The Signs you found the perfect wedding gown are impossible to miss, but not every dress can be The One. It is ok to say no to certain gowns. Just as you had to wade through several dudes to find your perfect fiancé, you may also have to deal with a few lemons on the path to your Dream Bridal Gown. Avoid saying “Yes” to the WRONG gown.
Consider these thoughts and tips before beginning your search…
1. You feel pressured by friends or family to say yes.
Nothing is less romantic than sporting a gown you despise on your wedding day because your BFF burst into tears when she first glimpsed you in it. Trust your instincts, not the opinions of your entourage
2. You feel pressured by your fiancé to say yes.
Your fiancé may be your most important critic on your wedding day, but he’ll find you beautiful on your wedding no matter what you wear on your on the big day.
3. The gown is light years outside of your budget
Rendering yourself bankrupt in pursuit of the perfect dress is not the best way to enter into a marriage. Save your money and find a more affordable gown.
4. Your chosen gown is totally “on-trend”
Wedding gown trends come and go, but you’ll be stuck with your wedding photographs for life. So make sure you feel pretty and it conveys your personality. Plan accordingly.
Signs You’ve May Have Found “The One” Be careful!
5. The gown would be perfect if you made just five or 10 changes
If the dress needs more than a tweak or two to fit your vision, it may be time to move on and keep looking to find a look that better suits your taste and style.
6. The gown’s perfection depends on a drastic pre-wedding weight loss plan
Your engagement should be a time for celebration and anticipation of a lifetime spent with your hubby, not frantically fitting in two-hour gym sessions to slim down for your gown. (Remember he loves you as you are) Choose a gown style and size that more closely fits your shape as-is, and you’ll save yourself considerable anxiety. Also there is a perfect gown for every woman no matter her age, shape, culture, or vision. Give yourself plenty of time to find the Perfect Gown!
7. The gown is beautiful…but doesn’t fit your venue or theme
As enticing as a tiered ball gown may be, it won’t be quite so elegant dragging in the sand and surf at a beachfront wedding. Ditto a slinky backless bias-cut sheath at a traditional church wedding. Keep in mind your comfort level, your vision, and choose a style that fits all your criteria.Most of all enjoy the process…after all it is your day!
8. The dress doesn’t look as beautiful in person as it did in pictures
Brides often skim Pinterest for gown-shopping inspiration, but sometimes the reality doesn’t live up to expectations. Whether the proportions don’t suit your frame or the fabric is a disappointment, don’t feel compelled to purchase the gown simply because you fell in love with the style online.
Be open to trying on several different silhouettes, fabrics, traditional and non-traditional until you find the one that makes you smile and feel pretty.