It is perhaps every woman’s dream to get married someday. As little girls, we even try to put on a long piece of cloth and pretend that we are wearing a long train and marching down the aisle. Even as early as then, we are already thinking about the kind of wedding gown that we will wear. And as we grow older, we start looking at wedding magazines and try to envision ourselves wearing those fashionable wedding gowns designers advertise. And then, as we reach the moment that we are waiting for, the day when we are actually searching for the perfect wedding gown that we will wear, we go beyond looking at magazines and check out some of the famous wedding bridal salons.
Our search is not over until we are satisfied and completely convinced that yes, this is the wedding gown that I want to wear on my very special day. So, we want to make this search a bit more efficient and organized. After all, this is not the only item in our agenda; however, as a bride, we can say that it is one of the most important details that we really want to give our full attention to. And this is the purpose of this article to assist every bride-to-be to find that most stunningly beautiful gown without spending a fortune.
First, you have to set a budget to cover the expense of your wedding dress. And this means you just don’t think about the dress itself. Part of the complete attire are the accessories such as shoes, underwear, train and veil as well as the jewelry to match the gown and to complete that gorgeous look. Professionals recommend that ten percent of the total wedding budget is a decent and fair enough budget to set for the bridal gown.
Second, decide on the design. You might have to consider a number of factors in choosing the design. Of course, first on the list is choose a design that will suit your body shape and will complement the curves. You also need to consider the venue of the wedding rites. If you are getting married in a church, then a sexy but decent dress should be appropriate; as opposed to if you are considering a beach wedding. It might also be wise to consider cultural intricacies. This might not be really necessary, but it will definitely please the in-laws.
Third, you need to decide, together with your fiancé, how are you going to get the dress. Will you hire a designer, if yes, is it a famous one which would normally cost a whole lot of money, or will you just buy from off the rack? Whatever it is that you will decide, make sure that you consult your fiancé so that even at this point you are already practicing the virtues of consultation and agreement. It is wise to do the exercise of choosing your wedding dress nine months in advance. This will give you enough time to do the searching and not rush on the first seemingly wonderful dress that you will see.
Going to a wedding gown designer is ideal because then you can have a piece that is uniquely yours. You can discuss your thoughts as well as your parameters. You may also bring along an inspiration, say from a magazine. Designers are very creative and can easily come up with a gown that is going to meet all your specifications plus the bonus of amusing you.
However, if you feel that spending a whole lot of cash on hiring a designer is a bit too extravagant for a one day affair, you may want to check-out wholesale bridal shops that sell designer dresses at a much lower price. This will definitely save you a lot of money plus you will still enjoy the beauty of a designer wedding gown. But if you opt for this route, you need to have a specific type of design and the name of the designer so that you don’t get overwhelmed and distracted once you get to the bridal salon.
Wedding preparation can really be exhausting and stressful, especially if done in a short period of time. It is why it is most ideal that you start preparing one year in advance. This is true for reservation of the reception venue as well as the church. So, if you are all set for the wedding date go ahead and make your reservations early!