Your wedding dress will be one of the most important purchases for your wedding. You will want to choose a dress that you will remember fondly the rest of your life. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you go shopping for your wedding dress.
Make An Appointment
Don’t just show up at a bridal salon and expect them to give you 100% of their attention. By making an appointment, you are reserving their time so they can serve and help you efficiently.
Remember Your Budget
Don’t spend your entire wedding budget on the gown. If you are on a strict budget, make sure to tell the salon consultant up front. They can help you find a dress in your price range. There is no sense trying on dresses you can’t afford.
Don’t Forget The Shoes
Bring a pair of shoes with a heel that is similar to the ones you plan to wear on your wedding day. Doing so makes it much easier to determine how well the dress will fit and how the length will flow as you walk down the aisle.
Order The Right Size
Avoid ordering your dress in a size smaller because you plan to lose weight before your wedding. Order the gown in your current size. If you do lose the weight you plan to, it will cost considerably less to have the dress taken in than it would to let it out. Also remember that most wedding dresses run small, so if you normally wear a size 8, don’t be surprised if you will need to purchase a size 10 wedding dress.
Read The Small Print
Once you have chosen your wedding dress and are ready to buy, make sure you know the specific terms of the sale. The terms are usually spelled out on your receipt and include the amount of your nonrefundable deposit (usually 50% of the total price), when the balance is due, and the salon’s policies regarding alterations, exchanges, and special orders. If this information is not on your receipt, make sure you get something in writing from your salon consultant.