4 Smart Tips for Buying a Wedding Dress

Wedding planning can often feel like a race against time, brides should never rush into buying a wedding dress on their first visit to a bridal salon. Here, we offer four smart tips to help you find the wedding dress of your dreams.

1. Just because a wedding dress doesn’t sport a designer label inside doesn’t mean it’s any less beautiful or special. Discount wedding dress shops can be a gold mine for spotting gems and unique designs for less.

2. Take bridal accessories with you as you shop to see how your dress will look with shoes, bags, jewelry and other bridal attire items you plan to wear the day of your wedding.

3. If you just have to have a designer wedding dress, but you're working with a limited budget, find a skilled seamstress and take her a photo of your dream dress to replicate. Anywedding dresses pictures you have that display your details you like will also help.

4. No designer uses the same size chart. Therefore you should always try on a wedding dress before you purchase it. This may seem like a no brainer, but it is an important detail nonetheless. At some events like Filene's Basement's Running of the Brides, you cant take your time like you would on a less-hurried shopping excursion, so keep that in mind before shelling out your hard-earned money on a designer gown.

Buying a wedding dress is an important decision, so shop smart! Even if you love the first dress you try on, it's OK to keep looking. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day, so take your time a find a gown that you'll love and cherish long after you say I Do.

Browse ourwedding dresses pictures in our dress gallery to find more ideas.