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Wedding Dress Shopping – Buying Tips and Pitfalls

When shopping for that perfect wedding dress, brides should focus on what not to do. Avoid wedding dress shopping pitfalls to help get you that perfect wedding dress for your big wedding day! Get the dress that is “just right” for you with these tips.

One of the most stressful moments for any future Canadian bride is going out and shopping for the perfect wedding dress. With all of the pressures that come with selecting the right item, especially with all of the different types of cuts and fashionable wedding styles available, it is important to keep a clear head and follow the advice below:

    1. NEVER ORDER A DRESS THAT IS A SIZE OR TWO TOO SMALL in the hopes that you will lose weight before the big day. To avoid having to undergo costly adjustments closer to your wedding, simply arrange for the final wedding dress fitting one month prior to the marriage instead. This will ensure that your dress is designed to be suitable for your current body shape, and also to give you the chance to lose as much weight as possible beforehand, gaining the perfect physique.

 

    1. DON’T WAIT UNTIL THE DAY OF THE WEDDING TO WEAR YOUR DRESS WITH ALL THE ACCESSORIES. Having a bridal reveal with your bridesmaids can be a fun way to test out how your full outfit feels in a relaxing setting. This will also relieve most of the pressure that you may have felt on the big day by letting you see exactly how the dress looks and feels in low stress, comfortable surroundings. Of course, the groom doesn’t have to see, if you wish to follow tradition!

 

    1. NEVER FOCUS SOLELY ON THE CHEAPEST OR MOST EXPENSIVE DRESSES AVAILABLE. Sometimes it is worth paying a bit extra for your dress when you are tempted to “cheap out”. Consider that your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Similarly to when you are out choosing wedding ceremony decorations, floral bouquets and invitations, you should be willing to pay a bit more for a quality wedding dress. Of course, there are still plenty of great deals available out there, and you should be able to find a stunning dress that doesn’t cost you a fortune.  Inversely, just because you have a big wedding budget spending less than you thought you would on your bridal gown should be a bonus. Here, you have the luxury of having found that perfect gown and have money left for other things on your wedding shopping list.

 

  1. DON’T PLAY “PLAY IT BY EAR” WHEN WEDDING DRESS SHOPPING. Schedule appointments, phone up multiple bridal shops and make sure that you note everything down. Planning a wedding can be a hectic time and it is important to arrange your dress fittings and the like from the word go. This will ensure that you have the perfect outfit for the big day without having to run around frantically in the weeks leading up to the wedding.

When shopping for a dress, it is typical to have a family member or someone in the bridal party come along. Make sure that you choose someone who will be honest and direct when giving their opinion. After all, it is better to be told that a particular style looks unattractive within the bridal shop than finding out later on at the wedding reception. Even more than wedding accessories, the dress that you wear will be a highly personal item, and it will help to get an unbiased opinion from a third party to ensure that it is more than suitable for the big occasion.

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