5 More Mistakes Brides Make When Dress Shopping
Last week, we covered five common mistakes brides make when dress shopping, and this week we're bringing you five more. Are you guilty of these dress buying don'ts?
Settling on a Dress
While last week we talked about how sometimes trying on too many dresses can leave you so numb, that the right one won't knock you off your feet, you should never walk away with a dress that you're not digging. When in doubt, most stores will allow you to put a hold on a dress for twenty-four hours. If they don't, perhaps a ten minute walk outside will help you clear your head about whether you really want to commit to this dress or not.
Trying on Dresses Outside of Your Budget
This is always a path to heartache, disappointment, or going way over budget. Many women want to try on gowns for the sake of trying on wedding dresses, which is a big no-no. Big bucks and a designer label does not always mean that it will be the best gown for you. Instead of seeing your budget as a restriction, it's better to look at it as a challenge.
Not Accounting For Extra Costs
Don't forget that your two thousand dollar dress budget also includes accessories, alterations, shoes, undergarments, and possibly a veil.
Forgetting To Do Your Research
If you're looking for a vintage chic dress, you don't want to go looking in a bridal salon that specializes in modern, edgy wedding gowns. If you're looking for a practically priced wedding dress, you shouldn't go somewhere that caters to celebrities. Knowing a salon's price range and style assortment before you show up can save on a lot of wasted time and embarrassment, and it's super easy to do: just call ahead. Also, don't forget to book an appointment.
Obsessing on a Size
No, just because you fit into a bigger size does not mean you blew your health regiment. Wedding gowns and other formal wear often run a size or two larger than street clothes. So don't sweat over the number on the tag, and focus instead on how the dress makes you look and feel!