SEARCHING FOR YOUR WEDDING DRESS? HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW!
Hey love! It seems to me like you’re here because you’ve started looking for your wedding dress (or you will start looking very soon.) Well there are a few things you should know before you make a decision. It all starts with research.
When you are looking for a dress ignore all the movies and TV shows you’ve seen. It doesn’t always happen that you cry and know for sure it’s the dress for you. Since most woman haven’t tried on a wedding dress its hard to know what style fits you best and if you can deal with how heavy your dress maybe. IMPORTANT! If you don’t like having your back out or your shoulders exposed don’t let your wedding day be the day you decide to try it out. You WILL be uncomfortable. So what do you need to do? Make some appointments and try on some dresses.
OPTIONS – BUY NEW, USED OR RENT
You don’t have to buy a new dress from a bridal shop to be a beautiful bride. I purchased my dress online from JJ’s House, saved a lot of money and absolutely loved my wedding day look. JJ’s House currently has a 3 day sale until 8/28/18 for 10% off everything. (this is not an affiliate link). You can rent a dress, buy used, buy from a trunk show, buy new online or the traditional purchase from a shop. Just know you have purchase options. If you’re budget conscious or just not willing, you don’t want to pay the average wedding dress at $1564 (according to a 2016 study done by The Knot.) Make sure to look for sales, deals and discounts like this one for 20% Off First Order From Rent the Runway With Code FIRST.
Always ask about additional fees because there could be hidden costs. Some stores will charge you a rush fee if you order your dress with less than 6 months before your wedding. There are also stores that make the bride and groom responsible, meaning you have to put down a deposit in case one of your bridesmaids decides not to purchase her dress. Also beware that your dress does not cost the price on the tag, it’s an illusion. There are taxes, miscellaneous fees, alterations, accessories (belts, bra cups, etc.) that add up and are often left out of the budget.
TEST DRIVE YOUR DRESS
If you plan to kneel on the day of your wedding make sure you can kneel in your dress. Test out sitting and dancing. You would be surprised how many excited brides forget these simple things. If you plan to wear a poofy dress make sure your aisle during the ceremony is wide enough.
These are just a few ideas to keep in mind as you shop. If you’re looking for all the ways to save and stop the wedding world from taking advantage of you keep an eye out for my upcoming series “$260 Guest, $12,000 wedding.”