Your wedding dress is one of the most important parts of your wedding day. It will partner with you to capture the eye of the most important person in your world on that day, your soon to be husband. You will see it in all the photos of that day and it will linger in your guests' minds. With all that pressure, choosing your wedding dress can be stressful. Start the process off right by avoiding these mistakes when you are shopping for your wedding dress.
Bringing Too Many People
Most brides-to-be want to bring all of their sisters, their future sister-in-laws, best friends, and mothers. Before you know it, you have ten or more people voicing their opinions on every dress you try on.
Having a couple of people there for you is a good idea, if they are going to be honest, so that you can really decide on a dress that is beautiful and you.
Shopping Too Early
You may have a long engagement and think that you can start looking for dresses early to help you find the right one in time. While it is a good idea to look for dresses early, you shouldn't look more than a year before your scheduled wedding day.
You only want to start looking when you are ready to buy a gown and after you have a made a few decisions such as where you will be getting married. Your choice of venue may change the style of the dress a little. For example, you don't want to have a ballroom gown for a beach wedding.
One thing that can catch you off guard and hit you hard if you are not prepared for it is the size of the dress. Wedding dresses are almost always a size or two smaller than normal clothing. You may be a size 4 in your everyday clothes only to find out that you need a size 8 wedding dress. Just ignore the size on the tag if you know that sizes bother you.
Furthermore, do not buy a dress smaller than your current size in hopes that you will lose weight. If you want to fit in a smaller dress, buy it once you have lost the weight. That way you aren't stuck with a dress that doesn't fit if things do not go as planned.
These are mistakes that are easy to make if you aren't properly prepared. Keeping these few things in mind can help your wedding dress shopping go a little bit smoother.