Shopping for your wedding dress is something many girls look forward to. With so many chick flicks out there romanticizing the experience, every girl wants to go browsing through the wedding stores with their bridesmaids and their mothers, sipping some champagne and playing dress up. While it may seem like the experience of a lifetime, there is no denying that shopping online comes with its own convenience, variety and tons of saving options you wouldn’t have found had you been shopping from a brick and mortar.
If you’re buying your wedding dress online, here’s everything you need to know
Know your measurements
While at a bridal boutique, all you have to do is give your measurements and let the experts do the work, here you have to do a little DIY. Make sure you have your latest measurements to be sure you get the size right. The most important ones to know are your bust, waist and hips. At Maxima Bridal, we provide a foolproof, easy to follow measurement guide.
Know your fabrics
Since you won’t be able to get a physical feel of it, if you find a fabric you like, do your research on it and try to get detailed pictures so you have a better idea of what you’re investing into. Depending on when your wedding is, make sure to get a fabric that is appropriate for the weather, is flattering on your body and most importantly, is comfortable enough for you to last through a couple hours.
Get information on sizing
Unlike the clothes you buy from high-street stores, the sizing for bridal wear is slightly different. Since these are usually custom designs and made to order, you will have to confirm the exact measurements before your purchase. If they have already uploaded a sizing chart on their website, be sure to compare it with your own measurements.
Be prepared for alterations
Though this isn’t necessary and you might be one of the lucky ones who don’t have to go through the hassle, it’s always better to have a go-to alteration shop that can sort you out if any problems do arise. Besides, any custom order always requires some last minute adjustments, so if you have someone available to help you, you don’t have to worry about a badly fitted wedding dress.
At Maxima Bridal, we request an extensive amount of measurements for a reason! Our dressmakers are highly skilled and most of our brides do not need alterations and if they do, the alterations are small.
Order in advance
This is one of the most important things to keep in mind. When you place a custom order for a wedding dress, it can take several weeks or even months to prepare your order. Be sure to do your research on the stores you wish to order from so you can order well in advance and receive it on time. Most bridal studios take about 4-6 months with designing, manufacturing and shipping included. This is exclusive of the alternations you may require once you do receive your dress. Make sure to give yourself and the designer lots of time so everything is done to perfection.
At Maxima Bridal, we guarantee that you will receive your dress in less than 3 months, however we always encourage our brides to not wait until last minute and purchase their gowns at least 6 months in advance.
Online shopping for a bridal dress is so 2022!
Apart from being incredibly convenient, you have so many options at your fingertips and you can easily compare the prices and choose the best one. Additionally, there are no pushy sales people to confuse you, so you can rest assured that your decision will be made solely by you and not influenced by anyone else. You can also save time, get some fantastic deals and bargains and shop whenever it’s easy for you!