Everybody woman wants her wedding to be extraordinary. It is an occasion that comes once in a lifetime. The bride, especially, wants to look her best. It is her moment to bask in the glory of being the star of the day. Yet, choosing a wedding dress is one of the most stressful parts of planning a wedding.
San Francisco has some of the best bridal stores that can make the job of finding a wedding dress much easier. There are quite few things that need to be planned and well thought out, and the following pointers will help get you started. Remember to always communicate with your partner throughout the planning stage.
- Decide on the Look: Some women have dreamed of their wedding day since they were little girls. Others put it off until the date is set. Whatever the case, it is important to arrive at a decision about the kind of look you wish to go for. This will vary based on your wedding theme. For instance, if you are planning a traditional affair or a small garden ceremony, modern designs are best avoided. You will need to decide if you want a ball gown, a flowing dress, a mermaid style, a Grecian dress, etc. Consider the location and time of year. Wearing a heavy gown in summer would be a bad choice for an outdoor wedding.
- Set a Budget: This must be done at the outset. This will set the expectations, not just for the shop assistant, but also for you. It will save you from the heartache of not being able to afford the gorgeous designer dress you fell in love with. Consider the price of shoes, accessories, and alterations. Shopping during the holiday season could help you land a great deal.
- Limit Opinions: The easiest way to make a decision on which wedding dress to wear is to bring as few people as possible to the bridal store. A close family member and your maid of honor should be sufficient. A large crowd will result in too many differing opinions and can cause arguments. Store assistants can get frustrated and not give you the attention you deserve. If you want all your friends to know, you can always send them pictures later.
- Dress According to Your Body: Never choose a dress because it looked great on a celebrity or in a picture you saw in a bridal magazine. Choose a dress that fits your body type and brings out the best in you. You will be spending some time in that dress, at a time when all eyes will be on you. So make sure it is comfortable.
Aside from the preceding tips, remember to start searching early. Alterations and custom dresses can take weeks and even months depending on the dress. If you are short on time, it is okay to buy an off-the-rack dress. Express deliveries also cost more and can result in unsatisfactory results. Be sure to clarify all your questions at the store.
About The Author:
Lissa and Ray, the 2 sisters owners of Flares bridal & formal love fashion in general and the bridal and formal world in particular. Before starting Flares which is a leading Sherri Hill dresses store Ray managed another bridal store for many years and was the godmother of brides. Lisa has a hospitality background and customer service is what matters the most to her. Both sisters believe that having beautiful dresses, listening to your clients and offering excellent customer service is what made Flares a success.