You said “Yes” to the man of your dreams, and now it’s time for the wedding planning fun to begin! What better way to start than by wedding dress shopping? Maybe we’re biased. Before you hit the stores, keep these tips in mind to help you find your dream wedding dress…
1. The Proper Undergarments: Aside from construction, the secret to a perfect fitting wedding dress is proper fitting undergarments. To experience the best fit possible, proper fitting undergarments are absolutely key. (Need help? Take a look at this guide.) When shopping for your wedding dress, make sure to bring a strapless bra, and any shape wear you may wear on your wedding day. Regardless of shape or size, shape wear will support, smooth, and keep everything in the right place!
2. A Great Pair of Shoes: When trying on wedding dresses, don’t forget about the shoes! Whether you are planning on wearing heels or flats, make sure you take shoes similar in height to your wedding day shoes. Doing so will help you determine what length you need to order, but also, they will help you envision your overall wedding day look!
3. A Small Group: Too often, brides think an entire entourage to try on wedding dresses. In reality, while 10 of your closest bridesmaids, sister-in-law, mother-in-law, mother of the bride may offer lots of love and support, they will also offer just as many opinions. We recommend a smaller group of close friends and family… You’ll feel less pressure to please everyone and choose the gown that speaks to you!
4. An Open Mind: You may be set on a romantic ballgown, until you try on that fabulous form-fitting mermaid gown that highlights you curves. Don’t be afraid to try styles that seem out of your comfort zone… You may fall completely in love, or you may be reassured that your initial mindset was the right one for you. Need help determining which silhouette will look best for your body type? Take a look at our guide to choose the most flattering shape for your figure!