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The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Wedding Dress

Updated: Jan 28

The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Wedding Dress

Choosing the perfect wedding dress is one of the most exciting, daunting and important decisions you will make. Your wedding dress will be remembered forever in photographs and cherished memories. With so many styles, fabrics and designs to choose from, it can feel overwhelming. But fear not, Wedding Wows is here to help you navigate the world of wedding dresses and provide you with inspiration and advice to select the perfect wedding dress for your wedding day.

1.Start with research

Before you even step foot in a bridal boutique, do some research. Look through bridal magazines, browse online wedding dress websites, and save images of dresses that catch your eye. Check out Wedding Wows Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook. This will give you a better idea of the styles you like and help you communicate your preferences to the bridal consultants.

2. Consider Your Body Shape

Every bride is unique, and it's important to choose a dress that flatters your body shape. If you have an hourglass figure, a mermaid or trumpet style dress will accentuate your curves. If you're petite, an A-line or sheath dress can create the illusion of height. Don't be afraid to try on different styles to see what works best for you.

A bride having her wedding dress buttoned up at the back

3. Set a Budget

Wedding dresses come in a wide range of prices, so it's important to set a budget before you start shopping. Be honest with yourself about what you can afford and stick to it. Remember, there are beautiful dresses available at every price point, so don't feel like you have to break the bank to find the perfect gown.

4. Book Appointments

Once you have an idea of the styles you like and your budget, it's time to start booking appointments at bridal boutiques. Give yourself plenty of time to try on dresses and make a decision. Bring along a trusted friend or family member for support and honest feedback.

5. Try on Different Styles

Even if you have a specific style in mind, be open to trying on different dresses. You may be surprised by what looks best on you. Bridal consultants are experts in finding the perfect dress for each bride, so trust their guidance and be willing to step out of your comfort zone.

6. Consider the Venue and Theme

Think about the venue and theme of your wedding when choosing a dress. If you're having a beach wedding, a lightweight and flowy dress may be more appropriate. If you're having a formal ballroom wedding, a more structured and glamorous gown may be the way to go. Your dress should complement the overall aesthetic of your wedding.

7. Don't Forget About Alterations

Most wedding dresses will require some alterations to ensure the perfect fit. When budgeting for your dress, be sure to factor in the cost of alterations. Find a reputable seamstress or tailor who specializes in wedding dress alterations to ensure the best results.

8. Enjoy wedding dress shopping!

Remember, choosing a wedding dress should be a fun and memorable experience. Trust your instincts and choose a dress that makes you feel beautiful and confident. With the right dress, you'll be ready to walk down the aisle and say "I do" in style.

Groom carrying Wife in Wedding Dress

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