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Mistakes Brides Make When Dress Shopping

Mistakes Brides Make When Dress Shopping

Bringing An Entourage

We know it’s the most important dress you’ll ever wear, and you want to make sure it’s absolutely perfect. But having 10 different opinions makes it much harder to come to a decision. Most brides do best with just their mom and maybe a sister or best friend. We suggest less is more. Bring family and friends that you know will be supportive and honest in whatever dress you choose.

Shopping Too Early

Many couples are opting for longer engagements these days, but don’t start shopping more than 12 months in advance. The moment you start trying on gowns, you’ll inevitably fall in love with one. Do not visit bridal salons until you’re ready to make a purchase.

It’s important to have the rest of your wedding details in place before you can truly shop for a gown, since many factors can influence the style of the dress. Consider your venue. Colors you choose for your bridesmaids and décor can influence what color you might end up going with for your wedding dress.

But, at the same time, don’t procrastinate. Most dresses take anywhere from five to eight months to come in. You can sometimes place a rush order if you need it in under five months, but it’ll cost you. With Savvy Bridal of course you can wait as long as you want as all our gowns are off the rack and ready to be taken home!

Trying On Too Many Dresses

If you’re a fan of Say Yes to the Dress, you’ve undoubtedly seen a bride who’s tried on 100+ dresses without finding the right one. Most brides try on between four and seven gowns.

Often, a bride is trying on dress after dress because she’s just not ready to end the shopping experience and make a real commitment. The most common mistake that a bride makes is not purchasing her gown when she finds it. The danger that befalls her is she becomes overwhelmed and forgets what she originally set out to find. She begins to doubt herself and starts to lose faith in the experience.

Not every bride has “that moment” when the tears start rolling and you know you’ve absolutely found “The One”. Our advice is go with your gut. When you close your eyes what dress do you see yourself in? You want to be beautiful but comfortable. Ultimately this is your decision so listen to your self and go with it.

Demanding The Wrong Size

Wedding gown sizes typically run one or two sizes smaller than street clothes, so try not to get hung up on the number. Do not fixate on the actual size but instead on how your measurements compare to the particular line.

Planning on losing weight before the big day? If I had a nickel for every  bride who said they were going to lose weight, I would be rich! Play it safe and get a size that fits your current body. Any dress can be taken in, typically up to four sizes without affecting the look of the dress, but most can only be let out one full size—if that. You need to be realistic, in case you don’t lose your targeted weight.

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  1. I think it’s interesting that so many brides order their dress based on losing weight in the future. My wife was very adamant about losing weight for the wedding, but she got a reasonably sized dress anyway and had it taken in a little bit. It’s definitely easier to get it taken in than trying to find the same gown a few sizes up because you were too ambitious. Great tips!

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