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The Do's And Don'ts Of Wedding Dress Shopping for the Curvy Bride to Be.


When it comes to wedding dress shopping, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Firstly it's important to mention, at Curvella Bridal, we understand the needs of curvy brides to be and have gowns in sizes 18 and above. That's why shopping for a wedding dress with us is such an advantage. The majority of other boutiques only carry smaller sizes; therefore when you shop there, you can get limited options that don't always fit perfectly. By picking from our entire boutique, you can be sure to find something that not only looks beautiful but also fits properly.

Second, don’t be afraid to try on a variety of styles. You may be surprised at what looks good on you. And finally, don’t forget to accessorize! The right accessories can really make a dress pop.

Keep reading for more tips on wedding dress shopping!

Hot Tips:

Do Start Early:

When it comes to wedding dress shopping, it’s important to start early. Experts suggest shopping for a gown at least six to nine months before the wedding day. This timeframe ensures you have time to find the dress you love, have it fitted for your body, and make necessary alterations. In some cases, it can take several months for a dress to come in from the designer. Additionally, wedding dress shopping is a process that should be comfortable and enjoyable and starting early helps to avoid the dreaded last-minute rush.

Do Find a Style You're Comfortable With Before you begin shopping for your dress, it’s important to know your style and know what looks good on you.

To save time and effort, try on a variety of silhouettes or styles. Many bridal boutiques will let you try on a few samples to get a better idea of what might look good on you. Remember that you don’t have to stick to one designer or one style. Try something different and see how it looks! It can also help to bring along a friend or family member to give you honest feedback.

Do Have An Open Mind:

When it comes to wedding dress shopping, it’s important to keep an open mind. Don’t write off any style before you try it on. You may be surprised at what looks good on you. Don’t be afraid to take risks and try a few styles you wouldn’t normally go for. Embrace new ideas and don’t be afraid to experiment.

Do Be Prepared To Spend:

It’s no secret that wedding dresses can be expensive. Most full-length gowns cost anywhere between $1,000 and $5,000. Your budget will depend on a variety of factors, including the type of material and the level of embellishments on the gown. Before you start shopping, do your homework and know what you’re willing to spend. This will help narrow down your search and make the process easier. Have the funds ready!!! We have seen so many brides miss out on a bargin off the peg dress as they weren't prepared...If your coming shopping then make sure your ready to "Bite the Bullet" if you find a bargin on the day.

Don't Wait Until The Last Minute:

It’s important to start your wedding dress shopping early, as waiting until the last minute can be stressful and lead to a variety of problems. First, if you wait too long, you may not have enough time to find the perfect dress. Second, you may miss out on available customizations or need to make rushed alterations. Finally, waiting until the last minute can lead to frustration and decision fatigue. It's important to keep in mind that many bridal shops operate by appointment. Before visiting, be sure to make a booking in order to avoid any delays or inconveniences.

Don't Go Too Far Outside Of Your Comfort Zone:

As mentioned earlier, it’s important to keep an open mind when wedding dress shopping. However, it’s also important to stay within your comfort zone. If you’re not comfortable in a certain style, don’t force yourself to wear it. Remember that you’ll be wearing the dress for a long time and it’s important to feel comfortable and confident.

Don't Be Afraid To Ask For Help:

Wedding dress shopping can be an intimidating process, especially if this is your first time. Don’t be afraid to ask for help! Your friends, family, and bridal boutique staff are great resources for advice and feedback. Additionally, many bridal boutiques have experienced seamstresses and tailors who can help you find the perfect wedding dress for your body type.

To Sum Things Up:

When it comes to wedding dress shopping, there are a few important tips to remember. First, start as early as possible to ensure you have enough time to find the perfect dress. Second, know your style and try on a variety of silhouettes. Third, don’t be afraid to take risks and experiments. Fourth, be prepared to spend accordingly. Finally, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Following these tips will help make your wedding dress purchase an enjoyable and satisfying experience!

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