It is no secret that Tobei and I are finally tying the knot. We are what some would call a tight deadline as the wedding is being planned for 8 months from now. Of course as a bride at the top of my list is my wedding dress. So on Saturday I headed off to start my wedding dress shopping with those closest to me. I was ready to spend many week-ends wedding dress shopping but to my surprise I ended up buying my perfect wedding dress on my very first day of wedding dress shopping. Which is why I want to share with you how I did it.
5 Tips To Stress Free Wedding Dress Shopping
Tip 1 – Know what you want but have an open mind!
I spend countless hours leading up to the day of wedding dress shopping pinning all kinds of dresses I loved on pinterest. I had even declared which dress was THE ONE and knew I had to try it on right away. Little did I know the dress would look like complete crap on me. Thanks to an open mind I was able to let go of what I thought was “the one” to make room for the wedding dress that would actually become “the one”.
Tip 2 – Make An Appointment
When it is time to go try on dresses call ahead to your wedding dress salon of choice and make an appointment. These places can be crazy busy and making an appointment guarantees you have your own personal stylist giving you all her attention to help you choose the perfect wedding dress.
Tip 3 – Wear Comfortable Under Garments
This is not the time to break out your favourite thong. Wear something you will be comfortable in as you will be spending a lot of time between wedding dresses almost naked.
Tip 4 – Bring Only A Few Trusted People
Everybody has an opinion. When wedding dress shopping bring only a few trusted people who know you and whose opinion your trust. I brought my mom and two of my closest friends. One of them was my man of honour. Was great to have a males perspective. When I came out in the wedding dress that was “the one” my mom and friend Sam started crying. My man of honour when asked for his opinion said “I have been watching your face the whole time, THAT is your wedding dress”.
Tip 5 – Have Fun!
This is part of the journey of one of the happiest times in your life. Enjoy every moment of it and try to soak it all in. A big part of stress free wedding dress shopping is not letting the stress in. Leave lots of time to find your perfect wedding dress.