Wedding Dress Shopping Mistakes To Avoid – For Brides & Grooms
Taking appointments with designers on your wishlist is imperative, but also going with a certain budget, mindset, and certain important objects will make your wedding shopping trip successful. Be sure to set aside lots of time, enlist the right companions on your hunt for the perfect wedding ensembles, and follow our guide of wedding mistakes to avoid, and you’ll be golden.
Not Setting a Budget
Think about all the outfits you will require: The roka, engagement, mehendi, sangeet, cocktail, wedding, and reception will all call for different lehengas, saris, shararas, sherwanis, kurtas, bandhgalas and more. Keep realistic budgets for each outfit, and stick to it so that you have no regrets later on.
Shopping Without a Date
Nothing is worse than finding the perfect sherwani, and then getting to know belatedly that it’ll take eight months to get made when you only have four months to go.
Buying For a Future Body Size
Get measured, and order clothes that will fit your current size. Wedding planning is enough pressure as it is, and adding more weight-loss stress to fit into a smaller sized dress is not worth it. Should you end up losing some weight, it’s easier to tuck in a larger outfit, than extend a small one.
Not Doing MultipleTrials
Some outfits look great on a hanger, but may not suit a bride or groom’s unique body type. Similarly, a wedding dress may look so-so in the store, but fit you impeccably when you try it. Therefore, trying on every option is imperative. Before you finalize, try the shortlisted outfits multiple times to get a feel of the movement and look of it.
Bodies also change. After you’ve received the final outfits, do a trial or two in the days leading up to the wedding to fit in last minute alterations. A wedding styling service like CLAD can help you with this, and on the day too.
Not Browsing Enough
Options are never a bad thing, so set aside a few days dedicated to shopping for your wedding outfits since it’s not a quick job — Ever.
Not Keeping an Open Mind
Sometimes, you may find the perfect wedding day lehenga or reception gown by freeing yourself of any set notions.
Taking the Wrong Shopping Buddies
It’s your wedding day, so your opinion, choice, and sense of style matters more than anyone else’s. Pick one to two calm people who share a similar fashion taste as yours, and you’ll be set. But always listen to your own heart before anyone else’s views.
Forgetting to Take Your Shoes
If you haven’t bought them yet, try to carry similar looking footwear from your closet so that lengths and looks can be adjusted accordingly. Try buying the footwear as soon as you can so that you’re not left shoe-less on the day of.
Not Mentioning Customisations Early
Last minute customisations mess up the original outfits, and may not even be able to get accommodated, which could be a damper on the wedding.
Blindly Following Trends
Instagram and Pinterest rule wedding trends, with new silhouettes, embellishments, forms, and novelties. There’s no harm in drawing inspiration from social media, but don’t get stuck on these short-lived fads. Trust your designers when they recommend certain things, as they have years of experience.
Also, things look better on the internet with a bunch of tweaking here and there, and real life may not look as great as those images!
There you have it! The niftiest little guidebook on what to avoid when grooms and brides decide to go wedding shopping. There are many steps to getting this done well, and a wedding styling service like CLAD is your answer to smooth and hurdle-free wedding shopping. Contact CLAD today.
*This article was written by Fawzia Khan, Creative Features Editor at CLAD