For many brides-to-be, the choice of the dress is the beginning of a long and stressful journey. Indeed, finding the gown that makes you feel and look beautiful for your big day is a dreaded challenge. That’s precisely why wedding experts suggest setting up a bridal team to tackle this impossible choice. Who should you enroll in the ultimate dress picking project? Typically, you should consider creating a small team of trusted friends and relatives, such as your mother, your best friends, and your siblings. Some brides also include their wedding planner, as the choice of the dress can affect the decor planning and the color palette for the event.
Set the essential choice criteria first
With hundreds of different cuts, shapes, and colors, it’s not uncommon for brides-to-be to feel overwhelmed by the sheer variety of styles. Therefore, the first and most important step is to narrow down your selection using 2 factors: your budget and your values. For a wedding on a budget, for instance, it’s not uncommon to purchase a used gown. Brides who value an environmentally-friendly reception also prefer used bridal outfits to curb down their carbon footprint. It’s worth noting that sustainability is becoming a major trend in the wedding industry. Today’s brides can even hire their dress or buy an eco-friendly gown from a green designer, depending on their budget.
Plan a fitting weekend with your team
Busy brides confess to squeezing dress fittings during their lunch breaks. However, the mind is not equipped to compartmentalize day-to-day tasks and wedding preparations. As a result, stressed-out professionals often pick a bridal gown in a hurry. You are more likely to make a better choice with a relaxed mind. Ask your bridal team to plan a fitting weekend, starting with relaxing evening including some luxury bridal robes and facial masks to soothe your mind. You can then spend the next day trying on dresses. Mentally and emotionally, stress is a significant obstacle in the choice of your dress.
Ask for complete honesty
You can work with your bridal team to figure out what type of wedding dress is best suited for your body type. Indeed, you want to find the most flattering dress. Letting you know when something doesn’t work for your body is the role of your trusted team of advisors. Most people are unwilling to comment on someone else’s body. But your bridal team is there to answer uncomfortable questions about your appearance so that you don’t have to worry on your big day.
Don’t let anybody choose for you
While you listen to recommendations, you are not handing the decisions over to your bridal team. For many brides, the wedding day is the occasion to feel like a real-life princess. In other words, the dress you choose should make you feel unique and special. Friends and family can advise. But they can’t tell you how a dress makes you feel. It’s for you to experience – and that’s why you can’t let people influence your decision.
Every bride should have a team of advisors and helpers for support. Choosing your dress is an incredibly personal and emotional journey. Sharing the journey with your friends and relatives can alleviate a lot of stress!