Picking the perfect gown can be an overwhelming experience. Here are a few tips to tuck away before heading to the bridal boutiques.
five things to consider when buying a wedding dress
One of the most important details of your wedding day is—you guessed it—your wedding gown. Before you hit the boutiques, these are the things you need to know before buying a wedding dress.
1. Have a budget in mind.
Know what you can spend and stay within your price range.
2. Remember alterations are a must.
All dresses will need to be altered.
3. Dress for your venue.
Before choosing your gown, choose your venue and keep that in mind as you try on dresses.
Ball gowns don’t work well on the beach. Think breezy, romantic, and fuss-free. Flowy fabrics like silk chiffon work well.
OUTDOOR RUSTIC WEDDING
Lace and vintage-inspired gowns feel at home in rustic venues, but ditch the long train.
If your church or cathedral is grand, dress the part in a ball gown-style dress and full-length veil.
ART GALLERY OR CONTEMPORARY LOFT
Think clean and modern sheath or slip-style gown.
4. Know what styles you feel best in.
Wide hips? A-line is a flattering choice. Busty? Try a halter bodice or V-neck gown with straps. Short stature? Stay away from gowns that will swallow you. You want to feel comfortable and beautiful on your important day.
5. Take shoes.
Take shoes with the same heel height or very close that you plan to wear on your big day.