Venturing out to find your dream wedding dress is an exciting experience. For many, it’s more than just an opportunity to try on different options; it’s the first official ‘wedmin’ day! A full day of sipping Prosecco with your close friends/sister/mum, getting excited about the big day, and probably crying on the retail assistant/designer. To make the day memorable (in a good way), it’s worth some consideration beforehand. But how, exactly, can you ensure that you’re making the most of your experience?
Less is more
When shopping for your wedding dress, try and avoid bringing along too many people. You’ll benefit from bringing just a few close friends or family, whose opinions you value, without running the risk of too many opinions clashing.
Secure a budget beforehand
Before you walk into the wedding dress shop, it’s good to have a clear idea of the kind of budget you’re working with. Not only will this help to ensure that you don’t overspend, but it will also help the assistant know the range of dresses they can present you with. This avoids the risk of realising you can’t invite half the people you’d like to because you’ve splurged on your dream dress!
Look like you!
Many brides make the common mistake of ordering a dress very different from their current shape and size, setting the dress size as a target. However, ‘dress alteration’ appointments are designed to do exactly that, and the designer will make necessary changes to fit your body shape. By altering the dress to your body, rather than the other way around, you’ll avoid unnecessary stress about fitting into your dress when the big day comes.
Whilst you’re trying on dresses, the assistant will, more than likely, present you with a few matching accessories – such as a veil or jewellery. Whilst they might seem fitting at the time, you’ll probably have more fun shopping for these on a separate occasion. Not only will you be working with a fresh mind, but you’ll also be choosing accessories that are right for you.
Do your research
Before you browse wedding dresses, why not do a little research online? Think about which dress styles might be more suited to you and what will make you feel most comfortable – for example, do you want a dress you can dance in? This will help you narrow down the collection whilst you’re in the appointment and avoid feeling overwhelmed.
We can’t wait to start supporting brides and grooms on their wedding journey here at Crumplebury. Don’t miss our next wedding open day on Wednesday 28th August – click here to find out more.