Wedding Bells: The Smart Girl’s Guide to Dress Shopping
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Do Your Research
The first place to start when looking for a wedding dress is deciding how much you want to spend. Be realistic and honest with your budget. Browse wedding gown galleries like us and TheKnot.com to get a feel for what type of silhouettes and styles you are interested in trying on. If you do all the legwork and research the designers that are in your comfortable price rangebefore you start to try on dresses, you’ll have a much more productive appointment when the time comes. With addons like accessories, undergarments and alterations, it’s easy to go over your set budget, so don’t forget to leave a little room for flexibility.
Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize
Wearing two or more looks on your wedding day is definitely a trend of the moment. However, it’s not necessarily easy on your budget. Want the best of both worlds? We recommend opting for a simple, nonembellished gown in a classic silhouette. Then, you can switch up the look of the same dress by adding different types of accessories.Throw on a beautiful belt, bolero or headpiece (we’re loving flower crowns on brides right now) and your dress will look completely different. When it comes to your big day, the accessories truly do make the bride!
Sample Sale Savvy
Fall in love with that extravagant Pnina Tornai ballgown, only to realize it’s way out of your price range? Shop designer sample sales, and browse hundreds of gowns at highly discounted prices. Finding the perfect wedding dress should be an event in itself and finding it at a great price is even better.At the sample sale, brides will receive fashion advice and styling from Kleinfeld Fashion Director, Terry Hall, and the cast of TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress. VIP Appointments are available forpurchase. For more information