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September 4, 2019

Wedding Dress Shopping Advice on Style Me Pretty

Choosing your wedding dress is one of the most important tasks as the bride. The wedding dress sets the tone for the event, decides the degree of formality and is a huge focal point; which often makes shopping for it quite daunting. I had the pleasure of sharing some tips on how to choose the perfect wedding dress on Style Me Pretty. Check out the full article here and read a few quotes below.

Create a Budget

There’s nothing worst than falling in love with a beautiful dress, only to find out it’s wayyyy outside of your price range. Even though you may push your budget, it’s important to set one and try to stay firm in it.

“Don’t be shy about your budget, there’s no right or wrong number,” says Lauren Hartman of Trousseau Style. “Make sure you factor in alterations and the rest of your fashion elements into your budget – your veil, shoes, jewelry and clutch will add up fast.”

Shop With Intention

When it’s time to shop for your wedding dress, be sure to surround yourself with the right shopping buddies. Weddings have a funny way of bringing out lots of opinions from the peanut gallery. For example, Aunt Mary reminding you that she wore “a beautiful ball gown” for her wedding. Or that your MOH is planning on wearing “something fabulous and vintage” whenever she gets engaged. Remember, this is your day! So surround yourself with people who will support your vision.

“Choose a dress you feel confident, comfortable and beautiful in. Opinions are great, but remember this is your day and you get the final say,” says Hartman.

Invest in Alterations

“Alterations can make or break a garment, so it’s important to spend the time and money on this crucial step. The seamstress will pin your dress to give you an idea of how it will look when the alterations are complete. Usually, they’ll take it in or let it out, add cups, fix the hem and add a bustle. ALWAYS try on your dress after the last fitting before your big day!”

And, Most Importantly…

Enjoy the process! The wedding planning process is only as fun as you allow it to be. So remember that you marrying the person you love and everything else is extra!


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