Updated: Feb 18
Looking for your wedding gown can be both the happiest and most stressful part of planning your wedding. Have you ever had plans to go out, but your outfit wasn’t perfect, so you decided not to go at all? That’s not an option on your wedding day.
Or, on the flip side, have you ever had an outfit that made you like movie theme music was following you around everywhere you went? OK, maybe that’s just me, but what I am saying is true about wedding gowns.
1. Start with Borrowed
Looking for that one-of-a-kind dress? Start with local and online consignment shops for a perfect dress at a great price. Take a look at this lovey Oleg Cassini for just $500!
2. Ask Around
Friends and family are eager to help brides with their “Say Yes to the Dress” moment. And think of how much more meaningful it would be to walk down the aisle in a dress that once belonged to an aunt or friend. If they don’t have the perfect dress for you, they might be able to point you in the right direction.
3. Shop End-of-Year Sales
December is one of the slowest months for bridal shops. You can shop then to get an advantage. You’ll get the best prices and the most attention from salespeople. After the new year, bridal shops are swarmed with newly engaged ladies looking for their perfect dress.
4. Give Yourself Enough Time
Gowns take months to find, more months for ordering and shipping, and even more months for alterations and changes to be made. Don’t wait until the last minute to see your perfect wedding gown.
5. Avoid Shopping on Weekends
When you make an appointment to visit a boutique, stay away from weekends. Choose weekdays or weekday evenings to get the time and attention you need to make such an important decision.
6. Try Online
Online Bridal Sample Sales offer you an opportunity to get some fabulous designer dresses at deep, deep discounts. You can save so much money this way that you can afford to buy a couple of dresses. Have a talented seamstress put them together to create a unique dress for you.
7. Remember: Wedding Gowns Are Beautiful, Not Comfortable
Photos in bridal magazines make wedding gowns look light, whimsical, and lovely to wear. In reality, most wedding gowns are heavy, hot, and hard to maneuver around. Keep that in mind when shopping. Your wedding gown won’t be as comfortable as yoga pants and your favorite hoodie, but you want to be able to get through the day without too much discomfort. Take a look at this guide when you’re considering different fabrics.
Listen to the voice of experience and put our tips to work for you to make finding the perfect dress easy.
Entyse Lyfe is here to guide you in deciding what ceremony is right for you as a couple during these funky times. There are so many options and so many details to sort out. Our goal is to help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. Please register for an online Wedding Workshop with us to learn more.