5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Wedding Gown

Planning for your wedding can be an overwhelming process. Between figuring out what you want for dinner, the cake flavor, and what dress to wear, it’s easy to forget about one of the most essential parts of your day: picking out a gown. You’ll need something that speaks to both you and your groom on this special occasion and will make sure that you look like a princess on the big day. However, with all of these decisions in front of you, it is very easy to make mistakes without even knowing it.

1- Picking the Wrong Type of Dress for Your Body Shape

First, it is critical that you pick out dresses that flatter your figure and reflect your personality. If you have always wanted to wear an A-line style on your big day but know deep down inside that you would look better in a mermaid dress, go with your gut. Even if you end up not loving the style on yourself as much as another one, at least it is what truly makes you feel good about yourself.

2- Wearing Dresses that are Too Tight

Next, avoid wearing gowns that are too small for your body or have too much fabric. This can be very unflattering and will definitely not leave you feeling confident on your big day. You should also avoid wearing dresses that are too tight to the point where they restrict your movement or breathing, as this could lead to some serious discomfort for both you and your guests.

3- Shopping without a Budget in Mind

Another common mistake that many brides make is shopping without a budget in mind. This can lead to you falling in love with dresses that are way out of your price range, which will ultimately leave you disappointed when they don’t work out. Before hitting the stores, sit down and figure out what kind of budget works for both you and your groom. Then, stick to it and avoid falling in love with anything that cannot fit within the budgeted amount of money you both have worked hard to save up for this special occasion.

4- Shopping in a Rush

To get the most out of your wedding dress shopping experience, take some time off work and schedule it in advance. This will give you the opportunity to relax without any distractions so that you can try on different styles with an open mind. It is also necessary for brides to hire a professional before getting fitted at their favorite stores or boutiques. A personal shopper can help to guide you in the right direction and avoid falling victim to any of these common mistakes.

5- Shopping with the Wrong People

Last but not least, it is also important to avoid shopping for your wedding gown with the wrong people. While you should bring along a good friend or family member who has excellent taste and can help make decisions about what looks best on you, some members of your support system may make things complicated when they disapprove of your choices. Make sure you are not shopping for a dress with someone who will make negative comments or tell you that the style is not “right” for your body type, as this can lead to unnecessary stress and anxiety when trying on dresses.



Alex is the co-author of 100 Greatest Plays, 100 Greatest Cricketers, 100 Greatest Films and 100 Greatest Moments. He has written for a wide variety of publications including The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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