2 ESSENTIAL THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A DESTINATION WEDDING DRESS
“So much the better. The higher the price you have to pay, the more you will cherish it.” ― Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe
Does this apply to wedding gowns as well? Some brides seem to think so.
According to The Knot 2016 Real Weddings Study the average amount a bride spent on a wedding dress in 2016 was $1,564 which was an increase from the 2015 average of $1,469. Over the past ten years brides have been steadily increasing the amount they are willing to pay to get the dress of their dreams.
Brides all over the world are spending more money and more time searching for their perfect dress.
So how does one find the perfect wedding dress?
There are two key factors to consider when buying your wedding dress.
1. Consider your elements
When shopping for your ideal wedding dress it is important to consider your venue, your location and the time of year you will be getting married. That stunning strapless dress might look dreamy in the store but it will not be nearly as beautiful if you are shivering and trying to look comfortable for the entire wedding ceremony. Dress according to the season and the weather and make sure those outdoor photos capture nothing but happiness- not hypothermia- on your special day.
Tip: A great way to rock a strapless dress in the colder months of the year is to pair the dress with a warmer over the shoulder sash- you can get your bridesmaids sashes as well and make a fashion statement out of staying warm.
2. Keep Your Wedding Theme In Mind
You do not want your dress to go against the overall theme of your wedding day. Keep in mind what your decor and venue look like when shopping for a wedding dress. The wedding experts at Brides magazine insist that this is one of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for your dream wedding dress.
When it comes to finding the perfect dress Brides experts say, “Before you start dress shopping, decide whether you want a casual garden party-themed wedding or a formal, romantic affair. Always keep the venue and theme in mind as you browse gowns, because the last thing you want is for your dress to clash with your overall wedding style.”
Tip: It is always a good idea to bring a few pictures of your wedding decor or wedding inspiration photos with you to the bridal shop to give your wedding dress consultant an idea of what your surroundings will look like when you wear the dress.
Remember the most important persons opinion is your own. This is your wedding day and you are sure to dazzle in whatever dress you decide on. Whether you have been dreaming of your dress since you were little or you are just getting to know the world of wedding dresses- relax and enjoy the experience!
Take a look below at some of the most popular wedding dress styles from the National Wedding Show in London.