7 tips that will help when searching for your wedding dress

7 tips that will help when searching for your wedding dress

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Choosing your wedding dress is such a special experience. Aside from the actual wedding day, this is probably one of the most important days of your life. You may have already seen what you want online or know in your mind what type of dress you’d want to wear. You might have no idea what type or style you are looking for. So don’t go in with any expectations.

Top tips for searching for your wedding dress

Whether you feel confident or overwhelmed about choosing your wedding dress don’t worry. I have got some great tips that will help when searching for your wedding dress. 

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Before you go out for the day to look for your wedding dress, do some research online first or have a look in some wedding magazines. You might find it easier to have something in mind first than to go shopping and not have a clue what you are looking for.


Set yourself a budget as well so the bridal stylists in the shop are aware. That way you can focus all of your attention on the dresses that are within your budget so that you don’t waste your time trying options that are completely out of your price range. 

Different appointments in different shops

Book your appointment a few months before the big day This will take some of the stress away and ensure that you get the best opportunity to see what is on offer and have your moment. A good idea is to make an appointment in different types of shops. Some wedding shops are bespoke and only have a certain amount of the one dress in stock, whereas other shops have the same dress but in different sizes.

One tip is to try if you can to make an appointment in the morning in one shop and then another appointment in the afternoon in another. That way it is all fresh in your mind and you can easily compare. If that’s not possible and you’d rather not go from one to the other, then do what works for you. This is a big day for you and you want to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible.

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Take people with you

Trying on your wedding dress is something that you won’t want to do on your own if you can help it as input from others is essential when you are looking for that all-important dress.  Who you decide to take with you is entirely your decision and no one else’s. You might want to take loved ones or just your matron of honour. Some like a big entourage with them whereas others like a few trusted confidants. 

Try on different styles even if you think they won’t suit

There are many different styles when it comes to wedding dresses. If you are not sure of the style you want, then try on a few different types and you will start to get a feel of what looks and feels right. The one thing you must feel encouraged to do is to step out of your comfort zone and try on everything. This will give you the best opportunity to understand what works for you, your body shape, and most importantly, what makes you feel amazing.

Don’t feel rushed into making a decision there and then, this is your big day and it needs to be right. Make sure you take some shoes with you. Either your wedding shoes or a Th size you know you are likely to pick. 

Take photos when trying dresses on

If you are allowed, ask the people that came with you to take photos when you are trying on each of the dresses.  The chances are you will be trying on a lot, and there may be a couple you like the look of. This way you have a lasting memory of the different dresses to help you make an informed decision. You can then go through each one when you are relaxed at home and create a like and dislike list to enable you to finally say yes to the dress.

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Enjoy yourself

This is probably one of the only times you will get to play dress-up on a big scale, so enjoy yourself and embrace all the dresses you will be trying on. Once you have found ‘the one’ you’ll be so excited to walk down the aisle on one of the most memorable days of your life. 

Hopefully, these tips will help you when searching for your wedding dress.