How are you all going with your wedding plans? One of the most exciting moments is choosing your wedding dress, as you surely want to look amazing on your wedding day. The wedding dress is one of the main elements in weddings, and one that you surely love to see, it’s your chance to make a style statement and spoil yourself with a piece that you choose very carefully.
Surely we have all seen those shows where brides go to choose their wedding dress, fall in love with one and between tears choose the right one, it seems very simple, but it is not always so, so we want to share with you these simple tips on how to choose your wedding dress.
1. Define the style of your wedding
Before choosing your wedding dress, you should be clear about some aspects of your wedding, such as where it will be held, if it will be outdoors or indoors, day or night, the season, the style of the wedding, how formal or casual it is, etc. All this influences how to choose a dress that goes according to the style of your wedding.
2. Set a budget
Althoguht we would all love to have an endless budget to pick our wedding dress, this is not always the case. You have to establish how much you can afford to invest in your wedding dress. Trust me, you’ll regeret if you spend too much on your wedding dress.
3. Perfect timing
Don’t leave it to the last! They say that the right time to look for a wedding dress is between 6 to 9 months, because it gives you a chance to try on dresses calmly, think about your decision and wait for it to arrive to start with the alterations. You don’t want to be under pressure that it won’t fit before your big day.
4. Choose who will accompany you
You may want to go to choose your wedding dress with someone closer to you. If possible, go to a person with fashion tastes, that won’t confuse you more than you are already. It has to be honest and take the right decision for you. Althought your friend opinion is important, don’t let it changes yours. How you feel when you are wearing your wedding dress is most importantly. At all times remember that it is you who should love it.
5. Know your body shape
It’s your wedding and you can wear whatever you want! But to be more comfortable choose a wedding dress that highlights what you like most about your body and not one that hides what you don’t like; you will see that by highlighting what is most beautiful you will feel very comfortable and confident.
6. Look for a dress that makes you happy
A mistake you can make is to choose a wedding dress that you don’t love to please someone else, maybe your mom loved the dress at the fitting or you think your boyfriend will like it, but you don’t feel happy. Look for one that you love! That’s the best tip to look amazing.
7. Try on several styles
You may already have an idea of how your wedding dress should be. This would help a lot and will save your time in stores. However, don’t choose your wedding dress without trying at least several styles. It happens to many brides that they go looking for one style and get something completely different. So take advantage of the opportunity and try on all the dresses you need, you can see what you like about each one and thus be delimiting.
8. Look for something comfortable
Sometimes there are very nice wedding dresses, but they are not comfortable for you. Think that you will wear it for many hours, you may spend it dancing and not feel comfortable, you can not sit down or after 2 hours you want to take it off; so look for one that suits your wedding.
9. Always reflect your personality
Your wedding dress is a style statement and your chance to invest in a piece that is unique to you. It’s not about wearing a certain style, fabric or even color, “because it’s the right thing to do at a wedding”, on the contrary, your dress should reflect your personality completely and not make you feel like you’re in a costume.
10. Think of a complete look
When you are choosing your dress, think about how you want your complete bridal look to look, from the dress to the accessories, headpieces, hairstyle and makeup, everything should be in harmony with your tastes.
11. Look in unexpected places
If you are planning an alternative wedding, it may not be so easy to find your dress in traditional bridal stores, but dare to look in different places! You can find them in vintage stores, with some designers outside your city, on websites, department stores and even pre-owned dresses.
Above all, enjoy every moment and choose a wedding dress that makes you feel happy, comfortable and reflects you. Don’t worry about anything else, you will look amazing!