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Shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be nightmare when it is meant to be an exciting experience. This is usually due to the fact that brides-to-be are unaware of the possible shopping errors they should be avoiding. This guide should help to rescue the troubled wedding dress shopper.
Ordering the wrong size
When shopping for a dress online you will need to know your exact measurements so that you order the correct size and aren’t left with a dress that you have to squeeze into or one that drops right off as soon as you take your first step. Be honest and realistic with yourself when ordering a dress and once you know your size you can go ahead and start searching.
Bringing the whole gang
One of the most common mistakes that a bride makes when shopping for her perfect dress is bringing the whole team along with her. Although you may want to hear some valuable opinions from your friends and family, taking too many of them will only confuse you as their conflicting opinions will only make decision-making more difficult. It is best to bring a selected few with you whose opinions will be honest and reliable.
Shopping too early/late
According to eBay, the very earliest a bride should plan to start looking for her dress is about 12 months before her wedding day. This is to ensure that the bride doesn’t choose a dress that won’t fit come the big day. Purchasing a dress too early isn’t advised as a bride can quickly change her mind once she spots something she likes better. Buying your dress too late, on the other hand, could lead to disappointment as you rush to find something as quickly as possible, usually opting for a dress that you are not entirely pleased with.
When a bride shops for her wedding dress, she can be easily swayed when it comes to great discounts. Although these can often be genuine, they can sometimes have a catch. For instance, a designer dress may have a 50 per cent off the label attached to it but this could be for a reason. A lot of brides try on the same dress which could lead to a visible tear, resulting in the huge discount. To avoid this, thoroughly inspect the dress before you purchase it.
Buying the wrong dress
Sometimes it can be easy to get swept up in other people’s opinions and negativity when deciding which dress to choose. Although you appreciate their opinion, there is no point picking a wedding dress that you know your friends and family will love whilst you are lukewarm about it. You cannot please everyone so you may as well please yourself – it is your special day, after all. You can make the process even simpler for yourself by shopping on the right day; Huffington Post advises brides to shop on a weekday as this is the time when consultants can often spend more time with you.
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