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6 DOs and DON’Ts to Consider While Wedding Dress Shopping

Wedding guests smiling holding each other by the arm

wedding dress shoppingNow that you are engaged, you can’t wait to go wedding dress shopping. You have been dreaming about seeing yourself in the stunning white gown for years now, and it’s your time to shine. But first, it’s crucial that you keep in mind these DOs and DON’Ts to help you find the wedding dress of your dreams.

DO focus on the top of your dress.

While the long train and perfectly placed ruffles will be admired by your friends and family on the big day, the majority of the pictures taken will be from the waist up.

DON’T worry about what anyone else thinks.

It’s your wedding day, and your opinion is all that matters. You may even want to limit which friends you take with you to the bridal shop to ensure you aren’t battling too many conflicting thoughts.

DO consider the wedding reception venue.

When it comes to Miami weddings, you clearly have a lot of choices. Whether you are getting married in one of the many South Florida banquet halls or planning on a beachfront ceremony, you want to make sure the vibe of your dress matches the vibe of the venue.

DON’T forget your camera.

Sure, the mirror is great, but only a camera will let you know how your dream dress really looks. Plus, you will have the photos to refer to as you plan the other details of your wedding.

DO schedule your appointment early.

The sooner in the day you can get there, the better. Your saleslady will have more energy, and the store will be less busy, so you can get the attention you deserve.

DON’T worry about the sizing.

Wedding dresses use a different sizing system than almost every other type of clothing. You can plan on needing a size three times bigger than what you normally buy. It’s just the way it is, so try to forget about it and focus on the fit.