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Things to Think About Before Buying a Wedding Dress

Updated on July 7, 2023
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Hey there, beautiful bride-to-be! Let's talk wedding dress dos and don'ts, shall we?

DO consider your budget. We know talking about money isn't fun, but setting a dress budget will help you decide what styles are within your means. Remember to include accessories like veils, hair pieces, and shoes in your budget too!

Do your research before buying a dress. While it's tempting to fall in love with the first dress you see online, consider checking out bridal boutiques that might have some stunning collections! Don't worry; boutique dresses are only sometimes super expensive. You might even find a gem that fits into your budget. Just make sure to find out if the boutique offers sizing appointments and if there's a fee for the service.

DON'T buy from shady websites. We've heard too many horror stories about brides who fell in love with a dress online only to arrive in the wrong size or a completely different style. Yikes! Don't let this happen to you. Stick to reputable websites with consistent measurements. If you need more clarification, see if the website has a physical store in your town where you can get sized and try on dresses. When buying a wedding dress from Amazon, proceeding with caution is essential. While undoubtedly reputable sellers and beautiful dresses are available on Amazon, there are also risks. One concern is the quality of the dress. It's difficult to determine the actual quality of a dress from online photos, and a poorly made dress could be a significant disappointment. Another concern is the accuracy of sizing. Each brand and seller may have different sizing measurements, so it can be tricky to determine what size to order.

Additionally, returning a dress bought online can be difficult, especially if it's from a seller outside your country. If you do decide to purchase a wedding dress from Amazon, be sure to read reviews and do your research. Look for sellers with high ratings and positive customer feedback, and don't hesitate to contact the seller with any questions you may have. Additionally, be prepared to have alterations done once you receive the dress to ensure a perfect fit.

DO accentuate your best features and feel confident. We know it's hard to love every inch of our bodies, but that's okay! Focus on highlighting the parts of you that you love and feel comfortable showing off. Choose a dress and style that makes you feel confident and beautiful, whether it's your collarbones, shoulders, hips, waist, legs, cleavage, or neckline.

DON'T focus solely on trends. As for whether or not you should buy a trendy wedding dress, it ultimately depends on your style and what makes you feel happy and confident on your special day. While stylish dresses can be fun and exciting, remember that trends come and go - you want to avoid looking back on your photos in a few years and cringe at your dress choice. Instead of solely focusing on trends, consider finding a dress that reflects your style and flatters your body type. After all, the goal is for you to feel like the best version of yourself on your wedding day! That being said, there's nothing wrong with incorporating some trendy elements into your wedding look. Just be sure to balance them with classic and timeless pieces that will stand the test of time.

DO wear a great bra to your fitting. A bra that fits you perfectly will help define and enhance your silhouette, making the dress fit even better. Make sure to get sized at a reputable store, even online. Consider the style of your dress. When shopping for a bra, keep in mind the style of your dress. Is your dress strapless? Does it have a low back or a plunging neckline? Choose a bra that works with the style of your dress - you don't want your bra sticking out when you're dancing the night away! Get sized by a professional. We cannot stress this enough - get sized by a professional! You might be shocked that you've been wearing the wrong bra size. A professional can help you find the perfect bra that fits you like a glove. Choose a bra that flatters your body type. Everyone's body is unique and different, so choosing a bra that flatters your body type is essential. Are you looking for more support or a push-up effect? Do you have a large bust or a small bust?

Think about what you want to highlight and what you want to minimize. Opt for a longline bra. Try a longline bra if you have a low back or strapless dress. A longline bra provides more support and coverage than a regular strapless bra, and it can help smooth out any bumps or lumps. Remember comfort. On your wedding day, you want to look and feel your best. Don't sacrifice comfort for style - find a bra that fits well and feels comfortable all day. With these tips in mind, you'll be able to find the perfect bra for your wedding dress. Remember, feeling confident and beautiful on your special day is the most important thing!

DON'T buy a dress based on your dream size. As for purchasing a more petite wedding dress to lose weight, it's generally not recommended. While it's excellent to have weight loss goals, choosing a dress that fits your current size and shape is essential. You don't want to add unnecessary stress to an already stressful time by putting pressure on yourself to lose weight - plus, you never know what might happen! You could end up losing less weight than you thought, or you could even gain weight. Instead, focus on finding a dress that fits you well and makes you feel beautiful as you are. Remember, your partner is marrying YOU, not a dress size. If you lose weight before your wedding, alterations can always be made to the dress to ensure a perfect fit. It's easier and less expensive to size down a dress if you lose weight in the future than buying a new one. So, have fun and enjoy finding the perfect dress for YOU!

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2019 Charlotte Doyle


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