1. Don’t Give Yourself Too Little Time
Time is your biggest asset when it comes to wedding shopping. Lack of time adds unnecessary stress and could turn your shopping experience into a nightmare.
Give yourself ample time (at least 6 months) to shop so you can make clear decision without feeling pressured because you’re on a time crunch. Getting your bridal lehenga six to eight weeks before your wedding also leaves time to fix any mistakes incase something goes wrong with the outfit.
2. Don’t Buy a Bridal Lehenga That Will Only Fit After Weight Loss
Brides want to look their absolute best on their wedding day. Therefore, some brides set weight loss goals to get in shape and tone up their physiques.
Don’t buy a bridal lehenga that will only fit if you lose 20 pounds even if that’s your weight loss goal and you plan to achieve it before your wedding. Most lehengas can be adjusted to accommodate any changes in body measurements.
The sole purpose of fitting trial is to ensure that the lehenga fits you perfectly. Just advise your outfit consultant about your fitness goals so she leaves ample room for alterations.
3. Don’t Overthink It
Your family and friends will have their opinions on how your lehenga should look. However, the ultimate decision is based on your preferences. Thinking too much about opinions of other people can leave you overwhelmed and confused.
Trust your gut feeling. If you can’t envision yourself wearing a particular lehenga, simply move on. Your eyes will light up when you see the right lehenga.
4. Don’t Walk-in To a Bridal Shop Without a Budget in Mind
Price range of bridal lehenga is broad. Therefore, it’s important to have budget in mind so you get more time to decide on specific options that you’re willing to spend money on.
5. Don’t Take Advice From People Who Know Nothing About Bridal Fashion
As mentioned above, your family and friends will have their input on how your lehenga should look. Only consider advice of people who have some fashion sense.
Get an outfit consultant involved early in the research process. A qualified expert can save you a lot of time, money, and energy because she will listen to your vision and help you bring that vision to life.
6. Don’t Just Pay For Looks
The aesthetics of a lehegna are important but so is the quality of fabric and embroidery. Some bridal boutiques sell cheap replicas of well known designers like Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi.
The designs on these replicas look appealing but the final product is littered will flaws because of cheap fabric and poor craftsmanship.
7. Don’t Sign the Purchase Contract Before Checking the Details
Read the purchase contract very carefully before you sing on the dotted line to avoid last minute surprises. Clarify anything you don’t understand and make sure everything in the contract is what you agree upon – i.e fabric, color, design work, delivery date, number of fitting trials, and price.
Let your wedding shopping be exciting by avoid these common mistakes!