You can read all the books, magazines, and websites you want, but it's never too early to start looking and finding your wedding gown. I recently met with a bride whose wedding is two years away, and she found her dream dress, and wondered what to do next. The bottom line is that a lot can happen to dresses in two years: discontinuation, and price increases to name a few. You can honestly look for "the one" up until the day of your wedding, and never be satisfied. That bride that I mentioned earlier knew it was the one, and there was nothing she would change about it. When it gets to that point, the average bride is too scared to "give up the hunt". Give in. She did, and came back to try it on a few weeks later, and still loves it. Your wedding gown helps shape your wedding, so it's never too early to find your wedding gown. Eliminate the stress, and indulge in your perfect gown. As a bride, you deserve it.
Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!
- Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
- Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
- DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
- Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
- Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
- If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it without.it. Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
- Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
- Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
- Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
- When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.