5 Wedding Dress Buying Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make
The time has come to shop for your wedding dress! While there are many different options out there, it’s easy to get confused about what you should and shouldn’t buy. We’ve pulled together some of the most common wedding dress buying mistakes you should avoid to help you choose the best gown for your special day.
Mistake 1: Not Visiting Bridal Stores
When you’re looking for a wedding dress, it can be tempting to just go online and order the first dress you find. The problem with this is that not all dresses are created equal.
For example, one bride may need a tight, corseted bodice while another may need a looser fit. So if you don’t know what type of dress will look best on your body type, going into a bridal store will help you narrow down your options.
Plus, there’s no pressure since these stores are made for browsing! Mistake 2: Not Being Realistic: When trying on wedding dresses, try not to get too caught up in every little detail.
Instead think about which features really speak to you about the dress and ask yourself whether or not those details matter more than others. Maybe you love how elegant the sleeves are but hate the lace overlay?
Or maybe you love that tulle skirt but think the straps should be different? Be honest with yourself about what matters most so when you finally decide on a dress (if ever) it feels like a true reflection of who you are as a person.
Mistake 2: Wearing the Wrong Undergarments
It’s important to wear the right undergarments when trying on dresses so that you can get a better idea of how they’ll look with your body type. This is especially true if you’re heavier or curvier than most.
The wrong undergarments can make the dress look bunched up, or even make it seem like the dress is too small for you. When shopping for a wedding dress, wear a strapless bra, and consider bringing along some Spanx or a girdle in case the store doesn’t have any for rent.
1) Wearing Spanx will make dresses appear smaller *
2) Underwear should be strapless *
3) Bring your own bras and underwear! *
4) Choosing different undergarments can affect what size dress you try on
*5) Make sure to bring your own bra if the store does not provide one
6 sentences: For example, if a bride has large breasts she may need to go up one cup size.
A fuller-figured woman might need to go up two sizes in order to accommodate her waistline. Women who are petite may need a short length instead of an ankle-length gown, while those who are taller might want something floor length.
Dresses also come in non-traditional silhouettes like high necklines or spaghetti straps; if you’re looking for something more conventional (like A-line), make sure you ask beforehand.
Mistake 3: Skipping Fit-and-Flare Dresses
If you’re looking for a dress that’s romantic and classic, look no further than the fit-and-flare style. The waistline is fitted through the hips and then flares out at the bottom.
These dresses are great for all body types, so there’s no need to worry about not being able to wear one of these beautiful gowns. A good fit-and-flare will make you feel like a princess on your wedding day,
so don’t be afraid to try one on! Fit-and-flares can be as elegant as they come or they can take some of the romance away with sheer fabrics or lace overlays. It’s really up to you which kind you want, but either way it’ll show off your shape beautifully while still feeling feminine and dreamy.
For those of us who love a bit more volume in our dresses, we can also find plenty of trumpet gowns (those with a long skirt that narrows right under the knee) to choose from! In general,
if you’re considering a more traditional silhouette, it’s best to avoid styles with ruffles or tucks because they may accentuate any excess weight in undesirable places. That said, I’m sure every bride has dreamed of wearing a ballgown—
Not only do ballgowns tend to skim over problem areas instead of highlighting them,
but they also give you an undeniably sophisticated look. They’re perfect for the bride who wants to stand out from the crowd in terms of both formality and femininity.
Mistake 4: Getting Married in a Holiday Season
It can also be difficult for guests who live out-of-state to make travel plans during this time of year. Furthermore, if your ceremony takes place on a Saturday night or Sunday morning,
there will most likely be fewer local venues open as they will already have events booked on those days.
Finally, many brides might not want their honeymoon and reception to take place at the same location.
Your best bet is to plan your wedding outside of December so that you don’t miss out on any potential opportunities!
When looking for a venue, you should pay attention to how many event spaces are available because
it would be nice if both the wedding ceremony and reception were at different locations.
If you’re having your ceremony inside instead of outside, like a barn or country club,
then it won’t matter what day of the week it is but again keep in mind how much time other people will need to plan their travel.
As far as hotels go, many often charge per person plus tax which could cause confusion later when calculating costs; get a head start by booking early!
Mistake 5: Not Taking Care of the Dress Properly
After you purchase your dress, be sure you know how to care for it. If you live in a humid area, make sure to store the dress in a clean and dry location. Be mindful of storing it in an area that’s too hot or cold.
Avoid using any chemicals on the dress, such as mothballs or cleaning products that have strong odors like ammonia.
When taking care of your dress after the wedding day, be sure not to use any harsh chemicals like bleach or ammonia which can cause deterioration and discoloration of the fabric.
Plus, when taking care of your dress, be sure not to put it in the washing machine with other clothes as this can also lead to color bleeding and fabric damage. Store your dress on a padded hanger and avoid folding or rolling it.
To get rid of wrinkles, use steam from a garment steamer but avoid direct contact with the fabric. To remove stains from the dress, try putting some distilled white vinegar on a sponge and gently dabbing at the stain before rinsing with cool water.
The acidity in vinegar helps break down protein-based stains and removes most substances from surfaces including milk, wine, fruit juices and grease.
And remember to take good care of your shoes too! Although you may want to wear your new high heels all night long,
wearing them again and again could result in blisters and broken blood vessels which will eventually make them uncomfortable. Get two pairs of shoes: one for the rehearsal dinner and another pair for the big day.
Once you’re married (and out of those beautiful new heels) toss those tired old shoes in the trash.