When you are planning your wedding, shopping for your wedding dress is undoubtedly one of the best and most exciting parts. But without proper planning, it can be stressful and overwhelming, and you can end up making some common mistakes that can stand in the way of you and the dream dress that you’ve been looking for. While some mistakes are inconsequential, some can be more unfortunate, leading you to make choices that you may later regret. Here are some of these mistakes that you should avoid:
Start your dress search too early or too late.
Yes, it is completely normal for you to be excited about shopping for your wedding gown, but be careful to not do it too soon. Some brides make the mistake of shopping right after their engagement, even before the wedding date is set. Ideally, you should start looking for your dress after your wedding date is set and the venue is decided, but make sure you give yourself at least nine to six months so that there is enough time for you to find your dress, place an order and get all the necessary alterations done, if necessary.
Take too many people with you.
Avoid going to bridal stores with a huge entourage. As the saying goes, too many cooks spoil the broth. It is always best to keep your company small and intimate. The more people you have with you, the more conflicting opinions you will have to deal with. You want only two or three people who know you and you can trust to be honest and more importantly, constructive in their feedback.
Trying on dresses over your budget.
When shopping for your wedding dress, a set, strict budget is the name of the game. Before you book your appointments at bridal salons, think about how much you can comfortably spend on a dress. Keep in mind that the price tag on the dress does not include alteration costs, cost of the accessories, and so on. Trying on dresses that are above your budget will only set you up for disappointment. While you should definitely leave some wiggle room, having an upper limit will ensure that you do not stray too far from your budget.