If you do not, wear the high-end dresses as inspiration for a less expensive design, so you do not have to spend a fortune.
2- Choose a style
Browse magazines to get an idea of the style of clothing you’re looking for: it could be classic or contemporary, slender or strapless. Consider the place and time of year, as well as what you like.
3- Book appointments early
If you have seen models that you like by designers of wedding dresses in particular, book an appointment with them or with the bridal shops that store their designs.
4- Choose a partner
Go to your first date with an open mind and a helpful friend, or your mother. It only takes one person with you, since the experience can be a bit overwhelming and confusing. But who is a good partner to help you choose your wedding dress?
We know what you thought: ‘the best companion is my mom’. And yes, it’s okay, she goes inside the team. Bridal shops usually see groups of up to 4 women arrive to accompany the bride in the election. They are usually made up of the mother, the sisters or cousins, the best friend and sometimes the laundry that gets emotional with the purchase of the dress. But not all should fit into the plan.
This is one of the decisions about your wedding that requires acold head on your part. So it is better to endure the tantrum of the friend you did not invite, than to get insecure to the aisle that leads to the altar, right?
- She must know you well
That person should know ‘what your tastes are, what is your style in terms of fashion, what characteristics of your body you want to highlight and which ones you do not want to highlight’.
- You must be patient
Not all people are patient enough. But for that day you need someone who has enough patience to see you try on many dresses. If you are not the type of person who can support such a day, then you cannot be part of the team.
- Someone who motivates you
It is possible that you get tired of looking for dresses and you get to that moment in which you think that you should decide for the one that looks good but does not fulfil your expectations. For this you need someone to invite you to an ice cream at that moment, clear up and take you to more bridal shops. The day of your wedding will not be repeated and the dress posture will not make sense another day.
- Honesty and being realistic
You need someone to help you be sensible, to decide on a dress with which you can move, sit, dance … that fits you well. You need a real friend.
Keep in mind that you can count on the opinion of a designer who can collect your ideas: what you want, what you have seen on the internet, and make a dress according to your taste and to your needs.
5- Open mind
Try various dress styles. You may find that a style that you think will not look good looks amazingly fabulous!
6- Do not hurry
Do not rush into any decision. If you think you could already choose your perfect wedding dress, you can always go and think about it before deciding. Think things through!
7- Consider accessories
If you want to wear a veil, for example, try on one with the dress in the same way you would like to wear it on your wedding day.
8- Trust your choice
When you have finally found the perfect dress, do not try it anymore! Fix your accessories and start buying your underwear and shoes.
9- Think about the colour themes
While you do not need to show bridesmaids your dress before choosing their own dresses, make sure their dresses are related to the theme and colours of your wedding in general.
10- Ask for advice
It is also worth asking the designer or the shop’s advisers for advice on how to clean the fabric of the dress in case you have small spills in the day.
Remember planning a wedding is a delicate task, with our online wedding planner you can easily achieve the wedding you have always wanted.