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Can't find a Wedding Dress? Start with these Tips!

Have you set a date for your wedding some time ago but still can't find your dress? As each day passes, you may be starting to feel the pressure to find a dress asap.

As we all know, the wedding dress can be the most important dress you will ever wear in your life, so it's a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. However, that doesn't mean you have to panic. Here, we're going to go through the steps on how you find the perfect dress for you.

How to buy a wedding dress with Paddington Weddings
Gown by Paddington Weddings​ in Brisbane


1) Do a little preparation

First of all, you need to figure out what you exactly need from your dress. You want to think about the venue and theme that you have in mind.

If you're having a wedding in a naturally beautiful scene, you might want something floral or particularly feminine. If the ceremony is at the beach, you don't want a train that will pick up loads of sand.

Halter Neck Wedding Dress by Paddington Weddings
Gown by Paddington Weddings​ in Brisbane​

Also, be sure to consider your body shape and sizing too. If you know what elements of your figure you want to emphasise most, this can really help you narrow your options.

The directory for wedding dress suppliers can also help you find dresses for brides of all shapes and sizes.

2) Find & Save Inspiration

Your wedding is that one event you can be as creative as you want, however the more you research online, you can easily find yourself confused.

When you have so many options, we at times become so frozen that you can't simply pick one. If that is to happen, it's a good idea to use the internet to research what's in fashion right now, as well as what's currently available from some of the top wedding dress designers.

Using websites such as Pinterest is a great start to saving & sorting the dresses you love the most. This way, you can group which styles, colours and accessories are your favourite.

ABIA Weddings Dresses | Pinterest Board


3) Don't just sit back, visit the stores.

The online world is great for collecting ideas, but it is super important to understand which style of dresses you feel most comfortable and confident in when wearing them.

The golden rule is, don't visit too many stores or boutiques in one day. One or two in a single day is enough to make sure that you're not overloaded with options and have time to actually reflect on the pros and cons of the different dresses that you've tried on.


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Be flexible and be open to experimentation, often brides will walk in with an idea in mind, however when trying on something they didn't think would look great, they end up falling in love with that style.

If you haven't had that “eureka” moment of trying a dress you instantly fall in love with, don't feel pressured into putting down the cash. The nerves of visiting the store can sometimes get in the way which can at times lead to a regretful purchasing decision.


4) Use ABIA's Wedding Directory


There are lots of wedding dress suppliers and you might not know where to begin. Consider the inspiration you've found online as well as the specific circumstances of your wedding as mentioned above, like the venue or theme.

ABIA's online wedding directory list a wide range of suppliers, vendors and stores for different services. It also allows you to save your favourite suppliers and instantly chat with them.

ABIA Wedding Dress Directory

The wedding dress directory lists the top-rated suppliers first and foremost and you can narrow it down by location, so you can make sure you're looking at those most relevant to yourself.

Use the directory to find the a vendor's website as well as their verified customer-reviews and ABIA Awards, as judged by past wedding couples.

5) Trust your sales assistant, your companions, and yourself

When you go in-store, make sure that you don't bring too many people with you.

The whole wedding party and your entire family might be excited to see you trying on dresses, but it's best to bring only those who understand your wants and personality best. You don't want someone naysaying you out of buying a dress that you love.

Trust in the sales assistants too. They have helped hundreds if not thousands of women try on dresses and, if they're good, they've developed the insight to make recommendations that might surprise you.

Buying a Wedding Dress with Bizzaro Bridal Couture

Try out their recommendations and, as stated before, be flexible. However, trust your intuition above all else. Don't feel pressured to put down any cash and if something doesn't mesh well with your sense of style, don't be afraid to say so.
With a little forethought, research, and the help of the directory, finding your wedding dress doesn't have to be a nightmare.

Hopefully, the tips above have you in the perfect gown right on time for the big day.