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Wedding Dress Shopping Can Be Fun!

by Hasan

The big day is fast approaching, the day every young girl dreams of and looks forward to. Along with the excitement of all those dreams taking fruition, the feeling of being the most special girl in the world and wanting to look the best is common to every bride-to-be. Every girl wants to look special on her wedding day and the first thing they imagine is that of looking breathtaking in a beautiful and gorgeous wedding dress.

A wedding dress is the highlight of the special day and will be forever remembered, captured in the photographs and video as well as etched in the memory.

There are so many different kinds of bridal dresses in the market as there are brides. Most girls tend to get bogged down by the whole thing and eventually end up wearing a dress they are not completely satisfied with.

Everything can be just as dreamed with a little planning. The first thing is to have an idea of what it is that one is looking for in a wedding dress; whether it is going to be a full length dress or a simple looking teal pantsuit. What sort of a wedding is it going to be? If it is going to be a traditional wedding, then a mental note of the type of traditional dress must to be made. The idea is not to get confused with the maze of wedding gowns in the shops. More than anything else, the budget has to be decided too.

Ordering a gown at least six months in advance is the best way to go about it, which means, shopping for the wedding dress should begin a few months before that. For people that do not have that much time, they just have to go ahead and get a dress they like, within their budget.

The idea is not only to look great but feel comfortable too, which is very crucial. The mistake most often made is that brides try to fit into a gown just because it looks great. But get realistic; it is your wedding day! The bride should feel good and comfortable, otherwise it becomes difficult posing for all the pictures, laughing, dancing and generally enjoying the moment, when there is something hurting the ribs, the nagging fear of some knot giving way or the fear of tripping and falling.

Weddings nowadays come in all shapes and sizes and a wedding dress must be one that fits into the surroundings. For example, if it is going to be a beach wedding, then a shorter dress would be more appropriate. Other choices, such as dresses with removable straps or sleeves could also be looked at.

No single wedding dress looks good on all brides. Each person has a different body structure and it is important for brides to know what sort of styles go well with their body and make them look good, and decide on one along those lines.

A good tailor, based on the budget, should be booked much in advance along with the fitting schedules and time for adjustments. If there is money to throw around, opt for designers, who will ask for several fittings to ensure the wedding dress is a perfect fit.

Do not be under the false notion that an expensive wedding dress is the best. People on a low budget do not have to splurge and can get a beautiful gown within their budget. There are several bridesmaids’ dresses in both white and off-white that are usually much cheaper and pass off perfectly as a bride’s wedding gown.

EBay, sample sales and thrift stores have thousands of dresses that one can select from and these are priced reasonably too. Alternatively, collecting pictures of exotic wedding dresses from magazines and showing them to the tailor also helps is a good bet. Clearance sales are other good places to hunt for bargains on wedding dresses, as the designers clear their old dresses for unbelievably low prices before getting the latest designs. For people living in a metropolitan area or close to one, the shopping experience can be great as designer clothing is sold for extremely low prices.

It helps to include the family and close friends in the search for a wedding dress and it is also possible that one of the cousins or friends would still have their wedding gown and they may even offer it.

Enjoy your wedding dress shopping and wear whatever makes you feel like a princess and you are comfortable in. This happens once in a lifetime, take full advantage of it and pamper yourself.

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Linda July 29, 2009 - 9:09 pm

The other great place to buy a heavily discounted wedding dress is many of the on-line retailers that have popped up. Look for one that has been in business for a while and has a U.S. address and contact info in the U.S. THere are a lot of China companies (aka SCAMS) that put up a website advertising a crazy low price for the same dress you see in the U.S. by a U.S. designer. Normally, those pictures are stolen and the company doesn’t have any dresses. They just want to get a hold of your credit card info. If they don’t list a U.S. phone number or their contact info on their site is sketchy, then that is a clear sign to steer clear!

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