My only daughter is getting married, and this is an exciting time for a mother. One of the things that we did together recently was go wedding dress shopping. It was an exhilirating experience and one you often day dream from the very day your daughter was born. We put together a video for our Mom and Tiff series tagged #tiffswedding for you to take this journey with us.
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In addition to that, I have listed 15 things you should consider when shopping for that perfect wedding dress.
15 Things To Consider Before Shopping For a Wedding Dress (in no particular order)
- Allow at least 6 to 8 months before your wedding to shop for your dress.
- Visit different dress shops and choose the best one.
- Have a budget and stick to it.
- Limit your entourage to 2 or 3 people.
- Undergarments are optional so don’t be pressured to get them if you’re not ready.
- Book an appointment as opposed to just walking in (especially for plus sizes if samples need to be ordered).
- Be open to different silouhettes.
- Be ready for the sizes to be 1 or 2 sizes above what you wear.
- Shop your current size even if you plan to lose weight.
- Plan for other costs like the jewelry, veil, shoes etc. in your budget.
- Call ahead if you know what designer and price range before visiting.
- Go in with a clear vision of how you want to feel on your wedding day.
- Shop on a weekday to avoid the crowds.
- Wear the right bra for all dress types.
- For destination weddings, look into airline regulations ahead of time so you know what to buy.
I hope this helps you in your journey for the right dress. I will have a video out that dives further into these points so subscribe and I will email it to you when it’s published. Please leave a comment or questions and I will reply to them.