Wedding Dress Dilemmas

According to a recent survey, the top wedding dress dilemmas include dresses not being sexy enough, brides feeling faint at the price tag, pushy and unhelpful mothers and too-short hemlines! We believe that there is a wedding dress for every bride – and there are ways to make your search a lot less stressful! Sometimes wedding dress shopping can be difficult and at times, overwhelming, but if you plan carefully, have a good idea of what you’re looking for, and most of all have an open mind, you should be able to avoid these common dilemmas.

In our experience, the top wedding dress dilemmas are:

Indecision: Brides who start wedding dress shopping without a clear idea of a) what dress style suit their body shape, or b) what they are looking for, often struggle at first. There’s also a problem when a bride ends up falling in love with more than one dress – which one to choose?! Be open to the suggestions of others, and learn when to let go if a beloved style just doesn’t suit your body shape. Usually our brides just know when they’ve found THE dress, but other times it can be more of a difficult decision – this is when the opinions of trusted friends and family can come in handy… but beware, as this leads us onto our next dilemma…

Too Many Opinions: Interestingly, many brides-to-be have the most problems with their mothers and mothers-in-law rather than the actual dress! Be aware of how much your taste may vary compared to your mum’s, or your bridesmaids’, and try to stay cool if no one can agree with each other! One way of avoiding this situation is to spend some time before you go shopping doing some research into dress styles with whoever you plan on taking with you – that way you’ll know if your opinions are going to differ wildly. Try to bring someone whose opinion you really trust, and listen to the bridal store staff; they have many years of experience and will give you an impartial view. Another approach is to visit bridalwear stores alone at first, and bring in your friends and family to help you choose when you’ve narrowed your choices down to just one or two. That way they have less leeway to make your life difficult!

Adrenaline/Feeling Overwhelmed: Treat your wedding dress expedition like an endurance event! Make sure you’re well rested, well fed, have drunk enough water and if you start to feel faint or woozy, sit down immediately. Sometimes the tightness of the dresses, the adrenaline of trying on something so special and general feeling of being overwhelmed by the situation can lead to low blood sugar and faintness. Look after yourself – unless you’re getting married tomorrow there’s no rush! Take your time to find the right dress and spread your shopping expeditions over several visits so you are able to fit in trying on as many dresses as possible.

Too Rigid Ideas: Unless you’re prepared (and can afford) to have your wedding dress made completely bespoke to your specific visions, you must be prepared to compromise slightly on your choice of dress. You may have a particular style in mind, but you have to allow for the possibility that certain dresses just won’t suit your body shape. Sometimes you have to let those ones go…. and find an even more fabulous wedding dress instead! It’s good to have clear ideas of what you’re looking for, but don’t prevent yourself from being pleasantly surprised by something that you never normally would have chosen.

Weddings on a Budget – Wedding Dress Rental and Other Cheap Tips

Among the things that you should consider to find out what exactly is the size of the dress you need to purchase. Although, it’s not enough that you find out your “regular dress” size. You also have to consider the type of material that your wedding dress has. Sometimes, medium sized dresses would fit too tightly on a bride who usually wears medium sized regular clothing. One way of getting through this is to try on several wedding dresses in commercial bridal stores. This will give you a better perspective of what size and material would look good on you, and since you will not be obliged to buy these dresses, you won’t have to worry about spending anything at all. Once you have decided on your size, then you are ready to shop for your wedding dress.

Among the great places that you can check out are local thrift shops. Wedding dresses may be hard to find but sometimes, they do appear – and in many times, under a hundred dollars. This is a great place to find vintage pieces and if you have to resize it a bit, it wouldn’t cost that much. Perhaps you can find a great temple dress or another vintage styled dress. Another great place to try searching in is any dry cleaning shop in town. It might be unusual but sometimes there are wedding dresses that have not been claimed for a long time and the cleaners have the right to sell them once the claiming date is past its due.

If you still can’t find a dress suitable for you, then you might find your luck in wedding dress rentals. These rental shops have a vast selection of wedding dresses and you could pay only have the price of their worth. The only catch is you have to return them.

Wedding dresses usually hike up the wedding budget. With these options available, you can spend your extra money in other wedding specifics like your honeymoon – or better yet, to save for the future.

Simple Wedding Dresses

There are as many different wedding dresses out there as there are types of brides. Some want to have a princess wedding and some want to have something simple. There are even some that do not want a wedding at all. When it comes time for you to choose your wedding dress, think about what excites you and also what goes with your personality. Your wedding is a reflection of you as a couple, but your dress is a reflection of you alone. If you want to find simple wedding dresses because those are what suits you, you are in luck. There are many great ones out there on the market.

As a matter of speaking, simple wedding dresses can be inexpensive, but not always. Some of the most expensive dresses are very simple. When you shop by style, you can also shop by price tag. If you are going for the least expensive, there are plenty of places to shop. Some go to discount bridal boutiques, and some like to shop in department stores. You can find some great looking simple white wedding dresses that are not always made to be wedding dresses. That does not mean that you cannot use them as such. They can be very simple, quite elegant, and above all, right in your price range.

If you do not care how much you spend on simple wedding dresses, you can shop anywhere that you like. What makes a dress simple is subjective, but most would say that these have a skirt and bodice without a lot of embellishment. That does not mean that they have to be plain. Simple and plain can be two different things. You can find a white dress made of gossamer material that shimmers when you walk. You can have a silver belt around the middle. You have a great looking wedding dress that is simple, but far from plain.

Simple wedding dresses can also be made to be something else if you have been gifted one but you want something with more to it. You can do this yourself, but it might be a better idea to find a seamstress to help you with this. You can have tulle and beading added in some cases, though you do have to be realistic about how much a dress can be changed before you would be better off buying a new one or before it is no longer a good idea because it is falling apart. A smart seamstress can do what you want and will tell you if your vision is even possible.

You can find simple wedding dresses online. These may be one of the best types to buy on the internet because the fit is more obvious and you can tell if the simple style fits your body type. Shop around for a great price, and choose a site that allows you to return the dress if you get it and you hate how it looks on your body. Most good sites understand that shopping often means trying on, so they make it easy to do returns. They want your business. Search until you find the full service bridal dress shop online and you can find a great price on an a amazing yet simple wedding dress.

Importance Things to Keep In Mind While Buying Wedding Dresses

The idea of getting married is exciting in itself. Wedding is one of the most important events in the life of a person. And, when it is such an important day in one’s life, you would want every aspect of the wedding to be perfect including the wedding dress. Every bride has thought of how she wants her wedding dress to be. Colour and style can depend on the religion of the bride and the groom. In Western culture, brides choose white wedding dress. This was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century. In eastern cultures, brides choose red as that is considered auspicious. The wedding dress is something that you are going to cherish for your lifetime.

As excited as you might be about buying your dress, there are a few things that one needs to remember while buying the dress.

• Have a clear picture of how you want your wedding dress to be like. Once you go to the shop, every wedding dress will seem pretty. Tell your designer how you want your dress to be and don’t be tempted by every dress.

• Do not take too many people along while shopping for the dress. Different people have different opinions. Some might like a dress which the others don’t. Take along one or two of your friends or family member who know you better. This way you can find the gown that you have always dreamt of and not feel confused and pressurised by others.

• Book an appointment. Scheduling an appointment means that you will get a complete hour of undivided attention. You might not be lucky to find a salesperson who is not busy at that moment.

• Go shopping on weekdays. People usually shop during weekends and you will be surrounded amongst a huge crowd where every bride or bridesmaid will be looking for that perfect dress. Skip work on a weekday and go shopping and you will be getting more attention from the salesperson.

• Be aware of your body type and shop accordingly. Knowing your body type – pear, full, thin, petite is the first step in finding the perfect dress for yourself. You might lose some weight for your wedding. Tell your designer what you have in mind and get the dress accordingly.

• Be aware of the hidden costs. Ask the salesperson not only about the cost of the dress but also about the extra costs that might add up with the alterations or the veil or headpiece that you plan on wearing.

We hope that this article will provide enough information about wedding dresses. So, when you buy one for yourself, you will choose the best one following the guide we have provided.