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Tips for Dress Shopping :: Mentally Prepare Yourself.

Picking out your wedding dress can be one of the most important and stressful aspects of the wedding. It is important to know what to expect when you go in for your fitting. Check out this post for advice for saying “yes!” to your fairytale dress.

When you make your appointment, be sure you make it at a time you think the most important people can attend and while giving yourself enough time. If you’re not a morning person, do not schedule it for the morning. Schedule it for when you will be in the best state of mind and ready to go in. Also, before you go in, know it is not going to be all amazing. You will find the perfect dress, but you may try on a few that do not fit your body type or are strange. That is okay and normal. Everyone goes through that.

Dress by Alicia Rueda Couture
Dress by Alicia Rueda Couture

Continuing that theme, brace yourself for bridal sizing. Bridal dress sizes are different from normal clothing sizes, they are much smaller than people’s normal sizes. This means your gown’s size number will often be one to two sizes higher than what you regularly wear. Do not worry or being embarrassed about going a few sizes higher, only you and your consultant will know the size. You want to be comfortable and look your best, no need to make yourself uncomfortable over something no one will even know. Also, more fabric is easier to alter than not having enough fabric.

When you go to pick out dresses, have your research done. Work through dresses from least expensive to most expensive. If you find your dream dress lower than your budget, great! That means more money to spend on the shoes! Being mentally prepared with what you can spend will help you make the best decisions.

Dress by Made with Love Bridal
Dress by Made with Love Bridal

Finally, this is not something that can be done as a normal shopping errand, it is often a whole day affair. Do not schedule anything before or after your appointment that could interfere with having enough time to make the best decision for you. If you are stressed about other life factors during your fitting, you may not make the decision that is best for you. This is a once in a lifetime outfit and experience, allot the time it deserves! So be fierce, girl!

Dress by Berta
Dress by Berta