Tips For Buying The Perfect Wedding Dress

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Planning a wedding can be exciting as well as stressful. Often the most challenging part is locating the perfect wedding dress. There are many things that you can do to make the process easier so you can have fun shopping and trying on dresses, until you find that perfect one. If you follow some basic wedding dress shopping tips it will be a wonderful experience and you will feel like the blissful bride you want to be.

The first thing that you will need to do is determine how much money you actually have to spend on your wedding dress. Knowing how much you can afford on the dress will make it easier to stick to your wedding budget and then be able to afford the other necessities. See if there is a dress you can buy off the rack you can save thousands of dollars this way. Keep an eye out for Bridal Shop sales, sometimes the most beautiful dresses have been marked down and no one needs to know! Call around and ask when the next sale is on.

Once you know how much money you have to spend you may want to read up on the latest fashions and styles. You can do your research online at wedding websites, or by looking through recent wedding magazines and books available at your local bookstore. Keep in mind while looking at the “latest” fashions that they can date your wedding photos. Consider what you will want your brides maids to wear. If you can choose a dress for them that compliments your dress and they can wear again it will be appreciated, especially if they have to pay for their dresses!

If you find a particular style of dress or fabric that you like, jot it down, and make it a point to look for it on your shopping trips. This can help you narrow down your search, and save you a lot of time in the stores. Keep in mind the time of year you will be getting married, a heavy dress can become uncomfortable in the summer and sleeveless will be cold in the winter. If you do want to wear a sleeveless dress in winter consider teaming it up with a beautiful wrap.

When you are planning a wedding, time can be at a premium, use it wisely and leave some time for FUN!

Think about the way you want the dress to look on you. Do you want the dress to stick to your curves and show off your body, or would you rather have a more traditional, full dress with a high neckline and long train? You will have to decide how long you want the dress to be, the neckline, your veil, etc. The time of day you are getting married can help determine the length of the dress. All the decisions are yours to make with the help of assistants in the shop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and consult with shop assistants.

Start shopping early, so that you have more time to shop around and compare. It is a good idea to take a notepad with you on your trip, so that if you find a particular dress that you like, you can note the store, the type of dress, and the price, and use the list as a reference on future trips.

Check out your local newspaper for sales and coupons, as well as commercials on local television. If you don’t have an aversion to wearing a used wedding dress, you may want to look around at yard sales and thrift shops as well, this can often save you the most
money. You might consider hiring a dress or borrowing a friend’s. Updating the dress can be as simple as adding some beading and lace in strategic places. If you are able to sew, or have someone in your family that would be willing to make your dress for you, this will be a great money saving idea as well.

You could choose a design that you like, buy the material needed, and have someone else do the work. You would have an original dress, at a price you could afford to pay!

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