Friday, April 14, 2017

7 Wedding Dress Shopping Myths Debunked

Shopping for a wedding dress isn't something you do every day, and unless you have a lot of friends that brought you along to their shopping appointments, this is probably brand new territory for you. Some of the brides that come into our South Florida bridal salon are worried about things that don't have to be a problem at all. 

Angelus Bridal & Formals has pulled together a few common myths about bridal gown shopping and the actual truths that make it a lot less intimidating. Your appointment does not have to be a stressful time, but rather an exciting, fun, and memorable one. 

#1 - Brides Only Wear White
The truth is: Brides should only wear what makes them happiest! If you don't like the way you look in white, there are many flattering shades, such as ivory and champagne, that work equally as well, and most guests won't be able to tell the difference. It is also perfectly acceptable to wear a color further away from white, like a blush pink or even something brighter and bolder, or possibly a white gown gown with colorful decorations on it. Before Queen Victoria made the white wedding dress popular in 1558, it was comon in Western Europe to wear red to your wedding. Bottom line, if you love it, wear it! 

#2 - You Need To Know Exactly What You Want
It is helpful to come to your bridal gown shopping appointment with an idea of the types of dresses that you want to try on, but don't limit yourself to just one style. Wedding gowns look different on every person and not always the same as the pictures you may have see. Try lots of different styles until you find the one that flatters you the most. Our experienced consultants are incredibly helpful knowing which gowns are perfect for different body types. Step outside of your comfort zone to try a few of their suggestions on and see what you think.   

#3 - "THE Dress" Must Make You Cry
Some women find their dream dress, but second-guess themselves because they didn't begin crying when they saw it in the mirror. It doesn't have to be that dramatic! When you see yourself in the perfect gown, it's a feeling you'll get that doesn't necessarily have to show outward other than the smile on your face. On the other hand, it can be a very emotional time, and you may cry happy tears for few different dresses. Wait for the one that makes you feel like the beautiful bride you were meant to be.    

#4 - Never Pick The 1st Dress You Try On
It may be rare, but it is very possible that your dream dress is the first one you step into. Once you get that feeling we talked about above, it's usually a done deal. Still, we suggest that you try on a few more just to be sure, but when every gown you put on only makes you long for that first one, you'll know that "love at first sight" is real! 

#5 - Order The Size You Want To Be
Most women vow to lose weight before their wedding day, but gowns have to be ordered at least 6 months in advance. Some believe that if they order a size too small, it will be good incentive to diet. This is a dangerous game, because if that doesn't happen, it's very difficult and expensive to try to make a dress bigger. You should buy your wedding dress for the size that you are now, and if you do lose that weight, it's a lot easier for a seamstress to take it in for the perfect fit. 

#6 - You Need A Big Shopping Entourage
In the movies, brides seem to bring everyone that they know to a wedding dress shopping appointment. In reality, too many opinions can make the final decision a lot harder than it has to be. You don't need a lot of people making you question yourself when you get that "I love this dress" feeling. Only invite friends and family that have your best interests in mind and know your personal style well. You need support, not drama.   

#7 - It's Cheaper To Buy Online
Yes, you may be able to find gowns online at unbelievable prices, but the problem is, prices too low generally mean that the deal really is too good to be true. There are some authorized wedding vendors online that you can trust, but if the prices are extremely low it's usually a warning sign for a knockoff dress. The gown that shows up in the mail may not look anything like the picture that you ordered from, the material will be of inferior quality, and the dress may fall apart before you even get down the aisle. 

Our wedding dress store in South Florida offers high-quality designs made from only the finest fabrics at very affordable prices. In addition to that, we have an entire clearance section full of gorgeous gowns for 50% off of the original price. They are exquisite dresses that we simply need to sell to make room for new inventory arriving, allowing you to get the gown of your dreams at a fraction of the cost!  

Shopping for your wedding dress shouldn't be intimidating. It's a marvelous time in your life that should be fun and rewarding, full of happy memories. The talented bridal consultants at Angelus Bridal & Formals are here to make sure that everything is perfect and you receive our undivided attention during your shopping appointment. When you're happy, we're happy too! 

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