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10 Mistakes Brides Make When Wedding Dress Shopping

10 Mistakes Brides Make When Wedding Dress Shopping

Hey AMARRA Babes,

Let’s talk about the day all girls dream of: Wedding day! Whether your man finally proposed or you think 2022 is the year for you, there is a lot to keep in mind as you start shopping for the dress of your dreams for your perfect day.

We’re here to help, AMARRA queens! Wedding dress shopping is full of fun! However, there are a few things you should know before you say yes to the dress.

Here are 10 mistakes brides tend to make when shopping for their wedding dress.

Wedding Dress Overload

It can be tempting to try on every neckline and every style, and we don’t want to discourage you from getting out of your comfort zone to try a new look you never thought you’d like! However, trying on too many wedding dresses can leave you right where you started. It can make wedding dress shopping feel like work rather than fun and leave you feeling like you might never find the dress!

Not In Love

One big mistake new brides make is going home with a dress that they like, not love. If you’re going to pull the trigger on the purchase, make sure it’s the dress of your dreams and you have no doubts in your mind.

The Wrong Wedding Dress Store

From designers to styles, each wedding dress store carries a unique assortment of wedding dresses that might not fit your personality or style. Before starting your wedding dress shopping, do your research, shop their online selection, and get a good feel for the wedding dress store and make sure it’s the one for you! If you go to a random store and don’t like their selection of dresses, it can leave you feeling like you won’t ever find the wedding dress of your dreams.

Falling For Unbeatable Discounts

Although unbeatable savings on a beautiful wedding dress can be tempting, especially if you are trying to stay under budget, you shouldn’t fall for the discount unless you’re 100% in love with your wedding dress of choice. If you leave with a dress you don’t love because of a sale, you may have some regrets later and a bride should never have to walk down an aisle thinking about the dress she should’ve bought!

Buying Two Dresses and Returning One

Let’s say you fall in love with two dresses! You can’t decide which one to take home so, you choose to take both home to try them on and make your decision in the upcoming weeks. At the moment, this can sound like a great idea. However, what if you never decide on the dress of your choice? Or you’re constantly thinking about the dress you should have never returned? Don’t leave room for doubt on your big day. Buy the dress you can picture yourself in and leave with that one!

Bringing Everyone You Know

Wedding dress shopping is fun and it’s easy to make it into a big event for all of your friends and family. However, when there are too many opinions in the same room as you to try on dresses, you may let their opinions or reactions sway you to buy a dress you aren’t in love with. Keeping your group small and intimate can keep your stress levels low and guarantee you’re making a wedding dress purchase that was made for you, not the people in the room.

Not Setting A Budget

If you fail to set a budget before you start shopping, you may find yourself shopping for dresses that are out of your price range or have you worrying about numbers while you’re out shopping!

Pro Tip: While setting your budget, make sure you take your shoes and wedding accessories into account too. There are a lot of extra costs that go into your wedding dress outfit and you don’t want them to come as a surprise.

Falling For A Dress Out Of Your Budget

It’s tempting to try on the most beautiful, expensive dress in the store. But what happens if you fall in love with that dress? Is it the only dress you can picture yourself walking down the aisle in? It can lead to disappointment and make every dress you try on after incomparable.

Starting Your Search Too Early

It is recommended to start wedding dress shopping 9 to 12 months before your big wedding day. Anything earlier may be too soon for many reasons. For example, your style might change or you might not be in love with the dress anymore. Some girls go shopping too early, fall in love with a dress, and don’t have a set budget, color palette, or venue yet! Take the experience day by day, live in the moment, and enjoy your time as a fiancé.

Remember: Every bride is different! As you start your wedding planning journey, these are just a few things to keep in mind that will help make your experience one to remember.

As you begin your wedding dress shopping, consider taking a look at our wedding dress collection.

If you fall in love with one of our looks, share your completed look on social and tag us on Instagram!

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