Budgeting and Timeline
When making a shopping budget for a wedding dress, it’s important to also factor in the cost of the shoes, accessories, tailoring, alterations, and potential shipping costs. If the dress is to be made-to-order, then it’s necessary to order it well ahead of time to eliminate all worries and stress of whether or not your dress will be done on time.
Once you have a budget in place, you can look at available models. Taking inspiration from Pinterest, Instagram, or your preferred fashion magazines is always helpful when establishing your taste in wedding dresses. Next comes the choice of fabrics. Most commonly, wedding dress fabrics include chiffon, satin, silk, taffeta, tulle, and lace. Many online shops offer a variety of choices.
Check for Online Store References
It’s extremely important to find a reputable shop to entrust with your wedding dress. Always do in-depth research before committing to working with any online boutique. Ask the important questions such as whether or not they have a full-time support team; if their products are made in-house or if they have to rely on a third party to make the dresses; can you rely on the quality, fit, and on-time delivery of your order, and more.
Taking Proper Measurements
Most boutiques will require shoppers to fill in a size chart. The measurements needed include the bust, hip-width, waist circumference, and more. Lastly, it’s one thing to envision oneself in a bridal gown and a completely different experience once it’s on. If possible, find retailers that can send out a dress to be tried on before commissioning one.