Wedding dress shopping is one of the defining moments for each bride. In fact, television shows, websites, and magazines are all saturated with the notion of women trying on and choosing their perfect, fairy tale gown. While wedding dress shopping can be exciting, it can also be a stressful situation. Thankfully, there are ways to avoid the headache of the search. By bringing along a few key items, and a few key people, the dress shopping trip will be a lot more enjoyable.
- Bring along shoes that have a similar height to the shoes you plan on wearing on your wedding day. They don’t need to be the exact pair, but by bringing along shoes with a comparable heel height, you’ll be able to better tailor the dress and get a feel for how it may look on your wedding day.
- Be conscious of the underwear you wear to your appointment. Most likely, a bridal consultant will be in the fitting room and while they are predominately there to ensure the dress fits well and nothing is damaged, wearing a thong may not be advised due to there being a stranger in the room. Also, wearing brightly colored underwear when you’re trying on white dresses is probably not the best idea.
- While we’re on the subject of underwear, wear a supportive strapless bra. The strapless bra will come in handy because even if you’re convinced you will get a bra with straps or sleeves, this will help you focus on the gown and not your bra straps hanging out.
- Bringing some beauty supplies with you will help you to feel more beautiful. Trying on dresses all day can get exhausting, but having a ponytail holder (if you’re thinking of wearing your hair up), a little bit of foundation, and maybe some lipstick. If you feel like you look prettier, you’ll be able to concentrate more on the dress. Just be sure to avoid getting lipstick on the dress. You don’t want to ruin someone else’s potential gown. One more thing to keep in mind – shaving beforehand will also make you feel prettier.
- If the store allows you to bring cameras, you may want to bring one along just in case. It would be nice to share it with someone who couldn’t make it or to remind yourself of it when it’s at the tailors.
The last important thing you need to bring: a supportive group. Keep it small so you don’t overwhelm the employees or yourself. This should be a happy day and whether you’re the bride or working in a wedding planner career, picking the perfect dress should be an exciting moment. Remember just to follow these tips and have fun.
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