4 Things to Know Before Buying Your Dream Wedding Dress


The proposal was magical, you couldn’t wait to say yes and now, ring on hand, you are ready to get down to one of the biggest decisions that you are going to make on the run-up to your wedding. No, not who is your bridesmaids, but choosing your wedding dress. 

Wedding dress shopping is incredibly exciting, but it can be stressful too. The good news is that not only will you have a gorgeous gown by the end of it, but there are also plenty of things that you can do to make things easier, which is why we have put together our guide on the things to know before you buy your dream wedding dress. A go-to guide for those who want to make sure that they have the best dress ever for their special day! 

Be open to ideas

When you think of the perfect wedding dress, then chances are that you have a set idea in mind. Maybe you want it to match the princess cut diamonds at Whiteflash or you favour a 50s style. This is great and it definitely helps you to start somewhere on your search, but this doesn't mean that you should close off from any other ideas. You need to be open to other suggestions. You may think that you know what you want your dress to look like, but until you start trying them on, you don’t know how that style will actually fit or suit you. It is a much better idea to be open as that way you can make sure that you find the perfect wedding dress. 

Don’t pay too much attention to the sizing

Wedding dress sizing is a whole different world to normal sizing. Which means that you shouldn’t be too disheartened when you read the label. For the most part, a wedding dress will need to be one or two sizes higher than your regular clothes, which means that when the bridal shop consultant says you need to go bigger, this is no reflection on you and will go no further than that changing room. 

Never be tempted to go smaller

Many brides-to-be seem to think that they should aim to be smaller than their normal size for their wedding day. However, this doesn’t need to be the case. Stick with the size that you are right now, then, if you do decide that you want to lose some weight before your big day, your dress will need to be taken in, which is much easier than having to be taken out or replaced entirely because you have chosen a dress that is too small. 

Give yourself plenty of time

You need to make sure that you have plenty of time to find a wedding dress. Shopping can be a much longer process than you realise, which means that you should give yourself plenty of time to find the ideal dress. Then, when you do find it and you have plenty of time left, you can relax and focus on other things that you need to buy. 

So, what are you waiting for? Want to make sure that you have your dream wedding dress with no drama? Follow our top tips and make sure that you don’t make any mistakes along the way! 


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