3 Ways To Keep The Stress Out Of Shopping For A Wedding Dress


For many brides-to-be, shopping for a wedding dress is a huge deal. In fact, one might argue that the wedding dress is one of a bride's most important purchases for the big day. And while it certainly can be fun to try on wedding dresses, it can also be a bit overwhelming and stressful. The good news is that there are a few tips all brides-to-be can follow to keep the stress out of shopping for a gown!

Bring a Small Group (Or Shop Alone!)

One of the biggest contributing factors to stress for brides shopping for a wedding dress is simply having too many differing opinions coming at them at once. While it may be tempting to bring your entire bridal party, plus your mom and a few other relatives to shop with you, smaller groups tend to be more manageable and comfortable for brides. And if you really don't want other people's opinions weighing on your own decision, remember that there's nothing wrong with going shopping alone to find the perfect wedding dress for sale!

Don't Get Bummed if You Don't Bawl

Many brides have this vision of trying on a wedding dress, seeing themselves in the mirror, and crying out of sheer happiness because they just knew that dress was "the one." In reality, very few women actually have this kind of reaction to any dress, so don't be disappointed if you don't have that moment while you shop. While you should hold off for a dress that makes you feel your absolute best, it's quite possible (and likely) that you won't have a magical moment of clarity like you see in movies.

Consider Attending a Trunk Sale

If deciding on a certain style or designer of dress is stressing you out, or if a limited budget has you worried, consider attending a "trunk sale" for bridal gowns. During these shows, designers or representatives from different brands come in and showcase a number of their newest dresses before they hit the market, and you can score a major discount by buying at one of these shows. This is a great way to see a wide variety of styles and to maximize your budget in the process.

Your wedding dress is undoubtedly an important purchase, but at the end of the day, it's important not to lose sight of the most important thing of all: the love you will be vowing to your partner. With that and these tips in mind, you can relax and enjoy a stress-free shopping experience.


30 September 2017

coordinating with a wedding planner

When I first got engaged, I looked forward to planning the wedding, but as time went by, my enthusiasm for planning every detail of the big day dwindled. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to handle the entire planning process on my own. I talked with a wedding planner and selected some elements that I would take care of on my own and hired her to do the rest of the work for me. Knowing how much goes into a wedding really overwhelmed me. Visit my blog to find a few tips that can help you coordinate with a planner to make your wedding as perfect as mine was.