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Dos And Don'ts Of Wedding Dress Shopping

The centre-piece of your wedding is your wedding dress. Every bride wants something different and unique and here's some tips on approaching shopping for your dress. We've compiled a list of helpful Dos and Don'ts to easy your experience when shopping for, choosing and buying your wedding dress for your wedding day.

Wedding Dress Shopping

DO Shop early! Avoid the 'two weeks till Wedding Day' attack. Get your wedding dress early.

DO Research before your buy. The quickest and easiest way to research is by searching the internet. There are many web sites dedicated to wedding dresses where you can get lots of useful information about styles, designs, trends, etc.

DO Go to a wedding dress specialist. You should visit several wedding boutiques, and learn from the pros. Of course, keep in mind they are selling, so you should take everything with a grain of salt.

DO Expect minor alterations. Even the most expensive designer wedding gowns might need a few adjustments. If you buy your wedding dress well in advance, you may need to alter the dress again a couple of weeks prior to the wedding.

DO Keep an open mind while you shop for your wedding dress. Try lots of dresses on. Often the dress you thought you'd never like is the one that will make you look and feel the best on your wedding day.

DO Bring shoes with the same height as your wedding shoes are going to be on your wedding day. You need to see the dress as it will appear with your wedding shoe height.

DO Slip a bustier, a control-top panty hose into your purse.

DO Have Fun!


DON'T panic if you have to special order! Wedding dress salons can special order your dress faster than you can say "panic".

DON'T put up with unfriendly sales people. This is planning for your wedding day, your big purchase. The sales person who sells your wedding dress to you should share in your enthusiasm and make it exciting for you.

DON'T shop after you've bought. Enjoy the rest of your wedding planning journey, knowing that you have chosen your ideal wedding dress.

DON'T give up! Finding that perfect wedding dress is going to take some work.

DON'T take too many people with you on your hunt for your wedding dress. You shouldn't take more than four or five people with you on your shopping trip.



Information from George Meszaros, a partner at Party and Wedding Favors





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