Shopping for wedding dresses? It can often seem like a mine-field. Are you choosing the right colour? Is it going to arrive on time? What should you spend?

Here we'll give you answers to some of these questions and much more, with 7 great tips that will help you choose a fantastic wedding dress:

  1. Style – Do you know which style you would like? It's important to do the research before you start shopping, as it will help you find your wedding gowns sooner and with less stress! You should be checking some of the common wedding and bridal magazines and the internet. The more images of different styles that you see, the better idea you will have of what you want. This will also minimise the chance of pushy sales-people pushing you to buy a dress you're not totally in love with.
  2. Give The Tailor Time – If you are not buying a wedding dress of the peg (which is quite likely), then it will take time to alter and tailor it to your size. Therefore, with wedding date in mind, you should order your dress in good time for it to be ready and also have a buffer just in case nay further alterations need to be made before the big day!
  3. Enjoy The Hunt – Buying wedding dresses can not be rushed, especially if you're looking for something that makes jaws drop! Why not get the girls involved and have a couple of dress-shopping excursions, or browse online at home with a couple of glasses of wine?
  4. Do not Overspend If Money Is Tight – It's true that this dress will be one of the focal points of your wedding, but there's no need to rush to an expensive boutique and part with thousands of dollars just because it seems to be the done thing . You will find many beautiful and good value dresses online these days, so it may be worth spending that little bit less on the dress and sinking the savings into a fantastic honeymoon.
  5. Have A Budget – In order to keep control and not have your wedding's costs spiral out of control you should keep a budget for everything, including the dress. If you are choosing a dress way out of your price-range then you will be disappointed, but if you already have a line drawn in the sand when it comes to cost then it will be easier to narrow down your options.
  6. Celebrity Wedding Gowns Can Be Yours – Not a millionaire yet? Do not worry! If you search online you can very quickly find great replicas of famous celebrities' dresses. Kate Middleton's dress? It can be yours already! Check today.
  7. Colour Me In – Choosing the right colour is crucial, but there are many factors to consider. Your complexion must fit with the colour you choose and you can generally say that the darker your complexion the darker colour you could choose. White will work for everyone! If you have themed wedding it goes without saying that the colour should fit the theme. It could also be nice to have a dress whose colour fits with the season you're marrying in, for example, a yellow, gold or orange dress for Autumn.

In general you can get answers for almost any wedding related question online, from friends or your tailor, but it's so important not to get bogged down with worrying about the details. Take your time and … enjoy finding your wedding dress. After all, your big day only happens once and so we should relish it and its preparations!

Source by Adrian James Leighton