Now that you’ve started shopping around and gathering ideas around what you want your bridal dress to be like, you’ll be hearing a lot of different things from a lot of different people. Some of these will be old wives’ tales and we all know how reliable they can be. That’s why we’re pulling back the curtain to reveal the top 5 wedding dress shop myths.
1. Don’t buy your wedding dress online.
Buying something as important as your wedding dress online can be a little scary. Especially if you’ve heard the stories of women scoring bargains online only to find out the dress fits and looks very much like a plastic rubbish bag. Talk about a waste of time and money.
However, not all is lost in online bridal gowns. If you do your research well you’ll come across digital boutiques that stock labels in a range of affordable styles. If you’re still sceptical of online purchases, come down to our Brides First Forever store for premium service and try on a variety of designs.
2. Your dress should match the style of your wedding.
People will be quick to tell you to tone down the make-up for a casual wedding or layer on the tulle for a formal celebration. You might hear things like “don’t wear long sleeves for a Summer wedding” or “Why would you wear a train on the beach?” Why should you let other opinions have a major impact on your choice?
3. You can’t choose a dress until you’ve looked at every option.
Sometimes looking at every single possible option, even the one you never thought you’d like in a million years can leave you feeling pretty overwhelmed to the point where you don’t know what you like anymore. It can be that the first dress you try on is the one for you.
Remember there’s a big difference between a quick decision and a rushed decision. So listen to your intuition and try not to second-guess yourself.
4. You need to get everyone’s approval before you buy.
If you’re struggling between contending dresses, getting an outside opinion can be helpful. But if you’re seeking approval on every dress you try on you’ll probably be disappointed; especially if it’s a dress that truly tickles your fancy. The reality is not everyone has the same taste in style and fashion, and while some people will agree with your choices of dress, others won’t. The only important opinion is yours!
5. If you don’t cry, you haven’t found “The One”.
The movies and reality shows will have you thinking that if you don’t cry and get emotional when you try on THE dress then it’s not the one. Well, not everyone is able to get the waterworks going once they’re wearing the veil and holding a bouquet visualising themselves walking down the aisle into a lifelong partnership. And this doesn’t mean it’s not the right one for you.
We hope we’ve well and truly busted these wedding dress shops myths for you. If you’d like to learn more or you’d like to view our range of labels, give us a call today and one of our friendly experts will book you in for a fitting!