Falling in love with something is the same each time. It's sudden and breathtaking. You know instantly that you are in love because nothing else could feel so frightening and amazing all in the same second. That's how I know that a bride has found their dream wedding gown, no matter what their words say. Their face show it all. I like to compare finding the dream wedding gown to finally finding your fiance, and saying "yes". For the large majority of brides, they don't think twice once their significant other proposes. The instinct is there to say yes, and though it could be the scariest answer anyone's ever given, it holds so much promise that it's impossible to say anything but. Finding "the dress" is the same way. There's the fear of long term commitment, of being tied down to this one and only, and of finally given in. The only part though, that should make a bride fearful is if it's not the one. If you love it more than anything else you've ever seen, and wouldn't make any changes at all, what is there to fear but fear itself? Eventually every bride is going to need a wedding gown, so I believe that going with love at first sight makes the best story, and makes for the happily ever after.
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.