Welcome back beautiful people! So I’m a huge fan of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress, love the show. It gives you an inside peek as real brides search for their dress for the big day in their life. After watching it this weekend I decided to create this post to help make the dress selection process easier for you. This is just what I learned from watching the show.
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1. Set a budget: Yes we are back here again folks. Week after week I see brides trying on dresses that are way over their budget and the store owner ends up discounting it for them. Now I don’t know if this is for TV or not however, I would suggest you define what your budget is for your dress and stick with it. This is the only way to keep you out of a dress that is wayyy out of your price range and putting you in an awkward situation.
2.Know Your Style: Flip through magazines and wedding sites to get an idea of what is good for your body type. Consider what time of the year your wedding is and where your wedding is being held at. This all helps keep everything in order and along with your theme. However, on the flip side you need to remain open..for example, you may be a die hard fan of the mermaid dress but when you get to the store you try it on and it doesn’t compliment your body at all.
3. Don’t bring an army: No more than 3 people tops. This can be your mom, best friend and maybe another family member. But don’t get carried away with bringing too many people. It can and will get confusing fast.
4. Go with your gut: If it doesn’t feel right, if you can’t sit down and stand back up or raise your hands. Don’t buy it. The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable on your wedding day, you want to move freely and be able to dance and socialize.
5. Have fun: This is very important, you only get this moment (hopefully) once in a lifetime. Make a day of it with your mom and close friend (s). Enjoy it. Make sure your voice is heard and lastly, picture what your groom’s face will look like when he sees you in your dress on your wedding day.
Do you have more to add? I welcome your comments below!