Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Does she make your top three?
Know your wedding gown budget and where it compares with the other elements of your wedding.

Early bird gets the worm.
Start early!  It usually takes anywhere from 12 to 18 weeks when ordering a gown, and {usually} another 1 to 2 months for alterations.  To avoid costly rush fees, get an early jump on dress shopping!  Make your bridal appointments with boutiques and begin the hunt!

Support squad!
Like a good bra, you’re going to need support! It doesn’t take an army or every family member on your side AND his, just a few people that you love and trust.  Too many opinions in the dressing room can be stressful. 

Know your body type. 
Specific dress silhouettes are more comfortable and flattering for specific body shapes. {The end, period.}  When trying on gowns, different shapes will invoke different emotions.  It is crucial in understanding how you feel in each dress and how each one flatters you differently and what looks best on your curves. 

Is it venue appropriate?
Once you set your date and book your venue, it will be much easier to eliminate dress choices while shopping if you can close your eyes and simply picture yourself on your wedding day…standing next to your husband-to-be- whether in a church or by the sea! 

Proper “foundations”.
Undergarments and shapers can make such a difference for our "lovely lady lumps".  Trick to looking red carpet flawless? Go get measured for a low-back, strapless bra and a great body shaper-they do amazing things for the body! 

Express yourself!
Be mindful of your theme and venue, but don’t lose sight of your personality.  Given that your wedding and reception will more than likely reflect your personal flare, make sure and find a style of gown that you love that you can feel yourself in.  

You set the tone, everyone else follows suit.
Formal?  Casual?  It's your choice. Don’t worry about “rules” or what is expected- you choose what you love and everyone else will dress accordingly {except for Uncle Bill {who} no matter what special occasion thinks Levi's can be dressed up.}

Photo by Fifties Wedding
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