Common Mistakes You’re Doing When You’re Shopping for a Bridal Gown
Shopping for a wedding gown is not the easiest of tasks. Not only have you dreamt of this moment since, well, forever, but you also have to live up to the expectations of young YOU – not to mention that of the public eye.
But above all, you also have to pick that one gown that best represents you and that ultimately highlights your best features. So yeah, basically, finding the dress can be enough of a headache to last you a lifetime. The silver lining? Nothing will ever top that moment you see your other half’s eyes light up as you go down the aisle to tie the knot. But enough daydreaming for now, and let’s get down to business. We’re not going to talk about the things you should do when picking your gown…instead, we’re going to highlight the common mistakes you’re doing during this process and how to avoid them.
- Not considering the context of your wedding. If you’re going into shops without even knowing where your wedding is going to be, then that’s your number one mistake. Gather all the details about the time, the season, the location and so on, before even thinking about your dress.
- Having unrealistic expectations about your figure. We’re not saying there’s anything wrong with toning up your body and losing weight before the big day, but don’t buy a dress based on how you think you will look like a year from now. You don’t want to face another problem come your wedding day.
- Shopping too late for a dress. Considering your options must come at an early stage, because you’ll have a whole lot of other issues to face as the day gets closer and closer. So get this one out of the way and deal with the other problems with a peaceful mind.
- Shopping too early for a dress. Bridal gowns are released seasonally, both in October and in April. So you don’t want the abundance of gowns to cloud your judgement, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on newer releases.
- Bringing a lot of people in with you. One thing you must avoid is listening to a lot of opinions. At the end of the day, it’s your wedding and your opinion is what counts the most. Sure, getting advice from your Mother, sister or best friend is always welcomed, but you should always listen to your gut.