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The Bride’s Survival Guide: Discovering Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Tying the knot to the man of your dream is something you are looking forward to since you were young. And now, the moment you have been waiting for has come, and apart from the excitement of marrying the man you love, what you want is to get everyone’s attention and be the most beautiful version of yourself on this momentous day

It is the wedding gown that can turn you to the most beautiful princess, so deciding which of the many wedding gowns to choose from must not be taken too easily.

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L’amour by Calla Blanche LA20130 Lucinda @talesandtreesphotography

The Best Wedding Gown For You

When choosing your wedding gown, these are things you must take into account:

  • Picture yourself walking down the aisle, and think about how you want to look

Close your eyes and think about how exactly you want to look on your wedding day. Do you want to look like a princess? A sexy vixen? Do not assume that what looks good on your friend looks good on you too or what she likes is something that you like too.

  • Try it on

When you visit a bridal shop, do not hesitate to try on every dress that attracts your eyes. Some feel shy about asking the store assistant about fitting gowns, or they feel obligated to buy the dress they tried on, but actually, stores selling dresses as such understand how important it is for a bride-to-be to fit in the dress before buying it. And besides, you would never know how it exactly looks on you if you don’t try fitting it.

  • Visit a couturier

A couturier will design a dress that fits your body shape and personality and takes no other consideration than what you like. It can be a bit pricey, but it will fit you well.

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L’amour by Calla Blanche LA20130 Lucinda @talesandtreesphotography

There is nothing wrong copying someone else’s style, but make sure it suits you right. Seeking help from a professional can help you a lot in choosing what wedding dress is most suitable for you.

Additional Tips To Consider

Choosing a wedding gown can be harder than you think, and these additional tips can somehow help you in pursuing the best wedding gown to wear on your most special day.

  • Keep it within your budget

With the many expenses you need to shoulder on your big day, it is only necessary that you keep everything within your budget. There are many wedding gowns available in the market, and mind you, not all of them are expensive. Many beautiful wedding gowns look expensive but very affordable.

Do not push yourself to buy a wedding dress that is beyond what you can afford. Also, never try any wedding gown that you cannot afford, as if you do, you are putting yourself to great temptation.

  • Do not visit a shop unless you have an idea about what kind of wedding dress would you like

With the many kinds of wedding dresses to see in a shop, you will have a hard time if you go there clueless about what kind of wedding dress you would like to check out. Think about the style of the dress you wish to wear, or at least the design, and narrow down your options from that.

  • Do not rush in deciding which wedding dress to wear on your big day

Give yourself enough time contemplating the right wedding dress to wear on your big day. It is not something you can decide on too easily. Do not be impulsive and give yourself at least 2 months to decide which wedding dress to wear on your most awaited wedding. Apart from choosing the best wedding dress, you also have to consider many things like alterations, availability of couturier and so on.

  • Ask suggestions from your bridesmaid

It is best if you tag along with one of your bridesmaids when shopping for a wedding dress. her suggestions can go a long way especially if you are so overwhelmed with options. You can opt to ask one, two, or even all your bridesmaids along. You can also ask them to send you photos of wedding dresses they think can suit you well.

  • Check magazines and the internet for ideas

You are not surfing the internet and browsing magazines to copy any wedding dress, you are doing this to help you get ideas on the best wedding gown to wear on your big day. Wedding magazines and the internet can give you many inspirations in finding the right wedding gown for you. They will also give suggestions on the design and cut of wedding gowns that would best compliment your figure. Cut or print photos of wedding gowns that attract you the most and show them to your couturier or bridal consultant.

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