Top tips on how to choose the perfect wedding dress

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One of the biggest highlights of a wedding celebration, besides the solemn promise of forever between the bride and the groom, is the bride’s wedding dress. There is no doubt that its pristine, white hue and intricate detailing has made it a fashion icon since the little black dress made its debut.

Picking your own wedding dress is both an exciting and tedious activity especially with several preparations at hand. Here are our top tips on how to minimize the stress from choosing and fitting the perfect dress for your big day.

1. Work within your budget.
Weddings cost quite a lot of spending, a wedding dress included. Although there are several designer labels that you would want to wear on your big day, it requires you to spend more than what you have originally planned. Fortunately, you can now have your own beautiful wedding dress at a budget price! Visit your local wedding boutique stores and you can find the most breathtaking dresses with an amazingly affordable price.

2. Know what your body silhouette is.
A miscalculation that you can commit is finding the right dress that does not fit you. Every woman has a different body type and what might look good on another person will not exactly be the same on you. Find out what your body type is and choose the dress that brings out your best features. It will save you the time and money from purchasing the wrong dress for your wedding day.

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3. Don’t fall for the “trendy dress.”
Just because it’s trendy does not mean it’s good for you. Wedding dresses have also become a seasonal trend. But before you jump into the bandwagon, keep in mind that most of these “trendy dresses” are not only expensive but are also impractical to wear.

There are several dresses that you choose at your own local wedding boutique store. You will be amazed to find dresses that are beautifully made that did not make it to the trending list.

4. Do not be afraid to ask questions while fitting the dress.
Trying on your wedding dress can leave you speechless but take this opportunity to air out your questions. This will give you the chance to tell the salon or the boutique about the specific arrangements and changes you want to make on the dress. You don’t want to end up wearing an uncomfortable dress on your big day, do you?

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5. Start shopping early.
Nothing beats the stress out of planning your wedding than starting your dress shopping early. Once you have the wedding date arranged, most professional wedding planners would suggest shopping for dresses as early as nine months before the wedding date. A few brides-to-be have suffered the horrors of last minute shopping. You don’t want to end up frustrated and unsatisfied on your special day.

6. Pick the right store.
Another mistake often committed by future brides is shopping for their wedding dress at the wrong bridal shop. Looking at bridal and wedding magazines will help you determine which shops to go to. You can even ask your married friends for suggestions on which bridal shop offers you the best options. Narrowing down your options will help you determine which shop would best fit your needs.

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7. Go with your instincts.
There is no doubt that you will fit a thousand dresses before you get to choose the “right one.” One important tip that will help you narrow down your choices and save more time to prepare for other things for the wedding is to trust your instincts. The moment you try on a dress, imagine yourself walking down the aisle with that dress.

See more Wedding Dresses here. If you don’t, then it’s time to move on. It is simply okay if you don’t find the right one at first try, you’ll eventually know.

Planning your own wedding is very stressful but with a little help from your family and friends, the road to your big day will be smooth and stress-free.