wedding dress shopping mistakes

Avoid these wedding dress shopping mistakes

Shopping for a wedding dress can be a tricky experience but you can save some of the stress if you know what mistakes to avoid.
May 16, 2014 | By: The idoo.ca staff

Shopping for a wedding gown can be an overwhelming situation. You are suddenly thrust into a room where you will be able to try on almost endless choices of wedding gowns. The first mistake you can make is to go shopping for the dress without first reviewing some of your choices. You can do this by looking at bridal magazines as well as by looking online. Once you have narrowed your choices down you’ll be better equipped to begin trying some styles on.

When shopping for a wedding gown be prepared to shop early. If you wait too long you’ll be stressed into buying a gown even if you don’t love it. Don’t let yourself get forced into choosing a dress quickly. Instead, allow yourself several shopping trips – most brides take at least three shopping trips before making a decision on their bridal gown.

Another dreadful mistake to avoid is to snap up the first dress you see. Remember that most salespeople at wedding dress shops are working on commission. This means that they may want to tell you what you want to hear, just to make a sale. Never buy a dress the first time you try it on. You may be pressured to buy it by being told that the dress is on a special sale or that it’s the last one. Don’t let that push you into buying a dress too quickly.

One mistake that some brides make is to purchase a dress that’s too expensive. Before you shop for your dress, consider your budget. You’ll want to have a price range that you will need to stay within. Don’t let anyone talk you into jumping into the next price range. While that may seem easy to do, when you’re standing in the fitting room looking at beautiful gowns it’s easy to get carried away in the moment and suddenly purchase a gown that you can’t really afford.

Brides often look at magazines to get ideas for their wedding gowns. However, most of the models in the magazines are thin, so it’s hard to tell what the dress will look like on a typical woman. Don’t let yourself get stuck on a certain style of dress before you start trying them on. The best dress for you is one that fits well and looks good on your figure. Never purchase a wedding gown in the hopes that you’re going to lose weight to make it look good. Instead, it’s best to buy a gown that looks good on you today.

The idoo.ca staff.

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