When you feel so much pressure to find the dress of your dreams that you worry you may be going mad, calm down. Experts and brides who have already been there have plenty of tips for selecting the perfect wedding dress.
Early birds get the worms. And when it comes to wedding dress selection having fresh, energetic bridal store staff to help you rather than a group of people who have already dealt with a million clients' concerns is the way to go.
Getting the first appointment of a morning means the store will not only be less crowded, but you are more likely to get your consultant's full attention.
Details may be important, but they are not crucial. Long rows of tiny pearl buttons and a ruffle or two that are well-placed can make all the difference between good and great when you are shopping for a wedding dress. However, before you begin to consider these details, make sure the silhouette works for you. It's important not to become caught up in whatever trend is sweeping the world at the moment. Personal style and what flatters are the crucial points.
A gorgeous, long wedding dress with a beautiful hem is lovely. However, remember the top of the dress is what people will actually notice—and it's also what will be showing in virtually all the wedding pictures. Wedding photos tend to be taken from the waist up.
Trends don't stand the test of time, but your relationship should. The dress you wear on your Big Day should be timeless. When a bride feels glamorous in a dress with both traditional and modern elements, she will feel like a better version of herself when she's wearing it, and will have found the perfect gown. The best wedding dresses never go out of style.
Photographing your potential dresses instead of trusting just the mirror is a sensible approach to buying something that is this important. Mirrors sell dresses, but cameras never lie. It's important to know how a dress photographs from all angles.