Wedding Dresses – How to Select the Best One for You

Every bride would agree that her wedding dress should be perfect – not only does she want to look her best, on her special day, but her wedding dress also is the center of everybody’s attention. But how would you select the best one for you? Here is advice about selecting the best dress for your wedding.

Your wedding dress style should much the wedding style

Do you plan a very formal wedding in a cathedral or is it going to be an informal beach ceremony? Before deciding on the dress, you should decide how formal your wedding is going to be. A long and puffy princess style wedding dress is no longer your only option – informal weddings and beach weddings are progressively becoming more popular. So now you can find all kinds of wedding dresses – short or tea length dresses, colored wedding dresses and even white sarongs, for a Hawaiian wedding.

One advantage to an informal wedding dress is that it is much cheaper and more comfortable. Also, while a formal wedding gown almost always needs serious alteration, an informal dress is much easier to fit. So if you don’t have that much time left before you wedding, an informal dress could be a good choice.

How to chose the right bridal salon.

If you want to find the best dress, you will need to spend a couple of days visiting different salons. However, before you visit a bridal shop it is a good idea to call them and ask a few questions – this will save you trips to places that would only waste your time. When ringing a bridal salon you should ask:

Can you just come to the shop or is an appointment required?
What dresses styles do they have and what is the price range?
Are alterations free and, if not, how much do they cost?
If they don’t have dresses in your size, can one be ordered?
Do they also carry bridal accessories, like hair decorations, veils and shoes?
Can they hold a dress you like for a couple of days?

When you get to the shop, try as many dresses as necessary, until you find the perfect one. Don’t listen to the sales person, when they say that the first dress you try on is great and you should take it. Remember they want to sell the dress and it is their job to say it looks great, even if in fact it is hideous.

When you finally find the dress that you always dreamed of, ask them to put it on hold; don’t let them convince you that you should buy it straightaway. Return to the shop the next day and look at your dress again – you would be amazed how often something that seemed perfect, after trying on 10 different dresses, won’t impress you when you see it with a fresh eye. However, if you look at your dress again and feel “yes this is the one”, than it is time to buy it.

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