What To Consider When Buying A Wedding Dress

Your wedding day is important in your and your partner's life and as well as wanting to have a perfect day you also want to look your best. The majority of women go for a wedding dress for their wedding day, but how do you find that perfect dress? 

woman wearing wedding dress

There are so many things to consider when buying your wedding dress, from the style, the colour, the material and so on. It doesn't help that there is a vast choice of wedding dresses out there either. However, if you are looking for some guidance then I can help you with this article.  Let us have a look at what to consider when buying a wedding dress. This is an advertorial.

Prepare for wedding dress shopping

Do some research, and use sites such as Pinterest and wedding magazines to find out what styles you like beforehand. this can help you narrow things down. However, I would say it's always good to go with an open mind. Try on many different styles as possible as you never know which styles will suit you until you try on the dresses.

Shopping online

Ever Pretty wedding dress

Shopping online is very convenient if you know what you are looking for. If you are shopping online check out sites such as Ever Pretty. They have a large array of wedding dresses as well as bridesmaids' dresses in a range of sizes. With over 17 years of experience in the fashion industry, they are tuned in to what a bride is looking for. In this day and age, many are looking for budget-friendly options and Ever Pretty delivers on this with wedding dresses under £40  and almost everything under £100. They also offer an exclusive customised style service so you can be sure your gown fits perfectly. Returns and exchanges are also available, subject to conditions (excluding customised styles) so you can have a worry-free ordering experience. 

Who are you going with?

If you are going wedding dress shopping it can help to take someone with you to give you a different opinion. Whether it's your mum, friend, sister, brother, or any significant other think about who would it be fun going with and who would give you an honest opinion.  Wedding dress shops and online are often the best place for the choice available but don't dismiss department stores and vintage and second-hand shops, especially if you are on a budget. You may be surprised. 

Appointments are a good idea

wedding dress shop

If you are going to a wedding dress shop, many allow walk-ins but many only accept appointments and you may have better service if you make an appointment anyway.  So make a list of places you want to visit, check with anyone coming with you their availability and make some appointments. Don't do too many in one go though as you will get jaded. You can always go back to your favourite wedding dress shops again. 

Think about the type of wedding

When choosing your dress you need to think of the type of wedding beforehand. Will it be in a church, will it be abroad, will it be in a registry office or a more informal setting? This may impact the type of dress you want to wear. A church wedding may be more suitable for a full-on grand dress with a train and a destination wedding in a more informal setting will suit a less formal dress. Are you having a theme at your wedding? If so you may want to consider certain styles. At the end of the day though it's totally up to you. 

Material and colour

Ever Pretty wedding dress

The material for a wedding dress is important. Think about what the weather will be like, and what material may be the best. If you are getting married somewhere hot you may want a dress made of breathable fabric and something light and floaty, maybe strapless. If you are getting married somewhere cold you may want to go for a dress that has sleeves and thicker material. White is the traditional colour for a bride but cream is close behind. Of course, if you are going for something non-traditional then it can be any colour your want.


Of course, you have to think about your accessories to go with the dress. Shoes, tiara, veil, underwear and all. Sometimes wedding stores will sell accessories too especially the tiaras and veils but you will most likely have to search in other stores for all the accessories you need. Again it depends on what you want and how traditional the wedding is, this will influence which accessories you choose.


Of course, the last thing I have to talk about is the budget. Actually, this could have been the first thing! Before you go shopping it's always good to think about the budget you have for your dress and accessories. It can help you narrow down the dresses too and think realistically about what you can afford. 

So these are some of the things to consider when buying a wedding dress. I hope this article has been helpful to you.


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