A wedding day is one of the most important days in a bride’s life. We’ve seen the movies, watched the celebrities. Immaculately coiffed with impeccable makeup, the bride floats down the aisle in a wedding dress simply made in heaven. No detail is out of place. The dress is sculptured to the bride’s body so she looks like a goddess. Brides can attain wedding gown heaven and make their wedding day even more special, by choosing a wedding dress.
Today, designer wedding dresses can be found in department stores, at bridal boutiques, discount bridal stores, in online boutiques, on online auctions, and, of course, in showrooms. Online auctions generally provide the most discounts for a wedding dress. However, while you may save on the cost, you may pay later in aggravation and disappointment. Online auctions do not provide personal service you can trust if the seller is an individual. Furthermore, an online individual seller does not have the expertise to give you guidance beyond the basics – the color and condition of the designer dress. With a bridal section at a department store, bridal consultants and tailors are available to find and fit you in the perfect designer dress. Unfortunately they don’t carry extensive stock.
This is also the challenge when you shop with one particular designer. Besides denting your budget with a five or six figure cost, whether you choose one of the designer’s off-the-rack or showroom floor dresses, you’re limited to what that designer, and only that designer, envisions. This is true even if the designer creates a one-of-a-kind designer dress “envisioned” by you. To avoid these challenges, many brides find the best place to purchase a dress; especially a designer wedding dress is a bridal store with an online website. A bridal store has the personalized bridal consultant assistance.
They also offer a wide variety of wedding dresses from several designers in luxurious fabrics, lace, beading, and embellishments. A bridal store will not only tailor your designer wedding dress or make a special order from one of their sister stores; they can create made-to-order designer wedding dresses. Most importantly, unlike discount bridal stores, they offer a full range of services and bridal accessories for you, your bridesmaids, and flower girls. They often offer dresses for special occasions and receptions, too.
To choose the perfect designer wedding dress requires a bit of research, and a sense of your own style.
Research: When the bride wears a wedding dress that fits her season, location, and budget, she is happy. Determine your budget, and any cushion you may have. Then decide when the season and where the location you will get married.
Style: To look like a goddess, the bride must use her intuitive style. The perfect designer wedding dress must flatter your body shape. A ball gown wedding dress, which consists of a tight fitted bodice with a full skirt, is flattering to almost any body type. An A-line designer wedding dress, which fits snuggly on the top then flares from the waist down, or an empire waist gown, which fits the bust, then flows into a loose skirt from the bust on down, is attractive on full-figured women, or women with heavy hips or thighs or a thick waist. This body type will also find a dropped or Basque waistline hides lower body flaws.
A wedding dress is generally the best thing, that a woman owns. In making your final selection, take trustworthy companions who will tell you which dress suits you best. Also listen to the bridal consultant’s opinion. Yes, they want to make a sale, but a reputable bridal shop knows a happy customer creates more happy customers.