What bride doesn’t want to feel like a princess on her wedding day? Actually, the better question is why not feel like one?
However, with the sea of white in every store that you walk into, you will need a little training in what you’re looking for.
Before you go
A lot of choosing the right wedding gown comes from your research. And don’t lie, you know that the second you got engaged, you found those bridal books and starting thinking about your gown.
This is a great way to start though. Begin a clipping file of all of the dresses that you like. And don’t be afraid to pick dresses that aren’t necessarily wedding dresses. Even if it’s a formal bridesmaid dress, you may be able to find the style in white.
Another way to research is to look on the Internet. There are hundreds of wedding sites that are popping up to help the frazzled and busy bride with finding just what she needs. There are many pictures of wedding dresses as well as dresses from other couple’s weddings.
Just look at all of your options before you go into a store. This doesn’t mean that you have to have the wedding dress picked out just yet, but at least you can narrow the field.
When you’re in the store
Let’s be honest. The reason that the salesperson is helping you is to make a commission on the sale of a dress. But you need to understand and remember that YOU will be the one wearing it on your wedding day, so it’s up to YOU to choose the one that suits you.
Be sure to tell the person that is helping you what you are looking for in a dress–long, short, formal, casual, themed, etc. They are experienced in selecting dresses, so the more information you can give them, the better able they are to bring you things that you will want to try on.
And if you don’t like something when you put it on, don’t try to make it ‘work.’ If it doesn’t immediately make you look beautiful, then move on to the next dress. Your perfect wedding gown will look fantastic on you from the beginning.
Although you can plan and plan for the perfect wedding gown, it’s true that a lot of the actual selection is based on luck. Sometimes what you had envisioned as the ‘one’ turns out to not look good on your body type.
Don’t give up hope–the perfect one is out there.