FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS -TIPS AND ADVICE
Finding your dream wedding dress
The hunt for your wedding dress can be a stressful one. But since your wedding dress will probably be the most incredible (and expensive) gown you’ll ever wear you will want to ensure you get it absolutely right.
We’ve listed our top 10 tips to make finding your dream gown the most enjoyable experience possible.
Choosing your wedding dress
Start the search early
Typically, new wedding dresses take four to six months to be made and you will need to allow extra time for alterations. Don’t panic if you have less time however, as many designers offer rush charges and can do it in as little as 12 weeks. Alternatively, you could buy a ready-to-wear dress, also known as off-the-rack, meaning that if you love it on the day you try it on, you can take it home then and there.
Do your research
Before you visit a handful of bridalwear shops, why not do your designer research first? The likes of Pinterest and online inspiration galleries, not to mention the first half of pretty much every bridal magazine that you pick up will be full of sensational gowns to browse through. Wedding dress shops will only carry a certain number of designers, so if there’s a specific wedding dress designer that you love, ensure that the shops you are visiting stocks them. Alternatively, if you can’t pin-point one designer that you love, let the wedding dress shops inspire you!
Keep an open mind
Wedding dress shops and boutiques hire experts for a reason, so don’t rule out anything until you have tried it. They may be able to suggest shapes and styles that you never knew would suit you! Plus, something might look completely different on the hanger than it does once you’ve tried it on.