Wedding Day… A day all girls look forward the most in their life.
You must agree that the most thing they look forward to in their Big Day…
…is to wear a Perfect Wedding Dress.
No matter you’ve been dreaming of your wedding dress since you were five…
…or you’ve never thought about how it looks like not until he proposed to you…
I guess you are trying to figure out how to choose a perfect wedding dress at this moment.
Well, what does perfect mean?
For some brides, a perfect wedding dress can makes her look like a princess.
For others, they want to look sexy in their dream dress.
And some, they just want to be able to move smoothly with the gown and enjoy the day.
A perfect wedding dress should be the one that brings out your beauty and makes you look perfect in your big day.
Now, if you want to be the most beautiful bride…
…and to have no regrets on the choice you made about your wedding gown…
Follow these 8 tips that INES WEDDINGS share with you to choose a perfect wedding dress!
1. Do your research first
If you have clarity on what types of wedding dresses you are fond of before you go to the first appointment…
You wouldn’t be confused by millions of choices that you are going to see.
Imagination can not help you to find what you like.
Read the magazines, click through the wedding dress boutiques online or even search for the wedding dresses pictures on Pinterest.
Once you have got some ideas of what you like…
…look for the pictures with a real person wearing the dress, and collect all those pictures to make a look book for yourself.
Don’t forget the details of the dresses!
Lacy? Layers? Or open backs…?
After having your research done, gather up your ideas to your first appointment and let the professionals find the dresses that live up to your expectations.
So you don’t need to do a wedding gowns marathon to see which styles you like…
This could save you a lot of time and energy!
2. Be open-minded
Usually when the bride-to-be comes into a bridal salon with a set of idea and try on what they like first. (Like what we’ve talked above)
That is right.
However, sometimes when you actually trying on…
…it’ll be quite different to what you have expected.
Instead, those styles that you’ve never considered may surprise you!
So…Brides, if you don’t feel good with your first choice…
…just leave your idea behind and try something completely different!
3. Does the design fit you?
Let’s be real…
You can’t choose the wedding dress just because you think you like the design.
You should take your body shape and other criteria into consideration and to find the one that flatters your shape best.
If you have a face that is longer, wedding dress with off-the-shoulder, stand up collar, square neckline and straight across design will suit you;
If you have a round face, you can choose the V-neck wedding dress.
Brides with narrow shoulder will looks better in wedding dresses with puffy sleeves;
While brides with broad shoulder should wear V-neck or Off-the-shoulder.
If you are long-waisted or chubby, you can look for the empire waist wedding dresses;
if you are short-waisted you can look for the drop waist wedding dresses;
if you are slim, you can look for those dresses that emphasize your waist line.
Bride with long legs can go for short wedding dresses, like the short ball gowns;
Bride with shorter legs can go for Chapel to makes the legs look longer.
If you are petite, look for tight wedding dresses that can helps taking the eyes to the beautiful lines in the waist or arm area.
For example, sleeveless, off the shoulder gowns can flatter your arm line.
If you are tall and thin, you should stay away from the gowns that show your collarbone, or you will look over skinny.
If you are chubby, simple wedding dresses with drop waist design will looks good on you.
4. Take the advice from professionals
Unless you are working in wedding industry…
What you really know about wedding dress is only a tip of an iceberg…
And you may barely know things about how to embellish, or to choose the one that matches your wedding venue style.
You can hardly get a perfect wedding dress if you only believe in your own perspective.
Why not try to ask for more advice before you make the decision?
We are not telling you to ask your bridesmaids or your groom-to-be what they think you should wear…
…But to ask REAL bridal consultants for PROFESSIONAL advices.
They have helped thousand of brides to find their wedding dress before you.
Don’t be shy.
Go take the advice of the professionals!
5. Follow the trend? It depends…
“Is this dress trendy?” Many of brides concern about this all the time.
Spring 2018 Bridal Fashion Week has just ended and you may already know about the 2018 bridal fashion trend…
However, what you should concern most is NOT the trend.
You should see if the gown suit you or not, flattering to you or not, comfortable or not, instead of trendy or not.
For example, the Statement Bow and Allover Beading style are both the trend of 2018.
It’s adorable, isn’t it?
But if you are petite, are you sure you can carry that gown adorned with bold, statement bows down the runway?
And if you are a low-key-person, are you sure you really like putting on that gown with allover silver geometric beading?
Being adamant about getting that not suit you but look so trendy wedding dress would only be counterproductive.
Besides, the style may be out in five years anyway.
And at that time, you may regret being stubborn.
6. Move around when trying the gown
It is important to test how comfortable the gown is.
When you are trying the gown, move around—sit down and stand up, or walk up and down, to make sure you can move.
If you have to keep pulling up the top because you are worried about nip slip, give up on that gown;
If a gown is so tight that makes you difficult to breath, ditch that too.
It may not seem like a big deal when you are in the dressing room…
…or your love to the gown may makes you think you can handle the problems.
However, you don’t want to spend your most cherished day battling the gown instead of relaxing and enjoying every moment.
Therefore remember to move around to see if the dress makes you feel uncomfortable.
After that if you think the problem is unacceptable that may ruin your mood on the big day, just give up on it!
7. Find a credential bridal salon
Never ever go into a bridal salon randomly just for the sake of convenience.
You’ll have wasted your time.
Do your research before you start making appointments.
Get referrals from married friends and check online reviews to find shops with solid reputations.
You should also make sure the shop has enough styles of gowns.
Preparing for your wedding should be excited and happy.
But if you have chosen the shop that doesn’t carry dresses you like or has terrible customer service…
…you’ll have had a bad experience and have wasted your time.
8. Start preparing ASAP
If you are going to buy one, for Hong Kong bridal salon, you should make the order 6-8 months before the Big Day as your tailor-made gown needs 4-8 months to produced.
That means you have to start choosing the style you want and designing the details of the dress at least 10 months before.
And if you are going to rent one, you should place the order at least 8 months before the wedding day.
If not, there will only be a few styles of gown left for you to choose.
Of course, the sooner the better.
The sooner you confirm the style you want, the more time you will get to make changes and accessorizing.
Perfect Wedding, Perfect Gown, It’s all Up to You
Trust and follow your own feeling.
Many brides pick the dress that everyone else wants her to wear instead of the one that she likes most.
Remember… it is YOUR wedding and YOUR dress!
If you feel beautiful and confident in the wedding gown you choose…
…or if you are satisfied with the imagination of yourself walking down the aisle in this dress…
Forget the advices from your groom, your bridesmaids, your best friends…
YOU make YOUR own choice!
Always trust your feelings, that’s how you get a perfect wedding dress and have no regrets!