A Truthful Guide to Dress Shopping

During the course of planning a wedding you will get to enjoy a lot of little magical moments. These are the moments that you’ll want to treasure and celebrate long after the big day. While planning and shopping is stressful, these moments during all the chaos can truly make you pause and remember how truly amazing the whole experience is. Magic moments can range from picking out the perfect flowers for your day to seeing how beautiful the reception hall will look. One of the biggest magical moments is, of course, shopping and choosing your wedding dress. Dress shopping is magical but tricky. Some brides go in without knowing anything about their ideal dress and other brides have a list with every last detail listed. Going from point A to B can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for a truthful guide to help you navigate through the dress shopping ordeal, check out the list below. Getting to that magical moment may be difficult but once you’re there it will be amazing.

Some Salespeople Lie

This isn’t exactly a shocking fact. Like in any field, salespeople can often be seen as more of a lion than a lamb. At large dress retailers it can be tricky to find out whether or not your salesperson is actually in the market of helping you out or just looking at you with dollar signs in their eyes. The shark salesperson is all about praising you whether or not the dress actually fits your body style. If you find yourself standing in a dress that you secretly don’t find all that attractive and your salesperson exclaims that this is the dress for you, it might be a good sign that you’re dealing with someone just looking to make a sale. It can be hard to look over the flattery and praise you’re getting from your salesperson. Knowing what to look out for can save you a lot of time and money. If your salesperson is constantly pushing a higher-priced dress, that’s never good. If your salesperson tries getting your family or friends on their side during the shopping trip, it’s time to look elsewhere. Not every salesperson is out for your wallet though. Shops and boutiques such as Labella Bridal are focused on giving their brides exactly what they want without the sneaky lies.

Your Shape is Beautiful – Remember That

It’s easy to fall into a tailspin of dress envy. You see a girl in a magazine with a dress on that you absolutely love. She may look nothing like you yet…you want that dress. You pull out the magazine during your shopping trip and show your salesperson the perfect dress. A good salesperson will tell you whether or not the dress will flatter your frame. Knowing your frame and knowing which dresses will flatter your figure is extremely important when you’re looking for your perfect gown. The beautiful thing about brides is that they come in all shapes and sizes. The wedding industry has taken note of this and provides brides of all shapes and sizes with perfect gowns for their beautiful day. Picking out a gown that flatters your figure will make shopping a much easier task. A good dress shop will provide you with expert stylists able to help you discover which dresses are ideal for you and similar to the vision you had in mind.

Firm Budgets

Budgeting for a wedding can make an accountant out of anyone. A money-conscious bride is likely to have reviewed her budget over and over again – down to the last penny. She knows where the money is going and how much she’s able to spend. If you have discussed the budget with your soon-to-be spouse then you know exactly how much you can spend on your dress. A firm budget is where things can get tricky for some brides. Shopping with a budget in mind is a great idea but if you find the perfect dress for a thousand more than you expected, backing away slowly might be the answer. Blowing your entire budget on a wedding dress isn’t likely to go over well with your other half. Similar dresses are fairly easy to find in this day and age. Finding a dress that you like within your budget is a lot easier with the ability to browse online before going in. So if you are ever on the brink of blowing your entire wedding budget for a single dress – take a step back and remind yourself that a firm budget exists to keep you from making this kind of mistake.

 

If you have questions about wedding gowns or special occasion dresses, Labella Bridal is here to help. Call us at 703-494-2929 for more information.

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