How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress or Bridal Gown
If you’re planning on buying or renting your wedding dress or bridal gown, there are many factors to consider before you make your final decision. Here are some of the most important things to think about before you make your choice so that you’ll end up with a dress that complements your body type and style, as well as your overall personality, perfectly.
Considerations when deciding on your dress
– Budget: Choosing a wedding dress does not have to be expensive. There are tons of great options out there for dresses that can cost you less than $500. However, if you want that perfect designer dress, expect to spend $2000-$8000.
– Timing: Some dresses take months or years before they are ready for sale. You might need to plan your purchase well in advance of your wedding date. If you’re looking for a last-minute gown, it may not exist! Keep this in mind when choosing which dress is right for you.
– Style: Do you want to wear an A-line ballgown with lace and sleeves? Or do you prefer something more modern like a strapless mermaid gown? The style is up to your personal preference and what best suits your body type.
The different types of dresses
The idea of wearing a wedding dress is both exciting and terrifying. What if it’s not the perfect fit? What if I’m not happy with it? Luckily, there are tons of different types of dresses from which you can choose: long sleeves, halter style, strapless, satin. Here are some pointers for choosing a dress that will make you feel like a bride on your big day.
1) Consider how comfortable you want to be on your special day. If you know it’ll be hot out, opt for a lighter fabric that won’t trap heat and sweat under layers of fabric.
2) Keep in mind what type of weather the event will take place in; no one wants to be freezing in an over-the-top ball gown!
3) Pick something simple enough so you can enjoy time with guests instead of stressing about whether the hem falls just right.
Where to find the perfect dress
There are many factors that you will want to consider when looking for a wedding dress. It’s important to choose one that suits your style and budget and complements your body type. Start by asking yourself questions like: What type of dress do I like? How do I envision myself walking down the aisle? What colors look best on me? Is my neckline an issue (e.g., is it too low)? Which designers can offer something in my price range? Do I want sleeves, beads, lace, etc.? Does the dress need to be made to order or can it be found in stores near me? A consultation with a professional at David’s Bridal is helpful if you’re not sure what style would suit you best.
Fitting and alterations
It’s important to keep in mind that most stores can’t hold dresses for more than a day and won’t do fittings. Find out what alterations are included and their costs, as well as how long it’ll take them to be completed. If you plan on losing weight between your appointment and your wedding, go with styles that have enough fabric for you to make adjustments at a later date. Some women prefer not to purchase any dress until they know how much weight they’ve lost because they want a dress that fits perfectly. Others want something they can wear now and alter as needed. Remember to check which type of undergarments will work best for the style of dress. You might need a strapless bra or Spanx if there is no built-in support; this information should be available when purchasing the gown. Don’t forget your shoes! Bring along a pair of heels that would match well if you’re trying on ballroom-type gowns.