Choosing a wedding gown as a wedding planner is a very important process, one that a bride gets incredibly excited about. It’s one of the most fun aspects of preparing your wedding. Even if your wedding planner doesn’t know what dress you want to get, they’ll be able to help you out so that the wedding gown you choose will be memorable for the rest of your life. So with this in mind, it’s one part of your wedding you do not want to wait until the last minute to plan. With that in mind, here are some tips, straight from the mind of a wedding planner that will help you start your search!
It’s likely that your gown will take about 4-6 months to arrive after you’ve ordered it. So start looking for the perfect gown EARLY! You’ll want to order it as soon as possible so you can have ample time for fittings and alterations well before the BIG DAY. It will take a while to find the gown, so don’t underestimate it. Each fitting and alteration will take ample amounts of time.
You should sit down and plan out your dress budget with your wedding planner, keeping in mind that there are several things to buy like jewelry, accessories, gloves, veil, and other clothing.
Make sure you try your dress on because they don’t look like they do hanging up! So try on several gowns. You might find that a gorgeous gown on the hanger might not flatter your figure as you’d hoped. Never choose a gown without trying it on!
Ask your wedding planner or store staff to help you out with any questions you may have. They are there to help, and more than likely, they’ve sold hundreds of wedding dresses to women like you. In addition, when you speak with the wedding planner or staff, it will give them a good idea for what you are looking for.
Don’t make the mistake of ordering a gown that is “only one size smaller” than your usual size. It’s much cheaper to order the right size, instead of ordering smaller with the promise to yourself that you’ll lose weight before the wedding.
Grab your wedding planner when your dress arrives at the store, and make sure to look at it at the store. Try the wedding dress on there before you pay for it.
While trying the dress on, view all angles. Finding something you don’t like at the store is much easier to fix than finding it once you get home, so make sure you tell your wedding planner or store staff any imperfections that you find. More than likely, they will be able to alter and fix the problem.
As a wedding planner who does several weddings per month, I wish you the absolute best luck in your wedding gown search!