Heading out to shop and celebrate with your bride tribe?
Here are 5 tips to say “Yes!” to your dream dress and make the experience feel like magic:
Picture courtesy of Yenny Lee Bridal Couture
1. Know the style of your dress might be a wonderful surprise.
If you find yourself drawn to glitzier embellishments or edgier details than your day-job-self is accustomed to, indulge your curiosity. It’s important to feel like “you” on your wedding day, but remember, “you” are a beautiful and idiosyncratic bride-to-be. After all, getting married is an extraordinary thing.
2. Before you go, get pretty and comfy.
Your chances of finding your dream dress! Treat yourself to an acai bowl and a manicure before you go. But remember to skip the gloss and eyeshadow, as you’ll be getting in and out of gowns. Just walk in with a generally pleasant state of body and mind.
3. Don’t venture too far out of your budget.
Stick to your real budget, and don’t forget to factor in the cost of alterations. Trying on a thrice-your-price wedding gown can sabotage your “Yes!” moment later on.
4. Crying is a great sign.
For some, the external evokes an internal response, and you can’t help but choke up a little (or a lot). Finding “the one” can stir up a lot of emotions. That being said, crying is not the one-and-only sign of a dream gown—other brides will feel dazed, others giddy, and some a little freaked out but in a good way, we promise!
5. Embrace the feels.
There’s a reason a dress “just feels right”—you’re meant to hustle around in it for eight or nine hours and be sent off like royalty. Sometimes it’s better to feel, not think.
You’ve got this. Now it's time for shopping your dream dress.