Don’t expect to fall in love with the first dress you try, BUT if you do, that’s okay! Make sure not to compare your bridal experience to anybody else’s as every bride’s journey is different. If you don’t fall for the first dress, stay calm, remember what about it you do or do not like, and keep moving forward. If you DO fall for that first dress, that is 100% okay as well! A wedding dress should make you feel your most beautiful, so only pick that dress, no matter how many dresses you have tried on.
Do your research on bridal gowns. Familiarize yourself with the language of bridal to make sure you know what the consultants are talking and asking about. Educate yourself about differences in color, material, style embellishments, and undergarments and establish preferences. Being familiar with what styles and materials work best with your venue, theme, climate, etc., this can make narrowing down the options simpler.
Every bride’s journey is different, don’t compare your experience to anyone else’s. There is nothing wrong with utilizing resources such as Pinterest and TV shows like TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress to begin the researching process. But know that not everything you see there is realistic. Do not expect your experience to mirror that of a bride on a reality show. Avoid comparing your journey to anybody else’s in order to have an enjoyable and successful experience finding YOUR perfect dress.