The anticipation and excitement as you first step into a bridal shop is amazing! There are so many beautiful dresses, sparkles, lace, ball gowns, wonderful shoes and sparkling jewellery on display. Any girly girls dream day and it's your day! After the initial thrill of seeing all the dresses, you'll either feel an eagerness to try on every single dress or a feeling of 'how am I ever going to choose and where do I start?!'
It is all well and good to choose a this season, trendy wedding dress now however you will look back at your photos for many years to come and what is in fashion now might not be in fashion in 10 years’ time. A timeless wedding dress will help you love your dress for many years to come.
3. RESEARCH WHAT STYLE DRESS WOULD SUIT YOUR BODY SHAPE
4. DON'T TAKE TOO MANY PEOPLE
The more people you take with you, the more opinions you will get! It is lovely to receive advice from your closest family or friends but everyone will have a different opinion on what suits you and ultimately the decision needs to come from you! I only took my mum and my sister along which meant it was very intimate.
5. WEAR THE RIGHT FITTED UNDERWEAR
6. SHOP WITHIN YOUR BUDGET
It is just cruel on yourself if you start looking in bridal shops that start from $4000 if your budget is $1000. Make sure you ask what ranges of prices they offer before you go and ask for the prices of each dress before you try it on. You don't want to fall in love with a dress that is over budget and then none of the others live up to it. You will end up disappointed or persuaded to spend a fortune!
7. TAKE PHOTOS
8. CONCENTRATE ON THE TOP OF THE DRESS
It may be the first time you try on a long dress and it can be easy to focus on the beautiful trains and backs of dresses, however, most of your photos will be of the top of the dress as you will be sitting down at the wedding breakfast table and close up shots will be of the top of you. Make sure you are comfortable with the fitting of the top.
9. ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS
1. Can I afford it?
2. Am I comfortable?
3. Will I be hot/cold?
4. Can I sit down?
5. Do I feel a million dollars?
6. Can I dance?
7. Do I feel self conscious?
8. Does the fabric itch?
9. Will my husband to be like it?
10. Is it the one?!
10. HAIR AND MAKE UP