Jason Haze is a professional copywriter + part-time blogger. He loves writing about his travel adventures, gadgets he owns and would like to own, entertainment of all sorts and fashion.
Guest Post by Jason Haze for Anna Susanne * The Travelling Pixie
The question’s been asked, the ring’s on the finger and the big day is approaching! Now all there is to do is find your dream wedding dress. Well, there’s probably a lot more to do than that, but that’s the most important thing, right? This means it can get pretty stressful. To reduce that wedding dress stress and help you to find the perfect piece for you, here are some questions you should consider before heading to your bridal boutique.
What’s your Budget?
It may not be the most fun thing to consider, especially when all you want to think about are veils and lace, but it’s definitely important. Decide on how much you can afford to pay for your dress, factoring in any alteration fees that you may crop up. This will then allow you to know where you can shop, be it high-street, boutique or designer, and will stop you from falling in love with a dress you later realise you can’t afford.
What Silhouette will Suit You?
There are some dresses that you should avoid, and there are custom wedding dresses that look as they’ve been made just for you. Knowing what silhouette will suit your body shape will bring you that step closer to finding that perfect dress. For example, if you’re very petite, don’t even bother trying on massive ball-gowns; they’ll completely swamp you. Not only will knowing which silhouette to go for stop you wasting your time on unflattering dresses, it will also make you feel more confident in yourself if every dress you try looks good on your figure.
What do you NOT Want?
Consider before you head to the shop which details are going on your ‘definitely 100% not’ list. Whether you detest diamantes or feel sick at sight of lace, knowing what you don’t want will make your shopping a lot easier and a lot less stressful. It will also give the sales advisor a better idea of what dresses not to pull from the racks. Along the same lines, you should also consider if there’s any details you definitely do want.
Will it Work with Your Wedding?
You should be at least a little bit practical when choosing your dress, even if it is tough. You might want that short, sleeveless number, but you’re having an outdoor wedding in the middle of January, and that train may look lovely and white now, but what about after it’s been trailed through a muddy field? It’s important to think of the circumstances you’ll be getting married in, and get a dress that will work. You should also consider your theme (if you’ve got one) and whether your dress will fit with it.
Where should you Look?
Finding a wedding dress shop that’s suited to your style is absolutely essential. If you’re more open-minded, this isn’t so much of a problem, but if you have a particular look you want you should find somewhere that will cater to this. For example, if you like a certain designer, find a shop that stocks them and dresses in similar styles. If you’re in the right place, the day’s going to be a lot easier.
If you ask yourself these questions before you start browsing, your wedding dress shopping trip is going to be a lot more fun and a lot less stressful. You’ll have a clearer idea of what you want and what’s practical, and avoid wasting time trying on dresses you won’t like. Take time to consider these and you’ll be that step closer to finding ‘the one’.