Finding your dream wedding dress can be stressful.
Your wedding dress is probably the most expensive gown you will ever own. Not to mention, your dress sets the tone for the wedding as a whole. There are several styles of dresses to choose from, including: tulle, A-line, fit and flare, organza, sheath. With all eyes on the bride, plus photos that you will likely keep forever, of course you want to look perfect on your special day.
Now ask yourself, “What does perfect mean to me?”
Realize that each bride is going to have a different style, so you have to focus on what your individual style is and think about what looks best on you.
- Be open to new suggestions. Bridal consultants will tell you that they constantly see women come in with a set idea of what they want for a gown, then try it on and don’t actually love it — and instead, they fall for something completely different that they’d never considered. If you keep an open mind, you may find a dream dress you didn’t know could be your dream dress.
- Figure out your budget. Yes, it can be stressful, but it will save you a lot of trouble later on. Before your first appointment with a consultant, figure out how you are paying for the dress. This will help narrow down many dresses or even specific dress shops.
- Focus on the wedding dress that best suits your silhouette. This one may seem obvious, but remember to pick a style and a size that flatters your body shape. For example, a sheath may look best on a tall bride, but a fit-and-flare dress will work on many body types.
- Pick three adjectives to describe what you would want in a wedding gown. You might want a dress that is short, simple and white or you might want a dress that is long, elegant and ivory. By picking three adjectives, you are narrowing down your list of options for a dress.
No doubt that the choices seem overwhelming. With all of these things in mind, remember to pick a dress that you will love on your wedding day and even 30 years down the road! If all else fails, your consultant will be able to steer you in the right direction and help you get closer to saying “yes” to the dress.
Once you find your dream dress, show if off at Ball Conference Center by booking your special day with us!