5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress Online

By Shannon Gurnee
In Fashion
September 17, 2013
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A wedding is an event that many brides start dreaming about when their little girls.  I remember having the Barbie doll with the wedding dress and “pretend marrying” her and Ken in an elaborate and beautiful wedding ceremony with my sisters.  When the time comes to get married again, I’ll more than likely purchase a beautiful and budget-friendly wedding dress that fits my figure just the way I dreamed of.

While picking out a wedding dress can be fun, it can also get quite expensive when you’re shopping at boutiques or name brand designers.  One of my sisters bought her dress online for an amazing price and she looked absolutely gorgeous in it!  You can find many wedding dress options at Dress First – a site that sells wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, evening gowns, and more!  Wedding dress shopping online can also be a lot of fun, but here are 5 tips on how to choose the perfect wedding dress online.

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5 Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress Online

1 – Be sure to take a lot of measurements.  You may want to consider having a seamstress take your measurements so they are as accurate as possible.

2 – Look at a lot of dresses first.  Be sure to look through a lot of wedding dress options so you know what’s out there.  When you look at a lot of wedding dresses, it will be easier to distinguish that perfect dress that catches your eye.

3 – Find the dress that flatters YOU!  MOST of us aren’t perfect, but everyone has a feature they like.  Whether it’s your shoulders, your neck or even your boobs, focus on what YOU like!

4 – Buy it bigger than your normal size.  Always buy the wedding dress two sizes bigger than your street size.  This makes it much easier to take in, hem, add panels, or adjust in any other way so it’s the perfect wedding dress for YOU!

5 – Try on a similar dress in a store to make sure it fits your body type.  Remember, you’re shopping online for the best deal on your wedding dress.  So, once you find that perfect dress for you online, look around at bridal centers to try it on and get a peak at how it fits your body type.

Have you purchased a wedding dress online?  Do you have any other additional tips to share?

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

4 Responses to “5 Tips to Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress Online”

  1. Ashley Smith says:

    I know a few people who are getting married. I would say that I would be very nervous shopping online. the biggest issue is the fit. i know different designers gowns fit different. i would suggest that if you are unsure, go up a size so that you can at least get it altered to fit perfectly!

    • Shannon Gosney says:

      Ashley – that is a great suggestion. It is definitely easier to take in a dress than to let it out. 🙂 Congrats to your friends on their upcoming weddings. 🙂

  2. I did not have a fancy dress for my wedding so I don’t have any tips to share. I would say the tips you have included are a great to review before picking out a wedding dress online.

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