Many women have fantasized about the perfect wedding dress ever since they were children. You may have spent years planning your wedding before you even had a potential groom in mind. When the time comes to finally purchase your dream gown, you may be so excited that you make a mistake in the selection process. When it is time for you to choose your dress, keep a few things in mind.
Bring the Right People
If you have watched any of the wedding reality shows, you have seen how bringing too many people to the wedding salon can be a disaster. Too many voices can ruin your appointment and leave you without a dress and with your ego in tatters. Bring along a few honest people whose opinion you value. Remember, it is your wedding and not your mother's or your sister's. Choose what makes you happy.
After watching princess movies as a young child, you may have decided to be like Cinderella and wear a ballgown when you get married. You need to realize that what you wanted then may not suit you now. In fact, not every woman can pull off a ballgown. This style tends to flatter a woman who wants to emphasize her waist. If you are slim or have a pear shape, the style will work with your body. A petite woman may need to avoid a ballgown because it can "swallow" her. You will be happier with your choice if you pick your dress based on what fits your shape. Be prepared to give up your childhood fantasy if necessary.
Order the Right Size
Many brides plan on losing weight before the wedding. Unfortunately, that dream is not always realized. Nervous brides may even munch their way into a weight gain. Order what fits you at the time. If you do lose the weight, your dress can always be altered. If the dress is too small, making it larger is difficult, if not impossible.
You deserve the best wedding dress that you can find (and afford). How you approach the selection process is vital to your satisfaction with your gown. Remember to be flexible and to bring along the right people. Use the expertise of your dress specialist and consider the opinions of others. In the end, be sure that you choose the dress that makes you happy. If you do, you will be glowing as you make that walk down the aisle.