Posted by vasilikicouture on March 17th, 2020

As exciting as the whole process of finding the wedding dress that compliments you and your body on your special day sounds, it can be just as stressful and confusing. A wedding dress is the most prized possession and the most expensive piece of attire that most of the women would ever own, hence, a lot of research and thinking should be done before choosing the gown. Moreover, the wedding gown is considered to be one of the main highlights and spectacles of the ceremony, so it adds on to the pressure that the bride already has. However, there are certain tips that could help you to make the right choice.

  • Thorough research:
    While researching, magazines and the internet are your best bets if you’re looking for a general idea as to what is in trend these days when it comes to wedding dresses. You can search for models that fit your body shape and skin tone, and get an outlook on what kind of a gown best suits them, and as a result you too. If that doesn’t work out well for you, you can also go to a bridal wear shop and consult the sellers to give you their valuable advice.  The research, most importantly, involves shortlisting two or three styles out of the numerous wedding dress styles, like A-line, ball gown, fishtail/mermaid, empire, column, etc.  
  • Start searching 8-9 months prior to the wedding date:
    8-9 months before your wedding is the latest by which you can start searching for your dress. But it is recommended that you start a year before your wedding, to be on the safer side. Usually, the dress takes around 6-8 months to get designed and prepared, but that is not all. You also have to ponder upon the time it will take for some alterations and accessorizing that needs to be done in accordance with you.   
  • Fix a budget:
    It is recommended that you figure out your budget before you get into this whole process, and make sure that you don’t cap your budget so that you would not be stressed when the time to tailor and accessorize the whole outfit comes. If you want to go for a designer wedding dress, ensure that it is within the range of your budget, only then take the next step of looking into customized dresses. However, a designer wedding dress has various benefits and perks of its own, like the material used to prepare the dress is of premium quality, there are various styles to choose from, and it is more photogenic and makes you stand out in a photograph and in general as a bride. If the budget does not allow you to buy a brand new designer wedding dress and you still want one, then you can buy a second hand one from various stores and online sites that sell them, and then make the appropriate alterations.

Hopefully, these tips would help you in choosing the special dress for your special occasion, with a bit more ease. However, if you require a more professional consultation, you can always hire a wedding consultant and see to it that the ceremony becomes a huge success.

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