Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

March 29, 2015

A few weekends ago I set out on a wedding dress shopping expedition with my mum. Even though I had been shopping with my sister and sister-in-law for their wedding dresses, I didn’t really know what to expect. That’s why I thought it might be a good idea to compile a list of my top tips to help you say “yes” to the dress (sorry, I couldn’t resist).

1. Wear clothes that are easy to get in and out of and be prepared to nude up.

You will not be alone in the change room so it is a good idea to wear something that is easy to get in and out of. Also, be aware that your sales assistant may see your boobs, it’s no big deal but it is just good to be prepared! Wear a strapless bra, skin coloured underwear and slip on shoes.

2. Write down your top five priorities when it comes to your dream dress and then throw them in the bin.

I went to my first appointment with a list of dress styles I definitely did not want and a bunch of Pinterest pictures of dresses that I loved. This was great in the first instance, as it helped the shop assistant narrow down some selections, but it is important to remember to keep an open mind. I went in with a pretty clear idea of what I wanted and walked out with a dress that was completely different to this and I couldn’t be happier!


3. Don’t be afraid to try on more dresses even when you think you have found ‘the one’.

I found ‘the one’ on my first visit to a bridal shop and I nearly bought it there and then on the spot. I was afraid trying on more dresses would just confuse me, but it was a huge investment and I wanted my girls to see it before I signed on the dotted line. I’m so glad I went and tried on more dresses, because wedding dress shopping is SO MUCH FUN! If you happen to fall in love with another dress it’s a nice problem to have, if not it will only reconfirm your first choice and you would have had a bunch of fun along the way.

4. Make sure your sales assistant sticks within your budget and don’t try anything on which exceeds it.

I forgot to do this at my first appointment and it is lucky that the dress I loved was within my budget, I could not imagine having to part ways with it due to price! At my next appointments I made sure I stated this at the beginning to avoid any nightmares. And definitely don’t do the “I’ll just try it on for style” thing, this can only end in tears.


5. Do your hair and makeup.

You are going to be looking at yourself in the mirror A LOT and you will be trying on some amazing dresses so it’s a good idea to make yourself presentable. It’s also a good idea to bring some hair ties in case you try on any dresses better suited to an up-do.

6. Bring someone who will give you an honest opinion but be prepared to ignore their feedback.

It’s great to have feedback, I found it really helpful as my bridesmaids are all married so they were able to give me some advice from their special days. But, if you love something go with your gut!

7. Imagine how you want to feel on the day, and pick the dress which fits in with that.

My sister gave me this advice and it was so helpful! Each dress has its own vibe so if you are struggling to choose one over another, picture yourself on the day and pick the dress which suits how you would like to feel.

Image Credits: 1/2/3

You Might Also Like

No Comments

  • Reply Chloe March 30, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Thanks Mum 🙂 can’t wait to wear it again!

  • Reply HowardTen April 16, 2019 at 10:12 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Very good tips. Thanks!
    canada drug
    north west pharmacy canada
    mexican pharmacies
    global pharmacy canada

  • Reply HowardTen April 17, 2019 at 7:59 am Comment awaiting approval

    Terrific write ups. Kudos.
    buy prescription drugs online canadianpharmacy canadian pharmacies that ship to us canadianpharmacy
    pharmacy drug store
    canada pharmacy
    canadian meds
    buy drugs online
    safe canadian online pharmacies
    prescription prices comparison

  • Reply HowardTen April 17, 2019 at 10:16 am Comment awaiting approval

    Truly quite a lot of useful information.
    canadian pharcharmy online london drugs canada canada pharmacies without script canada pharmaceuticals online
    mexican online pharmacies
    canadian drug stores online
    rx online
    pharmacy drug store
    compare rx prices
    cheap canadian drugs

  • Reply HowardTen April 17, 2019 at 10:43 am Comment awaiting approval

    You actually revealed this terrifically.
    cheap prescription drugs canadian pharmacy canada meds london drugs canada
    top rated online canadian pharmacies
    drug costs
    online pharmacy
    overseas pharmacy forum
    canadian drugstore online
    canadian pharmacies

  • Reply QuentinBef April 17, 2019 at 7:02 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Awesome material. Thank you.
    us pharmacy no prior prescription canadian cialis online pharmacy without prescription canadian pharmacy online
    canadian pharmacy without prescription
    drug prices comparison
    canadian pharmacy 365
    canadian prescription drugs
    canada drug prices
    online canadian discount pharmacy

  • Reply QuentinBef April 17, 2019 at 7:53 pm Comment awaiting approval

    You revealed this perfectly.
    pharmacy near me canadian pharmaceuticals online prescription cost comparison canadianpharmacy
    safeway pharmacy
    global pharmacy canada
    drug stores near me
    buy cialis
    internet pharmacy

  • Reply QuentinBef April 17, 2019 at 9:20 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Many thanks! I enjoy this!
    canadian pharmacy viagra london drugs canada discount drugs online pharmacy online pharmacies of canada
    prescription online
    highest rated canadian pharmacies
    pharmacy drug store
    canadian drug
    canadian pharmacies
    walmart pharmacy price check

  • Reply QuentinBef April 17, 2019 at 11:23 pm Comment awaiting approval

    Kudos! I like this.
    prescription price comparison canadian cialis canada pharmacy online orders canadian online pharmacies
    global pharmacy canada
    pharmacy canada
    canadian mail order pharmacies
    pharmacies in canada
    canadian rx pharmacy online
    canada drug

  • Reply QuentinBef April 18, 2019 at 1:22 am Comment awaiting approval

    Thanks a lot! I like this.
    best non prescription online pharmacies canadianpharmacy prescription drugs online without aarp approved canadian online pharmacies
    drugs from canada
    safeway pharmacy
    canadian prescriptions
    discount pharmaceuticals
    online canadian pharcharmy
    online drugs

  • Reply QuentinBef April 18, 2019 at 2:51 am Comment awaiting approval

    You’ve made your point!
    mexican pharmacy online medications global pharmacy canada canadian meds canadian online pharmacies
    mexican pharmacies shipping to usa
    overseas pharmacies
    <a href="”>online pharmacy
    canadian drugs
    canadian pharmacy no prescription
    ed meds online

  • Reply QuentinBef April 18, 2019 at 5:26 am Comment awaiting approval

    You said it very well.!
    online prescription drugs canada drugs prescription online north west pharmacy canada
    canadian pharmacies
    medication costs
    internet pharmacy
    24 hour pharmacy
    drug costs
    online canadian pharmacy

  • Reply QuentinBef April 18, 2019 at 6:57 am Comment awaiting approval

    You actually mentioned it really well!
    pain meds online without doctor prescription online pharmacies of canada best canadian prescription prices online pharmacies canada
    discount pharmacy online
    canada drug prices
    pharmacy price compare
    discount prescription drugs online
    discount prescription drugs online
    online pharmacy without prescription

  • Leave a Reply