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5 Most Common Mistakes Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Dress

You've been waiting to go wedding dress shopping and it truly is an exciting time. You've made your appointment at the top bridal shop in your area and you have your Mom and BFF in tow. Some brides start the wedding dress shopping even before they have booked the venue. You're excited. I get it. Do you know the mistakes brides always make when shopping for their wedding dress? Many brides aren't familiar. That's why we want to share with you the 5 Common Mistakes Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Dress.


5 Common Mistakes Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Dress- Photo Credit: Taylor Heery


1. Shopping Too Soon


First, on our list of 5 Common Mistakes Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Dress is shopping too soon. The best time to start shopping for a wedding dress is at least 12 months before your wedding date. It is very important to have your other wedding day details in place before committing to a wedding dress. For instance, you should already have booked your venue, and here's why. You wouldn't want to have an extravagant gown with a long veil and the venue is a destination beach wedding. Creating the ambiance for your wedding includes establishing a clear vision and working with your wedding planner to accomplish your wedding style.



2. Too Many Choices


Do your research before shopping for your wedding dress because it can get overwhelming. See which designers you like and determine if their style would complement your body shape. Once you narrow down the designer and the best style of dress for your body shape only then should you commit. It's best to go shopping after doing your research. It saves you time and you don't find yourself trying on dress after dress without being able to make a decision.



3. Shopping Without a Wedding Date


Also on our list of 5 Common Mistakes Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Dress is shopping without a wedding date. For every vendor that you are seeking for your wedding, the first question will always be "when is your wedding date?" It is not any different when shopping for your wedding dress. The salesperson is sure to ask you this question so that they are able to assist you better with the options that they have available depending on your wedding date. For instance, the salesperson may direct your attention to wedding dresses that they already have in their inventory if your wedding date is sooner rather than later. That's why we recommended setting a wedding date before heading out to the bridal store.



4. Bringing Too Many People


Traditionally, when shopping for your wedding dress you want to bring those that are the closest to you because you value their input. However, bringing the entire bridal party along with your siblings, parents, and grandparents may be a bit much. Bringing too many guests to go dress shopping with you can take the attention away from you and you should always be the main focus. Besides, it is YOUR wedding. Also, dealing with too many opinions and listening to everyone's input can make it hard for you to decide which one is best for you.



5. Purchasing a Dress You Aren't Too Happy With


It's your wedding and you should be happy during the entire wedding planning process. One of the most 5 Common Mistakes Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Dress is purchasing a dress that you aren't too happy with. Don't fold under the pressure of those who accompany you on your wedding dress shopping date to buy a dress if you are having doubts or don't absolutely love it.



If you would like to learn more about our 5 Common Mistakes Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Dress, contact us to speak to one of our wedding professionals.

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