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A bride trying on her wedding dressWhen it comes to finding your wedding dress, you may be feeling a lot of pressure. So much emphasis is on how beautiful the bride looks on her wedding day, so you want to look your best. This may have made you nervous when looking for the perfect wedding dress. Don't worry, though; there are millions of women who have gone through this same experience. Thankfully, there are some tips that can make shopping just a little bit easier. It is recommended by most wedding planning professionals that you find your wedding dress at least six months before your big day. For this reason, it's important to get started as soon as possible.

Figure Out Your Style

Many wedding dresses come with incredible detail, whether it's with intricate sewing or thousands of tiny buttons on the bodice. While the details are important, they should not be what you decide on first. The thing you should think about is what style of wedding dress you would prefer. Do you want something that is long and flowy or that just goes barely below the knee? What kind of neckline would you prefer? What about the skirt, do you want it to be close to your body or poufy? Figuring these things out will help determine what kind of wedding dress you should be looking for.

Don't Settle

If you have spent your entire day trying on wedding dresses and still have no idea what you want, you may begin to feel discouraged. Don't agree to a dress you don't totally love just so you can get out of the store. It's okay to leave and return another day. Sometimes, the perfect dress for you isn't there at the time. Maybe you should go to another dress shop if you aren't finding the right dress in the one you are in now. What's important here is that you don't settle for a dress that isn't right for you just because you feel that you are being too picky or because you are tired of wedding dress shopping.

When It's Right, It's Right

Some people are lucky enough to find the wedding dress they want just by trying on two or three dresses. If you find a dress that you are absolutely in love with, fits you well, and is in your price range, don't feel obligated to try on other dresses. Just consider yourself lucky that you found your wedding dress early and then focus your energy on one of the many other wedding decisions you have to make.

Take Other's Opinions Lightly

You may want to bring people with you when you are trying on your dress. This may include people like:

  • Your mom
  • Your sister
  • Your best friend or maid of honor

While their input is something you likely value, try to remember to take it with a grain of salt. What's important here is how much you love your dress, not anyone else. Almost everyone will have an opinion when it comes to your wedding dress, and it is impossible to find a dress that everyone in your wedding would choose for themselves. You can listen to their opinions, but don't stress too much if they don't like the gown or suggest you look for something else.

Look at the Price Tag

No one wants to think about the budget when shopping for a dress, but make sure you know how much you can afford to spend and stick with it. You don't want to put yourself in a financial bind later, no matter how beautiful the dress is.

Finding your wedding dress can be a challenge, but don't give up hope. Try on as many dresses as it takes to find the one perfect for you.


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