5 best wedding dress shopping tips.
It is the dress that you have dreamed of since you were just a little girl.
Your wedding dress!
Planning a wedding is a busy time, filled with excitement, anticipation, and nerves. What follows is the best five pieces of advice that we can offer brides when shopping for a wedding gown to help make the process easier and maintain this momentous occasion’s positivity.
1: Do your wedding research
Your wedding should be a celebration of you and your partner. Doing some basic research will save you a lot of time and ensure that this occasion is a reflection of the unique bond that you share. Each designer has his or her distinct style. So before booking an appointment, be sure to research what is on offer to ensure that it suits your style and needs.
Here at Plus Size Perfection Bridal, we stock Melbourne’s most extensive range of Plus Size Wedding gowns in stock in all sizes to try on (not just one or two like most wedding dress shops), believing that every bride deserves to look beautiful on her wedding day. And this doesn’t necessarily have to break the bank!
It can be heartbreaking for a bride to find the perfect gown to discover that it does not fit within her wedding dress shopping budget. Our dresses start from just $399.00, and we design them to suit brides of all shapes and sizes, on any budget. The Plus Size Perfection vision is one of elegance and class and is accessible for everyone.
2: Be selective about who to bring along wedding dress shopping.
The journey to find the perfect gown is different for everyone and can be deeply personal. As such, it is best to be sure that those you bring along support this.
A mistake often made by brides is that they bring too many people with them, frightened of excluding someone. It can result in pressure to try gowns that aren’t reflective of your own personal style. Too many people lead to conflicting opinions that leave everyone confused.
Therefore, our advice to brides is to bring maybe one or two people along to a first fitting. These people should have a taste to reflect your own, and you should be able to rely on them to contribute only useful opinions.
Plus size Perfection has a fully trained staff that a more than happy to help you choose gowns that will suit your figure shape. After all, this is the gown that signifies one of the most important days of your life. You want it to be reflective of whom you and your partner are at heart.
3: Be prepared for wedding dress shopping appointments.
Whether you have made only one appointment or several, the rules are the same. Dress in loose, comfortable clothing that is easy to change in and out of and will not leave marks on your skin. It is also essential that you dress inappropriate underwear. It is challenging to get a gown’s full effect when distracted by black bra straps or an underwear line. If you have already decided on underwear for your special day, then bring it along!
In terms of hair and makeup, minimalistic approaches work best. Not only can dramatic makeup look detract from a gown’s effect, but you also run the risk of leaving makeup trails behind you on the dresses themselves. Try for something neutral that will allow you to visualize the potential offered by each dress that you try.
Finally, while most appointments run for only an hour or an hour and a half, you must organize your day so that you have time to sit and reflect on what you have seen. After a while, dresses may blend together.
Try to memorize your favorite details to be sure that you don’t forget. Not all designers will allow you to take photographs. It is also an excellent opportunity to make sure that you get some food into you; after all, a hungry bride will not be able to enjoy this time!
4: Tip be aware of gown making times.
Depending on the designer, it might take more than six months for a dress to be made and delivered. You must consider the time affordances when organizing your wedding. Finding a dress, having it made, and then allowing for alterations is quite a lengthy process, so don’t leave them until the last minute.
Leaving too little time may force you to make a hasty decision that you will later regret. Leaving you with a simplified option that does not quite meet the dreams you had for your wedding gown. In saying that, this is also not a decision that should be made years in advance.
Ever changing bridal fashion
Tastes, styles, and trends are all fluid in the wedding industry changing all the time. Shopping for your gown too far in advance can be just as dangerous as leaving things until the last minute. We recommend starting looking about seven months before the wedding day. If you do not have the luxury of time, Plus size Perfection Bridal carries a vast stock of different wedding gown styles and sizes in stock to purchase. It is best in this to decide on a timeline and stick to it.
5: Keep an open mind.
Shopping for your wedding gown should be exciting! Don’t be afraid to try styles or silhouettes that are unexpected or different from what you first thought you would like. You may fall in love. Keep an open mind when shopping, and allow yourself to experience the full range of emotions that come with finding your dream Wedding dress.
Well that’s our 5 wedding dress shopping tips there are many more but that is for another time. We will Keep you posted. In the meantime check ou our Instagram page for more great shopping tips.