Once you get caught up in arranging the wedding it can be easy to forget that buying your wedding dress is meant to be a pleasurable experience. It’s not something you’re likely ever to do again so at least take some time to enjoy it. Here are a few tips to help choose your dress:
- Have a good think about the underwear you’ll be wearing on the day as it will have an effect on how comfortable your dress is as well as how it will look. A supportive bra is a must and also consider investing in some good shape wear to help you achieve the perfect silhouette.
- Keep an open mind and don’t be too set on the style you want – it isn’t until you have tried a few styles that you’ll really know what suits you and what doesn’t.
- Some bridal shops can be quite small and you may feel a little uncomfortable getting changed and asking for help – don’t be, they do this everyday and will not be phased by your flabby arms or whatever other hang-up you may have.
- On the subject of flabby arms – it is something many brides worry about and one they go out of their way to try and cover up. In many cases it just isn’t necessary – often the right style of dress is all that’s need to accentuate your more perfect body parts.
- Don’t rush or be pressured into thinking you have to make a commitment there and then – sometimes it’s better to give yourself space to think – the shop will still be there another day.
- Check with the retailer how long it will take for alterations to be made and whether they will store the dress for you in the meantime – most will do as part of the service but it’s always a good idea to double check.
- Get the dress right before you start looking at bridesmaids dresses – it’s a lot easier to find these to match than it is the other way around.
- Take someone with you by all means but don’t overdo it – the last thing you need is 4 friends all disagreeing on what suits you best. Getting married is a stressful business as it is – so there is no need to make it worse.