Before you order your dress, it's helpful to know what kind of wedding you're planning. Each dress has its own timeline, and you don't want to get stuck with a dress that you're not happy with. You also want to make sure that you'll be comfortable walking and dancing in it. Ideally, your dress should be slightly longer than the formal attire you plan to wear.
How to start choosing a wedding dress?
When choosing a wedding dress, you should set a price range before you start looking for a dress. You should have a clear idea of what you're willing to spend on your dream wedding dress, and you should be honest with yourself. If you're not sure how much you'd like to spend, ask a bridal consultant to estimate your budget and your dream wedding dress. This will help you avoid buying a dress that is out of your price range.
The next step is to order a fitting. Usually, the final fitting will be two weeks before the wedding. If you find that you have to make a major change, do so at this time. Remember, this is the most important fitting, so try to have it done well enough in advance. Even if there are a few minor problems, they can be fixed before the wedding. In general, you should have at least four to seven dresses on hand to try on, but never more than ten.
How to get the best price for a wedding dress?
A bridal consultant should never pressurize you into making a purchase if you're not comfortable in it. They should encourage you to try it on another day if you can. Remember that a rush fee can increase the price of your dress by up to 30 percent! That's why you should order your dress as early as possible. When it comes to your measurements, you should have a professional seamstress take them before you order it. This will ensure the gown fits you correctly and avoid any zipper problems or other issues.
If you want your wedding to be as special as possible, you should start shopping early. Try on several dresses and get an idea of what style you like. However, keep in mind that it can take up to six months for a bridal boutique dress to arrive. You may have to place a rush order for a shorter timeline, so be prepared to wait a bit longer than usual. Once you've found The One, shop around for the best price.
If you're not sure what you want to wear on your wedding day, consider going to a sample sale. These sample dresses are often worn by hundreds of brides before being purchased, so there's a chance that they have been damaged during the trial process. Before buying your dress, check for damage. You can spend hundreds of dollars fixing up a sample dress that's already ruined. A new, less expensive model of the same style can be found at a much lower price.
Tailor's help or how to make a custom made wedding dress
Many brides have found a wedding dress they love in a store. Though there are some stores where you can buy a dress, you'll still need to order a custom-made gown. A professional tailor can create a custom-made wedding dress based on your specifications. Depending on the type of construction, it can cost anywhere from $55 to $200 to customize. A tailor's job is very important so that you can look your best.
If you don't have the time to visit a bridal salon, don't worry. There are many online stores that offer great wedding dresses. You can browse their websites and decide which one is best for you. Also, you can hire a local tailor. A professional will be able to tell you whether you should order a custom-made dress, or if you should go with the original one. In any case, you'll want to make sure you're comfortable in your new gown and that it fits you.
10 tips to help you order your dream wedding dress
In order to make the choice of a wedding dress simpler and more understandable, we have collected 10 short recommendations that will make this process easier:
Get to Know Your Wedding Theme Before You Go - Before you begin shopping for dresses, determine whether you are looking for an informal, garden-party-themed wedding or a romantic, formal affair. Keep your wedding theme and venue in mind when you shop for gowns.
Start small and work your way up - Start with the cheapest bridal shop, and then scale up if you find something. The same applies to trying on dresses during appointments. Start with the most inexpensive and then work your way up to the more expensive. You might fall in love right away.
Select Three Adjectives to Define Your Dream Dress - You can feel timeless, comfortable, and classic or elegant, romantic, glamorous, and beautiful when you go wedding dress shopping. You can narrow down your choices by choosing three words to describe the vibe.
Shop Weekdays - Bridal salons can be crowded on weekends. This means that you might not get the personal attention you need or that the dress you like is being tried on by another person. To make your appointment on a weekday, it's worth taking some time off work.
Attention Fabric - Fabric can make a huge difference in how a gown looks on you. Structured, heavier materials (such as silk shantung or taffeta) will retain their shape and flatter your figure. For those brides, unstructured silk or filmy chiffon will not flatter your figure.
You shouldn't spend too much on your gowns - If you don't have the funds to purchase it, you shouldn't try it on. You're torturing yourself and setting a standard for what a dress can look like.
Shop Online - Online shopping is the only way to shop? If you are an avid online shopper, it's fine to order your wedding dress online. In fact, 21% of Canadian brides do this. It's great if you can actually try on the dress in person. If you are unable to do so, make sure to check the return policy.
Call Now if you're plus-sized - There is nothing worse than finding out that they only have samples up to 10 in a bridal salon and having nothing to try on. Unfortunately, this is the case for many shops, even though they stock sizes up to 26. Make sure to call ahead to confirm that your shop has plus-size samples for your chosen style and designer. If not, they may be able to order some before you make your appointment.
Limit Yourself - You should only purchase one or two gowns per shopping trip/arrival. It is easy to try on too many bridal dresses and feel overwhelmed by the choices. You can stop shopping if you reach this point and go to bed with your favorite choices.
Be true to the things you love - It is easy to be drawn to the dress your sister, mother, or maid adores on you, especially for people-pleasing weddings. However, it is important that you choose the dress you love and feel most comfortable in.