Shopping for a wedding gown can truly drain your energy, but at the same time a very exhilarating experience. You can get bogged down by sheer range of choices available. It can be very confusing as what type of look will suit you. Therefore, it becomes important to be mentally prepared before venturing into this emotional and exciting endeavour. Here are some tips that can help you in this endeavour.
Do your research
Before venturing out to buy a dress, it is better to research at home for the choices available. Look at the magazines and websites of designers to get the idea of styles, shapes, and feel of the dresses. This way you will be able to get some idea of how you want to look. You can take some of these pictures to the consultant to make him understand what look you want.
Make an appointment during the week
If possible, make an appointment during the weekdays, when there is no rush at the studio, and you get undivided attention at the salon. Half your battle will be won by choosing your consultant wisely. You should work out the budget and start shopping around eight to ten months before the D- day.
Communicate freely with the consultant
Do not shy away in telling what you want to the consultant. Talk freely so that she understands your need and can guide you properly. Keep an open mind and try different type of dresses. Many a times bride zero in on the dress that they even did not want to try. Some dresses do not look good on the hangar but come alive as you wear them. There is no harm in trying as many dresses as you can for this most important day in your life.
Whom should you take along for shopping?
You should not take a crowd with you, because if you take too many people, everyone will have an opinion and it becomes difficult to take a decision. Two or three people will suffice. Maybe your mother and your closest friends will be all you need. Before making a final decision, take an aisle test-wearing veil and all, and look at yourself from all the angles.
Ask for discounts
You need to be scrupulous in finding your dress that fits in your budget. Some salons give discounts if you buy dress for bridesmaid or mother as well. Hunt websites fir trunk shows where you can get dresses on discount.