Your Dream wedding dress

Where do you start on your search to find your dream wedding dress within your budget?

The search for the perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming, there's so many different styles and colours and then you need to find one you like and that suits your body shape.  Then... of course suits your budget!

Most of us are time poor and we don't have the time to be traipsing around from wedding dress shop to wedding dress shop looking at all of the different styles, colours and then trying them all on.  And then to go back for another test run or trial fitting.

I've scoured the inter webs to find some of the best tips from the experts and from real brides to help you find your own dream wedding dress and to make it a little easier for you.  After all, your wedding day and planning for your wedding day should be fun not drudgery!

Here's a summation of the best tips to find your perfect wedding dress:

  • Start early (9-12 months prior to your wedding day)

  • Go wedding dress shopping with only a small number of people

  • Do your hair and makeup so you can see what the dresses will look like with your style

  • Take photos of you in the dress as you may not be able to remember all of the details, this will help you short list or confirm 'the one'

  • Research to find the styles and colours you like before you make appointments

  • Consider shopping online - this can be much more cost effective, but you don't get to 'try before you buy'

  • Shop on a weekday

  • Wear heals around the height you are planning to wear on your wedding day

  • Set and stick to a realistic budget

  • Order too big rather than too small as you can always 'take it in'

  • Have fun!

Here's some great articles on finding your dream wedding dress:

Best wedding dress shopping tips

Unexpected tips for finding your dream wedding dress

Martha Stewart Weddings' Wedding Dress finder

Wedding dress shopping tips

Tips for finding your dream wedding dress on a budget

Wedding gown shopping

The dos and dont's of choosing your wedding dress

How to choose your wedding dress

Wedding dress shopping tips

Wedding dress shopping tips from a wedding dress store owner

Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress shopping tips

How to choose the perfect wedding dress for your body type

For more inspiration visit my 2015 blog post on wedding dresses

Do you have some thought, tips or advice for brides to be on finding their dream wedding dress?  Please share with me below.

T x