6 Things to Consider Before Purchasing Your Dream Wedding Dress


One1Bridal Wedding Gown by Dando London

One1Bridal Wedding Gown by Dando London

So… Congratulations you’ve finally found him or her! The one ‘who put a ring on it’ and now that ‘secret wedding dress Pinterest board’ can finally become public! You’ve chosen your venue and it’s time to find that dream wedding dress.

This can be, for some Brides, a rather mind blowing experience of where to look and what to do first!

We decided to pop into Cardiff’s luxury bridal boutique One1Bridal and interview owners Keira and Helen for some tips and direction when making such an important and very fabulous decision.

One

Firstly you don’t need to worry, be nervous or self-conscious, there is a dress out there for everyone!

Consider your venue when thinking about the kind of dress you are going to look for. Are you getting married in a church, cathedral or on a beautiful beach? A dress with a really long train will look fitting in a cathedral but perhaps not walking along the sand.

One1Bridal Wedding Gown By Dando London

One1Bridal Wedding Gown By Dando London

Two

Who should you invite to your appointment? One1bridal suggest 2-3 ‘kind and honest’ friends. If you cannot make a decision without your ‘Mum’ ‘Best Friend’ or ‘Favourite Auntie’ be sure they are also invited.

One1Bridal Wedding Gown by Riki Dalal Couture

One1Bridal Wedding Gown by Riki Dalal Couture

Three

Have a definitive price point in mind, one that includes costs for tailoring. There is nothing worse than trying on a gown that is way over your budget as you will most likely fall in love with it and not find a dress to compare!

One1bridal

One1bridal

Four

Consider your timeline. Realistically you should be looking 12-18 months before your wedding day. Most gowns take 6 months to make and there will also be final fittings and alterations to attend.

One1Bridal Wedding Gown by Riki Dalal Couture

One1Bridal Wedding Gown by Riki Dalal Couture

Five

Wear white or nude well fitting underwear to your appointment. You will be surprised what a difference this makes in feeling fabulous when trying those beautiful gowns on.

One1Bridal

One1Bridal

Six

Arrive at your appointment with an open mind, you may be surprised to find the dress you never thought would suit you actually looks amazing on!

Have fun and enjoy your moment of luxury, hell I wish I could do it all over again! Maybe for our 10 year anniversary :)

One1Bridal

One1Bridal

Editorial images taken at Gileston Manor, St Athens for One1Bridal