Tip 12: DON’T BE AFRAID TO SAY “YES” TO YOUR DREAM DRESS RIGHT AWAY
Shopping for a bridal gown is a bit like shopping for a car, you show saying that you’re just browsing and then voila, the perfect dress is staring right at ya. Brides are often surprised if they find the right dress quickly, but that’s just how it works, when you know, you know. Of course, buying a dress is a big decision, but if you start shopping be ready to purchase.
“TV shows and movies often play up that brides put on dress after dress to find ‘the one,'” says Malinda Macari, owner of Your Dream Bridal in Sudbury, Mass. “Trying on a dozen gowns usually just complicates things and exhausts the decision-making process. If you’ve come into the store knowing your budget and your likes and dislikes, and then find a dress that you love—go with it.”
Photography: Dana Fernandez