Finding the wedding dress of your dreams can be difficult even without a tight schedule. When you are on a tight schedule it may be an even more daunting task. The following are 9 ways to help you find the wedding dress of your dreams despite having a limited amount of time to take care of it.
Have an Idea of What You Want Before You Go to a Bridal Shop
The first step to getting a dress when you are on a tight schedule is to know what you want before you go anywhere looking for a dress. You could look at Pinterest and save a few styles on a Pinterest board that you really like. Then you know beforehand exactly what you are looking for when you go to a Bridal shop or online shop.
When you are on a tight schedule you can’t procrastinate. Choose a day or a couple days that you are going to use to pick out a dress. Then stick with those days so you can have your dress ready to go for your big day.
Put Your Budget Out There
Don’t be afraid to say what your budget is to sales people and those you are dress shopping with. Sticking with a budget will narrow down the amount of dresses you look at and make the process go that much quicker. You don’t want to waste your limited time being shown dresses that aren’t in your budget. A good sales person will also listen to what your budget is and not push you to try on something more expensive. If that happens, you should leave the shop and look at a different bridal shop.
Bring Heels and Shapewear While Trying on Dresses
Bringing the heels and shapewear that you intend to wear will help you significantly with selecting a dress. This will help you figure out if you need the dress altered and if you can find something that will fit with limited or no alterations.
Have a Team
Having a team around you who knows exactly what you are looking for out of a dress will help. Tell your mother, mother-in-law, friends, and other family members about what you are looking for. You can send them your Pinterest board so they are aware of the dress type you are interested in. They’ll be able to give you pointers on where they saw a dress similar to what you are looking for and they’ll be more helpful in the dress shop while you are browsing for a dress.
Consider the Venue
Consider where you are getting married. This will help you to choose a style that is fitting for indoors or outdoors. Keeping your venue in mind will also help you decide what kind of shoes or accessories to pick out to go with your dress.
Possibly Opt for a Corset
A corset on a wedding dress is handy if you are short on time for getting any alterations. You can loosen or tighten the corset to fit your body that way. It might sound like a painful option, but you don’t have to tighten up your corset to a painful degree. Merely stick to tightening it a comfortable amount to complement your figure.
Another way to quickly handle a wedding dress purchase when you’re on a tight schedule is to opt to purchase online. Make sure you read all of the reviews on a dress before ordering though. And you should order it in time to have any alterations made.
Make Sure You Get all the Accessories
When you purchase your wedding dress, you may also want to purchase all of your accessories at the same time. That will save you time and you can choose things that go together. Most bridal shops and online stores sell everything you need to complete your bridal look.
Use all of these methods or some of them and you should be able to be completely prepared for your big day in a timely manner. Remember that scheduling and following through on everything that needs to be done is important when you are on a tight schedule. But it is completely doable and managable if you stick to your schedule.