Four Steps to Finding Your Wedding Gown

There are so many things you should consider when buying your wedding gown, such as the fabric, size, price and so on. Here we collect some helpful wedding dress shopping tips, read on and hope these would help you.

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Start your search prior to your wedding date. If you want to customize your dress by adding beading or lace or by modifying the neckline or train, it can take even longer, so plan accordingly. On a time crunch? Ask your consultant if your dress of choice can be rush delivered for an additional fee or consider attending a sample sale, where brides can score off-the-rack styles with discounts of up to 80%.

Try to know the classic wedding gown silhouettes. Bridal gown silhouettes fall into six broad categories: ball gown, empire, A-line, sheath, fit-and-flare, and mermaid. Try on one of each the first time you go shopping for your gown — it’ll quickly become clear which works best for your shape. Selecting the silhouette you want to wear will help narrow down the huge range of gown options. From there, you can decide on secondary criteria, such as neckline, sleeves, embellishments, etc.

Try on the dress as more as possible. A dress that seems so-so on the hanger may end up looking spectacular once you actually try it on your body. On the flip side, a gown that you’ve been pining over online might fall flat in person. I cannot tell you how many brides come in swearing they want a ball gown, yet end up loving a slinky sheath instead — and vice versa. And brides who claim they want no beading can easily fall in love with a head-to-toe beaded number.

Find a bigger size dress. When considering the size, two sizes bigger than your normal would be Okay. Bridal sizing runs small. Period. When it’s time to buy, you will order the dress that comes closest to your size and have it altered or custom-made for you. It’s always safer to order based on your current bust, waist, and hip measurements, rather than sizing down and counting on the fact that you’ll slim down in time for the big day.

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