I've always thought that starting to look for your perfect dress can be really daunting & overwhelming & I couldn't have been more right!
As much as I have loved trying on different dresses & feeling like a princess, it is a really confusing time. You may think you know what you want & then you try the dress on & it really doesn't suit you or you might be like me & not really have a clue what style of dress you want!
So to help you all out, here's my checklist of what to do before & during your search :)
Have a look on the internet on Pinterest or google to see what sort of thing is out there without having a fire breathing shop assistant nearby!
Print off pictures of any & all styles that you like to show the shop assistants
Choose some bridal shops near you that you think will be suitable
Go with a few people (e.g. mum, mother-in-law, bridesmaids) so that they can offer their opinion & be honest! Even if it can be brutal at times
Don't let the shop assistant make you feel like you have to buy it - take your time & go to as many shops as you like!!
Feel confident in the dress that your choosing & don't just settle because you think that's the best you can find
If you can't find a dress to fit you, have one made!
Find out the prices of all the different styles you've tried on so that you can fit it into the budget
Wear comfortable & suitable underwear!! (Very important :))
Have fun with it! Your only going to be able to do this once (hopefully) so make the most of it :)
Hopefully you'll find some of these tips useful during this amazing & oddly overwhelming time! Like I said, remember to enjoy yourself & at the end of the day, it's your decision! You want to feel beautiful & comfortable so that you can make the most of the big day!
Happy shopping :)
Thank you for reading
Dainty Bride xx