To many, purchasing a wedding gown online can be a risky decision. Besides not being able to try it on, you can’t feel the fabric and you never know what you can expect. However, there has been a huge number of recent brides that are turning to the Internet to find their dream dress. One of the biggest reasons is, of course, the fact that it’s much more friendly to the wallet. Plus, you may get more selection and don’t have to interact with pushy salespeople. Since this is such an important purchase for your wedding day, I have gathered some things to remember when you’re ordering your wedding dress online.
Go Try on Some Dresses
If you solely want to buy a dress online in order to save money, then by all means, head over to the bridal store and try on some gowns. Get a feel for what fabrics, styles, colors, and embellishments flatter your body type, height and skin tone. Lace wedding dresses are pretty, but you might just find out that they are not meant for you.
Understand your Body Type
Hopefully by this point, you’ll have a better understanding of your body type. Knowing your personal proportion will help you get a better idea of what type of style would best fit for your body. By doing this you can easily eliminate silhouettes, necklaces and waistline that simply doesn’t flatter your figure. For example, I know that for my specific body type, an A-line dress is always ideal.
Fit Guides and Measurements
You must keep in mind that each website uses different set of measurements and thus, don’t be lazy and take out the measuring tape and pen. Keep your measurements handy, such as for your bust, hip, and waist. Ideally, you would also want to convert your measurements into different units as well. Remember, ordering a size up makes it easier for altering later on. Then there are sites like MillyBridal, where dresses can be custom made to the exact measurements if you provide us with your custom sizes. Now that’s amazing!
Find a Tailor you Trust
Last but not the least, there are high chances that you’ll need to make some tweaks to your dress in order to make it fit perfectly for your big day. Therefore, finding the perfect tailor or seamstress is vital. I would suggest talking to parents and friends to find someone that has a good reputation and not just someone who runs a business. That way even vintage wedding dresses can be altered to fit to your liking.