Dress You Up
Rules to live by when buying a wedding dress
By Sara Doerrier
August 10, 2011
You have found your life long partner. Now, you need to start a new search for affordable wedding dresses. You have accumulated countless of hours scouring the Internet, reading bridal magazines, and visiting bridal shops in hopes of that 'a-ha!' dress moment. Trying on wedding dresses can be a frustratingly, arduous task, and you certainly aren't the only one ready to pull your hair out at the thought of trying on another dress. However, if you follow these rules, you can narrow down your choices and make for a seemingly painless discovery of that perfect gown.
Stick With Your Price Range
In a perfect world we would throw away with words like 'budget', but, this is the real world, where budgets very much are apart of our everyday lives. Naturally, you would have one set for your dress. Trying on $3000 Vera Wang chiffon wedding dresses will more than likely only lead to heartbreak. Stick to trying on wedding dresses in your set price range.
Do Not Get Discouraged
A positive mindset may make a world of difference. Just because you can't find inexpensive wedding dresses that are up to your standards doesn't mean you have to settle. Take a few days to a long think over it and get right back on the horse.
Meet With People In Person
Shooting an email to someone is quick and painless, but it's also impersonal and there is no face to it, so it may get lost in the shuffle. If you can go in and meet with the shop owners and/or the manufactures, it will more than likely help you to get somewhere faster. It's important that they also have a face too. If it's not feasible meeting in person, pick up the phone and call.
Don't Stress Over It
No dress is worth inducing a heart attack over. Try not to forget that. Just trust that your perfect dress will come along.
You're Marrying The Man Of Your Dreams
Yes, the perfect dress would be nice, but, when it's all said and done, you will be left with a future of love and happiness, not just a dress.