Friday, November 28, 2008

Perfect Time For The Dream Gown

Black Friday is here to remind us all that the end of the year is right around the corner. I've heard many brides, whether they're in our store or out in public, say that they are waiting until the beginning of the new year to buy their wedding gown. Personally, I can see how that's a great timeline to put yourself in, but putting the dress buying part of your wedding off until then can have some drawbacks.

At the beginning of the year, everyone thinks that, financially, it's going to be a great time. However, if you're anything like me, you just spent everything on gifts for family and friends. If you go ahead, and pay for the wedding gown now, you have that out of the way, and are better able to plan financially when buying for the holidays.

Second, if you are looking at wedding gowns now, chances are that you are going to find your dream gown now. What good is it to go out and find the dress of your dreams, just to wait for it to get discontinued, price increased, or bought off the rack? No one needs that issue when they're planning their wedding.

Lastly, most brides that are looking for dresses now are needing a dress soon. Ordering a wedding gown takes time, as in 4-8 months. Putting it off, even for a month, can help you rack up some not-so-fun rush charges.

These are just some of the problems that brides who wait will face. I personally don't enjoy stressing out during the holidays, as I'm sure brides don't either. So go ahead. Find that dream gown and buy it. After all, as a bride you're going to need a dress sooner or later.

1 comment:

perfectweddingdress said...

You are so right! Brides need to start looking for their wedding gowns months in advance of their wedding date.

Experts suggest 9 - 12 months in advance because it takes time to choose and find the perfect wedding dress that fits in with your wedding setting, formality and your figure type.

Also as mentioned, it can take months for your gown order to come in, depending on which designer you order from.

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 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.