Once you've found a wedding dress in the world, a lot can go wrong. So that your purchase doesn't turn out to be a disaster, we're here to help you with our professional tips …
Even as a little girl, we imagine what it should be like: our perfect wedding dress. Some want glamorous gowns with fluffy tulle skirts for the most beautiful day in their lives, others want nostalgic bohemian designs in the style of Kate Moss. In any case, one thing is certain: the search for the ideal wedding dress is not an easy one, but we are happy to help.
The time is running
You have finally been asked the question of all questions? Wonderful! So bring on the wedding dress of your dreams! The following applies: take as much time as possible for this. If you want to be on the safe side, it is best to start looking six to nine months before the wedding. A bespoke production by the designer or delivery times for individual models can easily take half a year.
The right research is half the dress
Your wedding will be particularly individual if you wear your mother's or grandmother's wedding dress. The big advantage: Your search is over, you only have to have the dress adjusted by a bridal tailor. However, if you are looking for something new, you should first find out which models are currently available and, above all, which style suits you. Romantic, classic, opulent or simple: the selection of designs is huge! It is best to keep a folder with pictures of clothes and accessories that you like. You get great inspiration, for example, when you google celebrity weddings or on websites like weddinggawker.com. There you can see pictures of real brides in dream dresses. When your "mood folder" is ready, it is time for the appointments in the bridal boutiques. It is best to set this on a working day, as there is less activity during the week. The counselors are then more relaxed and can respond to you in a more targeted manner.
"On average, around 10 to 15 percent of the wedding budget is spent on the wedding dress."
Less is more
Take a maximum of two friends with you to the bridal salon - it is well known that too many cooks spoil the broth. Only allow yourself to be accompanied by close confidants, whose honest opinion you can count on and who also dare to advise against wearing unfavorable clothes.
Allow several hours for the fitting - you could regret a hasty decision in retrospect. Show the seller your collection of ideas and announce your price limit right at the beginning. Note that there are not only costs for the dress, but also for the veil, accessories and shoes. If you don't have a budget, you should do without glossy fabrics. You can see the small price on them. Important: make sure you take your bridal shoes with you when trying on, because a heel changes your posture and thus also the fit of the dress. If you haven't found any heels yet, just slip into a test pair with the targeted heel height. Furthermore, you should avoid make-up and lipstick so that you don't leave any stains on the noble robes. In exclusive wedding boutiques, the shop assistants even wear gloves to protect the elegant clothes!
Do you think you've found the perfect dress? Then you shouldn't rush anything now! Reserve the dress, sleep on it for a night or two, and then try again. If you still feel stunningly beautiful and really comfortable in it, you've made the right choice! Small changes are made directly in the salon. The more expensive the bridal boutique, the more likely that the tailor service is included in the price. The last fitting should take place around three to four weeks before the planned wedding. So there is still enough time for the last changes, should you have gained or lost during the stress of preparation. After that, however, you'll need to maintain your weight as it may be too late for any further changes. Now nothing stands in the way of your dream wedding, all you have to do is say “yes”!