Welcome to Part 2 of delving into your wedding dress process!
Did you find Part 1 helpful? If you didn't have a chance to read Part 1, you can read it here.
Now that you have your entourage of supporters and you know how you will react and process their opinions whether they are in agreement with you or not, let's dive into choosing your wedding dress.
Whether you are trying on a dress you specifically want to try or you are trying on dresses your consultant, family, and friends think will look good on you, ask yourself these questions:
How does this dress make you feel? Do you feel beautiful in the dress? Does it light you up inside? Do you feel it highlights your best features? Can you see this as the dress you wear as you walk down the aisle to your fiancé?
How much is the dress? Does it fall within your budget? Is it the right price? Or is it higher or lower than your budget? How does the cost make you feel?
Listen to your intuition. Why do you love the dress? Do you love it or do you like it because everyone else loves it? Does your instinct say you should get the dress? Does everything feel right about the dress?
Finally, and most importantly, what makes you happy? Everyone will always have an opinion but at the end of the day, don't forget this is your wedding. Does wearing this dress make you feel happy? Is this the dress you may want to pass down to your daughter one day? Will you be able to look at this dress in the future and have wonderful memories of wearing the dress and how it made you feel?
I can tell you, no matter what the naysayers say, when you are walking down the aisle on your wedding day, everyone will say you look beautiful. This is your wedding day and the memories that you make are all yours. So choose the dress you feel the most good in and as long as you remember that and all will be well.
Let me know below what you think of these tips. Were they helpful? Did they work for you?
Image from Nic Photography