The thought of buying your wedding dress – it will either excite you with visions of bubbly, beautiful gowns and all your best girls, or it will fill you with dread, because there’s just so much pressure to get it right. That’s where this checklist comes in.
Make buying your wedding dress a breeze by considering these things.
Most dresses require a minimum of six months to be made to measure for you.
There’s no point falling for a £5,000 dress when you’ve got £2,000 to spend.
Done your research about designers and brands?
This will help you to visit boutiques that stock the kind of dresses you love. Why not start with the stunning wedding dress collections we have in-store.
If you’re dress shopping on a budget, these opportunities for discounts on bona fide bridal gowns are well worth your attention. We have a big sale at the end of this month at Confetti and Curves on the 21st and 22nd of September with prices starting from just £99! Click here for info.
This extra cost catches a lot of brides out.
White weddings may be traditional, but try ivory, blush or champagne for a softer look.
It might be a million miles from what you think you want, but just try it… you never know!
We’ve heard from enough brides who wanted fit and flare but fell in love with ballgowns to know that an open mind is essential!
This accessory can really elevate your look and help you feel like a real bride.
Sleeves will keep the chill off at a winter wedding, while layer upon layer of tulle could see you sweltering on a hot summer’s day.
Invite your mum, future mother-in-law, family or friends to each appointment to gauge their reactions too. But don't bring a harem because too many people will simply cloud your judgement.
Too few might leave you wondering what if, but try too many and you’ll end up in a muddle.
What’s comfortable posing in front of a mirror might not feel so brilliant doing other things – check!
You might like to bustle up your train or remove a detachable over-skirt…
Once you’ve checked off every element of the list, you’re in a good position to make a decision about buying your wedding dress. Read our advice on how to choose the perfect bridesmaids dresses at our sister store Brides & Bustles.