Wedding Dress Shopping: 4 Common Mistakes & How to Avoid Them
Shopping for your perfect wedding dress is probably the most exciting part of the whole wedding planning process. You are the bride, you are glowing, you are radiant. Looking for your dream dress becomes the main priority because it’s the moment you’ve probably been dreaming of your entire life. However, brides usually make common mistakes when they are shopping for their wedding dress. So we are here to round up the top 4 mistakes commonly made by brides-to-be and provide you with tips to avoid these pitfalls.
1. Disregarding The Budget
You may have high hopes for a dress you cannot afford and feel sad about it afterwards. So please communicate your wedding dress budget with your consultant to avoid heartbreak from falling in love with a dress that beyond your budget. And don’t forget to consider veils, alterations, accessories and an after-party look when deciding what you’re comfortable spending on your wedding dress.
2. Shopping Too Late or Too Early
Ideally, brides should begin shopping for their wedding dresses 3-6 months prior to their wedding date because shorter than 3 months are typically considered rush orders and you may pay extra fees to receive your wedding dress in time. On the other hand, avoid shopping too early. If you shop too early, you will probably get stuck with the dress you already paid for that you no longer want because probably you’ve changed and your tastes have changed.
3. Bringing Too Many People When Shopping
Too many cooks spoil the broth. More people mean more opinions and you don’t want to be discouraged by too many voices that cloud your judgement. Our advice is that you stick to 1-3 people whose opinion you truly value and who know your style.
4. Trying on Too Many Dresses
Although you might want to try on numerous dresses all at once, narrowing it down to 2-4 dresses per shop is the wise decision. Because you might forget which one is your prior choice as the dresses will all blend into one, leading you back to square one.
Anyway, the perfect wedding dress for you is the one that expresses your personal style and makes you feel beautiful. After these tips to help you avoid some common mistakes, it should be easier to find your perfect dream dress! Happy wedding dress hunting!