- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2010
It seems like the #1 thing people get excited about after the engagement ring these days, is what the bride is going to wear. In fact, I’m sure we are all waiting with bated breath to see what Kate Middelton is going to wear to marry the future king of England.
O.k. but for those of us who are not royalty, a perfect wedding = a perfect dress. Here are some tips on how to get your perfect dress:
1) Don’t just try one style of dress-it looks different on the rack and on the model
I thought I had it all figured out in terms of what I wanted for my perfect wedding dress before I even started shopping for one. I knew I was going to get an ivory, sweetheart neckline dress and I started tearing out magazine photos and perusing the internet profusely to try to find the right dress to try on. However, my best shopping experience was at a bridal salon where they chose an entirely different style for me and I never knew that I could look good in other styles so definitely be open to trying on dresses that may not look your type. You may be pleasantly surprised.
2) Don’t be caught up on the designer
Every girl has heard of Vera Wang and maybe Monique Llhullier, or Amsale and you may want to purchase a dress because of the designer so you can sa you wore a Vera. Howeover, don’t buy something that doesn’t “fit” you just because of the name. I tried on a Vera Wang dress that was 50% off and I thought, wow, I could wear a Vera Wang dress on my wedding day. But, something was off, I didn’t feel ecstatic about wearing it and I didn’t 110% love the dress so at the end of the day, I passed for my perfect dress.
3) You will KNOW it’s the perfect dress once you try it on
Everyone wonders about this, myself included. We don’t all have the perfect bodies so of course there are some shares of misses when trying on wedding dresses but I didn’t know if I would “know” the dress was the one. Afterall, I didn’t get that feeling when I tried on the Vera Wang dress but as soon as I tried my dress, Grace by Amy Michelson, I knew it was it.
4) Don’t be worried that your dress isn’t white
One of my biggest concerns was that my wedding dress wasn’t white. It was ivory but it had nude/blush undertones and in the wedding salon you could definitely tell it wasn’t white. I was worried that everyone would think I was wearing a colored dress, I’m more on the traditional side so am not the type of bride to wear a pink or red wedding dress or anything like that but what the lady at the salon said was right, you’ll be the only in a wedding dress, no one is going to doubt you are the bride. And you know what? On the wedding day, I didn’t even once think about the color of the dress.
5) Scour the internet to save on cost
Once I found my perfect wedding dress, I knew I had to try to get the best deal. I called up every single store in the US (also enlisted my amazing bridesmaids in the endeavor) to get a price quote on the dress and finally found it for a few hundred cheaper than the initial salon I went to. Try ebay, oncewed.com, preownedweddingdresses.com and try bridal salons from different states to get the best deal.
Here are a few pics of the dress that I absolutely fell in love with at first sight. For those interested in purchasing it, please email me. I would love to give someone else an opportunity to wear this gorgeous dress =)
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