January 5, 2018

Choosing a Wedding Dress

Bride and groom holding hands

When I was shopping for my wedding dress, I thought that I knew what I wanted! I was so wrong! I didn’t want a princess style dress. I thought that I wanted a very fitted mermaid or trumpet style! I wasn’t even thinking about my body type! I just knew that I had seen photos of what I thought was the perfect dress online! When I went into the store and tried on what I thought was going to be “the” dress for me, it was terrible! I thought that I wanted a blush wedding dress but the color wasn’t right on me! I thought that I wanted a mermaid with huge rosettes on the bottom. Nope that didn’t work for me either! This dress would have been perfect on someone else (I’ve seen it look amazing on other brides) but for me, it did nothing! This brings me to the my first point of things to keep in mind when you’re choosing a wedding dress!

Keep an Open Mind

Keep an open mind when you’re shopping for wedding dresses! I suggest taking a look online to see what you like. Then head into your local bridal dress shop and try on different styles. The perfect dress might not be the one you thought you’d like!

Make a Budget

I suggest doing this before you ever start shopping for wedding dresses. Figure out what you’re willing to spend on your wedding dress! It will save you a huge headache later on. There’s nothing worse than finding the perfect wedding dress only to realize that you can’t afford it!

Quit Looking

Once you find “the” wedding dress that makes you feel absolutely amazing, quit looking! Say yes to the dress and move on to the next thing on your to do list! This was one of the best pieces of advice that I received while we were planning our wedding!

I hope that that these three tips help when you’re shopping for your wedding dress! Take a look at a few of our favorite wedding dresses from the past!

Franklin Hotel chapel hill wedding photosChapel Hill Wedding DJ and photographerBride and groom walking down aisle after ceremony

bridal portraits at the Rand Bryan House in Garner North Carolina



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