Post # 1
What have you learned from your search for a dress?
I will be going back to China so I will be getting a dress there. I’ll have my sister, my aunt and my mom with me. I’ll probably only have 2 days to look for a dress!! But the good thing is all the bridal stores are on one street. No one in my family has ever worn a wedding dress. They just weren’t popular in China during my parent’s generation. I have no idea what to look for, in terms of structure, material.. or anything!
Post # 2
My advice would be to not purchase a dress from China. They are normally poorly made. Trying to get alteration done may end up costing you an arm and a leg if the dress wasn’t made properly.
Post # 3
michelleq611: First off, do some research of what type of cut you might like (ballgown, mermaid, fit-and-flare, sheath, a-line, etc.). Scroll around on Pinterest and get some inspiration from pictures. Then study the pictures and read about what is in the photos– what do you like about them? Do some research. Are you drawn to textured skirts or perhaps lace? Write down what you seem to like.
If you have your heart set on trying on a certain type of gown TRY IT ON. I never got to try on a silk bias-cut gown before I picked my wedding dress, and now I have a thousands ‘what-if’s running around in my head.
Lastly, when you go to try on, keep you list with you, but be open to different types of dresses you wouldn’t have chosen otherwise.
Might want to take a look at this infographic too: http://prettypearbride.com/wedding-gown-information-for-every-plus-size-bride/
Overall, have fun and know you’re beautiful!
Post # 4
Bored6: I would never order a dress online from China, but I will actually be there for my cousin’s wedding and they will do the alterations on site.
Post # 5
My biggest piece of advice would be to keep an open mind and have have fun! 🙂
Post # 6
Be open to trying on styles you don’t like on the rack or in pictures, you may be pleasantly surprised by how it looks on you. My wedding dress was not at all what I had in mind, but I adored it. And buying a dress in China is FINE, since you will actually be in a store and seeing the product in person. Good luck and have fun!!