One of the toughest parts of organising a wedding is finding a wedding dress. If you’re a romantic, you have probably had the image of the perfect wedding dress in your mind since you were a child, and if you have an unlimited budget, you could get someone to replicate it for you.
But for the average mortal, finding a wedding dress will demand a little bit more work. You may have to make some compromises and ask yourself some important questions before you choose one. You’ll also need to take your time when looking for a supplier. Let’s take a look at a few tips that will help you find the perfect wedding dress.
Look at Your Budget
The very first thing you’ll need to do is look at how much money you can afford to spend on the dress. This will dictate whether you can go for a bespoke or designer dress or whether you might want to consider alternative options like a rental.
Don’t assume that you won’t be able to afford a great wedding dress if you have a modest budget, however. The average wedding dress in the country costs around £1,300, so if you can afford to pay that much for a dress, you should be able to choose from a very wide selection, even among designer dresses.
Ronald Joyce wedding dresses, for instance, can be found for as little as £1,050 and they are real showstoppers. So, don’t assume that you have to sift through the clearance aisles to find something special.
Learn About Silhouettes
It’s easy to get lost in all the different wedding dress terms and you don’t need to know them all to find a good one. As long as you understand the different silhouette types, you should be able to find something that works for you pretty fast.
The main types of silhouettes are empire, ball gown, A-line, sheath, mermaid, and fit-and-flare. They all have different characteristics, and you should try one of each type on your first day of shopping. This will allow you to narrow down your options in the future.
Shop During the Week
If you want to make things easier for yourself, it would be a good idea to go shopping for your wedding dress during the week and not on the weekend. Try to avoid Thursdays too and try going in the afternoon if possible. There will be much less foot traffic, and you’ll get more support from sales staff.
Don’t Shop with a Large Group
While it can be fun and useful to have a few friends and close family members when shopping for a wedding dress, having too many people with you will be disruptive. The ideal group should comprise of you and maybe two of your loved ones. If you want to bring more people, make sure that you keep the group under five people max. Make sure that they have the same eye for fashion as you and have a very close relationship with you as they’ll be better able to tell what would fit your personal style.
All of these tips should help you find a great wedding dress in no time. Try to start your preparation as soon as possible, look at a wide variety of options, and try to find out as much as you can about what you’re looking for in a wedding dress before you officially start shopping.