Are you a bride to be fretting over your outfit for the big day? Well, shopping for your wedding outfit is indeed the biggest deal – after all, you have always dreamt of looking like the bride that everyone envies. The day you find your wedding outfit happens to be the best day, nothing compares to the excitement and happiness. But before you even walk into the shop to buy your bridal lehenga, it’s important to keep a few things in mind so that your shopping experience is fun and, most importantly, that you walk away with a wedding dress you absolutely love. Here are 5 tips on what to know about your first bridal appointment.
1. RESEARCH is the key!
While you may not exactly know the kind of lehenga you are looking for but doing some research on the trending styles, cuts and colors will help you interact with the stylist better. The stylist will get to understand your taste and suggest or even design your dream lehenga as per your liking. When you envision yourself walking down the aisle, do you picture a heavily embellished lehenga or a ruffled one? The venue, wedding date, and aesthetic you’d like to achieve in your ceremony and reception will also play a role in what kind of dresses you’ll have your eye on. To gain inspiration, check out our Instagram or Pinterest to see what catches your eye and decide what you would love to don.
2. Set A Budget
Wedding lehengas can be made in any budget starting from $1000 and can even go up to $4000. So, before you make the big decision, we recommend you have a set budget. It will also help the stylist to shortlist pieces and suggest you customization accordingly. If you like a dress that’s beyond your budget, our stylists can go a step ahead and tell you various ways to fit it in your price by customizing a few aspects of the design. Hence, know what your budget is and be firm with your dress consultant.
3. Keep An Open Mind
We know you have done your research and have finally set your mind on the right style. But hey, don’t be so closed-minded on a specific style that you don’t try out other options at all. Be open-minded to try out options that the designer and stylists recommend as per your personality. Who knows what lehenga might take you by surprise. After all, choosing a lehenga is even more difficult than choosing the right guy!
4. Bring Along A Small Group
More is not always merrier. With a bigger entourage, you are welcoming various opinions that may only confuse you further. Keep this situation at bay by only bringing a smaller group, whose taste matches yours. Maybe your mother and mother in law or the maid of honor should be the right people to bring along. The fewer people that are in the audience, the fewer opinions you’ll have to deal with—because the most important one is yours, after all.
5. Wear The Right Lingerie
Depending on what kind of wedding lehenga or gown you choose, you may need a very specific lingerie or you might not need one at all, but as you’re trying on the heavy, sheer, cut-friendly outfits it’ll be annoying to see your black or pink bra straps as you envision what you’ll look like on your wedding day. Hence go for a strapless or nude toned lingerie as you try different styles.
6. Don’t Try To Fit In – Let it Go The Other Way Around
Most brides use the wedding as an opportunity to get fit but let us tell you, that a bridal appointment is not about fitting into a wedding lehenga that is a smaller size. It has to be a fun experience. The lehenga should work to fit you and not the other way around. No matter what you do, don’t buy a smaller lehenga than your original size because emergency alterations are not always going to be fruitful. Buy the lehenga that makes you feel beautiful, no matter what your size.