Prepare early. Unless you are perfectly proportioned or very lucky, it is virtually impossible to buy a wedding gown off the rack in one day. Alterations to a ready-made gown takes at least a month to finish, and it's even longer if you have your gown custom made (give it three to four months). This is why experts advise future brides to shop for the gown five to six months before the wedding. This will give you the chance to try on different designs and find one you are most comfortable with.
Set a budget and stick to it. Gorgeous wedding gowns do not necessarily come with hefty price tags. Be practical - keep your savings and buy a beautiful but reasonably priced gown instead. Instead of buying designer gowns, for example, you can get 'designer-inspired' versions from some specialty shops, or cut out a picture of the design you like and have a seamstress imitate it for you.
Know what design you like. There are four major design considerations when choosing a bridal gown: type of sleeves, neckline, skirt, and bodice. Avoid going into a bridal shop without knowing what you want - you will waste your time and the sales associate's. If you can, bring images of the designs you like with you so that you can be guided straight to the gowns you want.
It also is a good idea to ask the opinion of either a professional stylist or a very fashionable friend to help you choose a cut that flatters your figure. You likewise need to choose a design that is appropriate to your wedding's level of formality, and time and venue.
Planning a wedding takes almost a year, and deciding on your bridal gown is a decision of utmost importance that you will be making for your wedding. After all, all eyes are going to be upon you when the first strum of your wedding song begins and every head turns and all eyes are upon you, the Bride. But, the most important one you want to make happy and the one you want to please is waiting for you at the altar. What are his eyes conveying to you on this day as you walk down the aisle? All the searching and planning you did is being rewarded right now!
So, you know the type of person you are, what you feel best in, (no, today it is not jeans!), your body size, the dimensions and type of shape you have. Possibly, you need some assistance in getting the gown that will bring out every good quality you have in that one special gown. When you go shopping for your gown after you have looked in every catalog you own, and on every Web site you could find, you have finally come up with some ideas of the gown you want.
Now, you will be going shopping. There are fine stores near to you who carry the exact gown in the size you need. One of them is Alfred Angelo whose gowns come in 0 to 30W. He carries the most colors in gowns, they come in 55 colors with crystal and pearl beading at the bodice. Helen Rodriques boutiques offer famous maker gowns such as Vera Wang. In the Sydney area is the Soma Design where you can get a custom made gown just for you in a price range that is very affordable and beautiful. His gowns require fewer fittings and he has beautiful gowns for the entire wedding party available.
If being economical is crucial at this time and you would like a bridal gown that is a very fair price, but still immensely beautiful, then order one from Cheap Wedding and Prom Dresses. You can read on his Web site how satisfied those who ordered from him were in the testimonial section. The gowns were less than a third of what you will pay elsewhere. If you are looking for plus sizes they will tailor make your gown with the measurements you send to them.