One of my readers, Rebecca, recently contacted me asking for advice on finding the dress. I love to talk about my experience dress shopping. I actually went shopping twice! My first purchase was incredibly fun. I spent the day with my mom, matron of honor, and aunt. We had a blast. I picked a dress with a touch of color on it. However, after several months of Mr. LD watching Bridezilla episodes with me, I started to realize that the dress I chose was not what he was picturing me in for that day. I started to panic, and doubt my choice. Finally, after several weeks, I mentioned my thoughts to my mom. She humored me, and off we went to a small bridal boutique. I tried on 3 or 4 dresses that were nothing like anything I had tried on months before. The last one was perfect!
I ended up selling my first dress via Ebay, and broke even. My best piece of advice for brides-to-be when shopping for their dress is try on everything. Every style, every price point. Even if your dream dress is out of your budget, there are a few resources that might make it possible. Check out PreOwned Wedding Dresses, Ebay, Your Dream Dress, and Bride Power to name a few. Any other suggestions for Rebecca?