Any purchasing decision has the potential to cause some headache. Shopping for bridesmaid?s dresses is no exception. There are plenty of pitfalls that await first timers. If you?re not careful, what you thought would be a cakewalk will turn into the longest slog of your life. Fortunately, a bit of expert knowledge can give you a leg up, and we aren?t stingy about sharing what we?ve learned over the years.
To that end, we?ve prepared a short guide on what to expect, and strategies that you can employ to avoid the potential hassles that are often associated with dress purchases.
Dress Procurement 101
Manage Input. Have you ever wondered why making a decision by committee takes such a long time? Everyone has an opinion, and they?re often prepared to deliberate on it until the end of days. We?re not saying you can?t bring along your maid of honor or a trusted relative. What we are saying, though, is that having too many cooks in the kitchen spoils the broth. Limit selection duty to yourself and one other individual. Two at the most. This way you?ll be able to get some ideas and make a quick decision when it?s time to pull the trigger.
Have a plan
If you go in blind, you?ll become overwhelmed by the options. Set some goals. Take some time before you start looking to narrowing your criteria. Many factors will influence appropriate dress choices. Make sure you know about the wedding location, season, colour scheme, and other pertinent details going in.