Getting married is a joyous occasion. It’s the big day and you are going to look absolutely stunning as you celebrate in front of all your friends and family. It can be a very long process to find the perfect dress because you may try on over 20 different dresses before you find the right one that suits your figure and personal taste. As a general rule of thumb make sure you begin dress shopping a minimum of 8 months before your wedding to allow for alterations and possible changes to be made if they need to.
Figuring out your personal style can be quite a task at first. You might not know anything about wedding dresses and need a starting point to get moving. You can begin by purchasing some bridal or wedding magazines and then cutting out pictures of the women and dresses you find interesting. Another starting point is by using the internet to look at the different bridal websites that showcase many different dresses and styles of them. Another place that may not come to mind right away is by taking a glance at pictures of family members who have been married. Maybe you will find a dress that looks perfect there.
Your friends and family are great sources of information for you especially if they have been married recently or helped other people with choosing their dresses or wedding planning. They may be able to recommend a good shop to start at or even a distinct designer that they found particularly stunning.
Your shoes need to complement your dress. You should definitely bring your shoes with you when you go to try on any dress to make sure that they match and that the heel height is appropriate for the dress.
You don’t always need to get a customized dress. The racks with dresses hanging on them can be great places to start and you may end up saving quite a bit of money by choosing a display dress instead of getting one made custom.
Make sure that once you’ve decided on your dress style be sure to try on a few different dresses that suit it. A small change in the style may make a world of difference in how the dress looks on you.
Once you choose your dress it may time to discuss making any changes to it that need to be done. Alterations can take quite a bit of time which is why the dress needs to be chosen ahead of time.
If you do end up getting a dress made custom you need to give ample time for the dressmaker to get it made and have all the kinks worked out in the process. They may also need to make changes to it after you try it on.