Do you need a wedding dress? Buying the perfect dress for your special day is a decision you may have been thinking about since you were old enough to know what a wedding dress was. Your tastes may have changed over the years, but the excitement of the event and finding the perfect dress are probably still foremost in your mind. But, there are so many dresses to choose from-where should you look? How much should you spend? What style do you want? All of these questions are important and you will need to make decisions about all of them. The choice of your wedding dress will influence all of the rest of your decisions about décor, etc. so you should start thinking about it early on in your preparations.
What style of wedding dress do you want? Some brides choose the traditional styles they have imagined since they were little. Other brides want a dress that has a more modern flair. Many brides today are choosing alternative colors to white (although white is still the overwhelming favorite.) You can even choose to wear a vintage wedding dress. The style of dress that you choose should accentuate the good parts of your figure and face so that you can look your most beautiful on your special day.
Where should you shop for your wedding dress? There are many bridal shops and stores and even outlets which have hundreds and possibly thousands of dresses to choose from. If you have a hard-to-find size, this may be the best option for you because they not only will have more wedding dress choices, but they may also have the ability to special order different sizes. They will have both traditional and modern dress styles to choose from. If you choose a vintage dress, you can find one at a consignment or second-hand clothing store, or you can find it online through an auction site. However, remember that sizing has changed over the years, so see if the seller can measure the dress before you purchase it. Make sure that the dress is also in good, clean condition. Also, make sure that any place that you buy a dress has a good return and warranty policy.
If you have a dress custom made, you will probably spend more than if you buy from a store or a vintage dress, but remember you will probably have to pay for alterations on any dress you buy.