Whether you’ve tried on one or one hundred, selecting the wedding dress of your dreams is a big milestone.
Now that you’ve purchased your dream wedding dress, you should have felt huge pressure lifted off your shoulders. But your work isn’t over once you’ve picked out your gown. So what should you not do after buying your wedding dress?
Below are 4 things you should avoid to ensure you don’t suffer from wedding dress regret.
Do not… Go too hard on the diet after buying your wedding dress
Your spouse to be loves you for you! Not a skinnier, fatter, taller or shorter version.
Many brides want to lose a few pounds before their wedding day, but it’s important to do so in a healthy and not overly drastic way. Don’t try to lose a bunch of weight on a ridiculous diet that will probably give you mood swings during an already somewhat stressful time – not to mention the rebound post wedding.
You will look perfect on your wedding day, so don’t get stressed about it. After you pick your dress, the boutique will measure you and order the correct size based on those measurements. If you lose too much weight, it may alter the look of the dress on you, not to mention possible last minute alteration that will add to the stress.
There are obvious reasons why crash dieting isn’t the way to go, but major body changes can make the wedding gown you once loved look completely different. Yes, a seamstress can take a dress in, but taking in a wedding dress too much may affect the look of the gown entirely.
All we’re saying is, proceed with caution.
Do not… Show Everyone
As excited as you might be once you’ve found your ultimate dress, be mindful not to show everyone. Don’t forget their opinions shouldnt matter and on the day you will look like an angel.
Last thing you want is someone putting a downer on your dream dress. Bridesmaid dresses can take nearly as long to order, arrive, and be fitted as a wedding gown, so it’s a good idea to gather your gals and start shopping soon after you pick your dress (at least five to six months before your wedding, but the sooner the better!).
Bring a swatch of your own gown to make sure that the bridesmaid dress color (or colors) you choose will complement, and not clash with, your look.
Do not… Keep looking at wedding dresses & compare
One of the biggest mistakes made by many brides is they keep looking around after they have found the dress they were looking for. You found it and paid for it – do not cloud your judgment with other dresses! If it means unfollowing certain designers from your facebook, instagram or pinterest account then do it. Unless of course you have some extra cash to splash for a different reception dress.
Do not… Forget the lingerie & accessories
When you purchase your bridal lingerie you should definitely keep your dress in mind. Unfortunately a red lacey set will not look good with a strapless white dress. You’ll more likely than not, want to wear nude seamless lingerie. Luckily most dresses these days are made with built in bras, so that’s one less thing for you to worry about.
There are a few other items you’ll need to secure shortly after you purchase your gown. These include your shoes, hair accessories, jewelry, and undergarments. You’ll want to bring your shoes and wedding dress undergarments to your first fitting so that your gown can be fitted and hemmed properly.
While it may seem difficult to purchase these items without your gown in hand yet, make sure that you have a few photos and a perhaps swatch from your gown to help put your wedding look together.