Shopping for your wedding dress is an exciting time! We are going through the 4 biggest mistakes to avoid when shopping for your wedding dress.
Not having a clear budget.
Searching for your perfect wedding dress can be magical… but that magic can easily fade away if you fall in love with a dress out of your price point. Before you start searching for your perfect dress set a price point and stick with it. You can always allow yourself a little bit of wiggle room but set a firm stopping point. Bridal stores usually say what their gown price ranges are. Book appointments at bridal stores that line up with your price point. Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery has special order wedding dresses for $1,200-$3,500. Gretchen’s Takes has off-the-rack wedding dresses for $800-$1,200.
Not having an open mind.
We always recommend bringing some type of inspiration to your bridal appointment. Ultimately that inspiration is a starting point. We see bride’s all the time who are set on a fitted gown when they come in and walk out with a ballgown. It is ok to not like something that you thought you would. You try on gowns in person to see what you truly love. It is super common for stylists to throw in wild card dresses to see what you like.
Letting someone in your group control the appointment.
When you go into your bridal appointment you are assigned a stylist that will help guide you through your appointment. Even with a stylist YOU are ultimately in control. We want to support you and your decisions. Think of your stylist as your cheerleader. We will champion your feelings! Your opinions and our knowledge combined will make a great team! If someone in your entourage is challenging you and your opinions or making you feel less then your best, you might have to reevaluate their participation.
Being too hard on yourself.
Everyone wants to look and feel their best on their wedding day! It’s completely natural to be critical of yourself and how you look while wedding dress shopping. Ultimately you are trying on a sample dress that isn’t custom fit for you and just might not be your size. Remind yourself that it is about how you feel! You need to FEEL beautiful, confident, and like a bride in your dress. Just remember, regardless of what dress you choose your fiance and attendees of your wedding will think you are beautiful. If they don’t… maybe reconsider those people in your life (they might be haters).
Now that you learned the 4 biggest mistakes when shopping for your wedding dress, you are ready to book your bridal appointment. Gretchen’s Bridal Gallery Indianapolis has over 600 special order dress and Gretchen’s Takes has a wonderful selection of take-it-today gowns. We can’t wait to help you find your perfect dress!