He has popped the long awaited for question and already your mind is wrapped up in making plans. Of all the details that need checking up on, none is quite as consuming as the wedding gown. There is so much to contemplate on. Will the gown be white, off-white, ivory, champagne? How about the neckline? Confusing already? Not yet. Think about the design of the gown. We’re talking about empire, sheath, mermaid and the likes.
Before the soon-to-be bride makes up her mind on what exactly she wants to say “I do” in, the starting point has to be the deciding whether the dress will be purchased in an actual brick and mortar shop or virtually. Other alternatives include renting the gown for the day or having it custom made. Each of these options carries its own benefits and drawbacks.
There are many bargains available on gowns sold online. As long as the authenticity of the site has been confirmed, go ahead and check out the huge catalog of wedding gowns available for your body shape and size. There are numerous success stories of brides that have found their perfect gown through this medium. Be sure to get your measurements well and order well in advance to allow time for shipping.
Unlike ordering online, having the gown made for you by a trusted tailor will ensure that the fit will be as close to desired as possible. You can also specifically choose the type of fabric you want and ask for alterations to be made along the process. This may not be as cost-effective as many would hope and it does consume time.
Buying from a shop:
This is the most common route taken by future brides. It does have its string of benefits. You do get to see and try on the finished product. There are numerous gowns on display to choose from and in case a desired one is not in stock, the boutique can easily place an order for you. However, depending on your geographical location, there may not be a wide selection to pick from.
Hiring a Gown:
When the bride is faced with a financial constraint, renting the bridal gown may be the best option in sight. This way, she still gets to have her fairytale wedding at a fraction of the cost. As long as she has no problem with spotting what has probably previously been worn by another bride. The gown of course has to be returned at the agreed time in the same condition it was rented in.