How to Choose a Wedding Dress:
Buying a wedding dress can be an arduous process. On average, a bride will try on about 16 or 17 gowns before finding the perfect dress. Start the process at least seven months prior to the wedding if you are having the dress made.
Step One – Cut out pictures from bridal and fashion magazines, shop online and look at old family photos to zero in on your preferred style.
Step Two – Ask friends and family for references on dressmakers and designers if you are having the dress made
Step Three – Bring a friend whose opinion you trust to shop with you at bridal stores. Include your mother if appropriate.
Step Four – Bring shoes with the same size heel you expect to wear at the wedding.
Step Five – Look through gowns on the rack and attend trunk shows. You could save a lot of money.
Step Six – Try on a variety of dresses.
Step Seven – Discuss alteration charges with the salon, once you choose your dress.
Step Eight – Allow six months for dressmaking, if the dress is being made for you.
Step Nine – Be ready to pay about 50 percent of the cost of the dress as a deposit.
Step Ten – Take home a fabric swatch to match with your shoes, veil and accessories.
For more tips by eHow Weddings editor, you can go here.
In addition to the wedding gowns tips, I want to present a 5-part series to 45 wedding gowns which will leave your guests in awe.
1. Lyn Ashworth
“People often ask me where I get the inspiration for my dresses. The answer is – all around me. I wake up in the morning, look out of the window and think I must be the luckiest person alive.
I was born in New Zealand and grew up in open spaces, but found I couldn’t flex my wings there, so I flew off to England and made it my other home. Today I’m equally comfortable on both sides of the world.”
About Demetrios James Elias:
“Demetrios James Elias was born in Pireas, Greece and came to the United States as a young boy. Nicknamed, Jimmy, the industrious and creative man grew up to become one of the world?s most prominent wedding gown designers. His exposure to the wedding industry has been lifelong. Demetrios? parents owned a bridal retail shop in Warren, Ohio where the aspiring designer became familiar with design, fabric, and his legendary attention to detail. Working in the family business, he became a favorite of brides throughout the state with his creative styles.”
Corset Top, Bustled & Tiered Front Skirt, Attached Train
- Have a romantic story to share? We'd love to hear your story of celebration. Here are 3 great prizes to be won! (worth over $997)
- Have something to share about your Relationship & Love or have a Bride to be Problem you can't solve? Visit Our Ultimate Caring Forums
relationship tips you can use for your wedding & marriage.
Join the Community by subscribing! (What's this?).
If you enjoyed this article, please share it on StumbleUpon or
vote for it on Digg. I appreciate your support. :)