Buying Wedding Dresses, Wedding Gowns, Bridal Gowns
Wedding Dresses, Bridal Gowns, Wedding gowns-you see the ads all over town and on almost every page of most of the wedding magazines. How do you choose a good one? We will give you some tips and advice that will help you before you go out to shop.
As the Bride, you will be the focal point of the Wedding. The groom is important, but there will probably be others there in tuxedos, so you will be easy to spot in your beautiful dress.
There are several considerations when buying your wedding dress:
- What does your wedding budget allow?
- What is available?
- How soon will you need this?
- What is your priority?
Use our Wedding Budget Advice section to decide what your budget and what your priority is. This is fully up to you, so do not let anything influence you to do something you don’t want to do.
Local availability may be harder in some areas than others. I do not recommend that you shop over the internet for this particular part of your wedding. It is too easy to get the wrong size, shade/color that you are expecting or problems in shipping. Buying this item needs to be done in person.
Here is a really cool tool from David’s Bridal (I am not getting any pay for mentioning them, I just think they put together a cool web tool that you should check out)
Wedding gowns usually take 3 months to get in. Bridal shops have a good inventory of dresses, but usually not in multiple sizes, so plan on them having to order your dress.
Make sure you get everything in writing. Many a show on TV such as Judge Judy or The People’s Court have dealt with issues concerning a Bride not getting the Bridal Gown she was expecting.
Keep in mind that your wedding dress will most likely be worn only once by you. There are many options of course such as using a wedding dress preservation company (between $125-200) or donating your dress.