Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress
First, it is important that you learn "wedding dress lingo" and what it means:
Wedding dress necklines:
Sabrina: Follows the structure of the collarbone, almost to the shoulders.
High neckline: Band collar that sits close to the neck.
Jewel: Round at the base of the neck.
Portrait: Off-the-shoulder and frames the neckline.
Queen: Sits high at the back of the neck and sculpts low to outline a bare yoke.
Modified A-Line: Tight on the bodice and slowly flares to the hem, forming an "A" shape.
Sweetheart: Shaped like the top half of a heart.
After you learn all the different types of gowns you are ready to shop! We suggest making and sticking to a budget. By doing this, you will only be looking and trying on dresses that you can afford. There is a "perfect dress" to fit everyone's budget! Don't feel like you have to bring everyone you know along to your appointment. It may even be best to go alone to a few. Your loved ones opinions and taste may drown out your own likes. This can cause you to feel pressured into buying a dress that you really don't like or even out of buying the one you really love. If you do bring anyone along with you, don't be afraid to speak up on what "you" want and like. Remember, this is your day!
It may also help making your appointments as early as possible. This way you are working with a more awake and fresh bridal store staff. If you make your appointment later in the day you are more likely to have a very tired, ready to go home staff. Also wear a new sexy bra and pair of panties! Face it, your going to be spending most of the day looking in the mirror half naked. So don't wear your ugly, worn out granny panties. It is also important to know that bridal gowns run two to three sizes bigger. So don't freak out!
This should be a fun and exciting time for you. So try to relax and enjoy the experience. When you think you have found "the one", let the bridal staff accessorize you! Once you see yourself with the veil, jewelry and perfect pair of shoes, you will know if you have found the perfect dress!