In the last few weeks, we’ve spoken about how many people to take wedding shopping, as well as who to take and who not to take. This week, I’d like to share a couple of tips on selecting your wedding dress once you get to the salon.
1. You are allowed to change your mind!
You’ve probably scoured every blog and magazine, bookmarked and ripped out pages of dresses that you fell in love with instantly. You call around to bridal salons in your area to see who carries your favorite bridal lines. You make your appointments, try them all on and, HORRORS, you’re not that crazy about any of them! Now what??
What brides often find is that there is a big gap between what dresses look stunning in a magazine and what dresses look stunning on THEM. Give yourself permission to fall in love with a dress that is different from the styles you are drawn to on paper. You will save yourself a lot of stress by doing so! Be open to the salon stylist bringing you different dresses that he/she has a feeling will work beautifully with your shape and personality without veering too far away from what you’ve already shown them tends to catch your eye.
2. Be ready to choose between two or more dresses you love equally!
For some, they know the dress as soon as they set eyes on it. It may or may not happen that way with you. In the event you find yourself torn between more than one dress, here is a go-to move to help you break the tie. Be mindful of the camera angles from which most wedding photos are taken. The majority of them tend to be the front of the dress from the waist up. So when push comes to shove, don’t make your final selection based on the beading at the bottom of the dress that most of your guests won’t pay attention to and will probably only be visible in a handful of photos, if at all!