When shopping for a wedding gown many brides are looking to purchase one that is beautiful and unique to her personality, one that compliments her features, and one that offers comfort as he will be wearing it the entire day.
Although these are important things to look for, there are additional factors every bride should consider even before making a trip to the bridal salon which will ultimately save time and money.
Season- For brides living on the west coast they are afforded many benefits that the Midwest bride is not. While California brides can exchange vows at any time during the year at their favorite outdoor venue, the Midwest bride is limited according to the season. Brides should always consider the season prior to selecting a wedding gown. It doesn’t make sense to purchase one that would only compliment a beach setting if the bride is getting married during a colder month. The wedding gown should only be purchased after the wedding date is set and the season is determined.
Venue-With a large selection of venues to choose from the possibilities are endless. Whether a bride is trying to decide between a mansion estate and a historic landmark for her ceremony, it’s important for her to secure the venue prior to purchasing a wedding gown as it will determine what type will be appropriate.
Theme-Today’s bride is very different than those of the 50s as more and more are planning weddings with a theme. Whether it’s “Disney,” “Precious Moments,” or “The Great Gatsby,” brides are going to great lengths to personalize their most special day. It’s important that the wedding theme is decided on even before visiting a bridal salon as the gown should be purchased to compliment the overall theme of the wedding.
Religious Guidelines-Although there are countless venues to choose from many brides are still opting to use their home church for their ceremony. Because every religion and house of worship is unique it’s important that brides verify its rules and/or guidelines before purchasing a gown. In one church it may be appropriate for a bride to wear a strapless gown while at another it would be considered inappropriate. Obtaining this information ahead of time will ultimately make it easier for a bride to select her gown.
Budget-The wedding budget is the most important factor to consider before purchasing a wedding gown. Because the funds are allocated according to priority and preference it’s important that brides have a set figure in mind before visiting a bridal salon. By doing so she will not only know what type of gown to look for, she will also know what she can afford to buy.
A wedding gown will be the most significant purchase in a woman’s life so it’s important that she consider these factors before visiting a bridal salon. In doing so she’ll be directed to a gown that will not only accentuate her beauty but it will compliment the venue, the theme, the season, and most importantly the budget.