You have spent all day shopping with family and friends scouring rack after rack of wedding dresses. Dress after dress goes by with details on each that you like and don’t like, but each brings you slightly closer to how you envisioned yourself on your wedding day. All of a sudden your stylist puts you in a dress that leaves you speechless. Your friends are gushing, your family is crying, and the stylist puts a veil on you...could this be the one?
We’ve come up with four questions to think about when you think the gown is the one!
Does the dress fit with how you imagined yourself on the big day?
It’s okay if the answer is no to this question. Sometimes, you imagine yourself in a specific silhouette, and as you spend the day shopping you realize that what you thought you liked is actually not the case anymore. But, a better question is, how does the dress make you feel? Do you not want to take it off? Can you not stop looking in the mirror? Then that’s your answer.
Does the input of others matter?
Everyone loves the dress but your one friend you brought with you; does this change your decision? Your wedding dress is a reflection of you and how you want to feel on your wedding day. If you love the dress on you so much that it doesn’t matter what other people think, this is the dress for you.
Do you feel confident?
Can you walk around easily, sit down comfortably, and most importantly, dance?! You want your wedding dress to be all of these things since you’ll be in it most of the day and taking pictures. Do you feel confident in the gown? You can see confidence in pictures so you want to make sure that above all else you feel like the best version of yourself.
Do you think anything could be better?
It really is okay to fall in love with the first wedding dress you put on. You don’t necessarily have to feel like you have to go to every single bridal salon in town before purchasing. If you’re in love, you can’t help it. It’s time to buy the gown!
photo: Shelly Anderson Photography