TIPS FOR FINDING A DRESS FOR EVERY STYLE AND BUDGET
Once you have decided the style and theme of your wedding, you can move forward with ideas for your wedding gown. Like most brides, you probably want your dress to match the theme and style of the wedding. For example, you may not want to wear a formal dress with a long train if your wedding is at a scenic outdoor location like a beach or lakeside or in a house of worship.
Ideas for finding that perfect wedding gown:
An obvious first place to check out is bridal shops. It’s a great idea to bring photos of gowns you like. This will help you narrow the style that suits you.
Check Mall Department Stores and local retailers. Keep an open mind and look at dresses outside of the bridal department.
Check out cocktail gowns, formal dresses and prom dresses!
If you are a one-of-a-kind of bride, shop Vintage Shops for a unique look.
Rent your wedding dress and maybe even the bridesmaid’s dresses. Also, costume shops are a great place to look if you are having a themed wedding like Medieval….
Trunk Shows might be a good choice for you if you are really crazy for a particular designer or look. Discounts can be quite large at some shows. Check with your favorite designer’s online shop or local bridal shops for upcoming events.
Have your dress made by your Favorite Seamstress. Having your dress handmade ensures you really get what you want, and will be even more sentimental if a loved one makes it!
Are you a bargain hunter? Check out Thrift Stores in your area. You’ll be amazed at the wedding gowns that are gently used or never worn at all that are out there!
A great choice for some is to wear your mom or grandma’s wedding gown. It adds a special meaning to your wedding and is a huge money saver!
When shopping for your gown, be sure to consider what type of undergarments you’ll be wearing!